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Learning Opportunities

This is a space to highlight learning opportunities that may of interest to those associated or partnered with CASTL.

Curry School of Education: Conferences & Workshops

These opportunities vary by audience (i.e., teachers, administrator, researchers), format (i.e., in-person workshop, webinars),  content area (i.e., math instruction, selecting evaluations), and time of year (i.e., Saturdays, summer), and are developed to support teaching and learning.

PreK-3rd Grade National Work Group

The PreK-3rd Grade National Work Group promotes high-quality learning experiences for children from prekindergarten through third grade.  We are committed to building knowledge and understanding of effective PreK-3rd grade policy and practice, with an emphasis on instruction and engagement in learning. This group hosts regular webinars that are open to individuals working in policy, practice, advocacy, and research. The webinars will present the research that supports and defines effective PreK-3rd strategies and highlight innovative practices within early childhood and elementary education systems, schools, and classrooms.

To learn more or register, please visit the PreK-3rd Grade National Work Group website.

Front Porch Series: Broadcast Calls

The National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning (NCQTL) is coalition of seven universities working to provide resources for Head Start teachers that help foster children’s learning and readiness for school. NCQTL is funded by U.S. Office of Head Start. Join NCQTL the fourth Monday of each month from 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. PT (1:00 - 1:45 p.m. ET) for a broadcast call on research and implications for practical application. Guest presenters include well-known researchers and other leaders. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

To learn more or register, please visit the National Center for Quality Teaching and Learning webpage.

Ready At Five

Ready At Five is a self-sustaining, board-designated program of the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education dedicated to elevating school readiness for all Maryland children. This organization regularly hosts symposiums available to the public. To learn more or register, please visit the Ready At Five website.


The Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (VASCD) is dedicated to advancing excellence in Teaching, Learning and Leadership. CASTL partners with VASCD to provide regular workshops or professional development opportunities. To learn more or register, please visit the VASCD website.

Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL Center) Center

Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL Center) Center announced the release of a new Research-to-Practice brief entitled, "Teaching the Whole Child: Instructional Practices That Support Social-Emotional Learning in Three Teacher Evaluation Frameworks."

Other Opportunities

Administrator, directors, or other practitioners are welcome to contact CASTL directly with ideas for partnerships or requested professional development opportunities. CASTL has expertise that ranges from birth to higher education in a variety of topics/content.

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