• 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.

Powerful Learning Through Powerful Technology
Powerful learning through powerful technology

What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.

—George Bernard Shaw

When it comes to the topic of this chapter, technology in our schools, I am an old dog desperately trying to learn new tricks. My own children and grandchildren, highly proficient interacting with anything that has a cable or an app, laugh at my naive questions, my fright at potentially losing a piece of revised and edited text somewhere in cyberspace, and the repetition of instructions necessary to get me moving past the power button. I am truly a novice learner when it comes to technology, and I am constantly reminded of how it feels ...

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