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|Smarter Balanced State Leadership Team and State Network of Educators Update|
Smarter Balanced is committed to providing formative resources, tools, and professional learning opportunities for educators to tailor instruction based on student needs. The Digital Library, which is scheduled for release in 2014, is a critical component of the Smarter Balanced system of assessments that will include a variety of resources to improve teaching and learning. It is interactive and allows educators from member states to use and rate resources and collaborate.
State Leadership Team (SLT)Oregon's SLT will mentor and provide professional development to Oregon's State Network of Educators as they develop and evaluate resources for the Smarter Balanced Digital Library. Oregon's SLT members consist of four English Language Arts content experts and four Mathematics content experts:
State Network of Educators (SNE)Oregon's SNE team consists of 85 K-12 educators that will work with Oregon's State Leadership Team to develop and evaluate professional learning resources for inclusion in the Smarter Balanced Digital Library. Between September 2013 and September 2014, members of the SNE will:
Applicants that were selected to participate on Oregon's SNE, will receive email confirmation from Smarter Balanced by August 1, 2013. For additional information about Oregon's State Leadership Team or State Network of Educators, please contact Oregon's State Leadership Team Lead, Rachel Aazzerah at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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