Friday, November 20, 2009

Input Needed - Revised CT Common Core of Teaching

The new 2009 Common Core of Teaching (CCT) standards document has been drafted and is open for comment. Though not directly an ed-tech document, this important document will be used to revise pre-service programs, frame the new beginning teacher support program and
design new teacher evaluation plans. The way I see it, technology MUST have a part in all each of those things - so I am asking ed tech folks to provide comments on the draft.

An online survey is available to both review the draft and give input on the proposed new CCT. The survey can be found at It asks for educators’ opinions regarding what both beginning teachers and experienced teachers need to know to be effective. Let it be known that skills in using technology purposefully in teaching and learning are essential for novice and experienced teachers!

Responses to the survey are due by November 25th. No turkey for you until you complete the survey. :-) (Thanks!)