Common Core Instructional Opportunities
March 13, 2013
The Common Core State Standards are being introduced in all but four states, presenting the need for immediate and far-reaching instructional changes. This exclusive online-only story package explores the ways classroom educators, in a variety of subjects and with a diverse range of students, are adapting to the new framework for teaching and learning.
- Teaching Profession Principal Sees Course Rigor as Basis for Common-Core ReadinessVeteran principal Carol Burris has a suggestion for schools struggling to transition to the common standards: Make classes harder.Teaching Profession Q&A Charlotte Danielson on Teaching and the Common CoreTeaching expert Charlotte Danielson discusses the effects of the common standards on instructional practice and teacher professional development.Teaching Profession Government Collections Provide Primary-Source Tools for Common CoreBoth the U.S. Library of Congress and the National Archives and Records Administration are expanding their digital offerings to help teachers address common-core textual-analysis objectives.Teaching Profession Math Teachers Strive to Bring Core to At-Risk StudentsDespite often lacking support and clear guidance, math educators are taking steps to refine their practice and adopt creative methods to help at-risk and struggling students make the shift to the new instructional paradigm.Teaching Profession In Common Core, Teachers See Interdisciplinary OpportunitiesEducators 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.Teaching Profession Opinion Teaching the Common Standards in Math: Getting Rid of the GPSHigh school math teacher Alison Crowley says the common standards are helping her go beyond steps-based instruction.