Happy Summer!!!

I hope this finds you all enjoying your well deserved summer I head into Summer Institute next week, I am starting think about next year and what we need in order to be prepared for the implementation of the Common Core in a month or so.

We will have staff development right after Convocation (just like last year) and while I hope to gather some information at Summer Institute to pass along, I also wanted to know if any of you had specific topics you would like covered during next year's staff development.

A few of ideas that I have investigated and had some training on since school got out are: text complexity (how to choose grade-level appropriate text according to CC), wording of the Common Core (anchor standards, strands, clusters, standard statements), teaching whole texts versus excerpts, etc. If any of these are of interest or if you another topic you would like addressed, please let me know.

If you haven't gone through the LiveBinder ( then I highly recommend you do really does help with clarity on the Common Core.

Please feel free to respond on this Wiki or to send me an email with any potential staff development topics.

Enjoy the rest of your summer and I look forward to seeing you (way too) soon!