FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION WILL HOST MEETING TO CONNECT DISTRICTS IN MOVE TO COMMON CORE
Tallahassee, Fla., March 7, 2013 – The Florida Department of Education will hold a meeting tomorrow in Orlando to aid educators and school districts in implementing the Common Core State Standards. The “Transitioning to the Common Core” Community of Practice meeting hosted by Commissioner of Education Dr. Tony Bennett will feature presentations and discussions on curriculum development, best practices and lessons learned, and support for educators during the transition led by staff from six school districts throughout the state.
The agenda is attached.
WHAT: “Transitioning to the Common Core” Community of Practice Meeting
WHEN: Friday, March 8, 2013
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: J.W. Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes
4040 Central Florida Parkway
About the Florida Department of Education: The department’s mission is to increase the proficiency of all students within one seamless, efficient education system by providing them the chance to expand their knowledge and skills through world-class learning opportunities. Serving more than 3.5 million students, 4,200 public schools, 28 colleges, 188,000 teachers, 47,000 college professors and administrators, and 318,000 individuals who work in education throughout the state, the department enhances the economic self-sufficiency of Floridians through programs and services geared toward college, workforce education, job-specific skills, and career development. Florida ranks first in the nation for teacher quality, first in the nation in advanced placement participation, and first in the southern region for graduation rate and degrees awarded by the Florida College System. For more information, visit www.fldoe.org.Tweet