Towson University’s School of Education, is excited about their new Common Core aligned program for their school of education. Through a partnership with the College Board, led by the architect of the Common Core, David Coleman, they are transforming how educators are taught by aligning it to the Common Core. Of course, there are incentives for them to do so, like MONEY!
What I found refreshing about this article is that it flat out says the Common Core dictates a curriculum. Thanks for your honesty, Towson University. In fact, she elaborates how states will no longer determine this for themselves as they are now COMPULSORY!
“Former Maryland State Superintendent and current Presidential Scholar at Towson Nancy Grasmick, who is heading the charge, said many of these efforts are compulsory. The state and University face compliance with the new national Common Core standards, which is a national curriculum for the school systems. No longer are education initiatives developed state by state, but through a model similar to European countries, Grasmick said.”
Here’s my favorite part of the article:
“Other initiatives include a TU Masters program in which teachers can learn to integrate arts when teaching STEM subjects. “I saw a demonstration this summer from a math teacher who was using mime to teach the concept of infinity,” Loeschke said. “These are ground breaking things.”
Besides the fact that I think mimes are creepy, it seems as though our future teachers are being instructed using unorthodox methods. I would rather burn my money in fire pit than pay for a graduate program teaching this kind of bologna. Besides, I think you can get it free on Nickelodeon.