Spotlight on Supporting Instruction in the Common Core

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Supporting Instruction in the
Common Core


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

  • Providing online professional development opportunities for the common standards
  • Using customized e-textbooks aligned to the common core
  • Forming educator cadres to prepare for common assessments
  • Building capacity for new instructional approaches

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Ongoing and effective professional development is critical, experts say, and technology holds the key to providing deep learning experiences for teachers that can be scaled across state borders.
October 15, 2012 - Digital Directions

Dissatisfied with what was available, Utah educators are producing high school math e-textbooks they aim to align with the standards.
September 25, 2012 - Education Week

Teams of educators from each state involved in the PARCC consortium will serve as "ambassadors" to teachers to prepare for the tests.
August 28, 2012 - Education Week

Some districts have prepared their teachers on the new instructional approaches for the common core; others have done little.
April 23, 2012 - Education Week

Teachers need to "own" the common standards, too, if standards are going to improve learning, John Ewing writes.
August 2, 2012 - Education Week

Beverlee Jobrack explains how schools can identify effective teaching materials as they embark on the implementation of the standards.
August 7, 2012 - Education Week

Online learning communities will help make the transition to the common-core standards easier, Christine Newell writes.
September 11, 2012 - Education Week

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