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Common Core in Mathematics: Instructional Shifts for Effective Implementation


Course Description

The Common Core State Standards originated in 2010 and have been adopted by the majority of states across the country. The Standards aim to increase the rigor of instruction for all students in order to adequately prepare them for success in college and career. In this course, educators will explore The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS-M) to understand the purpose for the Standards, the foundations of the Standards, what students are expected to understand, know, and be able to do, and how this will impact teachers’ approach to instruction. The course will address the combination of content standards and Mathematical Practice standards, the three shifts in emphasis and organization, how these shifts will impact classroom practice, and ways to address the needs of diverse student populations. Through readings, classroom videos, and other activities, participants will gain a foundational understanding of The Standards and their application. Participants will become informed educators who can implement the standards with fidelity in their school or district.


Grades K-2

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Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) is a leading public sector solutions implementation and operations improvement firm that partners with health, education, and human services agencies to improve lives. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG has nearly 2,000 professionals in more than 50 offices around the US, in Canada and in Europe. PCG’s Education practice offers consulting services and technology solutions that help schools, school districts, and state education agencies/ministries of education to promote student success, improve programs and processes, and optimize financial resources.

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