The Common Core State Standards

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are a set of K-12 vertically aligned series of learning expectations for Mathematics and English Language Arts. The standards were developed for the sole purpose of furthering the national goal of preparing students for college and career readiness. The CCSS create a more focused (not as many as before) series of learning goals which are coherently (interconnected to one another to ensure mastery from kinder to graduation) crafted to clearly define the scope of learning for the entire year.

                  Videos: Introduction to CCSS A New Foundation for Student Success

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Building the capacity of the Hobbs Municipal Schools to implement the Common Core State Standards, K–12:

Hobbs Municipal Schools in partnership with community leaders has entered into an agreement with the Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin. “Throughout the proposed five-year partnership, the Dana Center staff will provide a series of interdependent professional development sessions to help teachers and leaders build the organizational capacity necessary for Hobbs Municipal Schools to ensure that all its student graduate college-ready in mathematics and English langauge arts (and, once common standards become available in science and social studies, in all four core content areas.”

The implementation process includes four Strands:

Leadership Strand: Members of the leadership team, key leaders from throughout the system will work through a cohesive set of protocols designed to engage strategic levers for change in strengthening existing district structures to provide the necessary support for a standards-based instructional system.

Design team Strand: Members will refine and/or create the necessary structures and processes to guide and support the change to the system wide implementation of the standards and the related District Curriculum Frameworks.

Instructional leadership Strand: Members will engage in a yearlong study of instructional leadership. Through a series of sessions, connecting multiple strands of content members of this team will develop and refine the knowledge and skills necessary to facilitate the system wide implementation of the CCSS and to support the development of the four District Curriculum Frameworks.

Teacher Strand: Members will engage in a process to develop, implement, and refine a District Curriculum Framework in their core content area.

    ·         Year 1 (Fall 2011-Summer 2012): (K-3, 4-7, 8-12)

o    Laying the Foundation for an Aligned Standards-Based Instructional Program in Mathematics

    ·         Year 2 (Summer 2012-Spring 2013): (K-3, 8-12)

    o    District Curriculum Framework Development and Implementation in Mathematics.

    o    Fall 2012-Spring 2013 (K-3, 4-7, 8-12)

        o  Laying the Foundation for an Aligned Standards-Based Instructional Program in English.

    ·         Year 3 (Summer 2013-Spring 2014) (4-7)

    o    District Curriculum Framework Development and Implementation in Mathematics.

        o    (K-3, 4-7, 8-12) District Curriculum Framework Development and Implementation in English. 

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