In this video, a 4th-grade teacher from Fall Hamilton shares her perspective on what it was like to transition from a standards-based to text based approach to planning. We also see a clip of her grade-level team engaging in text based planning...More
Meredith Liben, Director of Literacy and English Language Arts at Student Achievement Partners discusses balancing the three literacy shifts in order to meet the Common Core State Standards.More
2nd-grade teacher, Lucy Makuro, leads her students through a close reading of the poem “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” by Jane Taylor.More
Edited close reading lesson including relevant artifacts.More
Overview In this VL module, you’ll deepen your knowledge of the three aspects of rigor by showing you how to build these aspects into planning. Interactive games gives you a chance to apply knowledge and get quick feedback. “I love how this...More
Clare Lundquist, Principal of University Prep-Steele Street in Denver, CO, describes strategies teachers use to support all students with grade-level math.More
Clare Lundquist, Principal of University Prep-Steele Street in Denver, CO, describes structures the school has in place to support students with unfinished learning to ‘catch them up.’...More
Master teacher, Kasie McElroy, explains how she supports teachers to deepen their understanding of math standards through a unit planning template and individual feedback.More
5th-grade teacher, Carina Pruitt, shares how conceptual understanding is the foundation for procedural fluency and application. Looking for more specific standard/grade lessons, tasks or games to build conceptual understanding? Check out...More

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