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PODCASTS FOR TEACHERS, PRINCIPALS AND PARENTS
With the many changes occurring in the NC Standard Course of Study , along with new assessments, a new educator evaluation system and more, NCDPI has produced a number of podcasts for teachers, principals, parents and others interested in our progress. Below is a list of podcasts for you to access to learn more about the new Common Core and Essential Standards, the new assessments, and a bit about why these changes are occurring. All of these podcasts may be accessed at the NCDPI READY iTunesU site, itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/ready/id415314572
Assessments - NCDPI Deputy Chief Academic Officer Angela Quick outlines some of the changes teachers and parents can expect for the new assessments in the 2012-13 school year.
READY Overview - NCDPI Policy Analyst Mike Martin shares the "why's" behind the new READY initiative for NC public schools.
Standard Course of Study - NCDPI Director of K-12 Curriculum Maria Pitre-Martin tells us about how the new Common Core and Essential State Standards have become our state's new Standard Course of Study.
What Is Different About the Common Core? - NCDPI Director of K-12 Curriculum Maria Pitre-Martin shares some of the differences between the new Common Core Standards and the former Standard Course of Study.
Why the Common Core? - NCDPI Director of K-12 Curriculum Maria Pitre-Martin explains why it is so important that North Carolina implement the new Common Core and Essential State Standards this year.
Educator Effectiveness - NCDPI Chief Academic Officer Rebecca Garland talks to teachers and principals about how new standards in the educator evaluation system will be implemented and measured.
Common Exams - NCDPI Chief Academic Officer Rebecca Garland explains to teachers and parents how educators are working to develop measures for those subjects that have not been traditionally tested.