Pearson has launched a new Common Core Standards website. While much of the site is commercially based — selling the products and services of Pearson — there are several useful (and free!) webinars:
Common Core: Math Standards – Implementation for Success
As part of its commitment to help states transition to the new standards, Pearson called upon its Common Core mathematics expert, Phil Daro, to help educators learn how to apply the new math standards in a free webinar. Daro, chair of the state-led Common Core Standards Mathematics Workgroup and a senior fellow for mathematics at Pearson’s school improvement business America’s Choice, will take teachers on a step-by-step journey through the standards, making them relevant for front-line educators.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
Introduction to the Common Core State Standards
Dr. Karen Wixson (Professor of Education, University of Michigan; Consultant – Common Core ELA Standards) provides general background on the Common Core Standards including their purposes, goals, and next steps in implementation. She also discusses the key features of the Common Core Standards design and organization including the role of College and Career Readiness Standards.
Common Core: Reading Standards and Implications
Dr. Wixson follows up her initial overview of the Common Core State Standards presentation with an in-depth focus on the ELA standards.
Common Core: Math Standards – Transition and Next Steps
Dr. Francis (Skip) Fennell (Professor, Education Department – McDaniel College) discusses the transition to the Common Core Math Standards, their implications, and next steps for implementation.
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