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Jessica Slusser

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Jessica is a Director at Getting Smart. She focuses on strategic communication, storytelling and marketing. You can connect with Jessica on Twitter at @Jess_Slusser.

Helping Every Learner Identify as a “Math Person”

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Recently, Curriculum Associates released a new white paper on culturally responsive classrooms. Included in that guide are four key components necessary to practice “culturally responsive mathematics teaching." Reflecting on these components, understand that there is no such thing as a “math person,” and that high-quality math instruction is key to helping learners shed that perception.

26 Can’t-Miss Education Conferences for 2019

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Check out our 2019 list of 26 education conferences we think will be valuable opportunities for educators, district leaders, startups and policy-makers to learn and engage with each other.

Micro-Grants for Transformative Professional Development

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This Fall, a free open PD library was launched called Learn Next. Now Learn Next and their partners are kicking it up a notch and have released a micro-grant opportunity built especially for districts and organizations who are ready to reimagine and reinvigorate professional development.

Going Beyond Data: 10 Tips for Building a Culture Around Numbers

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Jessica Slusser explains why data-centered cultures work and shares tips on how to build a school culture around numbers.

Improving Teacher Experience; Improving Learner Experience

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Curriculum Associates has made four major updates to i-ready just in time for the start of the back-to-school season to ensure students and teachers have the best possible tools for success.

Advisory Online: The Role of Learning Success Coaches

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ASU Prep Digital chooses to call their advisors Learning Success Coaches. May Huang shares how ASU Prep Digital is providing advisory to their online students and why the word advisor isn't used.

The Impact of ESSA: Identifying Evidence-Based Resources

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What does it mean for education when we focus on evidence-based vs. research-based? Jessica Slusser breaks down the impact of ESSA on America's education system and shares tips in providing the most effective strategic programs for individual districts.