Implementing the Common Core State Standards requires educators and school leaders to make fundamental shifts in their practice. The standards represent a real change in instructional goals from high school graduation to college and career readiness. This shift in intent means profound changes in the way students learn, in the way teachers teach, and in the way administrators lead.
To help members as they adjust their practice to align with the Common Core, each of the workshops below will be offered twice over the course of the NJEA Convention.
Presenter: Sandra Alberti, Student Achievement Partners
Thursday: 9:30 – 11 a.m. Room 302
Friday: 9:30 – 11 a.m. Room 302
This program focuses on major implications of the Common Core State Standards on instruction, leadership, instructional resources, and assessments. Updates on PARCC assessments as well as tools developed by Student Achievement will be shared. This presentarion will help bring focus Partners to support this critical work and coherence to implementation with some clear steps to bring this work back to the classrooms.
Presenter: Harvey Silver, Silver, Strong and Associates
Thursday: 1 – 2:30 p.m. Room 302
Friday: 1 – 2:30 p.m. Room 302
Participants will be introduced to six stratgies that teachers can use to develop Common Core skills, particularly Reading for Meaning, and explore challenges in addressing the new standards.
Presenters: Dr. Kimberly Harris, Knowledge Delivery Systems
Thursday: 3 – 4:30 p.m. Room 302
Friday: 3 – 4:30 p.m. Room 302
This program looks at the use of online programs blended with onsite support to improve teacher practice in light of the transition to the Common Core State Standards.