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Hey, it’s Zaretta Hammond here…

I hope you’ve been holding up okay in the midst of it all.

Since you are on the official wait list, I wanted to let you know we are opening registration soon for the Culturally Responsive Education by Design PLC -- on November 30th.

Our aim is to help you implement elements of the Ready for Rigor frame beyond the basics that the Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain book gives you. That's because we know that reversing “inequity by design” requires a focused effort, not just a bundle of new strategies.

While the PLC was designed before the pandemic and remote learning was the order of the day, the principles and practices are adaptable to a distance learning setting.

This time around, the cohort will run from January to June, 2021.

If you’re still interested in joining the PLC, then here’s what to do:

1. Sign up for one of the FREE informational webinars on November 30th. In this webinar, you'll learn more about how the PLC works and what level of support is right for you.

2. After attending the webinar, you will have the opportunity to enroll in the PLC.

Since you are on the waitlist, you have first dibs on signing up!

Review the two time options below and click the link to register for the free informational webinar!

DATE: Monday November 30, 2020 - Two sessions:

East Coast Session: 12 noon Eastern Time / 9 am Pacific Time. BE SURE TO CONVERT TO YOUR TIMEZONE!

Zoom Registration Required here:


West Coast Session: 12 noon Pacific Time / 3pm Eastern Time BE SURE TO CONVERT TO YOUR TIMEZONE!

Zoom Registration Required here:

Additional tips:
1. Be sure to register AND sign on early -- unfortunately we can't help troubleshoot Zoom issues on the day of the webinar.

2. Use a personal email address -- School systems sometimes block confirmation emails from Zoom

3. Space is Limited -- our Zoom Webinar can hold 1,000 people if all works well (and we all know that sometimes Zoom has tech difficulties) So be sure that you login early!

Looking forward to sharing more details about the PLC with you!

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Sharing on behalf of Professor Nicole Panorkou, PhD

EdReports, is a national non-profit organization that works to ensure all students have access to high-quality instructional materials. We do this through a two-pronged approach: (1) providing technical support to states and districts in the adoption of instructional materials and (2) hosting a clearinghouse of educator-reviewed curricula on our website in math, ELA, and science.

Currently EdReports has received a grant from the Overdeck Family Foundation to support New Jersey districts in identifying quality, aligned instructional materials in K-8 math. Through the grant funding, EdReports will be able to provide direct technical support to NJ districts on K-8 math instructional materials adoptions through a series of workshops designed with the district. Through this grant we are looking to support districts that are undergoing an adoption process in the next year.

Do you know of any districts that would be interested in working with EdReports on their adoption, or anyone in New Jersey that we should connect with? If so, please email Teresa Eliopoulos at

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Teacher Education & Teacher Development PhD Program

Information Webinar

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 5 p.m.

For more information and to register:



Meet program faculty and gain insight into how this program can help you reach your professional goals.

The PhD in Teacher Education & Teacher Development is the first of its kind in the region and one of only a few in the country.  Based on the most current research on how teachers learn to teach in multicultural contexts and how they develop professionally, the program offers a unique opportunity for those who seek to develop necessary expertise to assume leadership roles in educational settings nationwide. 


Applicants come from a variety of professional settings and bring considerable experience into the classroom.  This combines with the expertise of program faculty to provide an engaging, rigorous program of study. 


Questions?  Email Marcia Adirim

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