Barbara Blackburn joins us to talk about some of the issues that the Common Core State Standards raise when it comes to providing support and scaffolding. Along with the rigor that the new standards bring, there are going to be gaps that have to be addressed between what is taught now and what teachers will be expected to teach, as well as the lack of prior knowledge that will impact most students as the new standards are phased in.
Supporting Learners With the Common Core
Dr. Barbara R. Blackburn is the author of numerous books, including Rigor in Your School: A Toolkit for Leaders. She has taught early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students and has served as an educational consultant for three publishing companies. In addition to speaking at state and national conferences, she also regularly presents workshops for teachers and administrators in elementary, middle, and high schools. Her website is www.barbarablackburnonline.com.