ThinkCERCA is excited to announce CCSS leadership training for administrators and school leaders. The new standards are complex, yet the challenges of differentiation persist. Supporting teachers in literacy in the Common Core era is essential to student growth and success in all content areas. Learn how leading with a set of signature practices will make collaboration around student achievement with CCSS simpler. We will be providing insight into the research-based practices for raising achievement on NWEA, EPAS & CCSS by exploring ThinkCERCA, an online platform for personalized critical thinking instruction.
WHO: District and school leaders (Principals, Assistant Principals, Curriculum & Instructional Leads, etc)
WHEN: Wednesday, March 19, 11:30am - 1:30pm
La Sorella di Francesca
18 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 60540
*Please bring a device for a hands-on experience. Light lunch will be served.
• Literacy Curriculum Needs Analysis and Goal Setting for the CCSS
• CCSS, College & Career Readiness Standards and the Spiral Staircase of Literacy
• Introducing Literacy & Fostering Collaboration Across Disciplines
• Differentiation Using A Common Language & Data
• ThinkCERCA: Tools & Lessons for Personalized Literacy for grades 4-12
Eileen Murphy is the author of “360 Degrees of Text” (NCTE, 2011), a book on close reading and powerful writing, the skills featured in the Common Core State Standards. She was the founding English Department Chair at Walter Payton College Prep, one of the country’s highest performing high schools, and a district leader in Chicago Public Schools. As the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for over 100 of Chicago’s highest performing schools, she became passionate about the role technology could play in education in the 21st century. She is the Founder & CEO of ThinkCERCA.com.
Katherine Mitropoulos is the Director of School Partnerships at ThinkCERCA. She has served in a variety of positions throughout her career, including teacher, English department chair, assistant principal, educational consultant, and adjunct instructor in the Educational Leadership studies programs at Concordia and Lewis Universities. As a district level educational administrator and instructional leader, Katherine led her teams in the development and implementation of data-informed systems and strategic platforms to help support the increase of student achievement. Her passion for education and educational reform are driven by the demands of the 21st century digital age.