Exploring The Core – Making Common Sense of Common Core

One teacher from Los Angeles builds support for common sense in the classroom.

Exploring The Core is an app series for parents and teachers to see what students are expected to learn in each grade level. This patent-pending method is the creation of one multiple-subject teacher, Greg Mullen, a product of public, private, and charter education systems. “The quality of a child’s education is dependent on the people involved… let’s not only identify a problem, let’s be part of a solution,” says Mullen. So one day he decided that there had to be a solution for easy access to current state standards. This led to the creation of Exploring The Core.

In 2015, after months of study and analysis, starting with all the math standards in California, he had created visual graphics for all skills addressed in the standards. Colleagues and friends in education agreed that this method would not only help parents and teachers but allow them to work together. It’s a project that has built much excitement. However, Greg took a year away from the classroom and invested that time and personal finance to fund the creation of this first app for Elementary Math, Kindergarten through 5th Grade. He is now taking his project to Kickstarter.com in an attempt to raise $5,000 in 30 days to complete this app and begin putting it in to the hands of parents and teachers.

The Exploring The Core app lets anybody explore all state standards, starting with California, to “swipe” across grade levels to see the development of skills. It also lets them “swipe” up and down to see all skills in each grade level. Illustrations for each grade level skill make it easy for anybody to see what is being taught – and when. “I’ve taken into consideration the complex nature of learning in math by creating an illustrated matrix of skills for people to explore and quickly refer to all state standards,” says Mullen. It can be used in the classrooms and teacher planning sessions to help align strategies and rigor across grade levels. It can also be used by parents and homeschool families to see how students move forward according to state standards. This easy-to-navigate design will make the app an easy reference for all people to access – visually – all state standards. 

Kickstarter campaigns operate under an “all-or-nothing” funding model so if Exploring The Core doesn’t reach it’s goal at the end of 30 days then it might be another year before you’ll see it used in schools and in homes, especially in states outside of California. To follow their project, be sure to find them on Facebook and Tumblr and spread the word to your social media networks. Consider donating as little as $5 to help their project come to life. If you decide to donate more, you might be among the first in the country to see how you can make common sense of Common Core. 

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