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Elections in American History Webinar

Sep 16, 2016

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Webinar Providing a Method for Understanding Political Rhetoric

On September 27, 2016, at 7 p.m. (ET) / 4 p.m. (PT), the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) will host a complimentary webinar titled “Electioneering: How Elections throughout American History Have Been Shaped by Rhetoric, Values, and the Media.”

Socialo Media in the Classroom Webinar

Sep 16, 2016

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Webinar on Bringing Social Media into the Classroom

From 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) on October 5, 2016, the Amazing Resources for Educators community on edWeb.net will be hosting a webinar titled “Bring Social Media into the Classroom.”

Create Impact Beyond the Classroom with a Degree from The George Washington University

Sep 16, 2016

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Create Impact Beyond the Classroom

Ideally located in the nation’s capital, George Washington University’s Doctoral Program in Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) prepares education leaders to improve preK–16+ education in local, national, and international settings. The coursework encourages critical thought and creative work focusing on curriculum, instruction, and research, with additional courses and learning opportunities that link teaching and learning, policy, and evaluation to students’ substantial prior experiences. Students can meet national leaders in education and participate in internships that expand horizons. The program focuses on how curriculum and instruction can be constructed and applied to educational reform and diverse student populations. Students build research skills and study collaboratively, while staying grounded in the realities of schooling. Doctoral students become part of a community that links scholars with practicing professionals, policymakers, and educational organizations in Washington, DC, and beyond.

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English Learners with Learning Disabilities

Sep 13, 2016

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SPOTLIGHT! On English Learners with Learning Disabilities

A 20-state review of research and policies from the federal Institute of Education Sciences found no clear-cut process for identifying English language learners with learning disabilities. The report from the institute’s Regional Educational Laboratory West at WestEd found that states and schools often have trouble drawing distinctions between English learners who struggle with the language and those who have learning disabilities.

Implementing CCSS with English Learners

Sep 13, 2016

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Guidance on Implementing CCSS with English Learners

The Common Core State Standards for English Language Learners Series, available from TESOL Press, focuses on the urgent need to provide guidance for teachers who will be implementing the CCSS in classrooms with ELLs. The audience for these books is practicing teachers, preservice teachers, graduate students, academics, researchers, and professional development providers.

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