Common Core Symposium


University of Redlands will host Common Core Symposium on Nov. 14

Local education experts will address the practice, theory and implementation of Common Core

REDLANDS, Oct. 30, 2013 - The Center for Educational Justice at the University of Redlands will host a symposium on Curriculum and Instruction titled: “Common Core: Practice, Theory and Implementation” on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 at the Casa Loma Room at the University of Redlands campus.

Discussion topics regarding the new Common Core state standards initiative will include:

  • What are the Common Core strands in reading, writing, listening and language?
  • Why are the Common Core strands important for accelerating student achievement?
  • How should educators teach and assess with Common Core standards?
  • How should educators teach diverse students in the era of Common Core?

WHAT: University of Redlands School of Education 2013 Fall Symposium on Curriculum and Instruction: “Common Core: Practice, Theory and Implementation”


  • Barbara Wolfinbarger, director educational services (Elementary)
  • Kelly Bruce, director educational services (Secondary) Corona-Norco Unified School District
  • Valesca Lopez, Primary Years Program and Middle Years Program- International Baccalaureate coordinator, science teacher
  • Jeff Litel, director Competitive Edge Charter Academy Yucaipa-Calimesa School District


  • Dr. Greg Hamilton, literary specialist
  • Dr. Susan Porter, special education/reading specialist
  • Margo Drallos, reading/fieldwork specialist
  • Dr. Jose Lalas, reading/language arts specialist

WHEN: Nov. 14, 2013 from 6 - 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: University of Redlands, Casa Loma Room
             1200 East Colton Ave, Redlands, CA 92373

This event is free and open to the public.

Event Contact
Jose Lalas

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