In this online, professional development course, educators will become fully versed in the foundations of The Common Core State Standards for English language arts (CCSS) and will see demonstrations of the six instructional shifts: balancing informational and literary text, using texts to inform, the staircase of text complexity, text-based answers, academic vocabulary, and writing from sources. They will also learn ways to communicate the purpose and the value of implementing the ELA CCSS in their school.
To support implementation of these shifts, educators will:
Evaluate their instructional practice for alignment to the shifts of the CCSS
Plan standards-aligned lessons
Identify demonstrations of the three instructional strategies
Plan and design formative assessments to regularly inform instruction and student supports
Develop units of study and lesson plans using a backwards-design method and include diverse learning paths for all learners
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