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New Feature: “Group Management” in LDC CoreTools

Rob Kasher
January 9, 2017

LDC CoreTools users who play any kind of instructional coaching role can use “Group Management” to create and manage groups of teachers they support, invite teachers to create LDC CoreTools accounts if they don’t already have them, apply

My Journey: An LDC Lead & Learn Fellow Perspective

Christine Snow
January 6, 2017

Note: We are pleased to welcome guest blogger and 2016 LDC Lead & Learn Fellow Christine Snow from Stevenson Elementary in Florida. In this article, one in a series of blogs by Lead & Learn Fellows, Christine describes her experience at the conference as a presenter.

Join us for an LDC Demo Day and Advanced Coaches’ Institute at Stevenson Elementary!

Abigail Hammer
December 21, 2016

The Literacy Design Collaborative, in partnership with Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary School, is hosting two professional development opportunities February 9–11, 2017. You are invited to join us in sunny Florida for an LDC Demonstration Day and an Advanced Coaches’ Institute.

Virtually Impossible or Virtually Possible?

Monique Whorton
December 16, 2016
Note: We are pleased to welcome guest bloggers and 2016 LDC Lead & Learn Fellows Monique Whorton and Joanna Fuller.

LDC Lead & Learn Fellow Perspective: Brooklyn Generation School

Brooklyn Generation School
December 8, 2016

Note: We are pleased to welcome guest bloggers and 2016 LDC Lead & Learn Fellows Tara Leach, Octavia James, and Dana Aloisio from Brooklyn Generation School in New York. In this article, one in a series of blogs by Lead & Learn Fellows, they detail their journey implementing LDC at their school.

Top 10 Principles of LDC Module Peer Review

Literacy Design Collaborative
November 28, 2016

Hot on the heels of the IU13 LDC National Peer Review Studio, the team at LDC wanted to share with the community ten things you should know to help finesse your module-reviewing skills.

What is LDC’s Blended Professional Learning?

Jennifer Bowman
November 21, 2016

Blended professional learning has been an emerging trend as education professionals seek to create new and more effective pathways to growth and investment in human capital. LDC’s approach to blended professional learning is centered on problems of practice such as teacher classroom practices, classroom formative assessment, or curricular rigor. These are addressed using a hybrid model of support including both in-person and online resources, through job-embedded work that generates data to track teacher skill development and bring immediate impact to classroom instruction. See how it all works together.

Discourse in Uncertain Times: Using LDC to Teach Civic Skills

Suzanne Simons
November 18, 2016

The recent election has ushered in a period of uncertainty and turbulence for all, regardless of whom we each voted for individually. Cries for recognition of voice abound from all sides of the political spectrum as people struggle to be heard and to have their experiences and circumstances taken seriously by their leaders and by their fellow citizens. Grave warnings aside, what is clear is that many Americans feel that the state of collective discourse is fragile at best and absent at worst.

IU13 LDC National Peer Review Workshop and School Visit Recap

Abigail Hammer
November 17, 2016

Pennsylvania educators and instructional leaders gathered on October 31st, 2016 for a three day workshop hosted by the Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13. The goal was to further the objectives outlined in the Pennsylvania Keystones to Opportunity Grant by implementing a Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) Coach Certification initiative. This kick-off gathering included coaches from various IUs across the state joined in their commitment to improve collaboration across their network infrastructure and focused on increasing the literacy expertise in the districts they support through a blended professional development model grounded in research and best practices.

NASSP Magazine Features Article by LDC School Leader

Jennifer Bowman
November 16, 2016

Exciting news from the LDC Community! Ed Rife of GreenCastle-Antrim, PA, with assistance from his professional development partner Kelly Galbraith from IU13, was published in National Association of Secondary School Principals magazine this month.

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