New Twists on an Old Standard

Jason Zimba, a Common Core State Standards (CCSS) lead writer, uses specific standards to explain how small, but important, phrases tucked into the standards indicate shifts in the traditional approach to the CCSS. He uses specific cases from the standards to demonstrate how the specific wording of individual standards can suggest a shift in approach. 

Content Comments 

This is a short, four-page document that could be a useful resource for professional development. The examples provided in the document can help facilitators design activities for participants to explore the small phrases that indicate new twists on old standards as well as how these shifts indicate new approaches.