Common Core

Building an Algebra Scope and Sequence That Makes Sense

John F. Mahoney partnered with other district math teachers to map out a scope and sequence for Algebra I that aligned with the Common Core State Standards and to teach the sequence to teachers. School: Benjamin Banneker Academic High School State: District of Columbia Public Schools Source: teacher The District of Columbia Public Schools started the [...]

2014-11-19T19:43:59+00:00 November 19th, 2014|

Preparing State’s Evidence

Working with Hope Street Group State Teacher Fellows in Kentucky, Brad Clark mobilized teacher voice to inform state legislators about important issues, including the impact of the Common Core and reduced funding for education. School: Simmons Elementary District: Woodford County Public Schools State: Kentucky Source: Hope Street Group During the spring 2014 state legislative session, several policies were [...]

2014-10-28T16:10:50+00:00 October 28th, 2014|

Expanding leadership from the legislature to the hallways

Pictured: TOSA team honored at a board meeting on 4/28/13. In the last three years, teacher leadership has been driving implementation and policy decisions in the Camas School District around the state’s new teacher evaluation model as well as alignment toward the Common Core. Starting with a cadre of Teachers on Special Assignment [...]

2014-08-27T16:40:23+00:00 May 6th, 2014|

Teacher meets leadership through hybrid roles

Cleveland Teachers Union (CTU) Professional Issues Director Mark Baumgartner, who served as facilitator of CTU’s chapter of the Teacher Leaders program in 2013-14, is a career educator currently teaching 9th grade English at Max Hayes High School. Like thousands of AFT members in hybrid roles, Mark integrates teaching with leadership service in his district. As [...]

2014-08-27T16:40:06+00:00 April 22nd, 2014|