Spotlight on Professional Learning in the Common-Core Era

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Professional Learning in the Common-Core Era

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

  • Preparing teachers for common-core implementation
  • Using virtual professional development
  • Librarians' roles in preparing for the common core
  • Developing instruction that teaches across-subject units
  • Redefining school leadership and professional learning in light of the common standards

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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

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 17, 2012 – Digital Directions

Already equipped with inquiry-based skills, librarians are helping teachers acquire the instructional methods they need to adopt.
September 12, 2012 – Education Week

Educators around the country are exploring innovative ways to teach the new common-core literacy standards, and some are calling attention to an approach they say is working well: cross-subject thematic units.
March 13, 2013 – Teacher

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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