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ERIC Number: EJ1026265
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
Building Common Knowledge: What Teachers Need, and How Districts Can Help
McKinney, Garth
Journal of Staff Development, v34 n4 p42-45, 54 Aug 2013
To implement the Common Core State Standards, teachers will need a broader knowledge base, a more diverse tool kit for teaching and learning, and greater experience with teaching in a standards-based environment. The growth required over the next three years seems to be large. The author works in a district that has provided an ongoing, continual approach to teaching toward these standards by engaging teacher content teams with standards consultants throughout the school year. Over the last three years, they have collaborated to unpack standards, determine power standards, design essential questions and big ideas, and collaboratively design units that emphasize both prioritization and conformity without removing creativity. After observing and participating in this work for the last year, the author believes the steps presented in this article are crucial for what teachers should be able to both comprehend and implement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Hampshire
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A