Wilhoit: Common-Core Implementation Requires Better Teacher Recruiting and Support

In this final installment of my series on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, Gene Wilhoit, the former Executive Director of the Council of Chief State School Officers, discusses the need to transform how we recruit, train, and develop our teachers and the consequences of failing to do so.


Gene Wilhoit: Quality Curriculum is Key to Common Core Implementation

Gene Wilhoit, the former Executive Director of the Council of Chief State School Officers who led the effort to create the Common Core, explains that until we have a more powerful curriculum design and more deep professional exchange about content, pedagogy, and student work going on in our schools the Common Core will not be implemented as it should be.


Gene Wilhoit on the Common Core, Part 1

An interview with Gene Wilhoit, former executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers, on why if we fail to give professional educators what they need to implement the Common Core, their initial enthusiasm for the standards could easily disappear.


World-Class Teacher Professional Development: Neither Workshops or Rubrics

How professional development works in schools that have created an environment for continuous improvement


Jim Pellegrino on Common-Core Implementation

An interview with Jim Pellegrino, Co-Director of the Learning Sciences Research Institute, Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor and Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, about the resources teachers will need to teach the Common Core effectively.


Interview With Howard Everson on Common-Core Implementation

An interview with Director of the Center for Advanced Study in Education at CUNY Howard Everson about how the Common Core helps teachers shift from a topic-centered point of view to a learner-centered perspective.


Interview With Two Contributors to the Common-Core Literacy Standards

An interview with Catherine Snow of Harvard Graduate School of Education and Sue Pimentel of Student Achievement Partners on developing curriculum and professional development aligned to the Common Core.


Rewriting the Textbooks for Common Core

Phil Daro and Jason Zimba on how implementing the common core means re-writing the textbooks and re-teaching mathematics.


Interview With Phil Daro and Jason Zimba on the Common Core

An interview with Phil Daro and Jason Zimba, leaders in developing the Common Core mathematics standards, on implementation progress, the testing consortia, accountability systems and instructional materials.


Kentucky and the Common Core: Interview With Terry Holliday and Felicia Smith

Terry Holliday and Felicia Smith on how Kentucky became the first state to adopt the Common Core, implementation progress so far and their advice for other states and the federal government.


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