Common Core in Action II: Exploring Literacy Design Collaborative Tools

Learn about and explore tools to incorporate Common Core literacy standards into your content area. In this course you will explore Literacy Design Collaborative resources, and develop a plan to use one of those resources within your context.

About The Course

The Common Core State Standards are new and will challenge our students to show evidence of learning in new ways.  Instructional shifts are required, especially for teachers who must now incorporate literacy into content areas. Integrating the literacy standards can be difficult to do well. In this course you will have the support of a community and harness the power of collaboratively exchanging ideas with colleagues, as you explore a variety of Literacy Design Collaborative tools to align curriculum with the Common Core.
 
Each week you’ll explore one aspect of the Literacy Design Collaborative model, choosing from a variety of resources to differentiate for your own learning. You’ll then participate in a discussion forum to share you insights, questions, and applications with others. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I get a Statement of Accomplishment after completing this class?

Yes. Students who successfully complete the class will receive a Statement of Accomplishment signed by the instructor.

What resources will I need for this class?

For this course, all you need is an Internet connection, and the time to consider, discuss, read about, and articulate in writing, how these tools can be used in your context.

Recommended Background

Classroom teachers and other educators in the United States interested in implementing the Common Core State Standards for literacy.  Teachers of all subjects and grades are welcome.