Deanna Martindale is a 2014 PDK Emerging Leader and principal at Hebron Elementary School in Ohio. She recently took some time to share her thoughts on STEM learning, engaging curriculum, and preparing students for college-and-career.
Common Core State Standards
The Learning First Alliance believes that the Common Core State Standards have the potential to transform teaching and learning and provide all children with knowledge and skills necessary for success in the global community.
To ensure states and districts get the implementation of these standards right, LFA has called on policymakers to allow more time to identify and share best and promising practice on implementation.
This understanding ensures the required instructional alignment and supports necessary for meaningful college- and career-ready standards. It makes sure we get it right.
On this website, you will find the information necessary to implement the standards in classrooms and communities across the nation. Listen to our Get It Right podcasts or read through our Local Perspectives to learn the stories of those closest to implementation efforts. Review the archives of our Virtual Convenings, which use new media to engage the public around topics of concern as implementation moves forward. And browse the collective knowledge of our member organizations on the Common Core resources page.
A VISION FOR GREAT SCHOOLS
On this website, educators, parents and policymakers from coast to coast are sharing what's already working in public schools--and sparking a national conversation about how to make it work for children in every school. Join the conversation!