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California high school teachers introduce new ways of learning

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013 10:15 AM

Instruction at several California high schools looks a little different this academic year, as the Common Core State Standards are one step closer to being fully implemented.

In CCSS-aligned classrooms, educators will have a certain degree of flexibility in terms of how they provide instruction, so long as they teach in a way that will help students master specific Standards, according to the Common Core's website.

For this reason, educators like Curt Greeley, a history teacher at California's Rigetti High School, will have students approach learning differently. This academic year, Greeley's pupils will step into the shoes of actors and reenact such events as the French Revolution, the Versailles conference and the signing of the Paris peace treaty, the Santa Maria Times reported.

"We're actually going to experience history," Greeley told the news source.

With the new academic year underway, other California educators have opportunities to further their CCSS skills so they too can revolutionize classroom education. For example, teachers within the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District recently attended a training session dedicated solely to the new Standards.