Common Sense About the Common Core

Is your district putting the cart before the horse? Are you focusing on textbooks and tests when you should be looking at the big picture?

Districts are working hard to implement the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards (aka Common Core standards), but frequently these efforts are focused on the end results and not upon processes to successfully implement and sustain the standards and their accompanying curriculum and assessment changes. The implementation of any new standards requires systemic change led by a team of informed administrators, teachers, parents, and community leaders.

How should educational leaders approach the challenge of the Common Core? This conference will offer participants a forum to consider a rational framework for implementation while providing ample opportunities for dialogue and reflection. Come prepared to share what is working in your district!



Featured Presenters:

Stu Ervay, Professor, Emporia State University, Curriculum Leadership Institute
John Morton, Associate Professor, Emporia State University, Curriculum Leadership Institute
Jack Koehn, Superintendent, Iola USD 257
Jill Lachenmayr, Assistant Superintendent for Academic Affairs, Andover USD 385
Rhonda Renfro, President, Curriculum Leadership Institute
Carol Roach, Past President, Curriculum Leadership Institute
William Sailors, The Jones Institute for Educational Excellence, Emporia State University
Tara Trear, English/Language Arts Teacher, Emporia High School, USD 253
Doug VanderLinden, Technology Director, Burlington USD 244







Educators, Administrators,
& School Board Members

Thursday, October 30, 2014

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Jones Institute for Educational Excellence
1601  State Street, Emporia, KS

Cost: $75

Includes lunch & a digital copy of Common Sense About the Common Core by Stuart Ervay, Kirsten Limpert, and John Morton

Sponsored by:
- Emporia State University’s Department of School Leadership/Middle & Secondary Education, The Teachers College

- The Jones Institute for Educational Excellence

- Curriculum Leadership Institute (CLI)

- Kansas State Department of Education

- Kansas Association of School Boards

- Kansas National Education Association

- United School Administrators of Kansas





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