The Importance Of Teacher Professional Development

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Ruchti, Wendy, Susan Jenkins, and Joachim Agamba. “Critical Supports for Secondary Educators in Common Core State Standard Implementation.” The Clearing House. 86.6 (2013):
246-254. MasterFILE Elite. Web. 16 Oct 2015.

The authors, all PhD’s, located at Iowa State University, College of Education. The focus of the article relates to teacher professional development. A study of the implications of the Total Instructional Alignment (TIA) used in Iowa public schools. Furthermore, the three authors determined the challenges of meeting the specific needs of professional development. The challenge included limited time for preparing students to meet the college and career readiness objective. The perceived beliefs of teachers concerning support
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A complete copy, included in this column, of a speech given by Dianne Ravitch, an educational historian and a champion against corporate influenced school reforms. This speech presented to the Modern Language Association. Her speech clearly was against the implementation of Common Core. Included in the speech, Ravitch characterizes several supporters and objectors to Common Core. The focus of the speech referenced the past, present and future of Common Core. Reported by Ravitch, “The Common Core Standards have arrived at a time when public education is under attack. Upheaval, assault, and chaos prevail in public schools through Common Core.” “Never in the past,” she explained, “have schools endured such change and chaos as they are today”. However, by saying that no other nation in the world has made so many changes is consistent with her ideology. The imposition of mandates on teachers in the public schools, in the past dozen years, are not relevant. Finally, Ravitch introduced, the assumption that the financial costs of implementing the Common Core never got mentioned in the national …show more content…
Included in this article, several strategies schools and teachers need to consider in effectively and adequately implementing the standards. Consequently, the common core standards will demand more from students and teachers. As more demands of the students increasing stamina, reading, abilities, and vocabulary, teachers will also need additional training and support. The necessity for professional development, professional learning communities, and participation from state governments continues in the implementation procedure. As determined by Wilhoit, the task of implementing the standards and how states and school districts must work together to become successful in this enormous endeavor and the paradigm must

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