Teacher training on state's Common Core standards begins this week

Friday, July 6, 2012 6:10 PM
Last updated Sunday, July 8, 2012 10:56 PM
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About 300 teachers from across the region are expected to attend state math training at Cross Creek High School this week.

The training is to guide teachers in implementing the state’s Common Core Georgia Performance Standards, a set of K-12 English/language arts and math standards being implemented in the 2012-13 school year.

Dan Funsch, the president-elect of the Georgia Coun­cil of Teachers of Math­ematics, said the teachers will be versed in content and methods.

“This is training so teachers can do a better job in the fall,” he said.

According to the Georgia De­part­ment of Education, the state joined 47 others in the adoption of Common Core in 2010. The point is to create a consistent curriculum across the country so students have similar expectations and assessments regardless of geography.

Training for teachers began in 2011 and will continue through the summer.

Funsch said the three-day training at Cross Creek beginning Tuesday is one of three sessions being held across the state. The instruction will focus on math, but teachers will also have a chance to “brush up on statistics” as well, Funsch said.

State Rep. Alisha Morgan, D-Austell, will speak to the teachers, Funsch said.


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