The Tennessee Department of Education is hosting a second round of Common Core summer trainings for teachers. The last training session included classes for educators in Rutherford County. Local teachers met at Blackman High School. We are told the next round of sessions on July 9th will take place a various locations throughout the state. In this area, classes will be held in Franklin and Shelbyville. The focus will be the English language arts Common Core training.
This summer training marks the largest teacher training in the state’s history. More than 30,000 educators from across the state are taking part in trainings to learn how to implement the Common Core State Standards in their classrooms. Math training has already concluded.
Past WGNS Report on Common Core Standards:
So what are some of the Common Core State Standards that are being implemented for the classroom? We are glad you asked. Former public school teacher Dr. Cindy Jones told WGNS about some of the new requirements for students. Jones highlighted the common core standards for children in kindergarten and first grade. These goals specifically target math; see if you can make sense of them…
Ashley Ball, Deputy Director of Communications - Tennessee Department of Education