This kit is designed to help Network Teams prepare teachers and administrators for the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The kit contains a facilitation guide and a full day presentation (including talking points) that will provide participants with a clear understanding of the rigor and expectations needed to meet the demands of the Common Core.
The morning session provides a general awareness of the Common Core and an overview of the instructional shifts for teachers and principals. The afternoon portion provides an opportunity to examine student work to determine gaps in student knowledge between the 2005 learning standards and the Common Core. Most importantly, the kit provides a framework for teachers to engage in adult conversations about content in order to improve their own knowledge and expertise – their readiness to deliver on the Common Core.