Staff members attend institute on Common Core
April 24, 2012
Several Cornerstone Literacy staff members recently traveled to Lawrence, Kansas, to attend an institute on developing curriculum around the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) through professional collaboration. Janet Cumbee, Andrea Frasier, Joe Mills and Wendy Seger attended the two-day event offered through the Kansas University Center for Research on Learning (KUCRL).
Dr. Jim Knight, author of several publications on instructional coaching and director of the Kansas Coaching Project, led a diverse group of participants that included principals, teachers, and staff developers. The purpose of the institute was to introduce a process of building intensive learning teams of school leaders who could create units of study for their schools based on their state’s adaptation to the CCSS and in consideration of the students they serve. The Cornerstone team is currently working together on a unit that is based on the CCSS and can be used by teachers of all grade levels to foster a collaborative community of learners.