Aligning Curricular Materials with the Common Core

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This is a four minute video in which David Coleman, a contributing author to the Common Core State Standards, describes an exemplary module that he and his fellow authors have designed.  After watching this video and reading the Publishers’ Criteria and accompanying rubric, educators might select curricular material and assess it using the expectations articulated in the Publishers’ Criteria and measured through the rubrics.  In what ways do these curricular materials meet this high bar for Common Core alignment?  In what ways can their alignment be improved?  Participants may even want to have a variety of materials available and spend time “norming” on the scoring of those materials against the rubric until a common language and/or a common “eye” is established amongst the group so that the definition of “Common Core Alignment” becomes a shared understanding.

This is just one way of conducting professional development around this video. We encourage you to use this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. Please contribute to the discussion by telling us how YOU have used these videos! Which discussion questions did you find sparked the most collaboration amongst educators?  What professional learning experiences did you design around the viewing?  We want to hear from you so that educators across the state can benefit from your experience!