Question: How do you prepare teachers for the instructional shifts and the rigorous expectations of the Common Core State Standards for writing?
Answer: Implement Writing Aviator, a blended instructional solution that provides Common Core-based professional development and model writing units.
Writing Aviator provides practical, standards-based guidance to teachers in implementing a Writers Workshop in grades K–10. The solution empowers teachers to prepare their students for the writing demands of college and careers by offering instructional support aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
Writing Aviator was developed in partnership with Sally Hampton, the chair of the Common Core English Language Arts College and Career Readiness Standards Work Group and a member of the English Language Arts K–12 Common Core Standards Committee. Writing Aviator’s instructional approach is grounded in fifteen years of experience in implementing a standards-based Writers Workshop.
Professional development and school-site services are provided by highly trained field service specialists well versed in the Common Core State Standards, setting benchmarks for student performance, and implementing a standards-based Writers Workshop.