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Idaho State University to help teachers prepare for the CCSS
WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2012 16:15 PM

Many schools may have begun to implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), but still have their fair share of questions or concerns regarding the education initiative. Fortunately, there are plenty of opportunities across the country designed to help school officials prepare for the transition to the CCSS.

One of these opportunities will take place from June 4-8 at Idaho State University, according to the institution’s website. During the Total Instructional Alignment Conference, more than 450 educators from school districts throughout Southeast Idaho will learn about the teacher-training model the event is named after.

"The Idaho Total Instructional Alignment is a grass-roots, teacher-driven process to design and develop a method by which the Common Core State Standards can be integrated into classroom instruction," said Chuck Zimmerly, interim director of the University’s Intermountain Center for Educational Effectiveness, as quoted by the website.

According to the Idaho State Department of Education, teachers will continue to participate in professional development during the 2012-2013 school year, with the Standards to be taught in the following academic year.