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 [...]

Common Core Websites

I will put these in the links section, eventually, but I thought I would also put up a set of links that leaders and teachers might use to deepen their understanding of the CCSS.

National Common Core Resources
The Common Core Standards Webpage



Council of Chief  State School Officers Common Core Webpage

America Achieve’s Common Core Webpage

Achieve the Core

ASCD [...]

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 [...]