April workshop materials shared here.
In 2010, the National Governor's Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers released a set of common standards designed to define what today's students need to know and be able to do in order to thrive in tomorrow's world. Adopted by 45 states, these standards are designed to move classroom instruction away from a focus on the simple acquisition of basic facts and towards the more meaningful application of higher level cognitive skills. While standards are clearly defined for Mathematics and English-Language Arts teachers, many social studies and science teachers at the middle and high school level have struggled to figure out just what the Common Core State Standards mean for them.
In this workshop, full-time practicing sixth grade science teacher Bill Ferriter will introduce participants to several simple ways that the Common Core State Standards can be integrated into the work that social studies and science teachers are already doing with their students.