LONGMONT, Colo., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sopris Learning, a leading provider of evidence-based assessments, supplemental materials, intervention solutions, positive behavior interventions and supports, and professional development offerings, announced today that it will begin hosting the fall installments of its all-new complimentary leadership webinar series aimed at helping education leaders discover and implement ways to improve student outcomes and instructional quality. The complimentary Leadership Webinar Series is designed to support leaders in meeting rigorous standards through robust, relevant, real-world classroom solutions and school-wide strategies. Each webinar is presented by leaders, for leaders and provides national perspectives from school- and district-level viewpoints. The Sopris Learning 2012 Leadership Webinar Series connects principals, superintendents, curriculum directors, and building- and district-level personnel to authors who will share their cutting-edge research through this complimentary professional development opportunity. These webinars can be shared with all staff, as in-service sessions, as well as in Professional Learning Community (PLC) meetings. The first fall Leadership webinar began Thursday, August 9, 2012, and interested educators may register starting today at www.soprislearningwebinars.com. "The development of professional learning communities is key to sustained teacher and student achievement within school districts," says George Logue, president of Sopris Learning. "The Sopris Learning Leadership Webinar Series provides opportunities for both district and building administrators to connect with outstanding educational leaders in bringing best practices to all the stakeholders in the school district. We welcome administrators nationwide to participate with us on an ongoing basis." The Sopris Learning 2012 Leadership Webinar Series focuses on topics that are of interest to education leaders, especially as implementation of the Common Core State Standards heads into full application. Renowned authors and education experts who will present in fall 2012 are Jeffrey Sprague, Ph.D., Anita Archer, Ph.D., and Howard Knoff, Ph.D. Past topics have included: "Assessment: What's in it for Students and Schools?"; The Challenging Work of Teaching Literacy"; "Human Beings Were Never Born to Read: Implications for the Reading Brian on Reading Development and Instruction"; and "Thinking Smart About Number Sense and Mathematical Assessment."