Common Core: What Every
Administrator Needs to Know

If you had only five minutes to talk, what would you choose to focus on as the most important thing administrators need to know about Common Core State Standards? The shifts involved? What a common core classroom should look like? How to ensure the success of your professional development efforts? In this collection of videos, educational leaders share their experience and advice.


Shifting Sands
7 Great Common Core Resources
Flipped PBL Classroom
The "Other" CCSS
Training 400 Silicon Valley Educators in CCSS


Shifting Sands
Michael Simkins

Common Core State Standards require some significant instructional shifts. Focusing on English/Language Arts, Michael hones in on the most important shifts and suggests instructional models from the past that should be resurrected and put to work in service of the new standards.


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7 Great Common Core Resources
Christina Hank

Christina Hank, Secondary Curriculum Coordinator at Medina (Ohio) City Schools, shares seven excellent web-based resources to help both staff and parents get a handle on the common core. (Recorded for presentation at the SIGAdmin Forum at the ISTE conference, June 24, 2013; used with the author's permission.)


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Flipped PBL Classroom
Todd Nesloney

One of the National School Board Association's "20 to Watch" for 2013, Todd is also a SMART Exemplary Educator, STAR Discovery Education Teacher, and a Flipped Classroom Certification Instructor. He shares successful classroom examples from his 5th grade math class at Fields Store Elementary in Waller, Texas. (Recorded at the SIGAdmin Forum at the ISTE conference, June 24, 2013; used with the author's permission.)


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