This accessible resource addresses the problems, challenges, and issues that general and special education leaders frequently face on a day-to-day basis in implementing the Common Core standards in their schools. Grounded in best practices from current literature, this text provides leaders with practical solutions to working with teachers and differentiating instruction for all students—including students with special needs, ESL, and ELL learners. A School Leader’s Guide to Implementing the Common Core presents a cohesive framework and offers viable options for effective inclusive instruction based on students‘ varied learning needs.
- Vignettes and "Research-Based Practical Tips" offer concrete connections to school contexts and illustrate practical applications.
- Explores current trends in Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), and Response to Intervention (RTI), and how they relate to the Common Core Standards.
- Guides leaders through the development of effective policies for culturally responsive instruction in the classroom.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Understanding the Common Core
David M. Dunaway and Gloria D. Campbell-Whatley
Chapter 2: Connecting the Dots to Educational Planning
Keonya Booker and Gloria D. Campbell-Whatley
Chapter 3: Date-Driven Formal and Informal Measures
Chuang Wang , Gloria D. Campbell-Whatley, and Dawson Hancock
Chapter 4: Young Children and Their Families
Vivian I. Correa, Ya-yu Lo, and Dawson Hancock
Chapter 5: English Language Learners: It’s More Than Getting an Interpreter
Diane Rodriguez and Gloria D. Campbell-Whatley
Chapter 6: Children in Urban Centers
Gloria D. Campbell-Whatley, Keonya Booker, Bettie Butler, and Derrick Robinson
Chapter 7: Children with Disabilities and Those At-Risk
Irene Meier, Nicole Conners, and Gloria D. Campbell Whatley
Chapter 8: The Common Core Standards, UDL, RTI: Marriage, Merger, Partnership
Gloria D. Campbell-Whatley, Christopher O’Brien, Ozalle Toms, and Christie L. Felder
Chapter 9: Differentiating the Common Core Curriculum
Rebecca A. Shore, David M. Dunaway, and Gloria D. Campbell-Whatley
Gloria D. Campbell-Whatley is Associate Professor of Special Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA.
David M. Dunaway is Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA.
Dawson R. Hancock is Professor of Educational Research and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA.
"At last, a comprehensive guide to the Common Core State Standards inclusive of both the regular education and special needs student populations! Clear and concise, this book offers researched-based tips for educational leaders that will ensure success for all learners."
--Lisa Carter, international keynote speaker, educational consultant, and author
"A School Leader’s Guide to Implementing the Common Core provides excellent guidance and support to leaders using research-based strategies that apply to a variety of stakeholders. While the content is designed around the Common Core State Standards, the authors have created an impressive resource that also benefits education leaders of non-adopting states. This book provides leaders with tools and tips to engage teachers, parents, and communities in positively shifting the instructional practices to a framework that promotes college and career readiness."
--Ann W. Linson, Superintendent, East Noble School Corporation, IN