Common Core Resources

Professional Development Resources

TCS - RttT CC/ES Implementation Plan

Overview of Required Professional Development Chart


Curriculum Mapping Training - Understanding by Design Conducted June 13, 2012

              Link to powerpoint


     Curriculum Mapping Template

     TCS ELA anchor standards backward mapping template

     TCS mathematical practices backward mapping template

     UbD in a Nutshell

     Umbrella Document - Big Ideas

     Essential Question Exemplars

     Wiggins Article - "What is an Essential Question?"

     Enduring Understandings Exemplars



Tyrrell County teachers will work in their PLC's to complete the DPI Revised Bloom's Taxonomy Moodle The documention chart below will be used to quide reflections and enhance this professional growth experience.  Additional RBT documents are included as resources.

Revised Bloom's Taxonomy Moodle Documentation Chart

Revised Bloom's Taxonomy - Detail Document

RBT Matrix


Mathematical Practices Training -  This power point was designed to familiarize teachers with the eight mathematical practices that are an essential part of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics at all grade levels, and to help teachers develop a deeper understanding of these practices.

8 Mathematical Practices Poster

Checklist for Inclusion of Mathematical Practices

Features of a Good Task

Questions Ring 'Template'

Video Links:

Shift 1 - PK-5 Balancing Information

 Shift 2 - 6-12 Building Knowledge in the Disciplines

 Shift 3 - Staircase to Complexity

 Shift 4 - Text-Based Answers

Shift 5 - Writing from Sources

Shift 6 - Academic Vocabulary 


Powerpoint used during the opening PD days of the 2011-2012 school year -

This resource begins to provide teachers with the opportunity to become more familiar with the New Standard Course of Study - The Common Core and Essential Standards.  It contains an outline of TCS's implementation plan and annual goals.  It begins to take a closer look at the standards with a specific focus on Information and Technology Standards, Literacy Standards, and Science Standards; all of which are being fully implemented in Tyrrell County during the 2011-2012 school year.

 The New Standard Course of Study Powerpoint Presentation

Resources used during this session:

 Notes pages


NEW Standard Course of Study Hunt


Powerpoint used during training on February 24, 2011 -

This resource identifies all of the many changes that have happened and that lie ahead.  It provides an overview of TCS's expectations for 21st century teaching and learning.

          It's a Revolution...not just another swing of the pendulum!

Resources used during this session

20th Century vs. 21st Century Teaching

P21 Framework - Definitions

21st Century Teacher Web

 Revised Bloom Template

The Learning Pyramid 

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