Kaplan K12 Learning Services has launched an online toolkit with robust instructional and professional development resources to help teachers transition between what students learn now and future expectations. Based in pedagogical best practices and aligned to state-specific and Common Core standards, Kaplan's Teach! Strategies & Resources is a web-based platform with resources to support rigorous differentiated instruction, training and assessment. It includes:
* Teaching resources: an online library of more than 3,000 lessons, assessments, and videos that educators can filter by grade (2-12), subject area, state-specific standards, and/or Common Core State Standards to find immediate actionable tools for classroom use
* Professional development support: multimedia assets and hundreds of case studies, activities, and resources enabling educators to enhance instructional practice
* Tracking: reporting tools that measure teacher, school and district usage, making it easy to view and monitor highly-rated resources and downloads
Teach! Strategies and Resources is $1,900 for an annual school license for all teachers and $59 for an annual individual teacher license. For more information, please go to www.KaplanK12.com/Teach.
The Common Core State Standards are an effort led by the Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governors Association to define the knowledge and skills in English language arts and mathematics that students will need upon high school graduation. Forty-four states have adopted the Common Core State Standards and are turning their attention to the critical work of how and when to implement the new standards.
Source: Kaplan K12 Learning Services, www.kaplank12.com