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Course Descriptions

Common Core State Standards in Mathematics, Grades 3-8

EDUC 600

Presenters Tim Kanold and Diane Briars fully explore Common Core State Standards in mathematics in this course. Working with small groups of teachers of grades 3-8, they demonstrate how to create rigorous curriculum units, develop high-impact instructional strategies, create common assessments,as well as build informal progress monitoring checks. The course also features video of real classroom instruction  using standards-based lessons and offers a discussion  of teacher learning paths to implementation.


After completing this course, educators will know:

  • The five paradigm shifts essential to the adoption of the Common Core State Standards.
  • The roles of professional learning communities and collaborative teams.

Student Learning Outcomes:

After completing this course, educators will be able to:

  • Plan lessons that:
    1. Support the eight Mathematical Practices.
    2. Maintain high cognitive demand.
    3. Include assessing and advancing questions for formative assessment.
    4. Meet the needs of all learners.