Instructor: Dr. Jennifer Page
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have been adopted by Maine and have come to 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.
There is no textbook required but you must bring a laptop to the in-class sessions.
Upon successful completion of this course, educators will be able to:
- Demonstrate factual, conceptual, procedural, and metacognitive knowledge of the Common Core State Standards
- Apply understanding of the CCSS to align existing lesson plans.
- Design learning experiences that incorporate standards-based content knowledge.
- Implement formative and summative assessment strategies to gauge the effectiveness of Common Core based lessons.