Even though Common Core State Standards have “been around” for several years, now, for many teachers, mastery of how to best infuse this deep and rich set of educational criteria continues to be an evolving process and changes with every new group of students.
This exciting new digital series is derived from the print form of Teacher Peach’s Common Core Kit for Success. This flexible digital form encourages teachers to “take a peek” by exploring this Playbook for Success process on a month-by-month basis as curricular needs dictate.
This segment, CCSS Training Camp Prep Kit, helps teachers focus and zero in on the specific challenges their students may face at any point in the school year. This download features:
• 12 individual prep pages
• Goal-setting materials
• Class Rosters
• Self-Reflection Tools
• Planning Tools
• Tips, Reminders, Hints, Strategies, and More.
This CCSS Playbook for Success series has 15 individual segments, each available separately, beginning with the CCSS Training Camp Prep Kit, described here. The next 11 segments are month-specific Playbooks for Success, from August through June/July. Each month, teachers shape their PLAN, ACT on these plans, and REFLECT on their progress—all in just six pages.
The last 3 segments include separate downloads for Year-Round Teacher Resources, Year-Round Teacher B&W Versions of Downloads, and a Year-Round Teacher Tool Kit filled with colorful, functional, and inspiring Meeting Materials and Motivators.
Once completed, these simple-to-incorporate monthly playbooks are outstanding additions for the all-important teacher evaluation process, too! These tools prove very helpful when you need to demonstrate your commitment to, progress with, and reflections upon your district’s and state’s greatest educational priorities. Peer mentors and new-teacher trainers can quickly support and suggest, based on the “text evidence” they glean from each month’s playbook.
Whether you are a seasoned teacher on a third or fourth year of working with CCSS or a new teacher, engaging with these standards for the first time, challenges abound. Whether your particular state embraces and supports Common Core or whether your state has its own high standards, every teacher is on an educational journey and many of these journeys are standards-driven. This Playbook for Success has been designed for ALL educators—from those who may be grappling with CCSS for the first time to administrators who may be charged with leading others through this complex educational maze.