Registration Now Open for First in Series, “Innovations in Education: Field Notes,” Featuring Leading Practitioners in Educational Change

NEW YORK — Sept. 11, 2012 – To support educators in the 45 states making the transition to the Common Core, Pearson’s K-12 Research & Innovation Network today launched a new K-12 Webinar Series, “Innovations in Education: Field Notes.” The first webinar in the series, “Common Core: Making the Leap and Achieving Success,” features internationally recognized author, educator and consultant, Michael Fullan, leading a discussion of “lessons learned” with educators who are in the midst of the change.

What: Webinar: Common Core: Making the Leap and Achieving Success

When: Sept. 24, 2012, 5-6 pm EDT

Who: Facilitated by Stephanie Fisher, director of Common Core at Pearson, webinar presenters will include:

 Michael Fullan, Education Advocate and Professor Emeritus of the
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto

 Dr. Luvelle Brown, Superintendent, Ithaca (NY) City School District

 Karen Thompson, Deputy Chief, Curriculum and Instruction, Cleveland Municipal School District

 Mark Baumgartner, Director of Professional Issues, Cleveland Teachers Union

To Register: Go to

About Pearson’s K12 Research & Innovation Network
To help address the most pressing questions facing teachers and students, Pearson is bringing together top education experts in the K-12 Research & Innovation Network—a collection of centers focused on advancing transformational models of instruction and assessment that make learning more personalized and connected. Led by Dr. Kimberly O’Malley, Senior Vice President of Research and Development at Pearson, the K-12 Research & Innovation Network aims to create, communicate, and connect research and digital innovations to help personalize learning for every student and raise achievement for all students.

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