Aligning Your Curriculum to the Common Core State Standards

Aligning Your Curriculum to the Common Core State Standards

by Joe T. Crawford
     
 

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Avoid “analysis paralysis” and just get started!

The Milken Award-winning educator and author of Using Power Standards to Build an Aligned Curriculum shows how to implement the new Common Core State Standards. This book outlines his proven process for building a guaranteed and viable local curriculum based on the CCSS, and includes:

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Overview

Avoid “analysis paralysis” and just get started!

The Milken Award-winning educator and author of Using Power Standards to Build an Aligned Curriculum shows how to implement the new Common Core State Standards. This book outlines his proven process for building a guaranteed and viable local curriculum based on the CCSS, and includes:

  • A system for creating local standards from the CCSS
  • Methods for connecting the common, formative assessments to quarterly instructional objectives
  • Ways to scaffold learning expectations

Readers will find helpful charts and graphs plus access to Internet-based software for mapping the CCSS to classroom instruction.

Editorial Reviews

Library Media Connection, August 2012 - Susan Mc Nair
"This readable title is directed toward the implementation leader and is designed as a guide for putting the CCSS into operation. This book is an excellent road map to guide schools and districts beginning to create workable local CCSS."
Mike Schmoker
“At a time when all of us are seeking clarity and simplicity about the Common Core State Standards(less is more!), Joe Crawford’s book makes a helpful and practical contribution to the work of implementation. His real-school examples help us to see that standards can and must be reduced to be useful.”
Denita Scott
"Our teachers are eager to take ownership in curriculum development, and our district looks forward to updating other content areas using the Power Standards model."
Scott Kuffel
"The process and methods that Joe Crawford implemented with our teachers, and his ability to customize the process while working with three different school districts, speaks volumes to the scalability of his Power Standards approach. His work is not just transactional, but truly transformational."
The Midwest Book Review, March 2012 - James A. Cox
"From developing a system for connecting different assessments and objectives to understanding how CCSS currently works in the real world, this is packed with guidelines suitable for any education collection."
Library Media Connection, August 2012 - Susan McNair
"This readable title is directed toward the implementation leader and is designed as a guide for putting the CCSS into operation. This book is an excellent road map to guide schools and districts beginning to create workable local CCSS."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452216478
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
11/03/2011
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Learn more about Joe Crawford's PD offerings

Joe Crawford spent 36 years in public education at the high school, junior high, middle school, and district level as an English teacher, assistant principal, principal, and assistant superintendent focusing on improving student performance. He has been recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education in the Those Who Excel program and by the Carnegie Foundation in the National Systemic Change Award. Additionally, he was principal of a twice-recognized National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence and met two presidents as part of that recognition. He was also chosen by the Illinois State Board of Education and the Milken Family Foundation as a National Distinguished Educator. He has also been active in the Total Quality Management and continuous improvement, and his work reflects the tenets of these industry-standard approaches to improvement. While doing this work, his district received a Silver Award from the Baldrige Foundation.

Following the work of Larry Lezotte, Doug Reeves, Mike Schmoker and others, he works with local districts to apply this invaluable work and research in the real world of public schools and kids—making the transition from research to reality possible and even pleasant. He works with teachers and districts to build capacity and to create a common sense of mission through shared ownership of solutions. By involving those who will implement decisions in the actual decision-making process, he helps create a sense of buy-in and a much deeper understanding of state standards and the improvement process, leading to sustainable, long-term improvement in student performance.

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