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Leading the Common Core State Standards: From Common Sense to Common Practice / Edition 1
     

Leading the Common Core State Standards: From Common Sense to Common Practice / Edition 1

by Cheryl A. (Ann) Dunkle
 

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ISBN-10: 145220392X

ISBN-13: 9781452203928

Pub. Date: 05/01/2012

Publisher: SAGE Publications

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452203928
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/01/2012
Series:
Leading the Common Core State Standards Series
Pages:
184
Sales rank:
552,382
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Douglas B. Reeves
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
1. What Matters Most
Are Outstanding Teachers Born or Made?
The Heart of Matter
This Isn’t Kansas Anymore, Toto
Mindsets
Teacher Leadership
Change Is Sometimes Messy and Uncomfortable
What Happens Next with CCSS Reform?
From Common Sense to Common Practice in Teacher Leadership
2. Leading with Roots and Wings
Consider This Scenario
Variations on the Leadership Theme
The Wings of Vision
The Roots of Coherence
From Common Sense to Common Practice in School Leadership
3. The Promises and Possibilities of Common Core State Standards
Are We Still A Nation At Risk?
Building Background Knowledge about CCSS
See the Light or Feel the Heat
Progressive and Pragmatic Solutions
A Closer Look at Common Core State Standards
From Common Sense to Common Practice with CCSS
4. A Relevant and Rigorous Common Core Curriculum
Something of Substance
Common and Core
Constructing the Conversation
How the World Works
Thought Partners
From Common Sense to Common Practice in Defining a CCSS Curriculum
5. Inviting students to Learn
The Power of Deeply Understanding Instruction
The Power of Deeply Implementing Nonfiction Writing
The Power of Deeply Utilizing Dimensions of Learning
The Power of Differentiation
From Common Sense to Common Practice in Instruction
6. Powerful Professional Learning for Adults
Adult Learning Theory
Implications for Professional Development
Options for Quality Professional Learning
From Common Sense to Common Practice in Professional Development
7. Next-Generation Assessment Systems
Lessons Old and New About Assessment Systems
Two Consortia Will Potentially Provide the Answers
Deliberate Classroom Formative Assessment: A Must
Performance Tasks to Promote Learning
From Common Sense to Common Practice in Next-Generation Assessment Systems
8. Powerful Learning Through Powerful Technology
The National Education Technology Plan
Horizon Report: 2011 K-12 Edition
Technological Implications for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
Measuring What Matters
Technological Infrastructures
From Common Sense to Common Practice in Technology
9. Accountability for Excellence and Equity
Understanding Total Quality
The Story Behind the Numbers
Standards-Based Accountability
Teachers Take the Lead
System Things: Not Single Things
From Common Sense to Common Practice in Holistic Accountability
References
Suggested Reading
Index

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