Making the CORE Visible

One of problems I face when I teach curriculum and the CCSS to the leadership candidates in our Master’s program is how to make high quality, cognitively demanding instruction visible and help candidates understand what kinds teaching best supports college readiness.  As City, Elmore, Fiarman and Teitel (2009) emphasize, one of the critical tasks of [...]

Learning the Common Core State Standards: Excercises for School Leaders

This set of excercises is designed to support discussion about the changes written into the CORE among the students in my Curriculum Improvement Classes for the 2013 Spring Semester.  The tables focus on the Anchor Standards and the Standards for Mathematical Practice and are intended to help school leaders imagine the broad changes asked by [...]