The DSC Way
Introducing the Work of Developmental Studies Center
Eric Schaps, DSC’s founder and president (now retired), describes the principles of learning and development that have shaped all of DSC’s programs and our approach to working with educators.
Who’s Doing the Talking and Thinking in Your Classroom?
This webinar offers an instructional framework that helps teachers scaffold comprehension, content, and language learning for ELLs through read-alouds and purposeful talk.
Common Core Conversations
This interactive session considers the research foundations of the Common Core State Standards, especially as it pertains to comprehension.
A Conversation with Esther Wojcicki, M.A.: The Common Core and Writing: Building Collaboration, Communication, and Critical Thinking
In this session, Esther Wojcicki, American journalist and teacher at Palo Alto High School, will share her experiences with what works in preparing students to become college and career ready.
A Conversation with Paul Houston, Ed.D: Common Core: Collaboration and Transformation
In this conversation, Paul Houston will give an overview of current challenges and solutions facing America’s schools.
Being a Writer
Getting Started with the Being a Writer Program
Explore ways to inspire students to love writing, to develop personal stamina, to have an appreciation of the craft and conventions of writing, and to build a strong social community.
Developing the Skills of Young Writers
As you think ahead to next year, having a deeper understanding of how skills instruction is incorporated into Being a Writer will help you plan more effectively. Join us to explore the grammar and skills instruction in the program. How are grammar and skills addressed in the year-long program? How can you use the Skills Practice Teaching Guide to help you dig a little deeper into the grammar struggles your students face.
Getting Started with the Making Meaning Program
Understand how to teach students to read with comprehension using read-aloud books that have been carefully chosen to explicitly teach comprehension strategies and social development skills.
Assessments in Making Meaning
Maximize the effectiveness of the Making Meaning program through better understanding of the assessment tools and resources.
Making Meaning Vocabulary
Building Vocabulary in a Caring Environment
Explores ways to support Tier II high-utility and high-concept vocabulary instruction in a model grounded in read-alouds.
Getting Started with the SIPPS Program
Learn how to teach a systematic decoding curriculum that helps struggling readers develop word- recognition skills and reading fluency.
Making Instructional Decisions and Progress Monitoring
This is an important time of year to consider the instructional decision making and student progress with SIPPS. Engage in this interactive webinar conversation about the decisions that can support both teaching and learning with the SIPPS program. We will also consider the implications to student progress as we strive to meet end-of-the-year goals.
Caring School Community
Caring School Community: A Grant Opportunity
Learn more about the Caring School Community Initiative and requirements for participation in this grant funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to build community and connectedness and to create a culture for learning.
Introducing AfterSchool KidzScience
This session focuses on our newest DSC program for after school for Grades 3–5: AfterSchool KidzScience! The AfterSchool KidzScience program is an inquiry-based science curriculum designed specifically for out-of-school settings. The activities are engaging and easy to lead, excite children about science, build science knowledge and inquiry abilities, and help children learn important cooperation and teamwork skills.
STEM Programming for Out-of-School Time
Learn how easy it is to offer engaging and hands-on math and science during your out of school time program.
Introduction to AfterSchool KidzMath
Learn about the mathematics enrichment program designed specifically for use in out-of-school settings.
Math Enrichment for Out-of-School Time
Learn how easy it is to do hands-on fun math with children.
Introduction to AfterSchool KidzLit
Learn about the reading enrichment program designed specifically for use in out-of-school settings.
Literacy Enrichment for Out-of-School Time
Learn how to offer both read alouds and independent reading opportunities to your children.
Independent Reading AfterSchool
Learn how to begin an Independent Reading Time Program at your site.
New York Life After-School Initiative Informational
Many children need educational enrichment to become confident learners. After school is a great time for kids to build and extend what they have learned during the school day. The New York Life Foundation and DSC are partnering to make the AfterSchool KidzLit and AfterSchool KidzMath programs more accessible to a broad range of after-school programs. These enrichment programs are designed specifically for out-of-school time.
New York Life Employees: After-School Initiative Information
Learn about the Initiative and how you can be a part of it.