"The Council is focusing its resources on supporting teachers and teams
as they make their own professional decisions -- informed by reflection
and research -- about how best to foster literacy learning. "
NCTE President Keith Gilyard
"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
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!
2010-11 Teacher of the Year and NCTE member Sarah Brown Wessling Suggests How:
(Excerpted from the introductory session to NCTE's Common Core Virtual Conference, April, 2011)
Open Letters from NCTE Regarding the Common Core Standards:
- March 10, 2010; Jeff Williams, chair, NCTE Review Team for the Common Core State Standards for K-12 English Language Arts
- September 21, 2009; Kylene Beers, NCTE President
- August 17, 2009; Kylene Beers, NCTE President
- July 28, 2009; Kylene Beers, NCTE President
Reports from NCTE's Review Team in Response to Standards Drafts:
View and download the final version of the Common Core State Standards.