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Unpacking the Common Core

Want a common framework using familiar terms to help align your classroom to the ELA or Mathematics Common Core? Receive one free copy of your grade level choice of "The ELA or Mathematics Core: Clarifying Expectations for Teachers and Students." Using this book, educators will join national presenters Bob Holman and Katy Bainbridge as they guide you through the following: 1. Examine the structure and content of the Common Core Standards. 2. Develop and strengthen strategies to integrate CCSS into the classroom using: enduring understandings, essential questions and learning targets.  Learn ideas for formative and summative assessment, student involvement and effective strategies. Participants are encouraged to bring their curriculum materials for planning. One-hour Ashland credit available for $249 if attending both the ELA and Math Common Core dates. Breakfast/Lunch is on your own.

 November 1, 2011 ELA 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
 December 1, 2011 ELA 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
 December 2, 2011 Mathematics 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.


What others are saying

At Assessment Training Institute, we advocate for clear learning targets translated into student-friendly language as the basis for accuracy and effective use of classroom assessment. The flipbooks that Align, Assess, Achieve has created are practical, well done, and easy to use. They will be of tremendous help to all teachers working to derive clear classroom-level learning targets from the Common Core State Standards and to translate those targets into statements that make sense to students, too."

Jan Chappuis and Rick Stiggins
Pearson Assessment Training Institute

The Common Core: Clarifying Expectations for Teachers and Students provides a useful resource for teachers and curriculum teams working with the Common Core English Language Arts Standards."

Jay McTighe
co-author, Understanding by Design

These research-based instructional planning tools provide our teachers with a clear "roadmap" for interpreting The Common Core State Standards. Align, Assess, Achieve has done the difficult work of unpacking the CCSS, putting them in kid friendly language, and has provided teachers with a clear tool to promote deeper meaning and understanding. Our teachers can now focus on changing how we teach, for a greater impact on student learning."

Kristi A. Thompson
Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Southwest Licking Local Schools

As a principal, I would have loved having all of the key ideas and details right at my fingertips! These books are a very practical tool for educators. I especially appreciate the layout, which will be easy for teachers, administrators, and students to use. These books provide a meaningful contribution to the ongoing conversation around education and facilitate a shared vocabulary among students and the adults who work with them."

Julie Davis
Executive Director
Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators



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