## Supporting Excellence: Real Support for Teachers Starts With the District’s Curriculum

A new framework for developing and implementing clear district-wide support for teaching and learning

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# Recognize Alignment

## Supporting Excellence: Real Support for Teachers Starts With the District’s Curriculum

## 8 Questions About High School Math and STEM

## What Really Counts When We Teach?

## A Case for High-Quality Instructional Materials

## At the Foundation of Foundational Skills: Structured Phonics

## The Wild West of Open Literacy Materials

## The Essential Elements of an ELA Curriculum

## Using Mini-Assessments in a Professional Learning Setting

## Planning for Argument Writing

## Putting Focus into Practice: The Case of Word Problems in Grades K–2

## Introduction to Argument Writing

## Training Materials for the ELA/Literacy IMET

## The Rectangle Area Formula—How Does Your Curriculum Introduce It?

## Digging Deeper into SMP 4 – Model with Mathematics

## Putting the Math Practices into Practice

## Digging Deeper into SMP 3 – Construct Viable Arguments and Critique the Reasoning of Others

## Reason Abstractly and Quantitatively

## Training Materials for the Math IMET

## SMP 1: Make Sense of Problems & Persevere in Solving Them

## The Standards for Mathematical Practice & Instructional Materials

## The EQuIP Review Process and Rubric

## What Needs to Change in Instructional Materials: ELA

## IMET Evolution: ELA/Literacy

## IMET Evolution: Math

## What Needs to Change in Instructional Materials: Math

## ELA in the Common Core Classroom

## Mathematics in the Common Core Classroom

## Introduction to the Publishers’ Criteria for ELA/Literacy

## Knowing the Common Core = Knowing the Shifts

## If You’re Not Purchasing, Should You Still Review?

Deepen your knowledge of the Shifts and Standards; learn what to look for in aligned materials.

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A new framework for developing and implementing clear district-wide support for teaching and learning

A high school algebra teacher shares her thoughts on high school math myths and misconceptions

What should we look for in powerful classrooms?

Because we don’t want to confuse the math teachers…and other reasons we need high-quality instructional materials

Learn how structured phonics instruction is critical to literacy development and a necessary part of an ELA curriculum

Identifying and using high-quality, ELA Open Educational Resources successfully

Standards co-author Susan Pimentel explains how the elements of a high-quality ELA program contribute to student learning. She pinpoints where many current programs are missing the mark.

How a math coach used mini-assessments to spark conversations with her teachers

Learn how to plan effective argument writing instruction

Standards co-author Jason Zimba explains how word problems can build understanding of addition and subtraction.

A long-time middle school teacher and writing expert explains how to design strong writing instruction

New training modules on the IMET’s Non-Negotiables and Alignment Criteria

Standards co-author Jason Zimba unpacks the rectangle area formula and highlights problems with the way textbooks sometimes introduce the formula to students.

Part 6

Learn the difference between modeling the math and modeling WITH math

Part 5

A K-12 math team collaborated in creating tools about the practices to enhance understanding and planning

Part 4

A math teacher explains how to recognize math tasks that help students craft strong mathematical arguments

Part 3

A math teacher explains how well-designed materials can help students learn to deal with challenging math problems

New training modules on the IMET’s Non-Negotiables and Alignment Criteria

Part 2

Well-designed materials help students tackle challenging math problems

Part 1

What to look for in instructional materials that align to the SMPs

Achieve created a rubric and review process to facilitate peer reviews

Part 3

A panel of experts pinpointed the biggest problems with today’s ELA/literacy materials

An SAP literacy specialist explains how small changes to the IMET can have a big impact on users

An SAP math specialist explains how small changes to the IMET can have a big impact on users

Part 2

A panel of experts met to pinpoint the biggest problems with today’s math textbooks: here’s what they found

Part 3

A North Carolina literacy coach explains what the CCSS ELA Shifts mean for classroom materials

Part 2

A Kentucky teacher explains what the CCSS Math Shifts mean for classroom materials

Sue Pimentel, one of the lead writers of the Common Core, introduces the Publishers’ Criteria

Part 1

The Shifts are a powerful frame to help drive understanding of the Common Core

Even though many districts are not in a position to purchase new materials in the short-term, training reviewers now is a smart long-term investment