Interested in learning more about the Common Core?

Stanford University is offering free online courses for educators. A current listing is titled "Mastering Language for the Common Core State Standards: Focus on Mathematics in Elementary Grades". In this course teachers will be provided with a range of practical tools for gathering and analyzing language samples that show how students learn and what supports they need in elementary math classrooms. These tools can support formative assessment and instructional planning. Focal topics include developing students' language for engaging in the eight Common Core mathematical practices, fostering constructive conversations, and communicating evidence and reasoning.

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