What Role SHOULD Standards Play in Your Teaching? [SLIDE]

In the process of preparing for a spring workshop on the role that the Common Core State Standards can play in social studies and science classrooms, I came across a great quote from Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins in a bit titled From Common Core Standards to Curriculum: Five Big Ideas.

Whipped it into a slide that I’ll use in my presentation.  Figured some of you might find it useful too:

(click to enlarge. download PPT here.  original image attribution here)

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  • Rob

    Question

    I enjoy your slides…what program or app do you use?

     

    thanks

    rob

  • John Wink

    Excellent point of View
    Bill,

    This is a great quote for all teachers to consider when designing instruction. All too often we think of the standards as the house and instruction for the decorations inside. This quote is quite liberating when you consider the possibilities of designing instruction around the specifications of the standards. Thank you for sharing

    John