Charlotte, North Carolina teachers and students will now have access toÂ Common Core aligned lesson plans that emphasize the use of The SugarÂ Learning Platform.
In early 2013, over 2,500 teachers and students in Charlotte-MecklenburgÂ Schools Project L.I.F.T. Zone will receive a connected XO laptop with the latestÂ Sugar Learning Platform software. Nearly 200 exemplar lesson plans and onsiteÂ pedagogical support will accompany these laptops.
This collection, available free of charge,Â includes lesson plan samples for teachers and students from kindergarten toÂ fifth grade. Math and reading lesson plans are aligned with the recently adoptedÂ Common Core, a national blueprint for teaching and learning that has now beenÂ adopted by 45 states and three territories. The Core aims to ensure that allÂ students, no matter where they live, are prepared for success in postsecondaryÂ education and the workforce. Science, social studies and arts plans will beÂ accessible and aligned with North Carolina Essential Standards.
Project L.I.F.T. Zone Superintendent Denise Watts recognizes this collectionÂ as â€œthe beginning of a new way of teaching and learning.â€ Watts, a formerÂ educator herself, sees these tools as â€œthe support teachers need to ensureÂ effective implementation of technology into the classroom.â€
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