Why should we care about K-12 "Common Core Standards"? A series hosted by the Humanities Education Focal Group and the School of Humanities and Sciences Dean's Office.
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is currently implementing a new K-12 curriculum across public schools in California. Common Core will significantly change how children learn both humanities and STEM. In English and Language Arts, for example, the standards focus on developing "careful analyses, well-defended claims, and clear information" using "complex texts and their academic language," with the aim of developing "college- and career-level reading."
As educators, we have a responsibility to become informed about this policy. The Humanities Education Focal Group and School of Humanities and Sciences Dean's Office are pleased to host Dr. Michael Kirst, President of the California State Board of Education, to speak about Common Core, and Dr. Jennifer Wolf, Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, to lead a discussion of how Common Core will impact the teaching of humanities in public schools.
We invite you to join us on Friday, April 8th, at 12:00 for a lunch-time lecture and discussion with Dr. Kirst and Dr. Wolf.
Please explore the Common Core State Standards for English, Language Arts, and History/Social Studies, especially grades 6-12 (pg 46-86). Our discussion will focus on pg 46-54.
CCSS are available here: http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/documents/finalelaccssstandards.pdf
Friday, April 8, 2016, at 12:00 pm Terrace Room, Bldg 460
Michael Kirst, President, California State Board of Education, Stanford Emeritus Professor of Education
Jennifer Lynn Wolf, Senior Lecturer, School of Education, Director, Undergraduate Minor in Education
RSVP here: http://goo.gl/forms/MZCgOzI60y
This event is generously co-sponsored by the Dean's Office at the School of Humanities and Sciences. Further information about Dean's Office initiatives is available at Pathways for Humanities PhDs.