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Common Core for Higher Ed

Next month the National Math and Science teacher training team will be heading to Tennessee to work with college of education faculty on imbedding common core into teacher preparation.  This is a first as far as we know and a great collaboration between the Tennessee HIgher Education Commission (THEC), Lipscomb University and NMSI. Tennessee has been incredible in their work to prepare for common core implementation and we are very excited to be a part of it. We are also working with a district to train their curriculum directors on what they need to do to prepare for common core. 
As for the higher ed teacher prep teams - here is a sample of the agenda for the two day training. We were excited that higher education was involved with the PARCC Educator Leader Cadre and it created this amazing opportunity to work with Tennessee on bringing common core into teacher preparation. More to come! 

Teacher Preparation and the Common Core State Standards

Day One
  • Introductions, Purpose of Grant, Goal of Meeting
  • Overview of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
  • Questions
  • Breakout Sessions
    • Analyzing the English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science Literacy Standards
    • CCSS for Mathematical Content
  • Lunch
  • Breakout Sessions
    • Using Literary and Nonfiction Texts
    • CCSS for Mathematical Practices
    •  Applying the Literacy Reading and Writing Standards for Social Studies
    • Science Literacy and an Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards
  • Breakout Sessions
    • Intersection of Standards, Instruction and Assessment – English (Social studies teachers attend)
    •  Intersection of Standards, Instruction and Assessment – Mathematics (Science and CTE teachers attend)
  •  Breakout Sessions
    • Using English and Literacy Standards and Evidence Tables to Guide Classroom Instruction and Assessment
    • Using Math Standards and Evidence Tables to Guide Classroom Instruction and Assessment
Day Two
  • Development and Use of the Video Resources
  • Lunch
  • Putting It All Together – Facilitated Discussions
  • Putting It All Together – Action Plans
  • Putting It All Together – Sharing and Follow-Up