Spotlight on Professional Development for Common Core

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Professional Development for the Common Core


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

  • Reshaping teacher education to prepare new teachers for the common core
  • Creating a self-written curriculum for the common core
  • Engaging in deep instructional practice while focusing on challenging, bite-sized tasks
  • Examining the effects of the common core on instructional practice
  • Educators who feel unprepared for the common-core era

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

Schools of education are showing a range of responses to the common core, including acceptance, uncertainty, and even resistance.
April 23, 2014 – Education Week

To help implement the common-core standards, one district opts for the offerings of a major publisher, while another writes its own materials.
April 23, 2014 – Education Week

Almost half said in a survey they weren't ready to teach the standards, especially to students considered at-risk and those with special needs.
February 27, 2013 – Education Week

Teaching expert Charlotte Danielson discusses the effects of the common standards on instructional practice and teacher professional development.
March 13, 2013 – Teacher


Four school districts are jumping into common-core implementation earlier and more aggressively than most.
February 26, 2014 - Curriculum Matters

Many teachers in states that have adopted the common standards have not had any professional development to help them adjust to the new expectations, a new study shows.
August 8, 2013 - Curriculum Matters

As schools and districts across the country implement the Common Core State Standards, the need to provide high quality professional development for teachers has never been greater.
November 4, 2013 - Rick Hess Straight Up

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