Last week Michele Mailhot and I offered a webinar for teachers of English Language Learners (ELL).
This webinar addresses the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Math and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), including a brief history and review of similarities and differences with the Maine Learning Results. Building background knowledge to improve communication between EL and content teachers, the webinar looks at how content teachers work with these standards, build lesson plans and apply the standards to instructional practices. The presentation highlights the MANY similarities between CCSS for Mathematics and the NGSS. At the end of the webinar we point to a variety of resources that teachers can use to learn more and gain a better understanding of CCSS and NGSS.
The webinar and resources are archived for your use. Please share them with others.
Later next week I will post materials from my upcoming presentation for the Maine Principals Association Conference on March 16, 2012, “What Every Principal Should Know about STEM Education”.