Nine Ways the CCSS Will Change Classroom Practice

Have you been wondering about how the Common Core State Standards will affect your classroom? The most recent Harvard Education Letter from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Nine Ways the Common Core Will Change Classroom Practice addresses the key shifts in the standards.

In Mathematics

  1. Greater Focus
  2. Coherence
  3. Skills, Understanding, and Application
  4. Emphasis on Practices

In English Language Arts

  1. More Nonfiction
  2. Focus on Evidence
  3. “Staircase” of Text Complexity
  4. Speaking and Listening
  5. Literacy in the Content Areas

The CCSS add a big change in what educators expect in the classroom: the inclusion of technology in both Mathematics and English Language Arts. If your district needs assistance with planning, Atomic Learning can help! Check out Atomic TechCore for your curriculum mapping needs.  

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