Over the past two weeks, and continuing into April, social studies teachers at Arcadia have been working with the Common Core Learning Standards through professional development from Dr. Marijo Pearson (Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES). The focus has been on integrating CCLS into the Social Studies content by focusing on the standards and connecting them to current best practice.
On March 5th, teachers will continue their work as they begin to explore the CCLS Standards, and work with evidence guides to plan and teach a Common Core lesson in the next few weeks. I hope to be able to work with teachers and share in this process. Our last two sessions will focus on text dependent questions, as well as text complexity. More to follow soon…