"Dr. Sullivan’s sample lesson plans are a great example of what the Common Core can produce,” Linton comments. “They’re clear-cut and individualized, and open the door to the educational and diagnostic power of the Standards.”
Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) November 19, 2011
The School Improvement Network, in association with Curriculum 21 and Heidi Hayes Jacobs, hosted the third webinar in its Common Core series on Thursday, November 17. The webinar, entitled “Translating Mathematics Standards,” was attended by hundreds of online participants from across Canada and the United States.
“As we have continued to roll out our webinar series, excitement about the project has grown,” says School Improvement Network vice president, Curtis Linton. “It’s encouraging to see teachers and administrators catching the vision of the Common Core as they integrate the Standards into their schools.”
In “Translating Mathematic Standards,” participants learned strategies for mapping the Common Core for everyday use, as curriculum expert Dr. Debbie Sullivan demonstrated how to “unpack” the Standards and build lesson units around them.
“By highlighting the content and skill requirements built into the Standards,” says Dr. Sullivan, “teachers can develop appropriate learning activities and, ultimately, precisely targeted student assessments.”
“Dr. Sullivan’s sample lesson plans are a great example of what the Common Core can produce,” Linton comments. “They’re clear-cut and individualized, and open the door to the educational and diagnostic power of the Standards.”
Sullivan’s presentation, with audio and visual components, can be downloaded for free online at http://www.commoncore360.com, along with the entire Common Core webinar series which is all free and open to the public.
Be sure to register for School Improvement’s December 1 webinar, “Student Engagement and Future Focus,” presented by Dr. Lisa Leith, and stay tuned for upcoming Common Core webinars as they are posted on http://www.commoncore360.com/webinars.
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