The Continuing Educator
Clark County School District’s Professional Learning story, with Angela Morton and Lindsay Prendergast
October 4, 2022
For episode 4, we head to Las Vegas and the nation’s fifth largest school district. NWEA and Clark County School District are longtime partners who recently engaged on developing a robust and holistic professional learning program that could have major implications for school districts throughout the country. Two members of the NWEA professional learning team, Angela Morton and Lindsay Prendergast, join us to give their stories of how the program took shape and their perspective on how it’s helping educators and kids in Las Vegas.
This article discusses the role that a well-designed professional learning program can play in increasing teacher satisfaction—and thus teacher retention. Corbin Edginton, the manager of professional learning delivery for strategic accounts, and Lindsay Prendergast, a former school leader and current professional learning consultant for NWEA, share their experiences working in the country’s fifth-largest district.
Topics: Professional learning
Products: Professional Learning
In this episode of The Continuing Educator, we talk to a working educator about the importance of family literacy and strategies for increasing it. Our guest Martin Silverman is the principal at Salinas Elementary School in Universal City, TX, and has worked as a teacher in both urban and rural schools. From his own experiences growing up, he saw the importance of literacy as a focus in families and has sought to revitalize that practice in the families of his students.
Literacy subject-matter experts share their best time-saving instructional and operational strategies to support young readers. Learn how incorporating them into your routine can preserve valuable instructional time.
Products: MAP Reading Fluency
In the wake of instructional challenges faced over the past two school years, NWEA, the Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER) at the American Institutes for Research (AIR), and the Center for Education Policy and Research (CEPR) at Harvard University have partnered with a coalition of large school districts across the country to help determine which COVID recovery interventions are working and to what extent.
Brought together by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, NWEA and Tacoma Public Schools worked together to collaboratively define a set of challenges and develop meaningful, evidence-based solutions around two workstreams critical to student learning and success; social-emotional learning and family engagement.
Products: School Improvement
Building a culture of goal setting doesn’t have to be a chore. Get actionable guidance and practical strategies for amplifying student learning in this new collection of posts from Teach. Learn. Grow.
What are digital and disciplinary literacy, and why are they so important right now? We dive into these questions with Laura B. Hansen, director of Teaching and Learning Connections at NWEA.