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Building Systems, Structures, and Strategies to Bring the CCSS to Routine Practice in EVERY Classroom Dr. Judy Carr, The Center for Curriculum Renewal (Action Team Series)

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2013-2014 Statewide Common Core Professional Development Series

The Vermont Professional Learning Network (PLN) (Champlain Valley Educator Development Center – Northern Vermont, Lamoille Area Professional Development Academy – Central Vermont, and Southeast Vermont Learning Collaborative – Southern Vermont) are pleased to announce that we are bringing Judy Carr to Vermont in three different locations. Judy will facilitate three sessions in each site over the course of the school year to support Action Teams across the state. Action Teams are those folks tasked with bringing the Common Core into their schools and districts.

Common Core Action Teams across the state will explore:
• New information, examples, tools and templates specific to CCSS IMPLEMENTATION
• Problems of Practice of shared interest/need
• ELA, Literacy in the Subject Areas and Mathematics standards
• How to TAKE THE CCSS TO Routine Practice THIS YEAR
• Scaffolding to Support Student Learning of the Standards
• The role of formative assessment in supporting student learning OF THE CCSS
• How to “get ready” for SBAC

Additional supports (online, virtual, classes) are being planned to complement the series. Register your team for the series (priority given for one team per SU/District- Recommended team size minimum of three and a maximum of seven) at the location closest to you.

If the series is full in your region, it will also run in two other locations (see info below)

Northern location: Doubletree Conference Center, S. Burlington, VT 

Sept. 26, 2013, Jan. 29, May 21, 2014 Register at:

Southern region: TBA-Convenient sites in southern VT
Sept. 24, 2013, Jan. 27, 
May 19, 2014 Register

About the Instructor

Judy F. Carr is an ASCD Faculty Member as well as a senior consultant and leadership development coach with the Center for Curriculum Renewal. She works with schools and districts, as well as with state agencies and other educational organizations nationwide, to build systems to support high student performance through standards-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment design and implementation with a focus on the Common Core State Standards; leadership development and coaching for administrators, instructional coaches, and leadership teams; process facilitation and professional development workshops; data analysis and use; and program evaluation, collaborative data analysis, and curriculum audits.

Carr has extensive experience working with administrators and teacher leaders in grades preK–12 in highly interactive and engaging ways; though as a former middle school teacher, she has a special affinity for work at that level. Carr is known for her work in higher education and leading statewide projects, including the Vermont Middle Grades Initiative (funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York) and the development of Vermont’s first Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities. She was formerly assistant professor of secondary education and director of the Professional Development and Outreach Center at Trinity College (Vermont) and associate professor and scholar in residence in the Educational Leadership Program at the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee. In 1995, she was recipient of the Second Annual Vermont ASCD Outstanding Education Leadership Award.

Carr’s work with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) includes working with BOCES organizations and with school and district leaders to build capacity for successful implementation; creating protocols, tools, and templates for district-wide design of scope and sequence documents and units of study tied directly to the CCSS; facilitating summer Leadership Institutes for school teams to plan strategic actions to bring the CCSS and data-driven instruction to routine use in all classrooms; and conducting professional development through interactive keynotes, workshops for teacher leaders, leadership seminars, and individual coaching with school and district administrators.