INTRODUCE YOUR SCHOOL TO THE

COMMON CORE
Dear Colleague,
The Common Core State Standards set clear and
consistent expectations for grades K–12 in our schools.
Those standards—adopted in nearly every state—
are designed to be robust and relevant to the real
world and reflect the knowledge and skills our young people need for success
in college and careers.

Circulate multiple
copies of these books
throughout your school
or district to introduce
the Common Core
standards to everyone
in your school community—teachers, parents,
and other stakeholders.

Now that expectations for what students should learn have been established,
how can educators change how we teach and adjust our lessons and activities
to meet those standards?

BEST-SELLER!

Understanding Common
Core State Standards
JOHN KENDALL

What every school leader needs is
a straightforward explanation that
lays out the benefits of the Common Core in plain English, provides
a succinct overview, and gets everyone thinking about how to
transition to this promising new paradigm. Use this booklet with
all staff members to provide an overview of the new standards
in English language arts or literacy and mathematics, highlighting their key aspects. Plus, there are numerous suggestions on
transition activities for teachers and districts to consider.
(ASCD booklet copublished with McREL, 2011) 6” x 9”, 72 pages.

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NEW!
ASCD is pleased to offer this Common Core Solutions Guide to help district
and school leaders obtain resources to help with this transition. ASCD’s Common
Core work, our diverse membership, and experience in providing high-quality,
research-based professional development uniquely position us to assist with the
state-by-state implementation of Common Core standards.
I invite you to examine the many opportunities offered in this ASCD Common
Core Solutions Guide. I trust you will find that irrespective of your role in
the process—from classroom to boardroom—ASCD has solutions to help guide
your successful implementation of the Common Core standards.

The Core Six: Essential Strategies for Achieving
Excellence with the Common Core
HARVEY F. SILVER, R. THOMAS DEWING, AND MATTHEW J. PERINI

Discover research-based strategies to help you respond to the demands of the
Common Core, particularly the English language arts standards. Drawing from
the research on which classroom strategies are your “best bets” for improving
student achievement, the authors recommend six winning instructional
approaches that ensure your lessons reinforce the Common Core.
(ASCD book, 2012) 7” x 9”, 89 pages.

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EduCoreTM Website Is Here!
The Largest Open-Access Instructional Resource for Implementing the Common Core

With warmest personal regards,

Need easy and free access to professional development resources for implementing the Common
Core standards? ASCD has that for you at our new EduCore website.

Go to educore.ascd.org to discover

Gene R. Carter, Ed.D.
Executive Director and CEO

How to Order

See the ordering and registration information
between pages 12 and 13 . . .

• A comprehensive collection of evidence-based tools, strategies,
videos, and supporting documents that give concrete instructional examples that help educators transition to the Common
Core State Standards.
• Access to professional development experiences that let you
learn on your own time and anywhere you have an internet
connection—even on portable devices and all for free.
• Instructional materials and professional development resources for educators, schools, and school districts implementing the new standards in mathematics and literacy.
ASCD’s gift to the education community made possible
by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the
EduCore website enables teachers to streamline transition
to the Common Core like no other resource.

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LEARN THE ESSENTIALS OF THE
COMMON CORE
Because standards and curriculum are not the
same things, you need these resources to help
you and your colleagues turn Common Core
standards into coherent, content-rich curriculum.
NEW!

Common Core Standards for High School English
Language Arts: A Quick-Start Guide
SUSAN RYAN AND DANA FRAZEE; EDITED BY JOHN KENDALL

Anyone responsible for English language arts in high school needs this
handy guide. Getting a copy for every staff member ensures they’ll understand
• The four strands woven throughout the standards.
• How anchor standards prepare students for college and career.
A lesson design template based on Classroom Instruction That Works, 2nd Edition (see page 7),
with three sample lessons, is included.
(ASCD book copublished with McREL, 2012) 7” x 9”, 105 pages.

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NEW! AVAILABLE DECEMBER!

Common Core Standards for Middle School English
Language Arts: A Quick-Start Guide
SUSAN RYAN AND DANA FRAZEE; EDITED BY JOHN KENDALL

Discover Common Core standards for middle schools and learn
• How they help students build on and extend skills acquired in earlier grades.
• The four strands woven throughout the standards.
• How to connect literacy teaching across content areas.
A lesson design template based on Classroom Instruction That Works,
2nd Edition with three sample lessons is included.
(ASCD book copublished with McREL, 2012) 7” x 9”, 135 pages.

NEW!

Common Core Standards for High School
Mathematics: A Quick-Start Guide
AMITRA SCHWOLS AND KATHLEEN DEMPSEY; EDITED BY JOHN KENDALL

Shifting your high school’s math program to new Common Core
standards is much easier with this guide. Getting a copy
for every staff member dealing with mathematics introduces
• The six conceptual categories and the domains they contain.
• How modeling standards across domains link classroom
mathematics to every day life and decision making.
• Ways to integrate the content and practice standards.
A lesson design template based on Classroom Instruction That
Works, 2nd Edition, with three sample lessons, is included.
(ASCD book copublished with McREL, 2012) 7” x 9”, 160 pages.

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NEW! AVAILABLE DECEMBER!

Common Core Standards for Middle School
Mathematics: A Quick-Start Guide
AMITRA SCHWOLS AND KATHLEEN DEMPSEY;
EDITED BY JOHN KENDALL

Successfully steer your middle school’s implementation of
Common Core standards for mathematics with this Quick-Start
Guide. Getting a copy for every staff member involved in the
process is the ideal way to explain the six conceptual categories
throughout the math standards, and clarify how teachers can
build on knowledge developed in early grades. A lesson
design template based on Classroom Instruction That Works,
2nd Edition with three sample lessons is included.
(ASCD book copublished with McREL, 2012) 7” x 9”, 130 pages.

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NEW!

Making Standards Useful in the Classroom

Assignments Matter: Making the Connections
That Help Students Meet Standards

ROBERT J. MARZANO AND MARK W. HAYSTEAD

It’s true that standards often have way too much content
and aren’t written in a way that enhances classroom instruction and formative assessment. That’s why this guide is
invaluable for any educator who wants to
• Ensure standards lead to higher student achievement.
• Learn how to sequence content and set up grading
scales.
• Get clear steps for unpacking and converting standards
into guidelines that are much more useful to classroom
teachers.
(ASCD book, 2008) 8 1/2” x 11”, 318 pages.

ELEANOR DOUGHERTY

Explore the essentials for creating high-quality assignments based
on the Common Core, including
• A seven-step process for designing effective assignments.
• “Anchor” assignments that promote collaboration and
consistency across grades.
• Using assignments as a source of data about achievement.
(ASCD Premium Select, and Institutional Plus Member book, September 2012)
7” x 9”, 185 pages.

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SCHOOL LEADERSHIP FOR THE
COMMON CORE
Explore solutions that help ensure that you
are equipped to meet the special challenges
of leading the Common Core.

BEST-SELLER!

Classroom Instruction That Works:
Research-Based Strategies for Increasing
Student Achievement, 2nd Edition
CERI B. DEAN, ELIZABETH ROSS HUBBELL,
HOWARD PITLER, AND BJ STONE

NEW!

Leading with Vision: 6 Steps to Implementing
the Common Core State Standards DVD
Designed to help school leaders to successfully implement the Commom Core Standards, this
new ASCD DVD shows examples of effective ways to empower teachers to make necessary shifts
in curriculum planning and instructional practice. In scenes from all kinds of schools, explore
ways to address the essential challenges of adopting the new standards, including
• How to roll out information without overwhelming staff.
• How to balance ongoing needs with the need to adopt new standards.
• How to anticipate and overcome roadblocks to your implementation.
Seeing what real educators do in the field to turn the promise of the Common Core into reality
will spark a solutions-driven discussion and inspire you and your colleagues to take on the
challenges of systemic change.
(ASCD DVD, 2012) One 45-minute DVD.

First published in 2001, Classroom Instruction That Works
revolutionized teaching by linking classroom strategies
to evidence of increased student learning. Now this
landmark guide has been reenergized and
reorganized for today’s classroom with new
evidence-based insights and a refined framework
that strengthens instructional planning. Distribute
copies to every teacher in your school to ensure they
have an improved Instructional Planning Guide that
makes it easier for them to know when to emphasize
the right instructional strategy.
(ASCD Premium, Select, and Institutional Plus Member book copublished with McREL,
January 2012) 8” x 10”, 210 pages.

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NEW!

Aim High, Achieve More: How to Transform Urban
Schools Through Fearless Leadership

BEST-SELLER!

YVETTE JACKSON AND VERONICA MCDERMOTT

Effective Supervision:
Supporting the Art and Science
of Teaching

When you want to succeed in leading your school through reform and change,
you need more than just passion, faith in your own ability, and a sense of
urgency. You need real skills. This book comes to your rescue with practical
suggestions, examples of successful practices, ideas to support you and your
team, and an inspirational message about how to be a fearless leader.

ROBERT J. MARZANO, TONY FRONTIER, AND
DAVID LIVINGSTON

(ASCD Premium Member book, August 2012) 6” x 9”, 144 pages.

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Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically
Improve Student Learning
MIKE SCHMOKER

Best-selling ASCD author and renowned consultant Mike Schmoker lays
out a complete plan for implementing Common Core Standards, infusing
authentic literacy into teaching, and radically improving schools.
Here’s proven advice on how to
• Take a “first-things-first” approach to school improvement.
• Boil down new change efforts to powerful, simple actions that ensure
you prepare all students for college, careers, and citizenship.
• Focus on the essentials of coherent curriculum, sound lessons, and purposeful reading and writing.
(ASCD Premium, Select, and Institutional Plus Member book, January 2011) 6” x 9”, 238 pages.

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Simply Better: Doing What
Matters Most to Change the Odds
for Student Success
BRYAN GOODWIN

Discover how to separate the school improvement ideas that really work from those that just
appear to work by using a What Matters Most
Framework. And focus your school on how to
change the odds for underserved children.
To guide your implementation of the framework,
Simply Better describes lots of strategic touchstones to keep in mind.

Find out how to create a teacher supervision and evaluation system that goes beyond
scripted observation routines and typical
value-added measurements. The authors
open your eyes to broad principles of
effective supervision
that apply to all kinds
of schools.
(ASCD Premium
Member book, May 2011)
8” x 10”, 185 pages.

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CORE COURSES
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• Explore six powerful teaching and learning strategies that support the rigor
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• Learn how the research-based Core Six strategies have proven effective
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• Get what you need to reinforce the Common Core in all your lessons—from
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English Language Learners and the Common Core State Standards
Your effort to implement the Common Core is particularly challenging for English language
learners (ELL) because these learners need additional time, instructional support, and aligned
assessments to help them acquire both proficiency in English and the content area knowledge.
Fortunately, we have a new online course to help you meet the challenge. Use the
course’s video examples, in-depth readings, and downloadable applications to
• Explore instructional and assessment strategies in your classroom
to support ELLs’ reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.
• Discover how to help these learners acquire knowledge and
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• Learn practical ways to help your ELLs meet rigorous
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NEW CHANNEL ON THE COMMON CORE!
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literacy and mathematics in new and important ways. Through
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CUSTOMIZED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
ON THE COMMON CORE

ON-SITE
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DEVELOPMENT

ASCD’s proven on-site professional development
solutions enable educators to address the challenges
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Powerful Capacity-Building Solutions from ASCD
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OUR SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS
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• Curriculum Audits and Program
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• Teacher Leadership and Instructional
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OUR PROVEN APPROACH
LETS YOU SELECT FROM THREE
IMPROVEMENT MODELS
• Teacher-Leader Model: ASCD Faculty
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capacity within the school or district.
Teacher leaders learn how to plan, lead,
and implement effective school-based
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• School Improvement Team Model:
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leaders receive coaching in effective
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• Instructional Coach Model: ASCD
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COMMON CORE PROGRAM REVIEW AND CURRICULUM AUDIT
Bring ASCD’s unrivaled expertise in the Common Core standards to your district, region,
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• Bringing seasoned ASCD Faculty—Lead Team Members—to your site to work for preaudit advisement and consultation on the types of academic plans and instructional
delivery practices that are essential to supporting the Common Core standards.
• Performing a comprehensive audit of your curriculum plans and practices, including
school and classroom visits, capacity building to prepare your district- or school-based
team for visitations, and review and analysis of data collected from classroom visitations.
• Conducting face-to-face and telephone interviews of a sample of principals, teacher
leaders, teachers, and district administrative staff and report on the findings.
• Creating a Gap Analysis Document to pinpoint issues to address.
• Development and presentation of a recommended plan to close the gap with recommendations for full implementation of the Common Core standards.
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TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE COMMON CORE
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS AND LITERACY STANDARDS
Implementing the Common Core
>>>>>>>>
State Standards: English
Language Arts and Literacy Focus

COMMON CORE
INSTITUTES ONE-DAY
A series of new Institutes explain how
to shift curriculum, instruction, and
assessment for implementing the Common
Core standards in English Language
Arts and Literacy.

INSTITUTES

PRESENTER: ASCD FACULTY SPECIALIZING IN COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS
FOR CURRICULUM, ASSESSMENT, AND CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION

Through close examination of English Language Arts (ELA) and Literacy standards,
this one-day Institute engages you in activities to understand the instructional shifts
of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the resources and processes
available to support their implementation. The presenter explains key concepts
essential to a successful adoption, such as
• Close reading of multiple kinds of texts for multiple purposes.
• Writing scope and sequences for schools or districts.
• Clustering of standards to integrate appropriate strands of language arts.
• Addressing the implementation of reading and writing across the curriculum.
This Institute includes the development of an action
plan for next steps, and engages you in
• Analyzing your school or district’s
programs and practices.
• Determining implementation status
and how new standards affect your
local curriculum at appropriate
levels: district, school, or state.
• Practice clustering and unpacking
concepts in new ELA and Literacy
standards.
• Developing an intentional plan
for implementing the new standards
and their instructional shifts.

CHOOSE FROM EIGHT CONVENIENT DATES AND SITES
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January 24, 2013: Charlotte, NC

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February 4, 2013: San Diego, CA

Registration Code: PD13CC005

Registration Code: PD13CC016

December 6, 2012: Little Rock, AR

February 6, 2013: Fresno, CA

Registration Code: PD13CC007

Registration Code: PD13CC018

REGISTRATION FEE:
$249 (ASCD Members) $313 (Nonmembers)

January 23, 2013: Hilton Head, SC

February 7, 2013: San Jose, CA

Registration Code: PD13CC011

Registration Code: PD13CC020

TO PREPARE FOR THESE INSTITUTES…

REGISTER TODAY! SEATING IS LIMITED AND THESE INSTITUTES
WILL LIKELY SELL OUT.

It is highly recommended that you read the CCSS documents for your subject area before arriving.
Please review all presentation materials provided prior to the Institute as group work and development
of action plans will be a portion of each Institute. Bring along any school or district materials that will
help you to better develop plans or next steps as you go through the day.
We encourage you to download the presentation materials to your laptop prior to arrival
at the Institute, as wireless Internet access is not guaranteed in meeting rooms.

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TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE COMMON
CORE MATH STANDARDS
Implementing the Common
Core State Standards:
Mathematics Focus > > > > > > > > > > >
PRESENTER: ASCD FACULTY SPECIALIZING IN COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS
FOR CURRICULUM, ASSESSMENT, AND CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION

COMMON CORE
INSTITUTES ONE-DAY
>>>

A series of new Institutes
explain how to shift curriculum,
instruction, and assessment
for implementing the Common
Core standards in mathematics.

INSTITUTES

Using the actual language of the Standards for Mathematical Practice, this
one-day Institute engages you in activities to understand how the Common
Core State Standards (CCSS) create shifts in classroom norms and instruction.
An experienced presenter guides you through processes that support
implementation of the standards, including
• Clustering standards to form manageable units.
• Writing scope and sequences for schools or districts.
• Unpacking standards for units.
• Instructional shifts needed for new assessments.
This Institute includes the development of an action plan
for next steps, and engages you in
• Analyzing your school or district’s programs
and practices.
• Determining implementation status and
how new standards affect your local
curriculum at appropriate levels:
district, school, or state.
• Practice clustering concepts in new
math standards.
• Developing an intentional plan for
implementing the new standards
and their instructional shifts.

CHOOSE FROM EIGHT CONVENIENT DATES AND SITES
December 4, 2012: Tampa, FL

January 25, 2013: Charlotte, NC

Registration Code: PD13CC004

Registration Code: PD13CC014

December 5, 2012: Orlando, FL

February 5, 2013: San Diego, CA

Registration Code: PD13CC006

Registration Code: PD13CC017

December 7, 2012: Little Rock, AR

February 7, 2013: Fresno, CA

Registration Code: PD13CC008

Registration Code: PD13CC019

$249 (ASCD Members) $313 (Nonmembers)

January 24, 2013: Hilton Head, SC

February 8, 2013: San Jose, CA

Registration Code: PD13CC012

Registration Code: PD13CC021

TO PREPARE FOR THESE INSTITUTES…

REGISTER TODAY! SEATING IS LIMITED AND THESE INSTITUTES
WILL LIKELY SELL OUT.

REGISTRATION FEE:

It is highly recommended that you read the CCSS documents for your subject area before arriving.
Please review all presentation materials provided prior to the Institute as group work and development
of action plans will be a portion of each Institute. Bring along any school or district materials that will
help you to better develop plans or next steps as you go through the day.
We encourage you to download the presentation materials to your laptop prior to arrival
at the Institute, as wireless Internet access is not guaranteed in meeting rooms.

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Call 1-800-933-ASCD (2723) or 1-703-578-9600, then press 1. Or use the registration
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TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEADING
THE COMMON CORE STANDARDS

COMMON CORE
INSTITUTES Two-DAY

Lead the Change to Common Core > > > > > > > > >
State Standards: Get Essential Tools
for School and District Leaders
Come to a two-day ASCD Institute to discover how to lead staff in implementing the
Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Leading the change demands fundamental
shifts in classroom instruction and requires leaders who are well versed in the new
standards. This Institute provides you with action steps to implement the Common
Core standards now. Throughout this professional development event, there are
numerous opportunities to explore processes and resources you can adapt to use
in your schools and districts, including

A series of new Institutes
get you ready for the
leadership actions that
are needed to implement
the Common Core State
Standards in your school
or district.

INSTITUTES

• Collaborative program review.
• Criteria and rubrics to guide the process of implementation of the CCSS.
• Strategies for data teams to drive improvement of instruction.
• Walkthroughs to provide feedback and to generate collaborative dialogue
about practices.
• Action planning to make the Common Core standards routine in every classroom.
Address crucial questions school and district leaders and their leadership teams
are asking about the Common Core standards, including
• What is required to effectively implement and monitor
implementation of the Common Core?
• How will you evaluate implementation of new standards?
• What needs to happen to ensure CCSS implementation leads
to preparing all students to be college and career ready?
• Which of your current practices are consistent
with the new standards? Which are not?
• How do you, as a leader, facilitate this change
and make it happen?
You’ll leave this session ready to lead the change
necessary for Common Core implementation in
your school or district.
REGISTRATION FEE:
$349 (ASCD Members) $413 (Nonmembers)

TO PREPARE FOR THESE INSTITUTES…
It is highly recommended that you read the CCSS documents for your subject area before arriving.
Please review all presentation materials provided prior to the Institute as group work and development
of action plans will be a portion of each Institute. Bring along any school or district materials that will
help you to better develop plans or next steps as you go through the day.
We encourage you to download the presentation materials to your laptop prior to arrival
at the Institute, as wireless Internet access is not guaranteed in meeting rooms.

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DATES, SITES, AND PRESENTERS
November 29–30, 2012: Denver, CO

February 4–5, 2013: San Diego, CA

Presented by Judy Carr, ASCD Faculty Member
and Education Consultant
Registration Code: PD13CC002

Presented by Sue Beers, ASCD Author and
Faculty Member
Registration Code: PD13CC022

December 6–7, 2012: Orlando, FL

February 7–8, 2013: San Francisco, CA

Presented by Sue Beers, ASCD Author and
Faculty Member
Registration Code: PD13CC010

Presented by Sue Beers, ASCD Author and
Faculty Member
Registration Code: PD13CC023

January 24–25, 2013: Charlotte, NC
Presented by Judy Carr, ASCD Faculty Member
and Education Consultant
Registration Code: PD13CC015

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COMMON CORE STANDARDS AND
UNDERSTANDING BY DESIGN®

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An ideal model for implementing the Common
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GRANT WIGGINS AND JAY MCTIGHE

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This collection of templates, design tools,
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COMMON CORE STANDARDS AND
DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION
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Learn how to integrate the Common Core standards with indicators
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be most effective in improving student success.

CAROL ANN TOMLINSON

The leading authority on differentiation explains
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• Eight principles that guide a differentiated classroom.
• Fifteen instructional strategies that make it much easier
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• Steps to help you get started with differentiation
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Understand how to shape school culture to the high expectations
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• Push students to go beyond the minimum needed to get by.
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• Eight leadership lessons for accomplishing the change process.
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Understanding How Young Children
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Learning Targets: Helping
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Because little kids can’t tell you how their minds
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