I was asked to present to the Washoe County School Board of Trustees on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The time to speak was brief—10 minutes—and in that time I moved the trustees through the principles that guide the work we have been doing in K-6 ELA over the last three years. These include
- Let’s honor our classroom peers/governance and allow them to hear the CCSS message unfiltered
- The resources we use and promote are vetted, scalable and free
- This takes time. We have to be patient.
A brief mention of the Core Task Project was also included as well as the Core Task implementation Project.