Have you thought about how you will implement the Common Core? We have.
By 2014, all classrooms will implement rigorous college and career ready curricula that, together with aligned assessments and teacher supports, will help to form a comprehensive system to empower students to compete and succeed globally in the 21st century.
Each 1 day seminar focuses on either English Language Arts or Mathematics. Three Essential Questions will guide our exploration and planning:
What are the Common Core expectations?
- Examine the structure of the Common Core – identify and understand the 5 major shifts ELA and 2 major shifts in Mathematics
- Determine how “what” we teach impacts “how” we teach
What do we already know about our State/District/Building/Classroom?
- Examine content changes; what is new and what is missing
- Examine existing vertical alignment structures
- Assess existing strengths and weaknesses
How can we facilitate a meaningful transition to the Common Core?
- Identify structures and opportunities within with the common core that allow “content” to be unified through “concepts”
- Dig deep into the content at your grade level and begin to plan Common Core aligned units of study