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Common Core State Standards in Mathematics, Grades 3-8

EDUC 600




Instructor: Sophia Thwaites

Grading: Letter

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

Course Fee: $499

Class Offered Through Knowledge Delivery Systems

Course Description:

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.

About The Instructor

Sophia Thwaites
Sophia Thwaites

Sophia Thwaites earned her M.A. in Education with a Social Studies concentration from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York. She earned her B.A. in History from University of Florida.




**Registration Instructions:

Register for this class through KDSi. NOTE: Upon registration, you have 2 months for course completion. Although many of our courses are approved for both 1 and 3 graduate professional development credits, participants can only receive credit for one version of each course. 

A minimum $20 processing fee will be assessed per person for cancellations received after the start of the course. Refunds are not issued after the start of the course or after access to the course has been provided.

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