Special Episode: Annice Brave – 2011 Illinois State Teacher of the Year

Walk with a diverse group of Illinois high school students as they dive into The Scarlett Letter Custom House Essay and answer text-dependent questions to analyze this classic story through the lens of modern life.  

Related Info

The National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY) in partnership with The Hunt Institute sponsored this Special Episode focusing on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Also created in collaboration with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the National Education Association (NEA), and the Parent Teacher Association (PTA).

Ignite Curriculum Guide

This interactive pdf provides a lesson plan and short Teacher-to-Teacher video with Annice sharing advice for implementing this lesson in your classroom. Includes links to relevant resource websites and information about preparing the lesson, and classroom management techniques for maximizing student participation.

3-min Video : The Common Core State Standards (English - Version)

This video was used in The Ignite Show to help explain the basics of what the Common Core standards are all about. It was created by The Council of Great City Schools. See it again!

3-min Video : The Common Core State Standards (Spanish - Version)

This video was used in The Ignite Show to help explain the basics of what the Common Core standards are all about. It was created by The Council of Great City Schools. See it again!

Teaching and Learning Demo

Click here to watch Annice Brave's classroom segments from The Ignite Show in an uninterrupted format as she begins the lesson, works through it with the students and then ends for the day.

Resource Wall

Click here to access websites and information that are relevant to this Special Episode, and of particular interest to Annice as a regular reference tool in his lesson plan preparation.

The Ignite Interview Continues

Anne Ostholthoff interviews former Governor Hunt and Bob Corcoran of GE Foundation. Included here is an answer by both gentlemen to the question “how does the Common Core help students, help teachers?” Also enjoy a tender story by Bob Corcoran of his recent experience observing a second grade teacher teach the core in her classroom as her young students read a story book together.