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Collaborating for Success With the Common Core

A Toolkit for Professional Learning Communities at Work™

Leverage teamwork to integrate the CCSS into your curriculum, and build on a foundational knowledge of PLCs. You’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the shifts required to implement the standards in core content areas and find valuable tips and strategies for creating strong collaborative practices. Identify the essential standards, determine learning targets, define proficiency, learn how to design rigorous assessments, and more.

Benefits

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the CCSS for English language arts and mathematics.
  • Navigate the shifts required by the CCSS for curriculum, instruction, assessment, and intervention.
  • Learn how collaborative teams within a PLC provide the support necessary for successful transition to the CCSS.
  • Unpack and power the CCSS to deliver a viable and guaranteed curriculum.
  • Understand how to scale learning targets drawing on well-known taxonomies of levels of thinking.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1: Understanding the Common Core State Standards
Chapter 2: Supporting Change to Facilitate Shifts to the CCSS
Chapter 3: Powering the CCSS
Chapter 4: Unwrapping the CCSS
Chapter 5: Scaling Learning Targets to Define Proficiency
Chapter 6: Determining Pacing and Unit Design
Chapter 7: Defining Rigor and Assessment Practices
Chapter 8: Using Rubrics to Provide Feedback
Chapter 9: Using Quality Instructional Practices
Chapter 10: Responding When Students Need More Time and Support
Chapter 11: Responding When Students Are Proficient

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SUGGESTED RESOURCES

RESOURCES TO SUPPORT POWERING THE CCSS

Assessment

English Language Arts

Mathematics