Many school districts are likely to need to add more bandwidth, and improve their overall internal networks' capabilities, in anticipation of giving new common, multi-state assessments online, technology experts say.
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Spotlight on Supporting Instruction in the Common Core
FREE! Teachers are preparing for a variety of instructional shifts with the introduction of the Common Core State Standards. This Spotlight explores some of the ways educators are getting ready for the standards, including using virtual professional development, forming educator cadres to prepare for common assessments, producing e-textbooks, and building capacity for new instructional approaches.
As an elementary school administrator you are tasked with supporting the transition to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Join Dr. "Skip" Fennell for this lively presentation and open Q&A dialogue around the latest thinking on the CCSS and implementation in elementary mathematics.
Recognizing the need to prepare students for all aspects of college life, more schools and community organizations are turning their attention to life skills training as part of college-readiness efforts. Join this discussion about the benefits of a broader approach to college readiness and successful programs promoting responsibility and independence.
Using a "train the trainer" approach, Hillsborough County, Fla., is immersing teams from every elementary, middle, and high school in a deep content dive into the standards, digging especially into their "text complexity" demands. Cleveland is focusing first on K-2, with teachers doing the nitty-gritty work of revamping their scope and sequence and assembling instructional materials aligned to the standards.
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