Churchwell Magnet Elementary digging in to CCSS Lesson Planning with myCore

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Robert Churchwell Museum Magnet Elementary, led by Executive Principal, Jahi Rohrer, is addressing the challenges of implementing the Common Core Standards with the help of myCore, a cloud-based solution that supports the creation of rigorous, Common Core lessons. Teachers at Churchwell are committed to meeting and exceeding the demands set out by the new standards, using myCore as a support to meet this goal.

The mission at Churchwell Elementary, a Nashville, TN magnet school, is to develop an environment that nurtures creative, passionate and creative thinkers, where learners achieve at high academic levels. This was the basis of the school’s decision to implement the myCore solution. Teachers are using the cloud-based lesson planning platform to support Strategic Design lesson-planning, a backward design approach, to create deep, engaging lessons that spark critical thinking in their students, as well as meet benchmarks set out in the CCSS.

“Tackling the new Common Core State Standards can be a daunting task for schools as they look to implement them in the coming school year. We set out to find a solution that will support our teachers in creating engaging, standards-based lessons that promote the critical thinking process and we found myCore,” stated Principal Rohrer. He continues, “myCore meets my teachers when and where they need support, and allows them to instantly contact a coach whenever they need additional input. We could not be happier with the way our teachers have embraced myCore, rolled up their sleeves and dug in since having access.”

Insight Education Group CEO Dr. Michael Moody comments, “We applaud Principal Rohrer’s tireless efforts to provide his teachers with the tools they need to be successful as they transition to the Common Core. myCore was developed by teachers to provide coaching and support when and where they need it, even if a coach is not physically present. Educators across the country are working tirelessly to meet the rigors of the Common Core, and we are thrilled to see myCore supporting the teachers and leaders at Churchwell Elementary throughout the entire instructional design process.”

The myCore platform allows teachers to create instructional units and lessons using a structured approach that raises the quality and rigor of lessons. For district administrators, myCore allows them to easily distribute their own curricula or those purchased from other vendors. The platform’s coaching interface allows teachers to get help with planning. And, school leaders are able to easily access teachers’ lessons and view reports showing which standards have been taught.

For more about the Robert Churchwell Museum Magnet Elementary School, please visit them online at: http://www.mnps.org/Page52689.aspx

For more information about Insight Education Group & myCore, visit them online at: www.insighteducationgroup.com

About Insight Education Group:

Insight Education Group (Insight) is K-12 education’s partner in connecting teacher effectiveness with the Common Core. Insight provides professional development and strategic consultation to educational systems. Since 2002, the company has partnered with districts and schools across the country to develop and implement instructional initiatives aimed at strengthening school leadership, increasing teacher effectiveness, and improving student academic achievement. Learn more at: http://www.insighteducationgroup.com/