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Welcome back to school!

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As you begin to plan for the new year, we wanted to remind you of the many resources available to help you implement our programs. Check out these free resources:

Supplemental Units and Support for the Common Core
If you haven’t already downloaded the new lessons for the Being a Writer and Making Meaning programs to support the Common Core State Standards, you can do so here. Be sure to have your Teacher’s Manual handy; you will need it to download the files.

Need more support for implementing the Standards? Don’t miss our new Common Core Course: Planning Instructional Shifts. You might also be interested in our Common Core Conversations webinar series and Sue Wilder’s weekly Common Core Tip.

See Our Programs in Action
Want to get a better sense of how our programs impact teachers and students? Check out our YouTube channel to view classroom videos and see the DSC difference in action.

Explore Our Online Courses
Our online courses are designed to help you understand the pedagogical approach of our programs, launch the programs, and implement them with fidelity. These courses are interactive, self-paced, available any time, and free of charge.

To learn more or to see a list of available courses, please visit learn.devstu.org.

View Our Archived Webinars
You can view any of our archived webinars any time. Webinars range in topic from getting started with DSC’s programs to pedagogical issues such as “Who’s Doing the Talking and Thinking in Your Classroom?” Webinars are approximately 30–45 minutes in length.

To learn more or to see a list of available archived webinars, please visit collaborativeclassroom.org/webinar-archives.

Learn More About DSC’s Programs
To download program-specific information, such as book lists, correlations, assessment tools, and funding resources, click the link above. You can also download free sample lessons to experience first-hand how social and emotional learning and academics are incorporated into our programs.

Join Our Online Community
Would you like to connect with other DSC program users and educators around the world? Visit our forums to post your stories, ask questions, read our blog, or find us on Facebook.

Contact Your Local Representative!
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact your local rep.

Have a great year! Peter Brunn

Peter Brunn is the vice president of organizational learning and communications at Center for the Collaborative Classroom (CCC). Previously at CCC, he was the director of professional development, director of staff development, the assistant director of CCC’s Reading Project, and a staff developer. Before coming to CCC, Peter was a staff developer for the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project and worked in New York City public schools helping teachers implement reading and writing workshops in their classrooms. Peter received his master’s degree in curriculum and teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University, and his undergraduate degree in history from Marquette University. Peter is also the author of The Lesson Planning Handbook: Essential Strategies That Inspire Student Thinking and Learning, published by Scholastic. Follow Peter on Twitter at @pdbrunn.

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