February 16, 2011
Chicago Common Core Conference
University of Illinois
In February, a conference was held at the University of Illinois at Chicago on the Common Core State Standards. Initially planned for 150-200 attendees, the conference capped at 900 attendees with a long waiting list.
Al Cuoco, distinguished scholar and director of the Center for Mathematics Education (CME) at the Education Development Center (EDC), is a nationally recognized developer of high school mathematics curricula. He discussed how his team at EDC is approaching the CCSS to align the content of the CME project’s four-year mathematics program to the CCSS, while maintaining a coherent and high-quality mathematics curriculum. He also discussed some general benchmarks that districts can use when deciding on curriculum adoptions.