The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are coming to Maine and into your classroom but do you feel prepared to actually implement them? Even though the CCSS are intended to be a progression of learning for our students, teachers are largely left to bridge the gap between our current standards and the CCSS on their own.
The goal of this class is to help you understand how the Common Core compares to our current State standards and help you integrate the Common Core into your existing lessons. We will explore the “why”, “what”, and “how” of the CCSS to see what it can really look like in a classroom setting. We will help you examine how your current assessments and curriculum/instructional materials align with the expectations from the CCSS. The course will be project based and emphasis will be placed on helping you adapt your current materials to fit the CCSS guidelines so you can effectively implement the Common Core in your classroom.
Dr. Jennifer Page and Stephen York, Academic Dean, will be team-teaching this course in Aroostook County in July and the course will be offered in other places around Maine. For information on the course, or to register, click here.