Atomic TechCore Supports Districts in Meeting Tech Components of Common Core Standards
Atomic Learning announced the early availability of the new Atomic TechCore solution at the ASCD Conference on Saturday in Philadelphia, PA. The Atomic TechCore solution was developed in response to district needs to address the technology components embedded in the Common Core State Standards.
Several states have not yet adopted the Common Core standards, but all students will be influenced through textbook changes, professional development planning and shared curriculum resources. For the first time, an eighth grade student in Tennessee will be required to learn the same curriculum as a student in California, Wisconsin, or Florida.
“As a result of this change, curriculum directors across the country will be searching for ways to integrate the new standards into the classroom,” Atomic Learning CEO Dan Meyer stated. “Technology enhances all instruction related to Common Core standards but there are places where the use of technology is required. We’ve developed this resource to support school leaders in addressing those components. ”
According to the Common Core State Standards Initiative website, "The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers." To that end, many of the standards contain built-in technology components that ensure students are equipped with the skills they need to be successful in today's technology-rich world.
“The Atomic TechCore solution breaks down those technology requirements and helps ensure districts have a system in place to support teachers with the professional development and technology tools they need for student achievement of the Common Core,” Meyer said.
Atomic TechCore consists of a set of customizable planning and collaborative network tools that assist administrators in identifying the professional development and technology needed for their district to be successful in meeting the technology requirements embedded within Common Core standards, and in communicating the resulting findings to those impacted within the district.
“The Atomic TechCore solution ultimately guides schools and districts in ensuring technology is not simply a tool, but an integral part of instruction,” Meyer added.
To learn more about how Atomic TechCore supports your districts Common Core implementation, visit http://al.atomiclearning.com/techcore.