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DateThursday, April 27th, 2017



Red Bluff Unified Board Room


Up to 5 members of each district team that are responsible for teacher PD in the Academic Language space. We suggest at least one person that overlaps between the CALLI leadership team and the group that comes to the Opt-In (for coherence sake). 

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This is an incredible opportunity to include district members outside of the Leadership Team to gain critical knowledge around the shifts necessary for supporting high quality writing in ALL classrooms!


  • Identify significant aspects of high quality writing

  • Explore the standards to identify the highest leverage aspects of writing and prompts

  • Examine student work to norm around “high quality” as defined by the standards

  • Consider a high leverage change through a consultancy protocol

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About the Expert

As a project director at TNTP, Sara Bokhari works on developing programs and policies to support the development of early career teachers, strengthening district and central office expertise in Common Core aligned instruction, and supporting internal TNTP staff in developing management skills related to cross cultural agility. Sara began her career in education over a decade ago as a 5th grade teacher in New York City, where she also completed her M.Ed. from Bank Street College of Education. Her dedication to education has taken her around the world – from teaching at an NGO school for street children in Rawalpindi, Pakistan to Washington, D.C. as a Policy Fellow at the National Council on Teacher Quality.

Sara has a MBA, focused on strategic management and public policy, from The George Washington University and is a 2016 Leadership for Educational Equity Public Leaders Fellow. She currently resides in Southern California with her husband and energetic young son.

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