Leading the Common Core State Standards: From Common Sense to Common Practice

Leading the Common Core State Standards: From Common Sense to Common Practice

by Cheryl A. (Ann) Dunkle
     
 

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Transform your school using proven core curriculum practices  This practical guide provides step-by-step guidance for overcoming the barriers to adopting the Common Core State Standards and achieving equity and excellence for all students. An experienced teacher and principal, Cheryl Dunkle shows leaders how to lead implementation of the CCSS and

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Overview

Transform your school using proven core curriculum practices  This practical guide provides step-by-step guidance for overcoming the barriers to adopting the Common Core State Standards and achieving equity and excellence for all students. An experienced teacher and principal, Cheryl Dunkle shows leaders how to lead implementation of the CCSS and continuous quality improvement in schools. This practical guide addresses these key issues and more:

• Communicating the CCSS to teachers and parents and attaining their buy-in • Transitioning schools and districts to align with the CCSS • Determining which teaching and learning practices need to change • Garnering resources and support for reforms Included are professional learning resources such as guiding questions, an annotated bibliography, and a list of helpful references.

Editorial Reviews

Susan Stewart
"This book is a must-read for all administrators and practicing classroom teachers who are faced with the challenge of implementing Common Core State Standards. It is a practical guide to understanding CCSS and provides support for the challenges of restructuring classrooms to produce 21st century learners ready for global citizenship."
Bonnie Tryon
"One leaves this engaging book knowing and thinking more about the Common Core and one's role as a leader. Kudos to the author for doing this in a manner that leaves readers feeling like they just left a high-quality professional development experience."
Jason Thompson
"This book is one of the best I have read for moving educators beyond a cursory knowledge of the Common Core Standards. The author provides current research and years of experience to motivate and lead teachers, ensuring that they have the tools to help children succeed in the 21st century."
Freda Hicks
"This book provides an excellent opportunity to engage teacher leaders in leading the way with Common Core Standards."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452283968
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
184
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Consulting DescriptionCheryl Dunkle is a Professional Development Associate with the Leadership and Learning Center located in Englewood, Colorado. She works with educators across the country in the areas of assessment, accountability, and standards implementation. She was a practicing elementary principal with Douglas County Schools from 1983-2001. Previous to that, she served as an elementary guidance counselor and a teacher of primary students for fourteen years. She retired from public education in July of 2001.

In addition to her leadership in public schools, Cheryl has taught for several colleges and universities both online and in face-to-face courses and has coordinated a cohort teacher education program in the Denver metro area. Cheryl has a wealth of experience with professional development, including work as a district trainer of trainers in the areas of early childhood education, effective teaching strategies, group facilitation, Cognitive Coaching, student discipline, and techniques for success in working with parents. She has extensive knowledge in adult development and learning theory, as well as standards-based education and data driven decision-making. Her current area of study and interest is investigating the elements of successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

 

Recognitions for her work include: National Distinguished Principal, president of the Colorado Association of Elementary School Principals and recipient of their department service award, member of the coordinating council for the Colorado Association of School Executives, and selection as planning principal for a new elementary school in Douglas County. Cheryl gained invaluable knowledge and skills about teaching, learning, and leadership through each of these challenging and rewarding professional experiences.

 

 

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