Spotlight on Common-Core Instruction

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Common-Core Instruction

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

  • Implementing the common standards in the classroom
  • Measuring curriculum materials’ fidelity to the common core
  • Leading teacher professional development and common-core adoption
  • Evaluating the benefits and shortcomings of the common standards

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 5, 2014 – Education Week

Schools and teachers face complex challenges and competing demands as they work toward implementing the new math standards.
November 12, 2014 – Education Week

Which instructional materials fully reflect the new math and literacy standards? Some recently developed tools and processes seek to provide an answer.
February 5, 2014 – Education Week

Jeff Baxter, the Kansas State Teacher of the Year, writes that the standards have made him a better educator.
September 24, 2014 – Education Week

Teacher Nancy Barile writes how she found movies could help students understand using evidence to support claims and how to analyze literary and informational texts, among other skills required by the common standards.
March 3, 2014 – Teacher

Veteran high school mathematics teacher Alison Wright dissects the common-core-aligned assessments being developed by the national consortia.
March 5, 2014 – Teacher

An interview with Catherine Snow of Harvard Graduate School of Education and Sue Pimentel of Student Achievement Partners on developing curriculum and professional development aligned to the Common Core.
November 12, 2014 - Top Performers

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