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2012

Marshall University

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Using A Theory-Based Model For Professional Development: Implementing National Common Core Curriculum, Elbert Davis Jan 2012

Using A Theory-Based Model For Professional Development: Implementing National Common Core Curriculum, Elbert Davis

Educational Foundations and Technology

Nationally, states are searching for the most effective model for integrating the National Common Core Curriculum (NCCC) at the local level. This article describes the training methods and learning model used to address this challenge in two low performing school districts in West Virginia. Pre and post data are presented which validate the effectiveness of the model in improving teacher content knowledge and teaching. Lessons learned and recommendations for school/district administrators charged with implementing the NCCC are also provided.