1. CoreStand Consultant Series: Shrink The Change


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    The Common Core Standards challenge educators to adapt and refine our craft according to changes in the ways our students are learning. Common Core expert Bobb Darnell explains in this video tutorial…

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    • VLCs: Extending and Enriching Collaboration


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      Hear directly from educators about CoreStand’s Virtual Learning Communities, or VLCs, teacher-driven groups that extend collaboration beyond the school day. In this video, principals, Taya…

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      • VLCs: Meaningful Feedback for Teachers


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        Principal Jerry Michel, author of Can You Hear Me Now?, discusses how CoreStand's Virtual Learning Communities (VLCs) are an essential tool for differentiated professional development. Right…

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        • VLCs and Differentiation


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          In today’s world, teaching is much more than simply delivering a lesson, unit, or activity. Educational expert Jerry Michel discusses how teachers need to be “surgeons” when designing…

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          • VLCs: Blended Professional Development


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            Blended learning environments (where students work in both online and traditional settings) streamline the learning process. Similarly, blended professional development environments extend and enrich…

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            • VLCs: Keeping the Momentum Going


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              Recent college graduate Drew Cramer talks briefly about how VLCs allow him to stay in touch with professors and peers and, as he puts it, “keep the momentum going.”

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              • CCSS: An Integrated Model of Literacy


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                The Common Core Standards embody an integrated model of literacy. Drew Cramer, an educator certified in both History and English, outlines what this means for both E/LA teachers, as well as for teachers…

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                • CCSS: A Universal Language


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                  High school principal, Taya Kinzie uncovers the opportunities that emerge now that the Common Core Standards have brought educators a common language. Students, she contends, succeed when they feel…

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                  • All Under One Roof


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                    High School Principal, Taya Kinzie underscores that, even though she and her colleagues are “all under one roof”, in the past they’ve felt splintered and unable to connect as much…

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                    • VLC Case Study: Willard Elementary


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                      Elementary teachers Frances Collins and Lara Galicia share their experiences and highlight the benefits of collaborating within Virtual Learning Communities (VLCs). They point out that, in addition…

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