How is Edna Brewer Implementing Common Core State Standards?

All Brewer teachers are attending district professional development in their subjects. EVERY department at Brewer is focusing on academic discussions. English Language Arts (ELA) teachers and History teachers are creating and teaching collaborative units (CCSS emphasizes the importance of teaching literacy skills in History and having ELA teachers teach History text in ELA class). Math teachers are implementing the district developed Common Core State Standards (CCSS) curriculum with focus on academic discussion.