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Join us, along with Ferdi Serim, as we delve deeper into the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This two-day workshop in October in St. Louis focuses on how schools can transition to the CCSS & integrate technology tools at the same time.

Serim will lead these discussions; he is the Executive Director of the New Mexico Society for Technology in Education, an ISTE affiliate, the Learning Community Technologies Director at Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations and owner of CLARD Consulting. Participants will explore how to use engaging projects to help learners develop 21st century skills by applying the Common Core to real-world challenges and how to use available school performance data to select the most appropriate & engaging projects. We will examine strategies for determining readiness entry points for staff, based on their prior experience with project based learning and comfort level with online learning, and how to use job-embedded online professional development to help all staff transition to the Common Core. Serim will show you how to strategically align your efforts so that you incorporate the teaching strategies that have been found to be most effective into tasks explicitly designed to develop 21st century skills, within the context of the Common Core. Finally, Serim will introduce participants to an online interactive database and demonstrate how it can be used to bridge the gaps and silos that impede more effective and seamless collaborations between K12, institutes of higher education, employers and communities.

Audience: Superintendents, Curriculum Coordinators, Teachers, Administrators

It is projected that by 2014,
50% of all classes will be taught online, and standards-based, competency driven
instruction & assessments
will be the norm.

October 1: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Morning Session
: Common Core, College & Career Readiness Only Happen With Well Developed 21st Century Skills
Afternoon Session: Making IT Happen: School Implementation Of The Digital Learning Process

October 2: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Morning Session
: Building District Capacity For Common Core Through The Digital Learning Process
Afternoon Session: Improving Educator Effectiveness Using the Digital Learning Process Database

Cost [continental breakfast & lunch provided both days]
Single-day: $95 CSD member; $135 non-member
2-day price: $175 CSD member, $255 non-member
Registration opens soon at http://www.csd.org/pd
please use reference # 34031-CCUT

[UPDATED INFO: this event will be held at the Graphic Arts Conference Center in Maryland Heights]