Like so many teachers in the state, we understand the pressure and limited time available to create a curriculum from scratch. The Classroom Support Toolbox was created by teachers for teachers, to address the challenge of planning in a time of transition. As we prepare to implement the Common Core State Standards next year, the toolbox can serve as a teacher's first stop in planning what, when, and how to teach.
As you explore the toolbox, consider your classroom and all of the possibilities to create a positive, rigorous, and exciting learning environment for your students. The Common Core State Standards are changing the way teachers and students engage in teaching and learning. While the process of implementing new standards can be daunting, we owe it to all our students to expect greatness and to believe it is possible. If you haven't taken the leap yet, this is your opportunity to plan for the Common Core.
Amanda Bundrick, Caddo Heights Math/Science Elementary, Caddo Parish
Angelle Lailhengue, Lacoste Elementary, St. Bernard Parish
Chanda Johnson, Midland High School, Acadia Parish
Julie Stephenson, Ruston High School, Lincoln Parish
Kim Shackelford, Instructional coach, Lincoln Parish
Lee Ann Wall, Iota Middle School, Acadia Parish
Rebecca Freeland, Morehouse Alternative School, Morehouse Parish
Sharon Necaise, West Feliciana High School, West Feliciana Parish