The aim of the series “Legacies of Literacy Scholars” is to have a record of the views of leading literacy scholars on their research and careers. All three of the scholars represented currently are members of the Reading Hall of Fame. TextProject acknowledges the expertise and generosity of Patrick Brennan in producing the original three videos of this series. Without Patrick’s pro bono support, this project would not have been possible. All of these videos were recorded on July 9, 2016.
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As states move into implementation of Common Core State Standards (CCSS), questions are arising. The answers to these questions are many and often conflicting. Opinions, interpretations, advice, materials, and lessons are being offered by legions of consultants and companies.
This series of webinars on the Common Core State Standards offers educators the chance to hear from, and talk with experts who served in advisory roles to the CCSS development team. In their webinars, experts will discuss the knowledge base of the original CCSS report, ancillary documents, reports of foundations and policy groups, current implementation projects, and newly published research. The webinars will give educators the opportunity to focus on the core goals of the CCSS and to chart a course that supports literacy levels needed for the 21st century.
TextProject is inviting you to attend a virtual institute on Assessments for the Common Core State Standards. The institute focuses on the new assessments that will be administered in grades 3 to 12 in the majority of American states, beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. Presentations at an institute on this topic at the International Reading Association (2013) were videotaped with generous funding from the National Center for Literacy Education/National Council of Teachers of English. The presenters included the primary architect of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) (David Coleman), leaders in national assessment and reform efforts (P. David Pearson, Peter Afflerbach, & Karen Wixson), and leaders in national projects on the assessment and instruction of English Learners (David Francis & Kenji Hakuta).