Common Core State Standards in Mathematics, Grades 3-8

Presented by: Tim Kanold, Diane Briars

Presenters Tim Kanold and Diane Briars fully explore Common Core State Standards in mathematics in this course. Working with small groups of teachers of grades 3-8, they demonstrate how to create rigorous curriculum units, develop high-impact instructional strategies, create common assessments, as well as build informal progress monitoring checks. The course also features video of real classroom instruction using standards-based lessons and offers a discussion of teacher learning paths to implementation.


45 Clock Hours $279 View Syllabus Add To Cart

1 Graduate Credit ** $304 View Syllabus Add To Cart

3 Graduate Credits $499 View Syllabus Add To Cart


** Plus additional fee of $55 payable to Adams State University at course completion. See Program Details for more information.

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Tim Kanold

Tim Kanold

Timothy D. Kanold, PhD, is an award-winning educator, author, and consultant. He is former director of mathematics and science and served as superintendent of Adlai E. Stevenson High School District 125, a model professional learning community district in Lincolnshire, Illinois. Dr. Kanold is committed to equity and excellence for students, faculty, and school administrators. He conducts highly motivational professional development leadership seminars worldwide with a focus on turning school vision into realized action that creates greater equity for students through the effective delivery of professional learning communities for faculty and administrators. He is a past president of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) and coauthor of several best-selling mathematics textbooks over several decades. He has served on writing commissions for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. He has authored numerous articles and chapters on school leadership and development for education publications over the past decade. Dr. Kanold received the prestigious international 2010 Damen Award for outstanding contributions to the leadership field of education from Loyola University Chicago, 1986 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, and 1994 Outstanding Administrator Award (from the Illinois State Board of Education). He serves as an adjunct faculty member for the graduate school at Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Kanold earned a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in mathematics from Illinois State University. He completed a master’s in educational administration at the University of Illinois and received a doctorate in educational leadership and counseling psychology from Loyola University Chicago.

Diane Briars

Diane Briars

Diane J. Briars, PhD, a mathematics education consultant, is president-elect of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and will serve two years (2014 and 2015) as president beginning in April 2014. Dr. Briars was mathematics director of Pittsburgh Public Schools for 20 years. Under her leadership, Pittsburgh schools made significant progress in increasing student achievement through standards-based curricula, instruction, and assessment. She is past president of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics and codirector of the Algebra Intensification Project. Dr. Briars began her career as a secondary mathematics teacher. Dr. Briars has been a member of many committees, including the National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century. She has served in leadership roles for various national organizations, including the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the College Board, and the National Science Foundation. She earned a PhD in mathematics education, an MS, and a BS in mathematics from Northwestern University.