Common Core Implementation for All Classrooms (1 Iowa LRC – Self Study)

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How often have you sat down after a tiring day in the classroom, wondering if your students benefited in any way?

Schools and educators all over the country are engaged in implementing the Common Core State Standards. This can be a challenge. This  three part course is designed to provide teachers the support and confidence they need to implement the standards in their classrooms.

Section A, Common Core Instruction Practices, focuses on practices teachers can use to promote student motivation and self-learning while decreasing and eliminating behavior issues. The resources, tools, and real-life examples included in this section help teachers strive to develop self-reliant students who take responsibility for their own learning.

Section B, Common Core Assessment & Evaluation, focuses on helping teachers assess basic academic skills and identify areas in which students need support. This section contains tips, templates, and strategies that help teachers periodically collect data to assess if students are meeting the set academic goals.

Section C, Reflective Teaching Practice, focuses on helping teachers develop a process of reflective thinking and becoming sensitive and responsive to the needs and issues of students. The practical examples and techniques explained in this section provide an understanding of the phrase ‘learning while teaching.’ This section also includes an additional resource that helps teachers write a reflective statement by giving you step-by-step guidelines to combine all your professional development activities. Teachers completing this course become better education professionals  and in turn are also able to implement the Common Core requirements.

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About Self-Study courses:

Professional Learning Board integrated self-study professional development courses are conveniently available 24 x 7 to teacher-learners.Each self-study PD course includes:

  • Course content delivered in an interactive online textbook,
  • Practical suggestions that can be implemented immediately,
  • Resources and links to additional resources,
  • Quiz drawn at random so no two are the same from dozens of questions in a subject-specific bank
  • Printable certificate of completion
  • Lifetime access
  • 1 License Renewal Credit


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25 Reviews of “Common Core Implementation for All Classrooms (1 Iowa LRC – Self Study)”:
  1. Karen M. says:
    Five Stars

    Great course for a beginning teacher and good refresher for tenured teachers.

  2. Angela D. says:
    Five Stars

    Great class.

  3. Therese Z. says:
    Five Stars

    I enjoy doing the classes. A lot of good information. Most topics are pertinent and interesting.

  4. Julie P. says:
    Five Stars

    My experience was great! Thanks for an easy process.

  5. Trent R. says:
    Five Stars

    I have enjoyed the freedom of working at home at my own pace to get the course done. Thank you for such flexibility!!!!!

  6. DzieDzom T. says:
    Five Stars

    This course has been a great help to me. Thanks to the people who came up with the idea!

  7. Rebecca P. says:
    Five Stars

    Lots of valuable and informative information here.

  8. Judith C. says:
    Five Stars

    PLB offers a positive way to earn credits- a way that meets the needs of busy teachers.

  9. Kaja P. says:
    Five Stars

    The last section on Reflective Teaching Practices was a bit long-winded. But I'm done!

  10. Jamie H says:
    Five Stars

    I have really enjoyed the classes I have taken, and how they have made me think again about topics I know about, but haven't thought about for awhile.

  11. Kelly S says:
    Five Stars

    Appreciate the ease with which to use.

  12. Kathryn W. says:
    Five Stars

    Thank you.

  13. Alex C. says:
    Five Stars

    Great online resource for teachers.

  14. Loraine C. says:
    Five Stars

    Thanks for the great course!

  15. Regina D. says:
    Five Stars

    The material is very helpful and easy to implement.

  16. Christine C says:
    Five Stars

    Excellent source for professional development to renew state teaching license.

  17. Mary M. says:
    Five Stars

    Customer service by phone or email was fantastic. I had problems with internet for the first class and had to bother the tech team often. When asking questions by email, customer service was very prompt and helpful when answering.

  18. Jean C says:
    Five Stars

    I just completed 90 hours of Professional Learning with the help of the Professional Learning Board. I was pleased with this on-line study and wanted to thank you for providing such a variety of lessons. I can honestly say, as I reflect back on each lesson, that I obtained valuable knowledge that has refreshed and prepared me for the classroom after being retired for several years. I plan to use my lessons and recommended resources as reference points when needing new ideas or skills. I was most interested in the reading lessons and especially enjoyed the Read Write Think site because I hope to obtain a job teaching students who are not reading on grade level. Reading Across the Curriculum was packed with information and resources that I plan to access again in the future. After taking the on-line Cloze test presented in this lesson, I became more fully aware of how quickly frustration can flare. I was reminded of the importance of keeping up with new teaching strategies as well the type of tests being used and am very excited about having the opportunity to apply the lessons I have learned to my personal teaching style. I loved all the ideas on how to use technology, including the cell phone, and will definitely be using technology whenever I can. I hope to challenge my students and guide them to use the web to create their own works to be shared with the world. In addition, I will no longer look at a bully and a victim in the same way, and I am challenging myself to stay calm when difficult situations present themselves and to ask the correct questions. Of course, I realize I will not be perfect, but I have been motivated by what I learned and am looking forward to the upcoming year in a positive way. I understand that in order to grow as a teacher, I must be honest with myself and identify areas where I need help. By keeping a journal, I hope to better understand what is beneficial for my students and to reach out to others to gain new ideas.

  19. Karen P says:
    Five Stars

    This was a great class. Thank you.

  20. Margaret M. says:
    Five Stars

    I am very excited to share ideas and create new systems for reaching students with my team partner next year. I also have many ways of using the items to begin leading in my school.

  21. Kathryn M. says:
    Five Stars

    Thanks for offering this option. It works great with my lifestyle.

  22. Suzanne K. says:
    Five Stars

    I learned a great amount from taking the course about effective evaluations. I appreciated the specific examples of how to strategically plan, implement, and monitor student progress to enable mastery of standards in the classroom. Thank you for the attachments and pdf documents for additional classroom resources.

  23. Richard H. says:
    Five Stars

    This was an excellent and comprehensive course. I enjoy and appreciate my PLB staff development courses!

  24. Laurie K. says:
    Five Stars

    Very informative and informational about how to mindfully be aware of what I teach, how I teach and what I can do to improve learner engagement, participation and outcome. THANKS!

  25. Roberta G. says:
    Five Stars

    Very informative and convenient.

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