LDC Leaders are emerging from across the country through Blended Foundations! This virtual course—designed to foster skills typically associated with leaders and coaches—provides a complete guide for any educator poised to support colleagues. Participants experience online coursework, collaborate via video conferencing, give and receive synchronous and asynchronous formative feedback, and become fluent in a host of additional mechanisms for hybrid or "flipped" teacher learning.
It’s that time of year again! We are thrilled to introduce the 2017 LDC Lead & Learn Fellows, who will serve as LDC ambassadors at the SREB College- and Career-Readiness Standards Networking Conference in Nashville, TN, next month. Lead & Learn Fellows will present LDC sessions in teams of two, with the goal of sharing their practice, enhancing learning for others, engaging in social media, and continuing the conversation after the conference with posts on the LDC Blog.
The National Paideia Center is offering several professional development institutes this summer that are directly related to LDC work.
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) have teamed up to build a new course for all LDC CoreTools users to “Differentiate for All Students.” This is a natural collaboration due to the symbiotic relationship that exists between quality teaching and the LDC tools and resources. The National Board’s 5 Core Propositions are the qualities and characteristics of practice that highly effective educators share. LDC provides a system that supports teachers in practicing these qualities in our work in concrete ways. The LDC tools and resources provide a practical way to enact the 5 Core Propositions. This course, along with the larger LDC suite of courses, provides a bridge between the 5 Core Propositions and a teacher's daily life.
This month’s product newsletter is dedicated to LDC products in action and there is no better place to aim this spotlight than Mississippi. Led by Superintendent Dr. Sue Townsend, Rankin County School District (RCSD) is an ideal model for this type of profile for a number of reasons. The district has been hard at work implementing what started as a three school initiative, transforming it into a district-wide effort.