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Oregon teachers come together to learn about the Common Core

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012 16:47 PM

From a student’s perspective, teachers may look as though they have all the answers. However, educators certainly do not know everything, and understand that learning continues throughout life. These are just two reasons why instructors across the nation are currently participating in training sessions on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

Once schools have fully implemented the CCSS, teachers will be expected to equip students with the knowledge and skills they will need to achieve success in college and throughout their professional careers, according to the Common Core’s website. As a result, it is important for instructors to have a complete understanding of the new Standards.

Oregon adopted the CCSS on October 29, 2010, states the website. However, students in the state’s schools are not expected to encounter the Common Core until the 2014-2015 academic year, KDRV reported. This gives teachers throughout Oregon a chance to learn about the Standards.

Recently, the Southern Oregon Education Service District hosted a training session on the Common Core’s reading and language arts standards. Teachers from school districts across the state participated.

"You really get a lot hearing from what other people are going through, what has worked, what hasn't," Karilu James, a teacher at Crater Academy of Health and Public Services, told the news source.