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PODCASTS


READY 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, https://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.