Please join Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott; Members of the Panel for Educational Policy; Chief Academic Officer Shael Polakow-Suransky; and David Coleman, an author of the Common Core Literacy Standards for:
A Conversation on Raising Standards in the Classroom
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
6:00PM – 8:00PM
Seward Park Educational Campus
350 Grand Street, Manhattan
Over the next few years, New York and more than 40 other states will transition to a new set of learning standards designed to prepare all students, from pre-kindergarten through grade 12, for success in college and careers. Over time, teachers will integrate these new learning standards, called Common Core, into their classrooms.
After an introduction from Chancellor Walcott, Mr. Coleman will make a presentation on what the new academic standards ask of students at each grade level—and, above all, what they will need to learn to be on track for success in life after high school. The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session with Mr. Coleman and Chief Academic Officer Polakow-Suransky. For the remainder of the evening, attendees may take part in an exercise with staff leading the citywide instructional work in which they engage in activities similar to those done by our schools to learn how the new assignments are more challenging and thoughtful than those in years past.
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