More than 250 local teachers plan to attend an Eastern Illinois University-sponsored professional workshop, which will focus on incorporating Common Core State Standards in a teacher’s classroom.
The workshop, called “Dive into Common Core,” will take place from 1-4:30 p.m. Wednesday in Buzzard Hall.
Common Core State Standards set clear guidelines for students and metrics for teachers in the subjects of mathematics and English language arts. The state of Illinois adopted the standards in 2010.
Kristen Holly, principal at Carl Sandburg Elementary School in Charleston, will give a special keynote focused on creating a curriculum in the Common Core Era. Her presentation kicks off the workshop at 1 p.m. in Buzzard Auditorium. After the keynote, teachers will break out in sessions with EIU faculty facilitating discussion about the standards.
The workshop is being sponsored by the College of Education and Professional Studies, along with the Charleston, Mattoon and Effingham school districts. The event is funded by a grant from the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the Illinois State Board of Education.