Area of Focus
Common Core
Workshops and Consulting Services

Making the Common Core Come Alive

Just ASK workshops have always modeled standards-based planning around essential questions and been customized to incorporate local initiatives, so it is not a giant step for us to move forward with the Common Core. Our foundational text Instruction for All Students has been updated to reflect this initiative and to connect the research-based strategies in that text to the instructional shifts needed in order for the Common Core to make a difference in the learning of our students. In this customized workshop series, Just ASK can help your district make the adjustments to current practice required by the Common Core State Standards Initiative. Learn more.

Instruction for All Students

This six-day workshop series is an in-depth study of instruction, assessment, and learning in a standards-based environment. The goals of the workshop series are for participants to become more skillful with the standards-based planning process and the shifts required by the Common Core Stand Standards and to build repertoires of ways to engage students in meaningful, active learning. Participants work collaboratively to develop, teach, and present for peer review a standards-based unit of study. They use their own content standards in the development of their units; for many, those standards are now based on the Common Core. Learn more.

Closing the Engagement Gap

This workshop series provides participants an opportunity to engage in experiential learning and professional dialogue about strategies that so engage students that they may even forget that they are learning. Based on the book, Active Learning and Engagement Strategies, this workshop helps teachers build capacity to move students toward mastery of the Common Core State Standards and to demonstrate their own skillfulness with the teacher performance criteria that focus on student engagement. Learn more.

Keynotes, Conference Sessions, and One-Day Seminars

  • Integrating 21st Century Skills
  • Thinking Skills for the 21st Century
  • Literacy Across the Curriculum