"Jay McTighe and I have written a white paper on implementation of the Common Core Standards entitled From Common Core Standards to Curriculum: Five Big Ideas. In it we propose a strategy for ensuring that the Common Core Standards are appropriately addressed in curriculum and assessment design locally. We also highlight common misconceptions about what the Standards do and do not demand of educators locally."
The paper has five big ideas (quoted below):
#1 - The Common Core Standards have new emphases and require a careful reading.
#2 - Standards are not curriculum.
#3 - Standards need to be "unpacked."
#4 - A coherent curriculum is mapped backwards from desired performances.
#5 - The standards come to life through the assessments.
A short excerpt is also available if you click through.
Via Beth Dichter