Georgia Heard visited AES this past year to work with MS Humanities teachers on the writing workshop model. She is a poet and a founding member of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. She recently spoke with Choice Literacy to discuss her first impressions of the Common Core and thoughts on the Common Core in relation to poetry, non-fiction reading, and assessment.
Listen to this podcast to hear what Georgia is saying about the Common Core and how best to approach using the document. She offers advice and issues to consider as schools move forward with implementation of the Common Core Standards. The podcast is 12 minutes long and there is also a transcript of the podcast available on the website.