myCore now offers CCSS-Aligned units and lessons

Lauren Williams's picture
Monday, August 26, 2013

Insight Education Group (Insight), K-12 education’s partner in connecting teacher effectiveness and the Common Core, is making available a set of Common-Core aligned lessons for grades K-6 in English Language Arts and Math. The lessons will be accessed through myCore, Insight’s award-winning, standards based lesson-planning platform, and have already been made available to myCore users.

Built on Strategic Design, a backward lesson design methodology, myCore offers teachers on-demand support in creating and customizing rigorous, engaging, standards-aligned lessons. With the library of units and lesson now available, myCore users can pull them from the cloud-based platform and customize them for their classrooms as part of their myCore subscription. Insight Education Group CEO, Dr. Michael Moody, comments, “When Insight set out to create myCore, providing educators with top-quality professional development that promotes teacher effectiveness and growth, was paramount.” He continues, “Supporting teachers with a resource that will guide and coach them as they work to meet the rigors of the Common Core is essential to accomplishing the results they were developed to achieve.”

myCore is a cloud-based platform that guides teachers through the planning and creation of Common Core-aligned lessons and units, offering users the ability to communicate with an instructional coach when and where they need support. These fully customizable, pre-loaded lessons take that support a step further, providing educators with exemplars that can be edited to suit their unique classrooms, while keeping them on pace with a district’s assessment calendar. Each of the pre-loaded units and lessons in myCore offer users a variety of formative and summative assessments.

myCore gives teachers the ability to track and manage what units and lessons have been planned, which have been taught as well as which lessons are currently being worked on. The platform allows administrators and coaches to access these plans directly for observations and feedback to further support teacher growth and effectiveness.

The first unit of a full academic year’s worth of units and lessons for grades K-6 in both Math and ELA are available now. Stay tuned for units and lessons for grades 7-12!

To learn more about myCore and to see examples of units and lessons, please visit Insight Education Group here: http://www.insighteducationgroup.com/mycore

For more about Insight Education Group, visit them online at: www.insighteducationgroup.com

About Insight Education Group:

Insight Education Group (Insight) is K-12 education’s partner in connecting teacher effectiveness with the Common Core. Insight provides professional development and strategic consultation to educational systems. Since 2000, the company has partnered with districts and schools across the country to develop and implement instructional initiatives aimed at strengthening school leadership, increasing teacher effectiveness, and improving student academic achievement. Learn more at: http://www.insighteducationgroup.com/