How can we distinguish products that truly fit the CCSS?
With the Common Core State Standards almost completely rolled out, all kinds of education corporations are rolling every kind of product under the sun that supposedly "supports," "was designed for," or "implements" the standards. It seems that everyone is getting Common Core fever, and everyone is using the standards to support their pet projects or products that are now "designed" for the Common Core. First, as educators, what are some ways we can distinguish curriculum material or educational products that are truly aligned with Common Core? What features will these products have and what skills or knowledge will be emphasized or not emphasized? Second, what suggestions do you have for ways that classroom teachers can advocate for truly Common Core aligned strategies, methods, materials, and resources when challenged by the onslaught of "CCSS" branded stuff out there? Thanks!
- English Language Arts
- Pre K-12
- Assessment / Common Core / Planning