Foundations for the Common Core

Created for teachers, administrators, leaders, and staff who have had little or no introduction to the Common Core State Standards, these beginning workshops provide the essential foundational understanding of the Missouri Core Academic Standards (CAS) for English Language Arts or Math.

csd logoEach full-day workshop offered by Cooperating School Districts of Greater St. Louis will focus on exploring the foundation for the standards, navigating the document, understanding the learning progressions and recognizing the major shifts in content, instruction and assessment. The objectives for the workshop include:

  • Learn how to navigate the ELA or Math standards document/domains & clusters
  • Analyze the ELA or Math anchor standards & grade level learning progressions
  • Understand the major shifts in the ELA or Math standards, comparing to GLE’s

Participants will leave with a very practical understanding of the Core Academic Standards for English Language Arts or Math, as well as strategies and resources to support them as they begin to transition to the Core Academic Standards. Each participant will need a printed copy of the Common Core State Standards for the appropriate workshop: (please bring ELA & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects, as well as Appendix A, B, and C, or Math & Appendix A).

Available Dates:
• January 14
• January 29

Time: Continental breakfast at 8 o’clock; Session runs 8:30 to 3:30, with a break for provided lunch
Location: Syberg’s, 2430 Old Dorsett Road in Maryland Heights
Cost: $25 includes meals & materials
To register online go to:

Dana Humphrey is a Common Core ELA Consultant for the Cooperating School Districts. Dana is a master teacher with 32 years of educational experience as a middle school English teacher, department chair, district curriculum coordinator and professional development presenter locally and at the state and national level.

Jan Keenoy is a Common Core Math Consultant for the Cooperating School Districts. Jan has been a Missouri educator for over 40 years, teaching in elementary and middle school classrooms, Parents as Teachers, and serving as an Elementary Coordinator supporting curricular, instructional, assessment planning, implementation, and providing extensive professional development.

Cancellations may be billed depending on the number of days’ notice received prior to the event. No shows will be billed in full. For additional information regarding session content contact Stephanie Madlinger. For special needs (including dietary), or other info, contact Tiffiny Creech.

Look for more professional development opportunities on the Common Core State Standards from CSD in the months to come.

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