Literacy + CTE = College and Career Readiness
December 19, 2013
Each year, I always like to step outside my box and attend a
professional development training that does not specifically relate to
my career path. This year, I chose to attend an institute that was
hosted by our state department of
education. I am happy to report that it was well worth my time.
impetus for the workshops were to provide an overview to ELA teachers,
coaches, curriculum specialists and administrators to be able to gain
further insight into what Common Core standards
are used for. The standards now are more prescribed than our previous
state standards by placing a greater emphasis on how and what
students should be able to do. For example, these standards have a
component that strongly supports students being able
to read and comprehend text with specific reading and writing skills
not just in ELA, but all subjects across the curriculum.
be responsible for developing the curriculum for teaching these
standards while also focusing their effort s on implementing
rather than developing the standards. It is important to note that the
standards are not the curriculum, but a set of goals and expectations
to prepare students to be college and career ready.