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High-Quality Curricula and Team-Based Professional Learning: A Perfect Partnership for Equity

When all students experience high-quality teaching, they are more likely to learn. When all classrooms are filled with high-quality instructional materials, students are more likely to learn. Establishing these conditions for all learners will help close achievement gaps. Explore High-Quality Curricula and Team-Based Professional Learning: A Perfect Partnership for Equity for rationale, lessons from practitioners, and action steps.

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Building a Case for Connecting High-Quality Curricula and Team-Based Professional Learning

Monday, May 7, 2018, 2 p.m. Eastern

Hear about the latest research confirming the importance of high-quality curriculum and instructional materials to impact equitable outcomes for students. Consider how PLCs can be leveraged to ensure effective implementation of high-quality curriculum and instructional materials. Hear from practitioners who are applying this research and these practices in their school districts. Engage with national experts and leading practitioners on the subjects as well as other practitioners in the room. Learn about new resources to support your efforts.

Presenters: Stephanie Hirsh and Tracy Crow of Learning Forward, Eric Hirsch of EdReports, Lauren Weisskirk of EdReportsand Jody Guarino from the Orange County Department of Education.

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