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As educators, we’re constantly working to help students develop a lifelong love of learning, by building the skills and character to embrace self-initiative, responsibility, and problem solving that...
November 03, 2017
College- and career-ready math standards require students to demonstrate a complex set of knowledge, skills, and abilities that go beyond math concepts and procedures. Students need to solve complex...
July 24, 2017
At the Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd (The Center), we’ve been steering the Teacher Practice Networks (TPN), a five-year initiative aimed at improving teachers’ standards-...
April 10, 2017
We’ll be attending and presenting at many regional and national conferences throughout the year. Please be sure to attend our sessions, meet and give input to our experts, and visit our exhibits to...
January 09, 2017
Over the past year WestEd has been helping the California State Board of Education learn more about implementation of the state’s standards and associated supports. Our team has surveyed and...
December 01, 2016
According to the 2014 California Language Census, 1,392,363 English Language Learners constitute 22.3 percent of the student population in the state. Language and mathematics are typically considered...
October 28, 2016
The California ELD Standards, adopted in 2012, “describe the knowledge, skills, and abilities that students who are learning English as a new language need in order to access, engage with, and...
June 16, 2016
One of the best ways for teachers to learn about instruction — according to many teachers themselves — is by watching their colleagues teach. But classroom observations can be logistically...
March 31, 2016
Interested in helping English learners have conversations around complex texts? Looking for ways to engage students in analyzing how authors convey meanings through their language choices? The new...
February 29, 2016
  Examining student work is a powerful way to reflect on whether students have mastered what they are expected to learn. In this era of new standards, teachers need to understand what mastery looks...

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