The Common Core Institute

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Join the Common Core Institute in Oklahoma City for two days of in-depth professional learning on May 3rd and 4th as you continue your progress toward complete Common Core Implementation. This institute was developed by our experts who have been working with schools across the country, building sustainable capacity for Common Core Implementation.

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Skirvin Hilton
One Park Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Guest Rooms:
Rate- $139 plus tax per night
Cutoff Date -4/19/12
Guest should reference Common Core Institute when calling
Rooms available on 5/2 & 5/3

Institute Day 1:
Developing Standards Literacy

As teachers become true practitioners of the Common Core, you need to know the precise expectations of the standards – what students will be required to know and be able to do, as well as which skills to advance in your students, so they can best hit the target.

What you’ll experience:
  • Close reading of the common core state standards
  • Looking into deconstruction: specific plans on how to begin addressing the standards
  • Identify specific expectations of the standards you are responsible for
  • Know and identify the learning targets in each standard
  • What types of assessments are most appropriate to assess the standards
  • Process for looking at additional standards

Michael Rush

Institute Day 2:
Assessment and Grading with the Common Core State Standards

After Day 1, participants should have a clear understanding of what the standards are expecting our students to know and be able to do. Day 2 will take Common Core Standards implementation one step further to discuss Assessment and Grading.

Decisions about curriculum, instruction, and assessment must be made with the end in mind – at the very least, getting our students to a proficient level on all standards and creating a society of college- and career-ready adults. Once you have a solid awareness of the Common Core, you will need to implement assessment and provide the necessary analytical tools, enabling your district or school to refresh curriculum, measure, and finally adjust to ensure your curriculum is derived from the Common Core. Grading and Assessment decisions should not be made based on convenience. Research proves, as we already know, if we monitor what is taught and assessed, achievement will increase by up to 31%. Do you have the tools necessary to measure that increase?

Kimberly Brunswick

About the Consultants:

Mike RushMichael Rush has served schools for more than 30 years as both a teacher and consultant. He has worked closely with expert educators, including Heidi Hayes Jacobs. He has traveled extensively helping school leaders better understand the operational curricula within their schools. Mr. Rush is experienced in Understanding by Design, Differentiated Instruction, and Project-Based Learning.

Kimberly Brunswick is an expert in, and nationally renowned speaker on, comprehensive school reform, standards-based grading, fair grading, implementation of Common Core State Standards, and curriculum mapping. She is passionate about guiding schools through curriculum refinement processes as they strive to connect teaching strategies with student learning.