Columbus, OH, May 1, 2011- The Common Core: Clarifying Expectations for Teachers and Students is a series of easy to use English Language Arts and Math curriculum guides for grade levels K through 12. With these straightforward flipbooks, Align, Assess, Achieve has unpacked the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) which 46 states have adopted, beginning with the 2011/2012 school year.
Endorsed by such giants in the field of education as Rick Stiggins with the Pearson Assessment Training Institute, and Jay McTighe, co-author of Understanding by Design, these flipbooks are designed to alleviate any confusion that may come with the transition from old standards to new. Buyers of these guides will find no need to download and print the CCSS, as the flipbooks include all Common Core standards, along with clarifications that will help teachers implement the CCSS, using specific learning targets that will resonate with both educators and students.
In the words of Katy Bainbridge, Series Executive Editor and Educational Consultant with Align, Assess, Achieve, “We examined the Common Core, to identify broad themes and deep understandings, between and across grades, then crafted specific content to help students master that learning as well as the Core Standards. Most districts get substitutes so they can pull their teachers together and spend time understanding what the core is asking for. With these little flipbooks, teachers can skip unpacking and move right to implementing.”
Although these flipbooks are designed to stand alone, Align, Assess, Achieve also offers training on how to make the Enduring Understandings, Essential Questions and learning targets found in the flipbooks come to life in the classroom for educators interested in implementation training and formative assessment.
About Align, Assess, Achieve:
The company mission is to provide hands-on professional development for teachers and administrators that is research based and classroom tested. Their core services include training in Enduring Understanding, Essential Questions and clear Learning Targets; Curriculum Mapping; Formative Assessment; Differentiating; Sound Grading Practices; Content Literacy and 21st Century Instructional Strategies & Assessment.
Name: Josh Steskal
Company Name: Align, Assess, Achieve, LLC