Article on Common Core of Standards
Hopefully you have had a chance to read, the February Kappan article, “Tying Together the Common Core of Standards, Instruction, and Assessments,” by Vicki Phillips and Carina Wong. This article is available to all on the public side of the PDK website so encourage others to read it. View Free PDF
The article certainly supports the common core standards for many reasons and lays out some of what must follow in the states for these to become reality. A question I have is how will all of this get to the teacher level to make an impact? When will we start to see changes in state assessments?
If you are interest in more on this topic – on Tuesday, March 16, at 4:00 p.m. Eastern, PDK will have our first Kappan Conversations: Beyond the Printed Page webinar with Vicki Phillips and Carina Wong. In case Vicki’s name is not familiar to you, she is the education program director at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Joan Richardson will host this discussion.