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NLPDC is committed to providing the best, most up-to-date professional development in reading
and writing. With the adoption of the Common Core State Standards by the majority of states, we have embraced our responsibility
to ensure that the information and strategies we share highlight and support the national standards.
our organization has always been research-based and strategy-rich, NLPDC has renewed its commitment to support implementation
of the Common Core with practical, standards-based strategies that are directly tied to the Core. Whether through an on-site
school training, a regional seminar, or through materials published on our website, we are taking steps to demonstrate how
our ideas and strategies will help teachers fulfill the rigorous requirements of the Common Core.
Before attending a NLDPC workshop, educators can review the College and Career Readiness
Anchor Standards that will be addressed during each seminar. These can be found in the print marketing for each workshop.
the day of the seminar, all attendees receive a packet of materials containing specific training points for increasing achievement
in reading and/or writing. In the workshop packet these key ideas are aligned to grade-specific citations from the Common
Core State Standards.
On-Site Professional Development
Educators can also
rely on NLPDC to make direct connections between the content delivered during on-site school trainings and the
requirements of the Common Core. Each of our highly-effective consultants has a strong understanding of the Common Core State
Standards and is committed to deepening that understanding. As consultants prepare for on-site staff development, the national
standards serve as the anchor for strategies and ideas that are shared with teachers. And as schools begin to implement the
CCSS, Smekens Education will continue to develop materials designed to help teachers meet those standards.