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Leadership Strategies
To Support Digital Literacy
and the Common Core

This academy provides leaders with practical implementation strategies for the common core and digital literacy that create a culture of deep learning for students and educators.

Audience: K-12 Central Office, Building, and Teacher Leaders

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About this Academy

Building the Collective Capacity

As both an educator and a leader, you understand that even the best standards fall short without effective implementation. Leadership Strategies to Support Digital Literacy and the Common Core provides practical implementation strategies for creating a culture of deep learning for students and educators. Moreover, this Academy provides a fundamental understanding of the necessary shifts required in instruction, the power of digital integration, and assessment tools to support students in meeting more rigorous demands.

This professional development provides:

  • Practical leadership strategies to support teachers in their implementation of digital literacy instruction and assessment as to prepare all students for college and career readiness.
  • Leadership strategies targeting CCSS instruction and the use of digital resources, tools, and processes to implement these shifts in all classrooms.
  • District-and school-wide capacity building to implement digital literacy throughout all disciplines in all classrooms.


8:30 AM

Welcome and Introduction
Digital Integration: "Walk the Digital Walk"
Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning: Students and Teachers using Evidence

12:00 PM—Lunch (provided)

Purposeful Assessments in Instruction and in PLCs: Assessment of, for, and as Learners
Tasks with Rigor and Complexity: Promoting a Culture of Rigor and Risk-Taking
High and Clear Learning Targets: Digital Tools and Resources to Support the Transition

3:00 PM—Wrap-Up

Learning Targets

  • I CAN explain the CCSS instructional shifts and identify tools to use as a leader to ensure their effective implementation in all classrooms.
  • I CAN describe the characteristics of the next generation assessments and how these characteristics should drive assessments in my district/building.
  • I CAN identify digital tools to support the effective implementation of digital literacy instruction and the Common Core State Standards.
  • I CAN explain the importance of digital integration on the learning of students and model this integration as a leader.

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What People are Saying

"Dr. Beerer has shared with us a wealth of resources? that can be utilized with teachers in professional development. She's been able to take something that can be perceived as abstract and make it very concrete."

Andrew Loiterstein
Brentwood Middle School