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Professional development

Learning Forward

WestEd Will Present at the Learning Forward 2019 Annual Conference

Join WestEd at the Learning Forward 2019 Annual Conference, held on December 7 through December 11, 2019, at the America’s Center Convention Complex, in St. Louis, Missouri.

Leadership DevelopmentLearning ForwardProfessional developmentProfessional Learning

kids

November Focus: Early Childhood Development and Learning

Because healthy development in the early years pays off throughout one’s life, WestEd strives to ensure families and early childhood professionals have the skills and resources necessary to give young children a safe, healthy, emotionally secure, and intellectually rich start.

Early childhoodearly childhood developmentFamily engagementHealth & safetyProfessional developmentsocial emotional learning

Linda Freidrich

Equity and Student Literacy Outcomes: Q&A with Linda Friedrich

Reading Apprenticeship moves the balance of talk and meaning-making from teacher to student, shifting who speaks in the classroom and who produces knowledge.

EquityLiteracyProfessional developmentReading

Teacher and students

October Focus: Caring Environments for Students and Teachers

Access resources designed to help educators create positive, safe, and comfortable environments for students and teachers.

Professional developmentSchool climateSchool Improvementschool safetySchools and districtssocial emotional learningTeachers and leadersviolence prevention

Reading Apprenticeship

Boost Literacy Skills and Create Independent Readers

Learn how to help students develop the literacy competencies, subject-area knowledge, and the learner dispositions that will serve them throughout school, college, and beyond.

LiteracyProfessional developmentTeachers and leaders

Published Articles by WestEd

WestEd STEM Researchers Study Early Elementary Science Instruction Post Professional Development

Judith Haymore Sandholtz with the University of California, Irvine, and WestEd researchers Cathy Ringstaff and Bryan Matlen publish longitudinal case studies, supported by the National Science Foundation, that demonstrate how teacher professional development can hold promise in promoting effective early elementary science instruction, and offer guidance on how to cope with school-level factors that change over time.

Case StudiesProfessional developmentScience InstructionSustainability

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Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement Spring Webinar Series: Register Today

Join us for this engaging webinar series designed to unpack the practices, tools, and resources in the Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement framework.

charter schoolsEquityProfessional developmentSchool TurnaroundSchools and districtsServicesTeachers and leadersWebinar

AERA 2019

Join WestEd at the AERA Annual Meeting, April 5-9, in Toronto

View a list of more than 40 sessions; visit us at booths 201 & 203 to learn about our career opportunities, resources, and research; and enjoy food, drink, and good company at our annual reception.

ConferenceEventProfessional developmentResearch and evaluation

English Learners

March Focus: Comprehensive Support to Improve Success for English Learners

Explore WestEd’s research, services, and resources designed to help educators rapidly improve teaching and systemic support for English learners.

AssessmentCollege & careerEnglish learnersEquityFamilyHealth & safetyProfessional developmentSchool climateSchools and districts

NYSED Articles

Transforming Education for English Language Learners: Five New Resources

Read a new series of briefs written by WestEd staff and published by the New York State Department of Education.

English learnersEquityLiteracyNew YorkProfessional developmentResourceSchools and districtsStandardsTeachers and leaders