Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Teachers are the key to Common Core State Standards!

Great press release from my team over at Laying the Foundation on how they are helping teachers implement Common Core State Standards!  From the press release:

DALLAS, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Laying the Foundation (LTF) has recently stepped forward to become one of the leading providers of teacher lessons and activities aligned with the Common Core State Standards. With its ten-year record of providing results-driven, content-focused teacher training and classroom-ready resources, the nonprofit organization has taken its rigorous program to the next level to help middle school and high school teachers understand and implement the new standards in their classrooms.

"We didn't start out to create a program to meet Common Core State Standards—we created a program to build academic excellence in our teachers so that they could deliver challenging lessons to ensure that more students were college ready," said Dave Saba, CEO of Laying the Foundation. "With some incredible work by the teachers on our staff, we have aligned our goals to ensure that our LTF teachers can lead the way in Common Core State Standards implementation."

Even better - the video explaining how teachers training teachers on using classroom ready lessons to implement common core is the key!

LTF Common Core Training from LTF Training on Vimeo.

It is so great to see teachers praising this training as the best way to bring the standards into the classroom and raise the level of rigor!