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The Core Communiqué: January

Each month, The Core Collaborative (TCC) highlights some of the fantastic work happening in our learning network. Keep scrolling for January news.

Welcome, Hacking School Discipline!

TCC News: Welcome New Partners

In December, we had the pleasure of welcoming 5 new consultants to our learning network. Dr. Michael McDowell, author of Rigorous PBL by Design and his team Aaron Eisberg, Kelley Miller, and Brad Sever are ready to engage with you on PBL. In addition, Dr. Nathan D. Lang-Raad brings his expertise in instructional coaching, mathematics and science to our network.

> Contact Brian Roy to learn more


TCC Gives through Donors Choose

Literacy: Case History: Astrid's Path to Potter, Part 3

Part 3 of 3: The Importance of Concept Imagery

In Amber Lamprecht's final installment of Astrid's Path to Potter, get details about the importance of Concept Imagery and also a book list to inspire readers not quite ready for the Harry Potter Series. > Read all three posts


Core Connections: How well does your system collaborate to support learning?

Dr. Alan Daly shares the importance of taking inventory.

Core Connections is a research-based climate and culture inventory that allows school and systems to collect, report, and track changes focusing on priority areas for school improvement. > Find out more about Core Connections


EmpowerED Learners: Episode 2: 2ManyAdultsInTheRoom Podcast

Redistricting in Howard County, Maryland

On the second episode of the 2ManyAdultsInTheRoom Podcast, students explore and share their perspectives on school redistricting which is currently being explored in Howard County Maryland. > Catch this episode on our blog


IncludED Spotlight: Belonging: the Missing Equity Ingredient

John Krownapple explores why many educational equity initiatives fall short of their goals in this blog post. For a more, check out this webinar and be sure to pick up your copy of Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity by Dr. Floyd Cobb and John Krownapple.

> Get your copy of Belonging Through … Dignity


Tip of the Month: Using Multiple Strategies to Solve New Words in Primary Reading Goal Setting Conferences

In chapter 8 of Peer Power, author Isaac Wells helps readers understand the necessity of goal setting even with our early learners. Watch that concept in action in this video of a a goal setting conference.

> Watch Goal Setting Conference


January Events:

Don't miss January's "Hacking School Discipline" webinar!

Presenters from our network are going strong at the start of the year, presenting at the NASS Superintendent's Academy and the CISC Leadership Symposium. Connie Hamilton leads an EngagED Questioning workshop in NYC, and the Hacking School Discipline team leads the first Master Class webinar of the year.

To register for an event, click on an image below. Visit the Events page on our website for a comprehensive list of upcoming collaboratives and master classes.

> Visit the events page