• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

Transform your school using tested core curriculum practices Adopting the Common Core State Standards is the beginning of a long journey to equity and excellence for all students. This book guides leaders in successfully implementing the CCSS, which will ultimately result in continuous quality improvement in schools. The author addresses these key issues and more:Transitioning schools and districts to align with the CCSSCommunicating to teachers and parents regarding the CCSSDetermining which teaching and learning practices need to changeGarnering resources and support for reformsSeveral timesaving and supportive professional learning resources are provided, including guiding questions, an annotated bibliography, and a list of helpful references.

A Relevant and Rigorous Common Core Curriculum
A relevant and rigorous common core curriculum

This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.

—Ralph Waldo Emerson

The original Latin meaning for curriculum is “a path to run in small steps.” In current educational jargon it represents on a broad scale the content taught, the resources selected, the teaching strategies employed, and the specific planned learning activities in which students engage in a classroom setting. It is often labeled the “what” of schooling and includes everything that supports student learning. A narrower definition for purposes of study in this chapter reduces the meaning to a manageable set of guidelines that address the content knowledge and skills to be learned ...

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