Tuesday, May 21, 2013

California Teachers Collaborate To Create Common Core Curriculum

Bakersfield Californian (5/20, Adamo) reports on some of the collaboration that teachers in California are undertaking to devise teaching strategies aligned with the Common Core Standards, noting that though the standards “go into great detail about what students should know when, the state Board of Education hasn’t dictated how teachers should teach the new standards, nor has it provided a curriculum or instructional materials.” Therefore, educators around California, already beset by budget woes, have had to craft their own programs. The article describes how teachers from a number of districts came together to form the Rigorous Curriculum Design Team, which “first underwent training on the demands of Common Core, then set out to design projects and assignments aligned to the new standards.”

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