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Record Number of Educators Take Part in Workshop at Annual Summer Institute

A lot is on the minds of educators as they prepare for the 2013-14 school year in addition to all it takes to get ready to welcome a school full of students. But this year, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the implementation of the mandates seem to be weighing heavily on the minds of educators.

A major draw of this year’s Summer Institute has been the training about how the state’s adoption of the Common Core State Standards will impact students, classrooms, and educators’ professional lives.

The implementation of CCSS is bringing the opportunity for substantial changes that will help better prepare students for the challenges of the 21s century. A vital element of that will be input from classroom professionals. State law gives teachers the right to consult on a wide range of decisions that will flow from the adoption of CCSS around the educational objectives, curriculum, content, and textbooks.

At the Institute, CTA members are acquiring the knowledge and skills that will help them participate fully in the local decisions at the heart of the CCSS.

Learn more about the Common Core State Standards and the Summer Institute.

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