In April 2011, the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC), a program of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), released an updated set of model standards for teachers that articulate a common knowledge and skill set that cuts across all subject areas and grade levels.
Then, in 2013, the Learning Progressions for Teachers 1.0: A Resource for Ongoing Teacher Development was created to help describe the increasing complexity of teaching practice for each core standard across three developmental levels. InTASC standards and learning progressions present a vision of teaching that will help all students reach the new learning expectations inherent in the Common Core Standards, and be college and career ready.
Now, educators across the country can learn about the new InTASC standards and progressions, the history behind them, and their application in School Improvement Network's LumiBook, InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards, authored by Irving Richardson of CCSSO. This online resource is packed with video links and resources, all designed to help teachers utilize the InTASC standards and progressions in their professional learning by doing the following:
The Council of Chief State School Officers is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues. The Council seeks member consensus on major educational issues and expresses their views to civic and professional organizations, federal agencies, Congress, and the public.