Core 4 All is dedicated to providing a unit design framework revolving around the Common Core Standards.

Core 4 All focuses on four integral components (SACI Framework) to better prepare students for the 21st century global society.

The four components are:

1. Integration of the Common Core Standards
2. Creation of Common Formative Assessments
3. Implementation of appropriate and engaging content
4. Importance of using effective instructional strategies

Who is CORE 4 ALL?
Alan Matan, ELL Program Director and Chair of the Foreign Language Department works for Maine West High School, a northwest suburban high school in the Chicagoland area.  He works with diverse learners. The ELL program consists of primarily high school students newly arrived from Mexico. The staff also works with long-term language learners, focusing on developing English literacy skills.

Melinda Eckhardt and Chris Baldwin are reading specialists, English teachers, and staff developers at Maine West High School. Together, they have created a staff development program which guided colleagues to advance the literacy development of high school students.

They have studied and synthesized countless research-based books to assist teachers in their planning and preparation. Each student has the opportunity to achieve his or her personal best and become a lifelong learner. Their mission is to improve the academic achievement of  all learners through the Common Core Standards so that these students have the tools to become the leaders of our society.

Please send inquiries to core4all@gmail.com

3 Responses to “About”

  1. John Hahn Says:

    Alan, you rock! Great site, keep up the great work. “Their mission is to improve the academic achievement of all learners through the Common Core Standards so that these students have the tools to become the leaders of our society.” Currently, that is scary thought.

  2. John Hahn Says:

    Alan, you rock! Great site, keep up the great work. “Their mission is to improve the academic achievement of all learners through the Common Core Standards so that these students have the tools to become the leaders of our society.” Currently, that is a scary thought.

  3. bald4life Says:

    Wow, I wish I’d found this blog earlier. Great job; I love to educators helping educators.

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