January 2012 –
University of Southern California is offering Graduate Continuing Education Units for Common
Core Black Belt Certification! The University of Southern California has recognized the comprehensive body of work involved in the Common Core Black Belt Certification program, and as a result, they are recognizing 100 hours of instructional participation for those who complete Common Core Black Belt Certification!
Upon program completion, participants may apply for Ten (10) Continuing Education Units
(CEUs) which equates to 3.1 Graduate Semester Hours.
Click here to learn more about Common Core Black Belt Certification.
December 2011 –
Next month in Albuquerque, The National Conference on Common Core Standards & Children
on January 13-14. This conference will focus on CCSS Implications for All Students: English Language
Learners, RtI & Special Education, and Cultural Relevancy.
Join Collaborative Learning Inc., Common Core Institute™ and national leaders in Common Core implementation as they discuss practicable solutions for
all students. Learn from successful practitioners who specialize in meeting the needs of every student. Walk away with pragmatic and specific actions
and strategies for immediate implementation.
Click here to see session topics, keynote speakers or to register
November 2011 –
Collaborative Learning, in a joint effort with the Common Core Institute, has begun it’s Black Belt Certification
program. What is Black Belt Certification? Building on best practices for sustainable change and organizational capacity building, key leaders,
trainers, and coaches from across the United States begin work together to become experts in the Common Core State Standards and The National
Pathway for Common Core Implementation.
Click here to learn more about this program
October 2011 –
The Common Core State Standards have been deconstructed for you! “The standards are broken down into
easy-to-understand components to help teachers recognize what students need to know and be able to do. These components are organized by learning
target categories which helps identify the assessments that accurately measure student learning.” Michael Rush,
The appropriate skill level and rigor has been assigned to the skills; they’re also color coded and searchable.
Click here to read more about our Common Core Deconstructed Standards
September 2011 –
Announcing the Instruction Planner and Curriculum Mapper new content library. This enhancement provides:
easy access to documents, plans, and media resources, the ability to upload plan documents to share across a school or throughout a district,
an option to search for items by keywords or standards to find instructional & assessment resources, and the opportunity to create groups of
users within or between schools to share unique resources.
Click here to request a free product demonstration for Instruction Planner and Curriculum Mapper
August 2011 –
Collaborative Learning worked with The Common Core Institute to design a Common Core aligned Lesson Planner for teachers!
The Common Core Lesson Planner begins the transition by incorporating essential, daily prompts, common terminology, embedded scaffolding and instructional
strategies. It is designed to help your administrators, curriculum directors, teacher leaders, teachers and students ease away from memorization to skills mastery and higher-level thinking. It also helps teachers plan lessons that include the key components required by the Common Core Standards.
Click here to learn more about our Common Core Lesson Planner and see a sample page
July 2011 –
Collaborative Learning Inc. readies itself for the next school year. User friendly software improvements include a
New Content Library for Curriculum Mapper and Instruction Planner as well as a redesigned assessment page and the ability to copy plans in Instruction
Planner. Enhancements will be ready by September!
Click here to learn more about our software
June 2011 –
The 2011 National Conference on Common Core State Standards and School Improvement was a great success. Attendees had the following to say about this year’s event:
“Excellent conference. I am excited to return next year!” Conference Attendee
“This was a very good conference with material that we can take back and start implementing.” 2011 Conference Attendee
“The conference was very informative, and I feel I deemed so much information that helped me understand the Common Core and the future of education.” 2011 Conference Attendee
Next year’s 2012 Conference in Chicago, IL on June 28-30 will focus on the next stage of Common Core State Standards Implementation. Join us for the National conference on College & Career Readiness and Common Core State Standards.
Click here to learn more about our sessions and keynote speakers
May 2011 –
Purdue University has acknowledged the 2011 National Conference on Common Core State Standards and School Improvement as an important learning opportunity for all educators. Purdue has created two credit options for conference attendees: 1.8 Continuing Education Units (CEU) or 1 semester hour of graduate credit – EDST 58900 Curriculum Leadership Planning. This three-day conference features more than 30 engaging sessions focused on key issues and challenges facing educators today.
Click here for more information about the conference
April 2011 -
Common Core State Standards workshops, conducted by The Curriculum Institute, are now scheduled around the country as part of the Institute’s Leadership Series sponsored by Collaborative Learning Inc. Register for a full day of professional development around implementing the Common Core State Standards, formative data, data-driven decision making, and school improvement. The focus of the series is Leading in a World of Change. We invite all principals, district leaders, department chairs, professional development coaches, and educators to attend these workshops.
Click here for a full listing of events
– Free Webinars in a Series! Now you can register for one, two, or all three Webinars at one time on topics to expand your professional learning. Collaborative Learning Inc. presents the latest strategies in education to school leaders and educators with webinars that focus on a wide variety of topics. Register for as many topics as you choose.
Click here for a full listing of Webinars.
March 2011 -
Arizona School Administrators and The Curriculum Institute join together to host a one-day educational workshop sponsored by Collaborative Learning Inc. on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 in Phoenix, AZ. With dynamic presentations by Michael Rush and Dr. Patricia Johnson, get ready for a day of thought-provoking professional development learning about the Leading Effective Curriculum-Based Assessment for Instruction and Intervention Aligned to Common Core State Standards. Early Registration ends Thursday, March 31!
Click here for workshop registration information.
February 2011 - We are pleased
to announce that Collaborative Learning Inc. was selected as an approved vendor in Pennsylvania for the School District of Philadelphia’s fourteen new Renaissance Schools that opened this past fall. The services of Collaborative Learning are now a choice for the Turnaround Teams. Collaborative Learning is part of a select group
of providers chosen from hundreds of submissions the district received. Click here to contact us for more information about this announcement.
October 2010 –
Collaborative Learning Inc. announces the release of a brochure discussing the relevant features, functions, and services offered in relation to the Indiana Statewide Mapping Initiative. Click here to view brochure.
Collaborative Learning Inc., publisher of Instruction Planner, Curriculum Mapper, and StandardsScore and the leader in web-based instruction planning, curriculum alignment, and school improvement solutions for K-12 schools, announces that Joe Wall, a veteran of school services, has been named Regional Director, Northeast to service the following areas: New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and District of Columbia. Read More
Collaborative Learning Inc., a leader in online instruction planning, curriculum alignment, and improvement services for K-12 schools, announces that Fran Abee, a veteran of school services in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina, has been named Regional Director, Southeast.
Collaborative Learning Inc., a leader in online instruction planning, curriculum alignment and improvement services for K‐12 schools, announces that its Curriculum Improvement Studio™ suite of web‐based productivity software has been enhanced for easy alignment of instructional plans, assignments, and operational curriculum with the just‐released
Common Core State Standards.
The Curriculum Improvement Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing research and effective models for teaching and learning, held its second Curriculum Improvement Conference June 25-27 at the Hyatt Regency in Philadelphia. The Institute’s focus was on key education issues facing administrators and teachers today.
Instruction Planner™ & Curriculum Mapper 2010, published by Collaborative Learning Inc., were honored as the winner of the Distinguished Achievement Award (DAA) in the category of Technology & New Media- Administrative Tools, at the annual AEP Award Gala in Washington D.C. on June 8, 2010.
Collaborative Learning, Inc., a leader in online instruction
planning, curriculum alignment and improvement services for K-12 schools, has joined the Surveys of Enacted Curriculum (SEC) State Collaborative managed by the Council of Chief State School Officers, Inc. (CCSSO).
Collaborative Learning Inc. is a finalist for a Distinguished
Achievement Award (DAA) in Technology Innovation from one of the largest and longest running recognition programs in the industry, the annual Association for Educational Publishing