ISKME Blog Series

Common Core

Supporting Student Learning through CCSS-aligned Formative Assessment    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...
Cultivating Leadership Within the School to Support Common Core Implementation 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...
Set Math Teachers Up to Succeed With Common Core 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...
How to Help Every Teacher Build Students’ Language Skills 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...
State of the State: How OER Helps States Collaborate on Standards-Aligned Curriculum 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...
Seven Common Core Strategies for Principals 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...
Collaboration and the Common Core: Tips from Teacher Leaders 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...
Five Common Core Strategies for Parents Kisha Woods    July 04, 2013 Common Core State Standards, or CCSS, were designed to prepare students for college and workplace readiness. Although the CCSS ensure that K-12 students across the country study the same rigorous...
Common Core Connections: How To Meet Student Needs Through Standards-Based Instruction Leslie Blatteau    July 02, 2013 President Obama has made it clear that every American needs to “get more than a high school diploma.” Enter the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Educators concur with the CCSS and its mission that...
All Hands on Deck: Activating the Common Core Lisa Petrides, Ph.D.    July 02, 2013 The Common Core is far from business-as-usual for our nation’s educators, which means we’ll need more than traditional strategies to implement these standards on the ground. While the Common Core...