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Ever wonder how someone gets started with MAP Growth – and then becomes an expert? Check out a recent post over at our Teach. Learn. Grow. blog to get a perspective from a MAP-novice-turned-professional-learning-facilitator.

Former teacher Lindsay Stoelting shares how he became the MAP Coordinator at his international school (hint: pretty much by accident!). He shares what he thinks and what’s he learned about how much schools have in common now that he is a Professional Learning Facilitator for NWEA.


And stay tuned – this is the first in a series where we will be talking to former teachers and asking them to share “what they wish they had known” about implementing MAP Growth back when they were just getting started.

It's winter testing season! For many districts, now is the time to give interim assessments, so students and teachers can check in on progress toward growth goals together. If you're new to winter testing, or you're looking for new insights into how to get the most out of winter testing, you're in luck: here's some of the best advice from the NWEA Teach. Learn. Grow. blog. Browse the topics below for some of our most popular winter-testing-related posts, then add your own insights to the conversation below!


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We're a little more than half-way through NWEA's podcast series, Leading from the Classroom, which features short interviews with the 2018 Teachers of the Year. 


The entire series is fantastic--every 5-minute episode is different, and each teacher shares their most powerful teaching memories. You can listen and subscribe to Leading from the Classroom here, and in the meantime, here are a few direct links to some of our favorite episodes so far. 



New episodes will be released throughout January--so be sure to subscribe to be certain you can hear them all!