Chandler, AZ (September 11, 2012) – Public education in America is poised for a fundamental change that will transform the way that teachers teach, and students learn. With the adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts and mathematics by all but five states, school districts across the country are rethinking, retraining, and restructuring to ensure successful implementation of the Common Core by 2014.
Creating these standards was a huge accomplishment. Transforming them from words to meaningful improvements for students and teachers is the next vital step in the process. ODYSSEYWARE can help – visit info.odysseyware.com/common-core for details.
ODYSSEYWARE’s online curriculum for students in grades 3-12 is correlated to these standards with English language arts and math courses that support the proficiencies recommended by the teachers, researchers, and content experts from across the country that collaborated to determine CCSS.
Guided by qualified teachers, ODYSSEYWARE online courses can help students to achieve English language arts Common Core proficiencies.
• They demonstrate independence
• They build strong content knowledge
• They respond to varying demands of audience, task, purpose, and discipline
• They comprehend as well as critique
• They value evidence
• They use technology and digital media strategically and capably
• They come to understand other perspectives and cultures
The ODYSSEYWARE math curriculum helps students achieve mastery in mathematical principals required by the CCSS for math:
• They make sense of problems and persevere in solving them
• They reason abstractly and quantitatively
• They construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others
• They model with math
• They use appropriate tools strategically
• They attend to precision
• They look for and make sense of structure
• They look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning
ODYSSEYWARE, one of the leading publishers of online curriculum for students in grades 3-12 is committed to the Core, and to helping schools make a smooth transition. With online courses that are easy-to-adapt to meet the needs of individual students, schools, and districts, and recently released CCSS prescriptive diagnostics and remediation resources, ODYSSEYWARE can help schools ease the transition to CCSS.
While academic standards may continue to evolve, ODYSSEYWARE’s commitment to student success holds firm. With flexibility built into ODYSSEYWARE’s learning program, teachers can adapt lessons and courses to empower student-centered learning and direct engagement – key factors in Common Core success.
Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, ODYSSEYWARE is an innovative, multimedia-enriched online curriculum for grades 3-12. Completely web-based, it provides 21st century educational solutions by offering the core subjects of history and geography, math, language arts, and science, enriching electives, and placement testing. More than 300,000 students across the United States have connected with self-directed learning through ODYSSEYWARE. This curriculum is sold directly through regional education specialists. To learn more, visit ODYSSEYWARE at www.odysseyware.com or call 877.795.8904.