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Dr. Skip Fennell, former president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, delivered a talk in the Math and Science Center focused on how teachers can best incorporate Common Core State Standards into their curriculum.

The common standards initiative is a state-led effort that provides a consistent framework for teachers to prepare children for college and the workforce. Massachusetts joined 46 other U.S. states and territories in adopting the common standards in 2010.

His keynote lecture was part of an event hosted by the College of Mathematics and Science that included a talk on the same topic by Cathie Dillender, a national math consultant for Pearson Scott Foresman, an elementary educational publishing company.

[b][link]Click here for Dr. Skip Fennell's full lecture|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ww39lhx5t04&feature=youtu.be[/link].[/b]

[b][link]Click here for Cathie Dillender's full lecture|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AXJlWG3GYQ&feature=youtu.be[/link].[/b]

Dr. Fennell, who is currently professor of education at McDaniel College, is renowned for his work helping the state move towards the common core standards and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). He has played key leadership roles in many organizations, including the Research Council for Mathematics Learning, the National Science Foundation, the United States National Commission for Mathematics Instruction, and the Association for Mathematics Teacher Educators, among others.

For more on Dr. Skip Fennell visit his [link]Web page|http://ffennell.com/[/link].

Dr. Skip Fennell
Cathie Dillender