Last year, was a crucial planning period for SVVSD teachers preparing to roll out Common Core math and English language arts standards. Teachers must be prepared to teach the new standards. The standards call for some major changes in classroom practice to enable students to meet higher expectations, such as the greater level of text complexity in reading and challenging math expectations for all. This ASCD resource features ground-level work among teachers reviewing and revising curriculum to align with the new standards. Over the next few weeks, I will post additional resources to help in preparation for our second year of Common Core implementation.