I just wanted to share with you a resource that I hope you’ll find helpful as you implement the Common Core. Here are some guiding questions for you to use at your school – these will help get the “gunk” out of the way before you get implementing! It’s necessary!
|What have we done so far in our CCSS efforts? What history do we have in implementation across the departments?
|What direction do we have from the district? What support do we have from the district?
|What are the inhibitors to our work on the CCSS? Is there residual debris from other efforts that we need to clean up?
|What are our monthly goals for implementation? Will we have school-wide plans? Will we have department-wide plans?
|How will the plan be shared with the staff? School-wide? By teams? By department?
|How do we mobilize teachers to own and author the plan?
|What will our assessments look like? Do we already have assessments that we can use for development or do we develop brand new assessments?
|How will we team to develop the benchmark assessments? How will we collect and monitor assessments?
|How will we handle unit/lesson development? What do we have in place? How will we collect/monitor the lesson we’ve developed?
|What is our monitoring plan? How will the Leadership Team “walk the deck?” What are our “CCSS implementation benchmarks?”
Then, you’ll find a planning tool that will allow you to get started aligning your current curriculum to the Common Core.
Click here to download the resource!!!