Spotlight on Professional Development for Common Core

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Professional Development for the Common Core


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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

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