What's new for Back to School 2017

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This summer we've been busy creating new lessons, adding new features, and revamping our professional development offerings.

New and Updated Lessons

With the help of our Summer Teacher Institute participants, we're thrilled to kick off the school year with several new and updated interactive lessons (all of which, of course, include standards alignment and a lesson guide):

QL #1171: Memorable Dangling Modifiers

Saving and Sending Work

Students can now save and send their work with our new Portfolio feature. From the user home page, use the new Portfolio tab to view, organize, and send work. For some, you can now relaunch to continue working on a resource! Resources that support reloading of student work are identified ask links in the Name column of Portfolio.

Professional Development

Don't forget we not only have the resources to bring your teaching to the next level, but the PD to support you as well...all for free! Between traveling for PD sessions, we spent the summer updating our on-site offerings and completely overhauling our online courses. We adopted a new platform for online PD making the overall experience more seamless and user-friendly.

We also added a new 12-part course, Teaching Writing in the Digital Age, that promises to sharpen your writing instruction skills.

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Lucy Kosturko

Lucy Kosturko is a curriculum development specialist and research scientist with Curriculum Pathways. She primarily develops and evaluates content for the team's suite of mobile applications. She joined the team in 2013 after earning a PhD in educational psychology from North Carolina State University. During her graduate work, she specialized in self-regulated learning, reading comprehension, and educational technology. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their dogs, Pig and Job.

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