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A New Year, a New Start: Keeping Your Heroes Happy (Dealing with Teacher Turnover, Shortages, and Motivation)
Posted on Jan 17, 2019
  • Voyager Sopris Learning
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  • Professional Development
A New Year, a New Start: Keeping Your Heroes Happy (Dealing with Teacher Turnover, Shortages, and Motivation)

Everyone wants to feel fulfilled and happy with their work, to believe they make a difference. This is more than a good feeling or earning a high salary. This is efficacy and it is critical for teachers’ success. When an entire school faculty has efficacy, it is called Collective Teacher Efficacy (CTE), which is “the collective belief of teachers in their ability to positively affect students” (Hattie, J. Visible Learning Plus).

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In Case You Missed It: What We Learned at the Voyager Sopris Learning Literacy Symposium
Posted on Sep 13, 2018
  • Carol Tolman
Tags
  • Common Core
  • Dyslexia
  • ELL
  • Literacy
  • literacy symposium
  • Professional Development
In Case You Missed It: What We Learned at the Voyager Sopris Learning Literacy Symposium

It's not too late to bring the expertise of this year's Literacy Symposium into your school or classroom! This year's speakers covered a wide range of relevant topics, including dyslexia laws, common core state standards, English language learners (ELL), teaching writing, LETRS literacy professional development, and so much more. Sign up now to have access to this content for the rest of the school year.

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Improving Math Instruction: Making the Complex Understandable for Teachers and Students
Posted on May 3, 2018
  • John Woodward
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  • Math
  • Professional Development
Improving Math Instruction: Making the Complex Understandable for Teachers and Students

The need has never been greater for well-designed mathematics instruction that promotes confidence in teachers and guides students to success.

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One Size Does Not Fit All: Strong Professional Development Turns the Tide in Rapides Parish Schools
Posted on Mar 22, 2018
  • Alana Cohen
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  • Literacy
  • Professional Development
One Size Does Not Fit All: Strong Professional Development Turns the Tide in Rapides Parish Schools

Last week, I was happy to be part of an Education Week webinar with Dr. Louisa Moats. With my assistant superintendent, Kim Bennett, we shared the story of how we achieved significant K–3 literacy results in the Rapides Parish School District.

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Equipping Teachers to Address Today's Reading Challenges with Professional Development: The LETRS Difference
Posted on Mar 1, 2018
  • Dr. Louisa Moats
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  • LETRS
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development
Equipping Teachers to Address Today's Reading Challenges with Professional Development: The LETRS Difference

LETRS has been reborn with new content, organization, and online elements. Dr. Louisa Moats shares where LETRS came from, what makes it a unique professional development experience, and why it endures as a widely used and respected approach to teaching teachers.

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Starting to Dance: A Professional Development Turning Point
Posted on Jan 18, 2018
  • Erin Pzinski
Tags
  • General Education
  • LETRS
  • Professional Development
Starting to Dance: A Professional Development Turning Point

LETRS professional development determined my course as an educator, allowing me to be part of a successful professional learning community that is constantly improving the instruction for students in this rural Wyoming town.

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