Spotlight on Common Core Strategies for Teachers

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Common Core Strategies for Teachers


The Education Week Spotlight on Common Core Strategies for Teachers is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Developing best practices for common core implementation
  • Deepening assessments to create “teacher-researchers” in the classroom
  • Using teacher collaboration to support the needs of special education and ESL students
  • Focusing on oral communication to boost speaking and listening skills in students

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

Aaron Grossman steered Washoe County's efforts to implement curriculum standards by eschewing commercial interpretations of the standards and enlisting teachers to figure out what works for them.
March 3, 2014 - Education Week

As teachers transition to common standards, experts say they may need to take on more of a "teacher- researcher" role in the classroom.
March 5, 2014 - Teacher

In some schools, the new standards are leading to a closer collaboration between content-area teachers and those who serve students with special needs.
October 28, 2013 - Education Week

A teacher offers six suggestions for giving students purposeful practice in oral communication, a focus of the common standards.
June 25, 2013 - Teacher

It's time for common-core critics to focus on improving the standards, says Joanne Yatvin, a frequent critic herself.
September 23, 2013 - Education Week


The results from two studies that examine teachers' perceptions on the Common Core State Standards were released this week, and they come to some markedly different conclusions on how ready teachers are for implementation.
February 27, 2014 - Curriculum Matters

It's no wonder many educators are uneasy about the transition to the Common Core State Standards. In many schools, teachers have been left to cross this divide themselves. Learning the new standards, adapting or writing curricular materials, and creating meaningful assessments require a significant investment of time and brainpower.
February 18, 2014 - Teaching Ahead: A Roundtable

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