Place-Based Learning & Common Core
July 30 through August 1
FDR Home & Presidential Library
Hyde Park, NY
This year’s institute is designed to show how place-based learning can help you negotiate Common Core without sacrificing your focus on students and community. Whether you work in a school or a less formal setting such as a park, historic site, or museum this institute will give you something to think about, talk about, and DO! As always, there will be two days of workshops, and the middle day will feature more extended field experiences. THV will provide certificates of attendance for up to 22 hours.
Keynote: TIPS FROM A PRINCIPAL
Focusing on Students in a Data-Driven World
Carol Burris, NYS 2013 High School Principal of the Year, has been principal of South Side HS, Rockville Centre, Long Island, since 2000. She received her PhD from Teachers College, Columbia, and has taught in both middle and high schools.
Carol's dissertation on de-tracking math received the 2003 National Association of Secondary Schools’ Principals Middle Level Dissertation of the Year Award. In 2010, she was named Educator of the Year by the School Administrators Association of NYS and this year they honored her as High School Principal of the Year.
Carol co-authored Opening the Common Core: How to Bring ALL Students to College and Career Readiness, (2012, Corwin Press). Her articles have appeared in Educational Leadership, American Educational Research Journal, Teachers College Record, Theory into Practice, Education Week, and other publications.
Read more about Carol's views on Common Core in the Washington Post
. Follow her on Twitter, @carolburris. Read about her school in Education Week
More from THV-ers on Common Core
Fighting Back, Nancy Schniedewind
, education professor, SUNY New Paltz, and former member, New Paltz Board of Education.