Curriculum Supports for the Common Core
The below FAQs offer guidance to support educators in implementing the Core Curriculum:
Citywide Curriculum Professional Development
The DOE is providing professional development on Common Core-aligned curriculum and instruction throughout the 2013-14 school year. Teachers should speak with their principals before attending these sessions.
- Core Curriculum PD for math and ELA teachers in grades K-8 (ReadyGen, Go Math!, Code X, Connected Math Program 3)
- NYS curriculum PD for math and ELA teachers in grades PK-12 (Core Knowledge, Expeditionary Learning, Common Core Inc.)
- Curriculum Team PD in math and literacy (ELA, science and social studies) for middle schools and high schools that are not adopting the Core Curriculum
, including PowerPoints from professional development sessions, which schools may want to review during Election Day PD, are available.
NY State Assessments and the Common Core
New York State is part of a consortium of states, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers
(PARCC), working together to develop new state assessments. The Board of Regents is expected to vote in the fall of 2013 about whether to adopt PARCC assessments.