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

"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


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)

View additional videos about effective teaching. 

Book Series, Virtual Conference, Web Seminars, & Consulting Serivces

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.


Web Seminars

The NCTE fall Web seminar series focuses on topics to help your school with Common Core State Standards (CCSS) planning. Each 60-minute online event is presented by an NCTE author or consultant and includes handouts, lesson planning ideas, and group discussion prompts for additional learning. 

Can't make the live event?  Buy the recorded presentation instead!  On Demand Web Seminars provide the recorded version of the online event and include all actions within the presentation.


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 

Open Letters from NCTE 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


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