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Happy New Year! Here's What's New from CCC

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A new year always brings resolutions. We try to eat better, sleep better, and exercise more. The new year also brings opportunities to improve our professional lives. We can resolve to better connect with that one student we have struggled with. We can build stronger relationships with colleagues to support our collective mission. This newsletter is chock-full of information to support your teaching and learning. We hope your 2017 is off to a fine start, and we wish you much success in the new year.

Powerful Making Meaning Resources Now Available!

We are pleased to announce two resources to help your professional learning and implementation of the Making Meaning program.

The Facilitator’s Guide provides a set of resources to facilitate staff development sessions. Each session gives teachers the opportunity to discuss what they are learning, ask questions, and engage in collegial conversations as they consider how to use the program to benefit their students.

To support continuous professional learning, the Planning Tool invites teams of teachers to reflect upon and share their classroom experiences as they plan for each unit and reflect on their practice. During each meeting, teachers discuss future intentional instructional decisions to refine their practice and enhance student learning.

Both of these resources are available in the General Resources section of the CCC Learning Hub. Log in to check them out, or start a free trial.

Free Assessment Webinar Series

We're excited to announce a free public webinar series to help educators using CCC Collaborative Literacy make the most of the embedded assessments. Hear from educators in the field who have successfully integrated the assessments into their day.

Join us for one (or more!) of these complimentary webinars as you build your own Collaborative Classroom.

Professional Learning Opportunities

Learn more about our upcoming 2017 literacy institutes and webinars!

One-day Literacy Institutes and Webinars

  • 1/19: Lake Mary, FL
  • 1/21: Tempe, AZ
  • 1/26: Dallas, TX
  • 2/8: Independence, OH and Worcester, MA
  • 2/9: Worcester, MA
  • 2/16: Austin, TX
  • 2/24: Bellbrook, OH
  • 2/28: Seville, OH
  • 3/7: Camarillo, CA
  • 3/8: Roanoke, VA
  • 3/15: Bakersfield, CA
  • 3/29: Columbus, OH
  • 6/24: Sacramento, CA

Learn more and see more locations here!

AfterSchool On-site Support Kits

For sites that conduct staff development on their own or want to extend their staff development experience, our on-site support kits include a handbook, videos, and supporting program materials. Videos show the programs in action and explain the goals, benefits, and strategies for successful implementation. These kits are now available for no additional cost when you purchase a complete AfterSchool KidzLit or AfterSchool KidzMath program (a $250 value). Contact your local education consultant to learn more.

Stay in Touch

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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. Follow Peter on Twitter at @pdbrunn.

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