NCTE offers consultants and services to support schools in their efforts to implement the requirements of the Common Core State Standards into their curriculum. Consultants are available to present one-day or multi-day presentations or provide year-round consulting. All workshops and presentations can be customized to meet your specific needs!
Additional resources available from NCTE that provide extended learning opportunities for teachers as they become familiar with the standards and what they mean for student learning include:
To Request NCTE Professional Development Services, complete the Online Request Form, call 800-369-6283 or email us today!
One- Or Two-Day Common Core Seminar
Consultant: Katie McKnight
Sample agendas for one- and two-day Common Core Seminars.
There are key differences in the CCSS that teachers, principals, and administrators need to understand. The one-day seminar will build participants' understanding of the common core standards to align standards with teaching and learning activities that improve student achievement as well as Common Core based formative assessments. The two-day seminar will build on the one-day seminar by also exploring and addressing questions like:
- How does our school create a common language to discuss the Standards?
- What impact do the Common Core Standards have on teaching and learning in the 21st Century?
- How can the Standards align to the curriculum?
- How do we build formative assessments that evaluate the rigorous skills articulated in the Common Core Standards?
Supporting Students in a Time of Common Core State Standards
Consultant: Anne Ruggles Gere
This workshop highlights the key features of the CCSS for English Language Arts and explains how these features can be addressed. It offers multiple classroom-based examples of teachers implementing the CCSS while at the same time adhering to principles of good teaching that puts student learning at the center. This workshop provides strategies for individual teachers and whole departments in the process of planning units of study that address the CCSS.
Inspirational Teaching in a Time of Common Core Standards
Consultant: Susi Long
Susi and preK-to-third grade teachers share specific instructional strategies used to sustain innovative teaching while addressing Common Core State Standards. Emphasizing the importance of using standards as resources not onstraints, these presentations - tailored to the needs of each audience - focus on issues and ideas such as: culturally relevant reading and writing practices, celebrating literacies in multilingual settings, building practice from students' interests, text selection and development in diverse communities, and writing workshop that embraces the mosaic of diverse classrooms.
Updating the Standards: Bridging the Gaps
Consultant: William Kist
Drawing from his real-world work with districts across the country and the most up-to-date research on college readiness, Dr. Kist can facilitate your curriculum and instruction transition into the 21st century. A process of revision that works from models provided by the Common Core, Partnership for 21st Century Skills and the ACT College Readiness Standards will be followed and embedded with many "real world" examples of multi-modal assignments and assessments. Your district will come out of the experience with a revitalized curriculum document and also a variety of possibilities for infusing new literacies across all subject areas.