Uncommon Approaches to the Common Core Conference

March 14


How can we meaningfully incorporate the wealth of local and regional cultural resources into our Common Core-based curricula? This conference provided opportunities for public school teachers, librarians, administrators, local and regional museums, art centers, historic sites, and other cultural institutions to get to know and interact with each other.

This regional conference convened K-12 teachers and informal educators from the South Central region of New York State.  The event was held at Roberson Museum and Science Center on March 14, 2014 from 8:30am-3:15pm.



Find the Common in Common Core: Librarian Perspectives on Collaboration & Communication between Schools & Public Libraries

Joyce Laiosa, Public Librarian, Upper Hudson Library System
Christina Menetti, School Librarian, Voorheesville Central Schools



Media Literacy, Critical Thinking & 21st Century Literacy: STEM Focus Workshop

Cyndy Scheibe, Executive Director & Founder
Project Look Sharp, Ithaca College



Informal Education Moments That Change Lives: Leveraging Informal Education to Advance College & Career Readiness

Kate Gerson, Senior Fellow for Common Core & Educator Engagement
NY State Department of Education




  • Formal educators understand how to incorporate/utilize regional cultural resources in the way that the Common Core curriculum demands.  Informal educators understand Common Core Learning Standards and learn how to adapt their resources and programs to support CCLS.
  • Formal and informal educators have a broad understanding of the variety of regional resources and how to access each other.