ALBANY N.Y. – Monday be at the New York State Museum teachers from across the state will gather to learn how to better implement Common Core Standards in their classrooms.
The week-long conference is the State Education Department’s 20th event. The conference began in August 2011 after the state adopted the Common Core standards in 2010.
Officials say the week gives teachers an opportunity to improve their teaching methods, and learn about the most effective practices.
Common Core standards have become a very controversial issue among parents, teachers, and lawmakers. Many have criticized the rollout of the Common Core standards, saying school districts were not ready for the new curriculum.
The state legislature has recently passed a bill that would stop the standardized testing being tied to teacher evaluations and prohibit schools from determining a student’s progress from Common Core results.
About 800 educators are expected to attend the training session on Common Core standards. They will then bring the training back to their classrooms for the upcoming school year.