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!

January 30, 2015: Common Core, PARCC, and Student Growth: Unit Planning with Assessment in Mind | Rock Island County ROE | Click here to register

February 27, 2015: Illinois AA #1585 | Designing Common Core Standards-based Local Assessments as Measures of Student Growth | Kane County | TBA

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

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

Common Core

Dr. Conrad-Curry provides a variety of opportunities to enrich understanding of the Common Core State Standards, a shared framework for educators in their design of effective curriculum.

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.

"Supporting Schools in the Quest of Educational Excellence"

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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