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Thank you to all of the teachers who are participating in Cutting to the Core this semester! The series continues on Wednesday, December 18th when each group will explore the most effective Common Core resources.
"I left Saturday morning's session feeling incredibly energized and excited about teaching the Common Core, the possibilities of professional development, and learning from and with teacher across the city. It was such a positive experience for me. I hope others register and benefit from this awesome opportunity." - Bri Zika
"You are brilliant! Thank you for putting together this Common Core PD series. Every part of it was useful." - Alexandra Fuentes
Date: Wednesday, December 18th
Time: 5:15 - 7:30 p.m.
5:15 p.m.: Dinner and registration
5:45 p.m.: Breakout sessions (by grade level and subject area)
7:15 p.m.: Close
Location: Capital City Public Charter School
100 Peabody Street NW Washington, D.C. 20011 - see a map
Parking is available at the school and on the street in the surrounding area
Closest Metro stations: Fort Totten and Takoma
First semester essential questions:
11/13: What does that standard really mean?
12/18: How do we know which resources are truly Common Core aligned?
1/8: How do we shift the mindset of our students from seeking the one easy right answer to the persistence needed to unearth several right answers?
Cutting to the Core Series Information
We have worked with teachers to design a FREE, teacher-led, eight-month-long series for teachers around the Common Core. Teachers from across the city will gain a deeper understanding of the Common Core State Standards and will collaborate on how to best implement the standards in their classroom to benefit their students.
Save the dates for second semester!
February 22nd ~ March 19th ~ April 21st ~ May 23rd
The T+ Network is open to all current Washington, D.C. district and charter school classroom teachers. We encourage you to bring your results-oriented colleagues.