Common Core is more than a new set of standards. It's a new methodology of teaching. As an independent study school it is vital that parents and caregivers join us in transitioning to this new style of content delivery and assessment.
The CDE's Common Core Standards Parent Handbook succinctly defines this new movement as below:
[California] has joined a national movement to adopt common standards and assessments for English and mathematics. Common Core learning goals help ensure that students meet college and work expectations, are prepared to succeed in a global economy and society, and are provided with rigorous content and application of higher knowledge thinking. Benchmarked against international standards, the Common Core Standards assist students in their preparation to complete the requirements for enrollment at a California public university.
Feel free to download the complete handbook from our website at www.corebutte.org/pdf/CCparentHandbook.pdf. There is also a great TED video (3 minutes) that is viewable here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s0rRk9sER0
Implementation trainings will be provided by grade level and additional dates will be announced as scheduled.