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Refocusing our outreach

The School of Education has a long history of outreach – helping educators, school leaders and students build stronger learning communities. We've taken steps within the School to better coordinate and to strengthen our outreach efforts. … [Read more]

Jill Fitzgerald to be inducted into Reading Hall of Fame

Jill Fitzgerald, professor of literacy, will receive the honor from her peers at the International Reading Association’s annual conference in May. … [Read more]

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Building and maintaining an online professional learning community

Many schools have moved away from one-time workshops and toward the more sustained approach of professional learning communities, or PLCs for short. But finding the time for all PLC members to collaborate can be difficult. This article offers suggestions for using online tools to make PLCs run more smoothly and effectively. … [Read more]

The Paideia Seminar: Active thinking through dialogue

This teacher training manual, provided by The National Paideia Center, provides a valuable set of resources for educators who want to begin using the Paideia approach. The manual includes an explanation of what Paideia is, how it works, and why it’s relevant; a thorough discussion of the Paideia Seminar; a step-by-step guide to planning a Seminar; lists of responsibilities for facilitators and participants; planning tools, including questions and rubrics; assessment tools; and sample texts and plans. … [Read more]

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