Already equipped with inquiry-based skills, librarians are helping teachers acquire the instructional methods they need to adopt.
Literacy is the "common ground of the common core" (Janet Allen) and the expectation is that literacy is now a shared responsibility among all teachers. That means that close reading, writing, listening, speaking, and collaborating should be a normal part of instruction in every classroom every day.
The minute we gave our teachers the results of our school wide diagnostic assessment and taught them how to determine the text complexity of their course materials and the expected comprehension level of the students, they made a beeline for the library. Instead of being a nicety, our librarian instantly became a necessity to quality instruction in every classroom.
Welcome to the PARCC Education Leader Cadre (ELC) Portal, your one stop for a hub of resources related to PARCC ELC trainings and the Common Core State Standards. If you’re part of the 24-state consortium known as the Partnership of Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), then you’re part of building something better for our students and ultimately for the future.
Harvest, filter, deliver. Three words I never thought was one of the best options to building leadership for implementing the Common Core (CCSS). But now I'm sure of how this could be a game-changer. What if we studied our leaders...