Common Core Professional Development Kit

This kit is designed to help school 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) to provide participants with a clear understanding of the rigor and expectations needed to meet the demands of the Common Core.

Content Comments 

This teacher professional development toolkit was one of the earlier kits created for teachers (posted in December 2012). It provides a general overview of the shifts found in the Common Core State Standards. The presentation not only addresses what a teacher can do in relation to the shifts, but also what the principle can do. Teachers examine student work and have conversations around the work. The facilitator guide is very thorough; high points include key points to make and what to expect from participants.