Wizardry In Kansas: Leading the Way on Common Core

Patrick Riccards and Cheryl Scott Williams with Dayna Richardson


Kansas relabeled the Common Core Standards as part of their implementation strategy. Learn how the "Kansas Can" mindset is leading to success with the program across the state.

Discuss: #commoncore  #CCSS

Follow:  @cscottwilliams@Eduflack @dgburris @curriculumblog@bamradionetwork


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How Professional Development Leads to Common Core Success

Steven Weber and Daren Burris with Matt Wachel 


Our guest tells us that the right kind of professional development was the key to successful Common Core implementation in his state.  Learn how. 

Discuss: #commoncore  #CCSS

Follow:  @mattwachel @cscottwilliams@Eduflack @dgburris @curriculumblog@bamradionetwork


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Tips for Navigating the Highly Charged Common Core Landscape

Patrick Riccards, Cheryl Scott Williams with Kevin Dalton 


Despite several well-publicized successful implementations of Common Core Standards, the subject remains politically charged.  Our guest shares his experience with successfully navigating the Common Core Standards minefield.

Discuss: #commoncore  #CCSS

Follow:  @Kdalton250 @cscottwilliams @Eduflack @dgburris @curriculumblog @bamradionetwork
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Common Core Standards: Where Are We Now?

Steven Weber, Darren Burris and Michael Fisher


We kick off 2016 with a look back at how far we've come on Common Core implementation and the road ahead. 

Discuss: #commoncore  #CCSS 

Follow:   @fisher1000  @Eduflack  @dgburris  @curriculumblog @cscottwilliams @bamradionetwork

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Common Core Implementation Done Well: A Success Story

Patrick Riccards, Cheryl Scott Williams and Laura Bay


Our guest shares a multidimensional perspective and a successful implementation of Common Core State Standards.

Discuss: #commoncore  #CCSS 

Follow:   @PTALauraBay  @Eduflack  @dgburris  @curriculumblog @cscottwilliams @bamradionetwork

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    Last week, I had an interesting conversation with one of my sons’ teachers. He has a classroom teacher who delivers the “core” subjects (not my favori ...

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