Posted May 19, 2017
CORE’s Excellence in Education Blog post this month is on the impact of the Supreme Court’s Unanimous Ruling on Special Education, setting a higher standard for students with disabilities.
Posted April 24, 2017
CORE’s Excellence in Education Blog post this month chronicles one district’s journey toward a sustained and deep commitment to professional learning and development. See what can happen when a district and CORE work together to support teachers and administrators across a system.
Posted March 26, 2017
CORE’s Excellence in Education Blog post this month is on the importance of clearing out math misconceptions in order to make room for new knowledge. See what happened when students were certain about the wrong right answer.
Posted February 13, 2017
(By Dean Ballard, CORE’s Director of Mathematics)
I was working in a school district near Seattle a few weeks ago, doing lesson studies in middle school math classes. Super fun time. In one sixth grade class I was teaching a lesson on “Finding the Percent of a Number.” As with any type of lesson modeling and even more extensively with lesson study, I met beforehand with teachers to review and revise the lesson as needed and agree on the focus areas for the lesson observation. In this case we were working on three areas – student engagement, discourse, and checking for understanding. We had a team of four teachers, the math coach, and the coordinator, all of whom would watch the lesson and debrief together afterwards.