Integrating Common Core Standards: An Interactive Workshop

Teachers and parents attended INTEGRATING COMMON CORE STANDARDS: an Interactive Workshop sponsored by the Institute for Positive Living/Open Book Program in conjunction with the Illinois Institute of Technology on August 15, 2014.

The workshop was facilitated by Accomplished Children’s Book Author Sharon Draper, a professional educator as well as an accomplished writer. She has been honored as the National Teacher of the Year, is a five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Literary Awards, and is a New York Times bestselling author. She was selected as Ohio’s Outstanding High School Language Arts Educator, Ohio Teacher of the Year, and was chosen as a NCNW Excellence in Teaching Award winner. Draper holds three honorary doctorates and has been honored at the White House six times! She is the acclaimed author of the Sassy series, many books for teens including bestsellers Copper Sun and We Beat the Street and so many others. She is actively involved in encouraging and motivating all teachers and their students. Learn more about Sharon Draper at (www.sharondraper.com).

The workshop was supported by IDHS, State Senator Mattie Hunter and Bronzeville Community Action Council.

Participants Workshop participants pictured (l-r): Beverly Tatum, Beethoven Elementary School, Brittany Ware, IPL Staff, Lauren Norwood, Principal, and Jennifer Sanders, Assistant Principal, JRD Academy, Retired Teacher, Carolyn Clark, Author Sharon Draper, Carnedra Clark, Rochelle President-Chapman,James Madison Elementary, Parent Josephine Norwood and Molly McCaughey, IIT.

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Author Sharon Draper listens as Josephine Norwood, a parent of three children, makes a point during the workshop. Josephine is also a member of the Bronzeville Community Action Council.

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Author Sharon Draper makes a point as Carnedra Clark looks on.

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Lauren Norwood, Principal of JRD Academy shared her views on Common Core.

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Beverly Tatum, an eighth grade teacher at Beethoven Elementary School, makes a point during the workshop.

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Rochelle President-Chapman, a teacher at James Madison Elementary School, Jennifer Sanders, Assistant Principal, JRD Academy, and Brittany Ware, IPL Staff, participate in the interactive workshop.

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Author Sharon Draper is pictured with IPL Founder and President Marrice Coverson.

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Retired Teacher Carolyn Clark gets her copy of Tears of a Tiger signed by Author Sharon Draper.

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