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Priority Standards

Priority Standards provide the solid foundation for planning all subsequent instruction, assessment, and curriculum.

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“Unwrapping” the Standards

After the Priority Standards are identified, “unwrapping” those standards reveals exactly what students need to know and be able to do.

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Teacher Clarity

“Unwrapping” the standards enables teachers to write clear Learning Intentions and Success Criteria.

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Common Formative Assessments 2.0

CFAs directly align with the “unwrapped Priority Standards, Learning Intentions, and Success Criteria for any one unit of study. The same process can then be applied to other units.

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Rigorous Curriculum Design

RCD provides the comprehensive framework for creating multiple units of study for any grade or course.

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WELCOME TO TIMELESS PRACTICES!

My motivation is to positively impact the many thousands of students I will never get to meet by helping their teachers and leaders—among them, you!—to learn and apply simple but highly effective ways I've created for bringing clarity to standards, instruction, curriculum, and assessments. As these timeless practices have successfully worked for others, they will also work for you!

Larry Introduces Timeless Practices

BY THE NUMBERS

24Years Classroom Teacher
10Schools
1100Students
18Years Education Consultant
15Published Books
10Book-Related Workshops
1400Presentations and Counting!

Larry’s Upcoming Conference Presentations

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23
Oct
Corwin Assessment Institute
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Chicago Area, Illinois
CFAs provide timely, vital feedback to transform student outcomes learning, but how do you make create them it work? Discover how you can collaboratively design quality formative assessments of student understanding matched to the...
23
Oct
Corwin Assessment Institute
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Chicago Area, Illinois