The Best Way to Align Your Lessons to the Common Core

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A Webinar by Heidi Hayes Jacobs Outlines Ways to Map Your Curriculum to the Common Core Standards, and Can Now Be Downloaded for Free at School Improvement Network’s Website

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Mapping to the Core presents step-by-step theory and instruction that guides teachers through the process of creating a curriculum map aligned to the Common Core Standards, just in time for summer planning

In a webinar presented on Tuesday, May 8 2012, education expert Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs showed participants the best way to align curriculum to the Common Core. The webinar, titled “Mapping to the Core: Planning for Curriculum Success” is now available for free download at PD developer School Improvement Network’s website. Throughout the webinar, Dr. Jacobs outlined strategies for aligning curriculum to the Common Core Standards, as they appear in her new LiveBook, Mapping to the Core, and its companion piece, Mapping to the Core: LivePlanner.

Mapping to the Core and Mapping to the Core: LivePlanner give teachers unprecedented support in mapping Common Core Standards alignment and student learning. Mapping to the Core presents step-by-step theory and instruction that guides teachers through the process of creating a curriculum map aligned to the Common Core Standards, just in time for summer planning.

Using Mapping to the Core, Dr. Jacobs’ webinar addresses the following implementation steps:

  •     Understand basic mapping elements and types of maps
  •     Develop core unit maps with aligned Common Core Standards
  •     Establish core purposes for mapping reviews
  •     Develop consensus core maps with benchmark assessments
  •     Integrate literacy strategies into the maps
  •     Align the Common Core maps using the five alignment perspectives
  •     Update maps to engage the 21st century learner
  •     Sustain the core mapping review process

Click here to download Dr. Jacobs’ webinar, “Mapping to the Core: Planning for Curriculum Success.”

To access hundreds of Common Core training segments, get a free 30-day trial of Common Core 360.

About School Improvement Network
Founded in 1991 by teachers, the School Improvement Network provides comprehensive, research-based professional development anytime, anywhere. School Improvement Network is home of the Video Journal of Education, PD 360, Observation 360, the Learning 360 Framework, Equity 360, and Common Core 360 (a Common Core alignment tool). These and other award-winning resources focus on the most relevant topics, feature the top experts, and show educators how to put theory into practice. School Improvement Network works with thousands of schools and districts in every state and around the world and has visited over 3,500 classrooms to document best practices in action. Learn more at http://www.schoolimprovement.com.

About Common Core 360
Common Core 360 answers the questions that 3.4 million teachers are asking about how to make the Standards work in their classroom every day. Common Core 360 gives administrators, teachers, and instructional coaches the necessary resources and training to align curriculum to the Common Core, and turn state standards into measurable student achievement. The unique Common Core training, expert analysis, and real classroom examples of putting the Standards into practice will empower any educator to align to the Common Core Standards. Learn more at http://www.schoolimprovement.com/products/common-core-360/.

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Duane Sprague
School Improvement Network
801-758-9546
duane(dot)sprague(at)schoolimprovement(dot)com

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