Educational Consulting & Instructional Coaching

Meet Dea

Dr. Dea is an award winning educator of nearly 30 years tenure. In that time, she has worked with teachers and students on three continents and across twenty of the fifty states. She has published in Boston College’s Journal of Education and she has worked at both local and state levels. Throughout, she has gained exceptional expertise in Common Core ELA/Literacy Standards, PARCC ELA/Literacy Assessment, Building Aligned Curriculum, and Developing District Level Type 2 and Type 3 Assessments in teacher evaluation compliance.

Upcoming Events

See Dr. Dea in action at upcoming conferences and workshops!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015: Illinois AA #1585 | Designing Common Core Standards-based Local Assessments as Measures of Student Growth | K.I.D.S. | Loves Park, IL | Click here to register

Tuesday, June 9, 2015: Student Growth and Learning Conference | Online Conference Sponsored by Kids at the Core | Click here to view full day schedule

Wednesday, June 10, 2015: Illinois AA #1585 | Designing Common Core Standards-based Local Assessments as Measures of Student Growth | ROE #26 | Macomb, IL | Click here for flyer

Monday, June 15, 2015: Illinois AA #1585 | Designing Common Core Standards-based Local Assessments as Measures of Student Growth | South Cook Intermediate Service Center | Click here to register

Tuesday, September 29, 2015: Illinois AA #1585 | Designing Common Core Standards-based Local Assessments as Measures of Student Growth | South Cook Intermediate Service Center | Click here to register

Common Core

Dr. Conrad-Curry provides a variety of opportunities to enrich understanding of the Common Core State Standards and their assessments. Achieve has recognized her expertise by inviting her to a seat on the EQuIP Jury of nationwide educators. The California DOE has appointed Dr. Dea as a Content Review Expert in their 2015 ELA/ELD Adoption. Dr. Dea has also designed a framework for integrating the Common Core ELA/Literacy Standards within curriculum and assessment as a continuing cycle of learning.

Products

Dr. Dea offers a Common Core/PARCC Performance Task Planners, Common Core Aligned Writing Rubrics, and Unit Planners. Note: all downloadable materials are copyrighted and offered on an honor system–intended for single teacher use.

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Most Read Blog Posts

A life-long learner, Dea is continually exploring the landscape of the education system.

Nov 26, 2013

Another PARCC Acronym: The PCR or Prose Constructed Response…the essay

FOR LATEST UPDATES ON PARCC: Read my September 2014 post “Ticking Toward 2015:...

Nov 5, 2013

HELP!! PARCC Testing Acronyms: EBSR/TECR

FOR LATEST UPDATES ON PARCC: Read my September 2014 post “Ticking Toward 2015:...

Jan 29, 2013

Retell, Recount, Summarize? A Common Core Shift from Kindergarten to Fourth Grade

The progression of Common Core Grade Level Standards sparks curiosity within my brain....

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