The Common Core Task Force of the Network of Alliances for Geographic Education is working on another piece to support teachers in the field. This is a call for volunteers. We are looking for teachers from all grades to be involved in aligning National Geographic Kids books and resources to the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts.
The work entails reviewing National Geographic Kids reading materials, identifying how they connect to the Common Core ELA and if/how they could be useful to a specific grade level. Volunteers would be placed into grade level teams, receive National Geographic Kids materials to review (and keep...that's right-free materials), attend an online webinar that will give an overview of the process (late May), meet (virtually) with their grade level team to discuss alignment, and turn in a list of materials that align to the CCSS-ELA at their grade level (beginning of August).
Deadline to apply: May 31, 2013.