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Welcome to the WestEd E-Bulletin, presenting this month’s picks of the latest research-based projects and services, innovative new resources, and upcoming professional development events—all designed to help learners succeed in school and career. 
Webinars Speak Out Listen Up


Speak Out, Listen Up! Including Student Voice in School Improvement

Listening closely to what students say about their school experiences can help educators better understand and address local challenges and rethink policies and practices.

Learn how to use tools to elicit and listen to student input and ideas to inform school improvement efforts. Register for this webinar, hosted by the Regional Educational Laboratory West.



Voices from the Field—Teachers Share about the New ELA/ELD Framework

Hear directly from secondary school teachers who are learning and implementing the principles and practices of the new English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework in this webinar.

You will learn practical instructional approaches that support the Common Core State Standards and the California English Language Development Standards. Register for this webinar.

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Quality Teaching for English Learners 2015 Summer Institutes

Learn how to develop the skills necessary to engage English language learners and all other students in deep, transferable disciplinary learning.

You can choose from seven concurrent 5-day institutes to develop expertise on the design and implementation of diverse aspects of new standards in the education of English language learners and all other students.

Join national and international colleagues in this stimulating professional experience. Mark your calendar: July 20-24, 2015, Presidio of San Francisco, CA.

English Learners and Literacy Resources & Services Catalog


English Learners and Literacy Resources & Services Catalog

New, more rigorous achievement standards make strong literacy skills more important than ever for all students, including English learners.

WestEd offers products and services designed to support the success of English learner students in the general education classroom. Download this just released, free catalog.

Real Progress in Maryland: Student Learning Objectives and Teacher and Principal Evaluation


Real Progress in Maryland: Student Learning Objectives and Teacher and Principal Evaluation

This new study examines the key Teacher-Principal Evaluation component of Student Learning Objectives, an instructional process for improving educator effectiveness and student achievement. Download a free copy.



Join WestEd at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Conference, December 4-6, in Long Beach, CA

WestEd staff will present on a variety of topics at the NSTA Long Beach Area Conference, including science and Common Core writing, and the Making Sense of Student Work protocol, a tool for collaboratively assessing student work.

Join us at the NSTA Conference! Check out our sessions and visit booth #426 to learn about WestEd’s services, research, and resources.

Resource Spotlight
Science and Pseudoscience in Clinical Psychology, Second Edition

Science and Pseudoscience in Clinical Psychology, Second Edition: 30% DISCOUNT!

Designed for both practitioners and students, this new updated edition explains how to assess the merits of common yet controversial practices in clinical psychology and related fields, and make treatment decisions based on the best available research.

WestEd staff contributed a key chapter, “Antisocial Behavior of Children and Adolescents: Harmful Treatments, Effective Interventions, and Novel Strategies.”

Featured Initiative
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Reading Apprenticeship Community College STEM Network: Increasing Retention and Success of All Community College STEM Students

The Reading Apprenticeship Community College STEM Network (RACCSN) is a three-year effort to increase retention and success of all community college STEM students, including student populations underrepresented in STEM careers.

Through STEM-focused workshops, seminars, cross-campus exchanges, and an online course, RACCSN will help instructors use their expertise to deepen their students’ ability to analyze and understand STEM texts.

Instructors will also learn how to use the Reading Apprenticeship framework, developed by WestEd’s Strategic Literacy Initiative, to create a context for building students’ academic confidence and competence. Learn more about RACCSN.

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