Common Core: Paradigmatic Shifts
Common Core: Paradigmatic Shifts is a timely and protean educator resource and reference, designed to be of immediate use in the classroom and in Professional Learning Communities. In addition, this book also provides a “looking glass,” allowing educators to peer briefly back in history to ascertain the origin of standards, as they came to be in the United States educational system, and as they earnestly impacted English language arts. Common Core: Paradigmatic Shifts identifies and provides curricular approaches speaking to teachers’ concerns regarding content preparedness. In addition, this book includes teacher narratives from around the country, describing their approaches and strategies with the Common Core initiative and its impact on their students, as well as those who do not use the Core.
Essentially, Common Core: Paradigmatic Shifts will spark further proactive, engaged, and reconstructive conversation among teachers regarding both students and themselves. Ignited by the advent of the Core, their conversation today is about just how do they use standards to create vibrant, engaged, immersive, and relevant instruction that lives beyond the traditional walls of the classroom. Common Core: Paradigmatic Shifts will prove to be a “go to” resource that provides useful information and instructional approaches beyond Common Core.
Jocelyn A. Chadwick has been an English teacher for over thirty years – beginning at Irving High School in Texas and currently guest lecturing at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Dr Chadwick also serves as a consultant for school districts around the country and assists English departments with curricula to reflect diversity and cross-curricular content. In addition, she is a consultant for NBC News Education’s Common Core Project for Parents, ParentToolkit. Throughout her career, Dr Chadwick has published articles in leading academic journals, presented papers at scholarly conferences, and conducted teacher workshops around the country and abroad. Chadwick’s publications include The Jim Dilemma: Reading Race in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, “Making Characters Come Alive! Using Characters for Identification and Engagement,” and “Assessment: Our (Re) Inventing the Future of English.” Presently, she is working on a new book, Teaching Literature in the Context of Literacy Learning, for Heinemann.
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