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March 1, 2017

From the CISC Leadership Conference: Building a solid and equitable adoption process

We recently caught up with Vanessa Cerrahoglu after the annual CISC Leadership Conference (Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee). She, along with her Orange County Department of Education colleague Jody Guarino and EdReports.org staffer Lauren Weisskirk, presented a session for educators focused on the process of high-quality curriculum adoption and implementation. She shares a couple key points of advice from the session, depending on where you are in the process:

You might be tempted to jump in at the picking materials level, but take the time to put together an informed committee, align with district needs, learn what’s out there, and understand the nuances of the process.

 

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February 28, 2017

Familiarising Australian policymakers and educators with EdReports.org

Guest blog by Dr. Michael Watt, Education Consultant, Australia

I found that after only two years since its foundation, EdReports.org has successfully developed and implemented an operating system to evaluate the alignment of materials to the CCSS, created widespread awareness of the system among practitioners, and conducted initial activities to train teachers to use evaluations to improve the selection and use of materials in classrooms.

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February 28, 2017

EdReports February Updates

The month of February always seems to fly by and, with our release of 18 new grade/course-level reports and the launch of the California Curriculum Collaborative, February 2017 was no exception.

Thanks to the tireless efforts of our expert educators who devoted their time and expertise, EdReports.org is proud to have released the following ELA and math reports:

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February 23, 2017

From the Superintendent’s Desk: Using EdReports Reviews to Support an Educator-led Adoption Process

Guest blog by Glenn “Max” McGee, Superintendent, Palo Alto Unified School District

Choosing the right materials is one of the most critical instructional decisions that superintendents make. When high-quality, aligned materials are used in classrooms, we know that we are setting up our teachers and students for success. When we get the decision right, we ensure that high quality, aligned materials are being used throughout our classrooms. If we get it wrong, we will end up spending time, money, and human capital on augmenting or fixing the content over the next several years.

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February 23, 2017

EdReports.org Releases 18 New Grade/Course ELA and Math Reviews

EdReports.org released 18 new grade-level ELA and math instructional materials reports.

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February 22, 2017

California Curriculum Collaborative Offers Regional Workshops

The California Curriculum Collaborative, a partnership of Pivot Learning and EdReports.org, is proud to present a series of regional workshops designed to guide districts through the tools and processes crucial to curriculum adoption. The free, hands-on sessions will help district teams strategize the most beneficial way to select instructional programs according to the individual needs of districts, teachers, students, and the entire learning community.

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