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Tuesday, January 22 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Common Core Standards Look-fors Guide Teacher-Led Classroom Walkthroughs
The implementation of the Common Core State Standards means educators need to have a deeper conceptual understanding of the English Language Arts, Mathematics and fluency with student-centered teaching practices. With the implementation of the Standards, it is vitally important for school administrators and staff interested in engaging their faculty on the Standards to use an embedded form of professional development known as “teacher-led classroom walkthroughs.” The idea for this session is to show how to engage teachers in continuous and sustained learning about their practices related to the Common Core Standards in a setting in which they actually work. Most important is to focus on how to create a teacher-led walk-through model that gives opportunities for teachers to observe and be observed followed by them sharing through those observations reflective discussions on how to change and improve their Common Core curricula and teaching practices.

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Donald Kachur

Dr. Donald Kachur is Professor Emeritus of Education from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Illinois State University, Normal, IL. He was the lead author of the book (2010) titled, "Classroom Walkthroughs to Improve Teaching and Learning."

Tuesday January 22, 2013 10:00am - 11:30am EST
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