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Free Resources: Discovery Education's No-Cost Professional Development Sessions for Educators Implementing Common Core State Standards

Posted Oct 2, 2013
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Discovery Education has announced it will be providing its Common Core Academies to educators nationwide at no cost through the end of the school year.

These free, hands-on, professional development sessions will demonstrate how educators can use the latest technologies to support the integration of the Common Core State Standards into classroom practice. Designed specifically to support educators using digital media to enhance instruction and engage students, the Common Core Academies provide practical strategies and tactics that support long-term action planning as well as immediate implementation.

Understanding that effective implementation requires a focus on the fundamentals of curriculum, instruction, assessment and leadership, Discovery Education’s Common Core Academies utilize expert practitioners and thought leaders with years of experience in professional development. Each Academy’s sessions are research-based and personalized, addressing educator-identified needs including:

* Literacy and the Common Core in a Digital World: This session offers English Language Arts (ELA) instruction and assessment strategies to support the development of digitally literate students that are ready for college, careers, and citizenship.

* Teaching and Assessing Common Core Math in a Digital World: An exploration of the Standards for Mathematical Practice and their successful implementation with assessment strategies, this session will support the development of mathematically proficient students.

* Leadership Strategies to Support Digital Literacy and the Common Core: This session will offer practical leadership approaches for administrators that will help support teachers in their implementation of digital literacy instruction and assessment.

Beginning October 18, the Common Core Academies will take place in North Carolina, Colorado, Ohio, Missouri, Georgia, Oregon, Maryland, Michigan and Pennsylvania, and will expand into other states in the new year.

For more information about upcoming Common Core Academies or to register for an Academy, visit

Source: Discovery Education,

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