School Improvement Network (SINET) has created a tool that will help educators make use of the Common Core State Standards. The Learning Progression Tool is a new function that has been added to SINET's Common Core solution suite, Common Core 360.
The Learning Progression Tool provides an intuitive way to browse the Standards for lesson planning, curriculum alignment, and remedial/special education planning, according to the announcement. Within the Tool, the Standards are placed on a digital card deck, where each individual Standard is given its own card. The deck is arranged by grade and subject, and is easily navigable with the click of a mouse. Standards can be searched by any number of identifying criteria, and are accessible wherever a laptop can go. With the Tool, teachers can:
* See exactly what skills their students learned in previous school years.
* Understand precisely what they will need to know to perform well next year.
* Plan more efficient lessons based on this knowledge.
* Differentiate lesson planning more readily, knowing quickly and easily where each student stands in the rubric of the Standards.
To learn more about the Common Core Standards, and School Improvement Network's suite of Common Core solutions, visit www.commoncore360.com.
Anyone can join the School Improvement Network community, and sign up for a free 30-day trial of PD 360, SINET's premiere professional development platform. Free membership will include unlimited access to thousands of training videos and dozens of online communities for educators. Visit www.schoolimprovement.com/products/pd360 and click on the "free 30-day trial" icon.
Source: School Improvement Network, www.schoolimprovement.com