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Boston, MA, 02108
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ANet is a nonprofit dedicated to the premise that every child in America deserves an excellent education and the opportunities it provides. We pursue our vision of educational equality in America by helping schools boost student learning with great teaching that is grounded in standards, informed by data, and built on the successful practices of educators around the country.

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Attend ANet Common Core Boot Camp this summer!

You’ll learn about the shifts and the standards—and also practical ways to apply this learning to your ELA or math planning—all from a respected nonprofit with deep experience in over 1,000 schools.

 

It’s a huge challenge to integrate the Common Core while juggling all your current responsibilities. 

What’s the solution? You need to take a solid chunk of time to study and plan from the Standards with fellow educators who’ve developed deep expertise with them—that’s us at ANet—and your colleagues from around the country. We’ve found that learning and working together this way is more powerful and more enjoyable than trying to do it alone.

It has been an amazing experience. I know these sessions will help me be a more effective teacher this year and the many that will follow.
— Teacher, 2016 Boot Camp participant

PD that’s engaging, inspiring, empowering, actionable

Our goal is to provide a supportive, invigorating, fun (Yes, fun! We love this stuff!) professional development experience that is, above all, empowering.

At ANet, we’re all about supporting educators. We’re a nonprofit organization that shares your values—we want to make sure every student gets a great education and opportunities in life. Common Core-aligned instruction can help make that vision a reality.

A common sense approach to the Common Core

The Common Core calls for a deeper approach to ELA and math instruction to foster student understanding and higher level thinking. This means shifts in our teaching and planning that must be grounded in a solid understanding of the Standards. 

Our Boot Camp is practical and relevant, with separate tracks for ELA and math. With a group of teachers, school leaders, and instructional coaches from around the country, we’ll dig deeply into the Standards—and your curriculum—until they make perfect sense to you.

3 days: August 1–3, Detroit
8:30–3:00

ELA and math tracks


For teachers, instructional coaches, and school leaders

Current partners: $600

Non-partners:
$800 through June 30  
$1200 after June 30
 
The bootcamp was very well thought out, purposeful, and catered to the specific needs of the group.
— Principal, 2016 Boot Camp participant
  • You’ll understand not just the jargon (let’s be honest, there’s plenty of that!), but also the logic and elegant structure behind the Standards.
  • You’ll know how to implement them in your classroom or school. And you’ll want to—not just because it’s required, but because you’ll see how it will help you meet your students’ needs.
  • We’ll help you jump-start your planning for next year. Imagine feeling confident and excited to try new things on the first day of school!

We hope you’ll join us this summer!


Math agenda

Day one:

  • Introduction to the math shifts
  • Introduction to the Standards of Mathematical Practice (SMPs)
  • Coherence within and across grades

Day two:

  • Rigorous instructional practice
  • Concrete-pictorial representations
  • Student discussion

Day three:

  • Option A: Lesson planning and adaptation
  • Option B: Fix the tricks and Cognitive Demand

ELA agenda

Day one:

  • Introduction to the ELA/literacy instructional shifts
  • Unpacking complex text

Day two:

  • Creating text-dependent questions
  • Introduction to close reading

Day three:

  • A1 assessment preview
  • Building knowledge through texts
 

Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day.


Lawrence Hood, regional VP of Central East, former executive director, former teacher and school leader "The Common Core State Standards help to define rigor for ALL students  in your school. Once the bar is set, we must help teachers better understand how to support students in reaching it.”

Lawrence Hood, regional VP of Central East, former executive director, former teacher and school leader

"The Common Core State Standards help to define rigor for ALL students  in your school. Once the bar is set, we must help teachers better understand how to support students in reaching it.”

Ben Curran, coach, author, former teacher “I'm crazy about the math vertical progression. Come geek out with me!”

Ben Curran, coach, author, former teacher

“I'm crazy about the math vertical progression. Come geek out with me!”

Monica McLeod, PhD, coach, former teacher “There’s actually real beauty to the CCSS. Once you see the structure, the standards are a powerful resource to guide your teaching decisions.”

Monica McLeod, PhD, coach, former teacher

“There’s actually real beauty to the CCSS. Once you see the structure, the standards are a powerful resource to guide your teaching decisions.”

Matt Mangan, coach, former teacher and school leader "The Standards allow us to collaborate, develop and align with one another unlike any time before. Through these connections, we can become the responsive educators our students and families deserve as we build learning experiences that are equitable, engaging and demanding." 

Matt Mangan, coach, former teacher and school leader

"The Standards allow us to collaborate, develop and align with one another unlike any time before. Through these connections, we can become the responsive educators our students and families deserve as we build learning experiences that are equitable, engaging and demanding." 

Barbara Thompson, master coach, former teacher and performance management consultant ”The Standards are about equity—having consistent, high expectations for all students.”

Barbara Thompson, master coach, former teacher and performance management consultant

”The Standards are about equity—having consistent, high expectations for all students.”

Ronetta Wards, executive director of ANet Michigan, former coach, former teacher and school leader "I’m passionate about helping leaders learn the power of CCSS and the belief system that all students must have access to complex texts and rigorous math instruction."

Ronetta Wards, executive director of ANet Michigan, former coach, former teacher and school leader

"I’m passionate about helping leaders learn the power of CCSS and the belief system that all students must have access to complex texts and rigorous math instruction."