WASCD Action Alert
To assist you in providing accurate information to your local communities on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts and Mathematics, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has developed a Wisconsin CCSS Administrator Communication Toolkit. WASCD has also developed suggested communications to your legislator.Read More
The CCSS: Teaching & Assessing for Understanding & Transfer
Featuring Jay McTighe
The CCSS and Next Generation Science Standards stress the importance of teaching and assessing for understanding and transfer, not just content coverage.Read More
Wisconsin ASCD’s primary focus for professional development is improving educator effectiveness in the areas of curriculum, instruction and assessment with the ultimate goal of producing college and career ready students.
By offering a balance of curriculum, instruction, and assessment professional development opportunities that focus on adaptive change, WASCD will help districts create a curriculum and assessment system that is conceptually different from the past and leads to the type of change necessary as we move forward in the 21st Century.
School or district teams will learn to use the Common Core to rethink and build curriculum and performance assessments that will increase student achievement by creating tasks that are relevant, interesting, meaningful and useful.
Join us for any or all of this 5-part series Featuring Jay McTighe
July 23⁄24 2013 — Process and Product Team Work: Framing Curriculum with the Common Core Standards
November 20, 2013 — The Assessment System: Teaching for Transfer of Autonomous Performance
April 9, 2014 — Mapping the Curriculum: Planning and Sequencing Leaning Progressions
July 22/23, 2014 — Process and Product Team Work: Unit Planning
Wisconsin ASCD, in partnership with Wisconsin DPI’s Common Core Implementation Team and the CESA Statewide Network (CSN), formed the WI Teaching and Learning Collabratory. These programs are designed to help you with quality implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Learn More