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Common Core State Standards

A Charge . . .

The Common Core State Standards arm educators with a powerful tool for rethinking instruction to better prepare American students for citizenry in a global society. A redirected focus on application, relevance, and higher-order thinking skills speak to the changing roles of teachers and the need for innovative learning environments.

A Challenge . . .

The subtleties of academically rigorous standards demand that educators challenge their belief systems about teaching and learning. The factory-model delivery of instruction will not prepare students for a world of innovative problem-solving necessary in a global society. The Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom will.

Consider . . .
• Designing Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classrooms
• Developing a problem-based curriculum
• Providing staff development workshops on unpacking standards

Resources for you . . .
• Download IDE’s Unpacking the Common Core State Standards document
• Visit the Common Core State Standards Initiative website