Support for New Teachers

The first few years of teaching are an exciting, and sometimes daunting, challenge for new teachers. The links listed below are designed to make it easier to find and understand the CCSS, as well as to provide opportunities for new teachers to observe master teachers in Common Core aligned classrooms. The Instructional Practice Guide (IPG) is a tool that can be used to help educators plan and review their lesson plans, or the lesson plans of others, and ensure they are Common Core aligned. Use of the IPG with the videos provided on the Teaching the Core website, listed below, is a phenomenal way for new teachers to actively observe the CCSS Shifts in Action.