This course focuses on the foundations and future of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in educational settings. Participants examine strategies for administrators and teachers that promote P-12 student progress and student success in higher education and careers. Special attention is given to issues surrounding the implementation and assessment of CCSS at the local level.
Explain the global and technological influences on the foundations of CCSS.
Identify CCSS authors and stakeholders.
Compare CCSS to other educational reforms, standardization models, and legislative initiatives.
CCSS and English Language Arts
Align CCSS to English Language Arts instruction and assessment practices.
Analyze the role of administrators in supporting the implementation of CCSS in English Language Arts.
Incorporate nonfiction, technology, and evidence-based literacy resources into lesson plans.
Create grade-level strategies that integrate literacy in history, social studies, science, and technology subjects.
CCSS and Mathematics
Align CCSS to instruction and assessment practices in mathematics.
Analyze the role of administrators in supporting the implementation of CCSS in mathematics.
Integrate evidence-based and STEM resources into mathematics lesson plans.
Create grade-level strategies that stress students' conceptual understanding of key mathematical ideas and organizing principles.
CCSS Across the Curriculum
Align CCSS to curriculum, assessment, and student experiences across the curriculum.
Analyze the role of administrators in building consensus school- and community-wide for CCSS.
Compare grade-level academic expectations and CCSS benchmarks across the curriculum.
Create strategies that reflect differences in student abilities, needs, learning rates, and achievement levels.
Future Trends of CCSS
Identify current benefits, issues, and trends of CCSS.
Compare leadership challenges facing teachers and administrators in implementing CCSS.
Evaluate the role of data, assessment, and curriculum monitoring in the implementation of CCSS.
Project future benefits, issues, and trends of CCSS.
All objectives apply.
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