In Stage 1, we heard that watching a video by itself isn’t often helpful.
The project involves taking professional learning from those most intimately involved with the Common Core--from the authors to the work team and validation team members and putting it directly in front of teachers without being "filtered." Moreover, the learning will come with free and vetted resources as well as lesson demonstrations.
If we really want teachers to change practice, they need not just great professional learning, they need resources and pedagogical moves to support the learning. The project could bring great learning, materials, and instructional strategies to districts without incurring any additional cost.
The learning cannot happen in a vacuum. Instead, the learning needs to be matched to well-vetted and free resources (e.g. achievethecore.org, 63000resources.com, text project.org) so that a practitioner can bring the research into the classroom. Moreover, the learning and resources need to have video of lesson demonstrations including strong Social Emotional Learning practices, engagement strategies, and evidenced-based instructional moves so that educators can see how to breath life in the resource. The requisite resources to make this happen already exist. A simple guide would annotate the video, link to resources that support the learning, and include lesson demonstrations--also already on the Internet.