Common Core Series

Cynthia Jimes, Ph.D.   August 16, 2013
As districts and states begin to prioritize and structure their roll out of Common Core State Standards (CCSS), they are also looking at how to implement formative assessments to capture and understand specific CCSS-aligned shifts in learning. These shifts include, for...
Ben Fenton   July 30, 2013
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) provide a robust example of how critically important it is to have a dedicated team of leaders in a school working to implement change.  The CCSS implementation will require substantial changes in planning and instruction from...
Kevin Drinkard   July 24, 2013
Many adults claim to be bad at math. I hope as math teachers incorporate Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics, more students will learn to appreciate – even love – math. Students who develop this drive will appreciate math as adults, and be well-positioned for...
Lisa Mount   July 23, 2013
It used to be that only language arts teachers were expected to help their students learn to read, write, speak and listen. But Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have changed this. Now, all teachers are required to build their students’ literacy skills. This is good news....
Lisa McLaughlin   July 19, 2013
Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are designed to synergize student learning outcomes around common educational goals. However, building on a history of individual state standards, and state and district autonomy in implementing standards, policymakers might first need to...
Doyle Nicholson    July 11, 2013
As an experienced educator and a member of the Center for Teaching Quality’s Collaboratory, I was asked to share my top tips for principals facing Common Core implementation 1. Ask what staff know and need. Survey staff about their knowledge and comfort level with Common...
Doyle Nicholson    July 11, 2013
As an experienced educator and a member of the Center for Teaching Quality’s Collaboratory, I was asked to share my top tips for principals facing Common Core implementation 1. Ask what staff know and need. Survey staff about their knowledge and comfort level with Common...
Doyle Nicholson    July 11, 2013
As an experienced educator and a member of the Center for Teaching Quality’s Collaboratory, I was asked to share my top tips for principals facing Common Core implementation 1. Ask what staff know and need. Survey staff about their knowledge and comfort level with Common...
Braden Welborn   July 09, 2013
Teachers collaborating to bring the Common Core to life—sounds simple and sensible. But what does it look like in practice? Members of the Center for Teaching Quality’s Collaboratory are already knee-deep in implementation. I asked them to share some starting points for...
Braden Welborn   July 09, 2013
Teachers collaborating to bring the Common Core to life—sounds simple and sensible. But what does it look like in practice? Members of the Center for Teaching Quality’s Collaboratory are already knee-deep in implementation. I asked them to share some starting points for...