Unpacking the Common Core

Are you struggling with the instructional shifts necessary to teach the common core standards? Does your curriculum support the new areas of emphasis demanded by the common core? A team approach to curriculum mapping can really help. Unpacking the Common Core is an essential online program for teachers and administrators who are deconstructing standards into manageable learning targets and big ideas. Watch a planning team in action as they unpack standards, plan units of instruction, and deliver standards-based lessons. This program features acclaimed author Jay McTighe as he discusses the power of Big Ideas and Essential Understandings.



This engaging online program answers the key questions:


  1. How do I interpret and deconstruct state or common core standards to
    determine actual learning targets?

  2. How can I cluster standards together to ensure I cover them all?

  3. How do I develop essential understandings and questions for each unit
    of instruction?

  4. What are the instructional shifts I need to make to be successful?

  5. What does team planning look like? Should I be planning units of
    instruction with other teachers?

  6. What does team planning look like? Should I be planning units of
    instruction with other teachers?

Plus much more.