Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Welcome to Creative Common Core Content!

Alexis (Math Mojo) and I (Trina Dralus) are so happy to have you visit us at our new Blog site. We both are so excited about sharing inspirational thoughts and creative teaching ideas.

The Common Core is the biggest shift in American Education to date. We believe that this shift brings hope and the opportunity to grow and succeed. We hope to bring a fresh perspective and information to all who choose to follow. Let's explore this together!

Alexis and I have been teaching for around 15 years! Alexis started in 1998 and I started in 1997. Together we can share ideas and information across the Elementary Level. Alexis has experience ranging from Kindergarten to the College Level. My experience focuses more on the primary classroom (1st-2nd grade).  We both are National Board Certified teachers. Alexis holds a National Certification in the area of Middle Child Generalist and my certification is Early Child Generalist. We both hold a Master's Degree. Alexis' Master's is in Education and mine is in Education Technology and Media Design. We both have also had extensive training in the Common Core. I attended a week- long training in Orlando, Florida this past summer (July 2012), and Alexis has worked closely with the District on implementing the Common Core in Math at the Elementary level. Alexis and I have  also done extensive personal research on the Common Core including a focus on states that have already been implementing the Standards with success. We are a huge fan of the work being done in North Carolina and Tennessee.

So as you can see we have a range of experience. We both have a lot of ideas and thoughts to share. We hope to inspire and motivate all who choose to follow, as well as gain enthusiasm, feedback, and ideas from comments left here on our blog site. Please join us as we move into an exciting time of taking our teaching to the next level of excellence with The Common Core!

Introduction to the Common Core

Stay tuned for the next post that features Common Core Vocabulary Word Walls!

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