We know that some teachers and families can focus only on moment-to-moment, practical concerns right now. But many others are slowly returning to the regular cadence of teaching and learning, and a big part of that this year in the city’s schools is the Common Core standards.
We want to get educators from across the city talking to each other about the standards and the student work that reflects them — and we want to listen in on the conversation. That’s why we’re inviting teachers and others interested in the new standards to join us on Nov. 26 for “The Art of Teaching and Learning to the Common Core.”
The event will begin with an informal gallery-style exhibition by teachers working to help their students meet Common Core standards in writing. Of course, it wouldn’t be an exhibition without wine and cheese, so we’ll be sure to have those on hand.
Then, in a panel discussion that we moderate, educators will use the exhibits as the starting point for a conversation about the challenges and opportunities of implementing the Common Core. On the panel: Shael Polakow-Suransky, the city Department of Education’s champion of the standards; and Sandra Stotsky, an education professor who is a fan of standards but thinks the Common Core misses the mark.
The event will take place at the Azure, at 333 E. 91st Street, from 5-7 p.m. Please RSVP to [email protected] — and tell your friends and colleagues!