Professional Development Plan

The Public Education Department’s goal is to support the transition to and full implementation of New Mexico Common Core through the development of understanding, knowledge and skills to increase student achievement, and by making ongoing professional learning and strategic leadership essential in curriculum, instruction, and formative/ summative assessment.

New Mexico Common Core promotes professional development as an integral part of its expectations and actions. It calls for the alignment of district, regional, and statewide resources, including Institutions of Higher Education (IHE), to provide a coherent professional learning system that will improve teaching and ensure each student has the best opportunities for academic success in every classroom.

See the table below for highlights of the New Mexico Common Core Professional Development Plan. Please see pages 60-71 of the Implementation Plan [downloadable on right] for more details and support for districts in the transition to Common Core State Standards. Please also refer to the FAQs for teachers to answer your questions.

Key Implementation Steps

Timeframe

Responsibility

CCSS Summit Conference for District Teams

March 2-3, 2012

NMPED/CCSSO (Council of Chief State School Officers)

Begin Professional Development (PD) Service Providers Vetting Process

Spring 2012

NMPED

PD for grades K-3 on Study of Standards Process; Math Practices & Instructional Shifts; ELA Capacities of the Literate Individual & Instructional Shifts; Content Knowledge; Development of Instructional Units & Assessments

Spring/ Summer, 2012

NMPED/Institutions of Higher Education (IHE)/District

Begin ongoing study of the CCSS including Instructional Shifts in ELA/Literacy & Math, ELA Capacities of the Literate Individual, Math Critical Areas of Focus & Mathematical Practices in grades 4-12

Spring 2012

District

Instructional Material Bureau provides training to Mathematics & ELA Adoption Review Committees

June 2012

NMPED

Math & ELA CCSS Implementation Academies for grades K-3

Summer 2012

NMPED/IHE

PD for grades 4-12 on Study of Standards Process; Math Practices & Instructional Shifts; ELA Capacities of the Literate Individual & Instructional Shifts; Content Knowledge; Development of Instructional Units & Assessments

Spring/ Summer 2013

NMPED/IHE/District

Math & ELA CCSS Implementation Academies for grades 4-12

Summer 2013

NMPED/IHE

Literacy Academies for Social Studies, Science & Technical Subjects

Summer 2013

NMPED/IHE

PARCC Academies for grades 3-11 Reading, Writing & Math

Summer 2014

NMPED/IHE

 

 


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  • Linda S.

    I see that there is to be some type of training for the Math and ELA CCSS but I cannot find any further information. I am very interested please tell me how to find out when and where this training is to be.

    NMPED Response:

    The New Mexico Common Core Professional Development Program offers high quality professional development free to schools and districts. Learn about the professional development offered at: http://newmexicocommoncore.org/professional-development/

    PED is also developing online modules that will support teachers and administrators in implementation, and provide specific support for ELs, students with special needs, and culturally and linguistically diverse students. The EL modules are complete and accessible under the "resources" tab on newmexicocommoncore.org