Friday, November 30, 2012

Common Core: Batteries Not Included?

Our gues post today is from Tessa Michaelson Schmidt
On December 11th, DPI will offer a free webinar on Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for public and school librarians.  This session will offer insight on what the Common Core instructional shift is all about and how it affects libraries.  However, the webinar is not a panacea for how to make Common Core “happen” at your library.  That, my friends, is up to you.  Don’t wait for a student, educator, or parent to come knocking.  Be proactive and invest some energy into making Common Core part of your programs, services, and collection now.  Here is some information and inspiration to get you started:

The Wisconsin Academic Standards
CCSS: A New Foundation for Student Success (video)

To get the most up to date news about CCSS implementation in your neck of the woods, set up a meeting with administrators in your local school district.

 Common Core in School and Public Libraries
3:00-4:00pm Tuesday, December 11
Hosts: Barb Novak, DPI Reading Specialist; Nancy Anderson, DPI School Library Consultant;
Tessa Michaelson Schmidt, Public Library Consultant
Find out how and why the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) apply to your work as a Wisconsin school or public librarian.  (Pre-webinar homework: Review your basic understanding of CCSS with this resource.)

 No need to register—just click the link on the scheduled meeting day and time.   Webinars will be recorded and archived for later viewing. 

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