Nearly every state and Washington, D.C., adopted the Common Core State Standards over the past two years, but the real challenge is just beginning. Helping all students meet these new college- and career-ready expectations will require new resources, tools and supports for teachers.
In a recent Education Week commentary, Teacher Collaboration: The Essential Ingredient, co-authored with Robert Hughes, president of New Visions for Public Schools, we explore the exciting work underway through the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) and Mathematics Design Collaborative (MDC).
These efforts are producing innovative free lessons and units that can help teachers integrate Common Core skills into their classrooms and use performance tasks with rich information to help students understand key concepts. The collaboratives are redefining how teachers can work together to share best practices and shift instruction to improve student learning.
Teachers - take a look and tell us about your experiences with the Common Core.