"A Teachers' Platform for Mayor Walsh". Teaching Policy Fellows weigh in on the future of education in Boston.
"Core in the Classroom: Teachers Speak Out on the Common Core". Teaching Policy Fellows share their experiences and recommendations for the Common Core.
"Measuring School Quality: A Perspective from Boston Teachers". Teaching Policy Fellows share their recommendations for Boston Public Schools' measures of school quality.
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New Teachers are the New Majority
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By Mike Winerip
New York Times, August 8, 2010
Core Collaborative Facilitator Application
The Core Collaborative brings teacher leaders together with cohorts of participating teachers to align curriculum to the Common Core State Standards and share best practices. The program is selective, admitting 7 - 10 Core Collaborative Facilitators during the spring semester.Facilitators will be trained in leading teams of adult learners, and then use that knowledge, along with their unique perspective as classroom teachers, to lead sessions for 5-10 teachers. The teacher participants will produce curriculum, syllabi, units, lesson plans, and assessments aligned to the Common Core, as well as develop best practice strategies and analyze student work.
- Core Collaborative Facilitators are experts in the Common Core and serve as leaders of professional learning
- They facilitate five three-hour sessions for 5-10 teacher participants
- They address the question: How can we lead our students towards success on the Common Core?
- They receive a $1,500 stipend for the fall semester (February 25 – March 6)
Core in the Classroom: From Standards to PracticeSaturday, September 28, 2013
The Common Core/Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks are transforming teaching and learning in Massachusetts. Last month, Teach Plus, the Massachusetts Teachers Association, and the College of Education and Development's Department of Curriculum and Instruction at UMass Boston offered a free intensive one-day conference aimed at supporting teachers in the rollout of the Common Core. Nearly 500 teachers from 103 school districts attended more than 20 sessions led by inspiring teacher leaders -- demonstrating the power of teachers leading the rollout of the Common Core.