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"Keeping Students at the Center"

Resources for Student-Centered Instruction in a Time of Common Core Standards - Previous Revision

“No one knows as much about your students as you do . . .
Your knowledge about your students guides the instructional choices you make,
and it shapes your response to any mandate, including the Common Core State Standards.” 
Anne Gere, Core Standards Series Editor

NCTE Book Series, Virtual Conference, & Consulting Services

Supporting Students in a Time of Core Standards

The NCTE Book Series and Virtual Conference Recordings explore how student-centered teaching remains crucial to every classroom and provides examples of upholding NCTE principles of effective teaching in a time of Core Standards. The series is focused on helping teachers and schools interpret the Common Core State Standards, contextualize and connect to the CCSS, and plan units of instruction keeping students at the center and teachers as decision-makers.

Download and share the Grades 9-12, Grades 6-8, Grades 3-5, and Grades PreK-2 brochures detailing NCTE's books, virtual conference recordings, and other Core standards resources.

Onsite Support from Consultants
If you are looking for on-site, customized support from an expert consultant who can help you better understand the Core Standards and develop an implementation plan, consider working with an NCTE consultant

Learn more here about NCTE consultants who specialize in CCSS implementation! 

To Request NCTE Professional Development Services, complete the Online Request Form, call 800-369-6283 or email us today!


NCTE and Common Core Standards 

NCTE President Keith Gilyard Talks about NCTE and Common Core Standards
"What [NCTE has] done is to focus on what we are best equipped to do: support teachers in their work environments and make reasonable arguments about education to the stakeholders who are willing to listen to us in good faith. "  (February 9, 2012)

Earlier Statements Regarding the Common Core Standards:

Reports from NCTE's Review Team in Response to Standards Drafts:

View and download the final version of the Common Core State Standards.


Related NCTE Position Statements


Effective Teaching in the Time of Core Standards

2010-11 Teacher of the Year and NCTE member Sarah Brown Wessling Suggests How:

Sarah Brown Wessling

(Excerpted from the introductory session to NCTE's Common Core Virtual Conference, April, 2011)



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