For a balanced, informed, and practical insights into implementing the Common Core State Standards, Dr. Burkins's systematic analyses of the CCSS sets her apart. As the only educator in the United States carefully reading all the supporting studies behind the CCSS and writing about them, she has established herself as an expert on the CCSS for ELA.
Whether you are interested in Jan’s professional books or you are looking for a consultant who will customize professional learning for teachers, coaches, or administrators, Dr. Burkins has the skills to support your team. Particularly as the United States is poised to launch the CCSS, Dr. Burkins has the varied experience essential to match the design and content of professional learning to the specific needs of your group.With extensive expertise in literacy instruction, group facilitation, and standards-based instruction, Dr. Burkins supports relevant investigations and conversations among professionals. Participants will extend their practice into new strategies for meeting the literacy needs of students and for sustaining their own professional growth. Let Jan help you offer authentic professional learning that supports classroom implementation of the CCSS.
Some Current Projects:
- Blogging daily about implementing the Common Core State Standards with Kim Yaris at burkinsandyaris.com.
- Working with the Berks County Intermediate Unit (Reading, PA) to provide professional learning support for their 18 school districts.
- Managing Literacyhead.com, organizing new content development, and creating the documents that articulate Literacyhead's alignment to the CCSS.