Monday, November 25, 2013

Common Core for Parents

*** UPDATE *** The Monterey County Office of Education has postponed a parent education night on the Common Core previously scheduled for Dec. 5.

*** The Monterey County Office of Education will host a workshop so parents can hear what the fuzz is all about the Common Core Standards.

There is a major shift in the way teachers will instruct and students will learn. The Common Core State Standards call increased used of critical thinking skills so students can be ready for college or the workplace at the end of high school. Students will be required to explain their math reasoning, collaborate with peers on projects, and demonstrate their abilities to assess content, analyze impacts, express themselves in writing and provide evidence on how they reach conclusions.

The parent engagement nights will be available in English with interpretation into Spanish.

From 5:30 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 12, at the Monterey County Office of Education,901 Blanco Circle, Salinas.

*Child care and refreshments available.

The meetings will assess what participants know and want to know about Common Core State Standards. Additionally, they will provide valuable hands-on strategies on how parents can make a difference in their schools by asking the right questions or at home by providing supplemental learning activities that extend classroom learning. Simple strategies, such as math games and prompt questions to ask during reading sessions or while watching educational programming will be shared so parents can support classroom instruction. Additionally, various resources and tools will be made available in both English and Spanish, hard copy and via Internet.

For more information, contact Claribel Solis at 831.755.0368 or or Jordan Alexander-Santana at

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