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.
The Common Core Special Edition of Instruction for All Students provides information about implementing the Common Core and make explicit connections between the research-based strategies in the book with the requirements of the Common Core, provides resources for actively engaging students and multiple approaches to lesson and unit design. It also includes information on technology integration, formative assessment, 21st century thinking skills that promote rigor and relevance, and formats for job-embedded learning.
The Common Core Special Edition of Instruction for All Students includes a CD-ROM with copyright-free resources such as issues of Making the Common Core Come Alive!, teacher tools and templates, student tools and templates, and exemplar units.
- Common Core Special Edition of Instruction for All Students by Paula Rutherford
- Making the Common Core Come Alive Participant’s Manual