Avoid “analysis paralysis” and just get started!

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Now that most states have adopted the new Common Core State Standards, the next major challenge is to simplify and implement them by 2014. That is why it is important to begin this work now. Joe Crawford, Milken Award-winning educator and author of Using Power Standards to Build an Aligned Curriculum, shares his proven process for building a viable local curriculum based on the CCSS. Readers will find: A system for creating local standards from the CCSS; Methods for connecting the common, formative assessments to quarterly instructional objectives; Ways to scaffold learning expectations; Examples taken from districts where CCSS is currently implemented

Included are helpful charts and graphs plus access to Internet-based software for mapping the CCSS to curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Schools cannot continue to do what they have always done and expect a different result. This book explains how to facilitate learning for all students while taking advantage of the new culture, technology, and norms of today's learning environment.

A Sample K–12 Curriculum

A sample K–12 curriculum

Chapter Expectations

This chapter will share a sample K–12 curriculum in English Language Arts / and Math that is based on the Common Core State Standards. These documents were developed by local school districts partnering with us and using the processes advocated in this book. This sample K–12 curriculum represents the work of local educators responding to the challenges of CCSS. This will give teachers and educators everywhere a chance to see and understand how the CCSS can be used to create curriculum for specific grade levels/courses.

Action Steps

Steps to consider and address in doing this phase of the work:

  • Read and Understand the New Model
    • Spend the time on this sample and make sure you fully understand its structure, design, ...
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