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Tools for Teachers, by Teachers: The Literacy and Math Design Collaboratives
The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) and the Math Design Collaborative (MDC) were developed to support the co-design and implementation of high-quality tools for literacy and math instruction. We created this toolkit to help educators better understand the guiding principles behind LDC and MDC tools, provide examples, and share results.
Here’s what we know: Implementing a comprehensive, standards-aligned curriculum is a complex undertaking, even in a typical, in-person classroom. There are new pedagogical approaches to consider, texts and topics to unpack, instructional shifts to practice, academic routines to introduce, and the list goes on.
Research tells us that high-quality, aligned instructional materials is important in helping teachers support their students in mastering the skills, knowledge, and experience they need to be college and career ready.
Much has been written and debated on the state-led shift toward more rigorous, consistent K-12 education standards commonly known as Common Core. At the same time, that intense focus on the standards has obscured an equally important shift – the adoption of instructional resources aligned to the new standards.
Aug 12, 2017
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