What the Top Ed Consultant in the US Says She Would Do to Implement the Core. Download the Common Core Alignment Webinar Where She Outlines Her Plan.

By Cameron Pipkin

Many of you have heard of Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs. She’s a renowned expert on education and curriculum design. When she’s not lecturing at Colombia University, districts all over the country seek her out to consult and assist them in redesigning their curriculum.

The folks at my company have worked with Dr. Jacobs’ curriculum development team, and as a result she has partnered with us to put on a webinar outlining strategies for implementing the Common Core. We ran the webinar yesterday, and I was informed this morning that it is already available for download on our website. I thought I’d let you know about it.

Here’s a the description that Dr. Jacobs’ team provided:

Forty-eight states are part of the Common Core State Standards Initiative—now the task of integrating these new standards lies ahead.  In this webinar, participants gain an overview of an innovative learning experience provided by Mapping to the Core LiveBook and LivePlanner, written by Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs and the Curriculum21 team. Mapping to the Core LiveBook and LivePlanner give teachers unprecedented support in mapping Common Core Standards alignment and student learning. Mapping to the Core presents step-by-step theory and instruction that guides teachers through the process of creating a curriculum map aligned to the Common Core Standards, just in time for your summer planning. 

Learn how Mapping to the Core addresses the following implementation steps:

  • Understand basic mapping elements and types of maps
  • Develop core unit maps with integrated Common Core Standards
  • Establish core purposes for mapping reviews
  • Develop consensus core maps with benchmark assessments
  • Integrate literacy strategies into the maps
  • Align the maps using the five alignment perspectives
  • Update maps to engage the 21st century learner
  • Sustain the core mapping review process

You won’t find this anywhere else. Click here to download the slides and/or view the recording.

As always, let me know if you have any questions.



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