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ERIC Number: EJ1003280
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
How ASCD Supports the Common Core
Mercado, Efrain; Britt, Sherida
Educational Leadership, v70 n4 p78-79 Dec 2012-Jan 2013
As the Common Core State Standards Initiative moved from the development and adoption of the standards to their implementation, ASCD embarked on a multifaceted program to help educators understand and implement the new standards. With support from a $3 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, ASCD has enacted a three-pronged approach to partner with four states to help with implementation and to share lessons learned nationally. In late 2011 and early 2012, ASCD hosted statewide summits in Arkansas, Colorado, North Carolina, and Utah to gauge and promote educators' knowledge of the standards and to learn about educators' needs. ASCD created the EduCore digital tool as a repository of evidence-based strategies, videos, and supporting documents to help educators transition to the Common Core State Standards in both mathematics and English language arts and literacy for the secondary grades. EduCore is free and available to all educators. ASCD continues to partner with the state education agencies and ASCD affiliates in each of the summit states to develop and provide technical assistance resources to achieve the recommendations that came out of the summits. The 2012-13 school year is a pivotal time for implementing the Common Core State Standards as a critical mass of teachers begin to integrate the standards in their classrooms. Because the standards are relatively new to most, educators have unprecedented opportunities for professional learning and collaboration.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas; Colorado; North Carolina; Utah