The Role of Video in Making the Shift to Standards-Aligned ELA Instruction

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Date: Tuesday, March 31st
Time: 3:00 pm EST / 12:00 pm PST


Fulfilling the promise of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) requires sustainable implementation support in order for teachers to be successful. Effective support begins with teachers being able to see what instructional shifts look like in real classrooms, and then being able to work with colleagues, coaches, and instructional leaders to adapt and apply these in their classrooms. Video is an excellent starting point for seeing and understanding instructional shifts, but watching a video alone will not sustain the changes in practice that Common Core requires.

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In this webinar National Board Certified Teacher and 2010 National Teacher of the Year, Sarah Brown Wessling, will discuss the impact the ELA Common Core Standards have for teaching and learning and describe why and how video is so powerful in facilitating the instructional shifts teachers need to make. Jennifer Carr, iPL (Innovative Professional Learning) Administrator for Fresno Unified School District, will share details and examples of how her district is leveraging the power of video to successfully make the shift to standards-aligned ELA instruction and develop the skills of urban teachers to spur student growth.


  • What the Common Core ELA Standards really mean for teaching and learning
  • What a Common Core ELA classroom looks like
  • The power of video and how it is used effectively
  • How educators collaborate deeply around video to shift instruction
  • Examples of successful blended professional learning environments
  • How to create an atmosphere that encourages and supports the effective use of video for professional learning
Webinar Speakers:

Sarah Brown Wessling

A 15-year veteran of the high school English classroom and the 2010 National Teacher of the Year honoree, Sarah is no stranger to the education world.You can learn more from Sarah by reading her book Supporting Students in a Time of Core Standards or finding her blogs on Huffington Post.



Jennifer Carr

Jennifer began her career 14 years ago as a middle school teacher. Since then, she has served as an on-site professional developer, instructional coach and a High School Vice Principal. Currently, she serves as iPL Administrator in the Fresno Unified School District, actively leading the implementation of the Innovative Professional Development grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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