Depth, Connections, and “Doing” Science Focus of New Standards

Last week, the release of the draft Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) topped the ASCD SmartBrief most-clicked list. Standards writers say the NGSS focus on essential...

Lessons from the Field: Leading Implementation of the Common Core State Standards

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Judy F. Carr is an ASCD Faculty Member as well as a senior consultant and leadership development coach with the Center for Curriculum Renewal....

Four Key Take-Aways for PBL in the ELA Classroom

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This past Monday, I had the honor of hosting an #engchat on the topic "Project-Based Learning (PBL) in the English/Language Arts (ELA)  classroom." During the...

Growing with the Common Core State Standards

As a former high school teacher, I most looked forward to returning in the fall and seeing how much students changed over the summer....

Preparing Students for THEIR Futures: 21st Century Skills and the Common Core

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By Sue Z. Beers, ASCD author of Teaching 21st Century Skills: An ASCD Action Tool Two of my grandchildren visited this weekend. Their 2- and...

Checking in with Common Core Implementation in Alabama

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ASCD asked some of our affiliate leaders to tell us how the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) has been going in...

Common Core Resource: ASCD’s Free EduCore™ Tool

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Whether you are an educator preparing to make curricular changes to meet the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) or examining and adjusting your instruction,...

Formative Assessment Paves the Way!

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 by Jennifer Beasley When going on any journey in life, it is nice to know your destination. In the classroom, our destination is the goal...

What Does it Mean to Be Skilled in the 21st Century?

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 A new report from the National Research Council of the National Academies of Science in Washington aims to clarify what "deeper learning" and "21st Century...

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