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  • Webinar: Bridging the Continuum: Teacher Preparation and Induction for Deeper Learning
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    Webinar: Bridging the Continuum: Teacher Preparation and Induction for Deeper Learning

    Jun 13 2018, 3:00 PM EDT
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    On June 13, LPI hosted the third webinar in the series, State Efforts for Building an Effective, Diverse Teacher Workforce series, in partnership with Learning Forward, the National Conference of State Legislatures, and the National Association of State Boards of Education. This webinar explored state and district efforts to connect quality teacher preparation and induction with the principles of deeper learning and will also look at ways that states and districts are aligning systems of quality professional learning and early career supports.
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    Webinar: Leading the Way: How States Are Using Deeper Learning Assessments

    May 17 2018, 2:00 PM EDT
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    The third webinar in LPI’s series, Achieving Equity Through Deeper Learning, explored how states are using and sharing information on deeper learning assessments. Specific projects, like the 4 State Performance Assessment Project and the State Performance Assessment Learning Community (SPA-LC), were discussed along with two major efforts underway in Washington that incorporate performance assessments in ways that engage students in three-dimensional science learning.
  • Briefing: Diversifying the Teacher Workforce: Barriers to Recruiting and Retaining Teachers of Color and How to Overcome Them
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    Diversifying the Teacher Workforce: How to Recruit and Retain Teachers of Color

    Apr 19 2018, 10:30 AM EDT
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    At this briefing, speakers discussed a new report from the Learning Policy Institute, Diversifying the Teaching Profession: Barriers to Recruiting and Retaining Teachers of Color and How to Overcome Them. The report reviews the research on the recruitment and retention of teachers of color, examines the current state of teachers of color in the workforce and the factors that affect their recruitment, hiring, and retention, and highlights opportunities for policymakers to grow a stable workforce of teachers of color in their districts and states.
  • 2018 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Meeting
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    2018 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Meeting

    Apr 13 2018 (All day)
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    The Learning Policy Institute will be well represented at the 2018 AERA Annual Meeting in New York, NY, from April 13 to April 17, 2018. Staff and research fellows will present their research on a range of topics including performance assessments, teacher diversity, and social-emotional learning.
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    Performance Assessment: An Opportunity to Advance Educational Equity and Transform Teaching and Learning

    Apr 12 2018, 11:00 AM EDT
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    As states, districts, and schools are expanding instruction to include the competencies associated with college, career, and civic readiness, they are also developing ways to measure mastery of higher-order thinking skills. These measures include performance assessments that show what students know and can do through demonstrations of their thinking, writing, research, and products. During this briefing, speakers shared information on how performance assessments can inform teaching and learning, advance educational equity, and be used to inform the postsecondary admission, placement, and advisement process in ways that increase access.
  • Webinar: Leveraging ESSA’s Title II for Job-Embedded Professional Development
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    Webinar: Leveraging ESSA’s Title II for Job-Embedded Professional Development

    Mar 21 2018, 3:00 PM EDT
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    On March 21, LPI, the National Conference of State Legislatures, Learning Forward, and the National Association of State Boards of Education launched State Efforts for Building an Effective, Diverse Teacher Workforce, a series of webinars on how states can help develop and support a diverse workforce of teachers who develop greater mastery and leadership. The first webinar addressed opportunities under ESSA for effective professional learning systems, professional development to help teachers provide instruction that supports deeper learning, and how state departments of education can work with state boards of education to develop state-funded strategies.
  • Webinar: How Performance Assessments Support Deeper Learning and Equity
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    Webinar: How Performance Assessments Support Deeper Learning and Equity

    Mar 20 2018, 4:00 PM EDT
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    On March 20, LPI held the second webinar in a series that explores why deeper learning is crucial for students in today’s innovation economy and how we can achieve greater equity in access to deeper learning. This webinar explored how performance assessments are providing all students, including those who are farthest from opportunity, a vehicle to show what they know in a way that matters.
  • Event: Kerner Commission 50th Anniversary: Education and the Path to One Nation, Indivisible
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    Kerner Commission 50th Anniversary: Education and the Path to One Nation, Indivisible

    Feb 28 2018, 9:00 AM EST
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    Fifty years ago this March, the Kerner Commission issued a seminal report on racial division and disparities in the United States. On February 28, the findings regarding education from the 50-year update to the commission report were released and discussed at a Washington, D.C. At the event, some of the nation's leading policymakers, journalists, researchers, civil rights activists, and educators discussed the state of public education in the United States, and what policy levers are needed to eradicate racial inequities that have persisted in historically marginalized communities and that can improve educational opportunities for all students.
  • Event: Healing our Divided Society: Investing in America Fifty Years After the Kerner Report
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    Healing our Divided Society: Investing in America Fifty Years After the Kerner Report

    Feb 27 2018 (All day)
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    Fifty years ago this March, the Kerner Commission issued a seminal report on racial division and disparities in the United States. On February 27, LPI, the Eisenhower Foundation, and the Economic Policy Institute co-hosted a full-day forum in Washington, D.C., to release and discuss the findings from the 50-year update to the commission report. At the forum some of our nation's leading policymakers, journalists, researchers, civil rights activists, and educators discussed the status of civil rights today.
  • Webinar: Increasing Opportunities for Deeper Learning
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    Webinar: Increasing Opportunities for Deeper Learning

    Feb 15 2018, 3:00 PM EST
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    On February 15, LPI held the first webinar in a series that explores why deeper learning is crucial for students in today’s innovation economy and how we can achieve greater equity in access to deeper learning. This webinar addressed ways schools and school districts can improve academic achievement—particularly among students who are farthest from opportunity—through engaging students in learning that focuses on meaningful mastery of subjects, critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration and other skills necessary for college, career, and civic participation in the 21st Century.

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