Professional Development Institute
Learn more. Earn more.
Do you want to understand and learn how to implement the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics? This online course takes teachers on an in-depth tour of the Standards. By the end of this course, teachers will fully understand the scope of the Common Core State Standards and have an in-depth knowledge of what each standard means. Teachers also gain valuable guidance and procedures for implementing the Common Core State Standards in their classrooms. This course is worth 3 ⅓ semester units/5 quarter units from UC San Diego Extension. For detailed information on university credit, click here.
"I felt the content of this course was outstanding. I have already started suggesting it to my colleagues. Any teacher who wants to get in tune with the Common Core shift can benefit from this course." - Cris Rice
This course applies toward the Common Core Specialist Award of Completion
**If you are using this course for the Common Core Grade-Level Specialist Award of Completion program, you MUST register for the course plus credit.
Required Resource Book: This course has a modestly-priced required resource book (available in both new and used versions) that can be purchased through Amazon using the following link. Note that you can begin and participate in your course before the book arrives.
“Assignments Matter: Making the Connections that Help Students Meet Standards” by Eleanor Dougherty
If you are registering for multiple courses, use the following link to access the book list for all PDI courses with direct purchase links through Amazon. PDI Course Resource Book List
Topical Outline / Click here to request a copy of the detailed syllabus
PDI Course Number: 49T02
UCSD Course Number: EDUC41515