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Achieve3000 and Center for College and Career Readiness To Launch Common Core Training for Teachers

Achieve3000, a provider of differentiated instruction solutions, and the Center for College and Career Readiness, a not-for-profit research and training organization dedicated to increasing college and career-readiness skills, have partnered to create the new professional development program for teachers called the Common Core Black Belt Classroom Certification for Teachers in Cross Curricular Literacy.

This new college-level program is designed to help prepare teachers to meet the Common Core State Standards and will be offered both on-site and through online, on-demand delivery. Teachers who complete the program will receive graduate-level semester units accredited through the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education.

According to a press release from Achieve3000, teachers who complete the Common Core Black Belt Classroom Certification will have mastered "the key foundational concepts for implementation of Common Core Standards in English Language Arts." Successful graduates of the program will also receive an Achieve3000 teacher license so they can apply the concepts they've learned to the classroom.

Achieve3000 provides differentiated online instruction solutions for literacy and science education that are built on the Common Core State Standards, and the Center for College and Career Readiness has been using them for several years.

"We have used Achieve3000 as a best-practice model for our graduate students studying College & Career Ready instruction for some time," said Kevin Baird, chairman of the Center for College and Career Readiness, in a prepared statement. "We are pleased to bring this joint offering for teachers, building Common Core Mastery and providing hard-earned continuing education credits from a best-of-breed university."

Teachers who are interested in registering for the fall session can email Achieve3000 at [email protected].

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Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at [email protected].