Go inside an award-winning high school’s math and science classrooms to witness the evolving process of implementing the Common Core State Standards for mathematics. Sleepy Hollow High in New York is a snapshot of a racially and economically diverse public high school. Led by a dynamic principal, Sleepy Hollow’s math and science teachers have embraced the implementation of the Common Core standards and are taking collaboration between departments to a new level. Featuring interviews with the principal and teachers as well as scenes from real classrooms, this video explores how lesson plans are developed across departments, the school’s strategy for “teaching to the individual,” and how teachers work with students ranging from English as a second language classes to AP Calculus. Testimonies from students and parents show how effective this transformation has been. At Sleepy Hollow High, both collaborative teaching and a principal willing to let her faculty teach “outside the box” have led to a challenging and rewarding environment where students are thriving.
(ASCD DVD, 2013) One 45-minute DVD.