Using a grant from the Council on Postsecondary Education to respond to specific mandates of Senate Bill 1, Eastern Kentucky University created the Curriculum Alignment for Retention and Transition at Eastern initiative (CARTE). In its first phase, CARTE developed a hybrid professional learning community, an organizational network of embedded professional learning communities whose major task consisted of aligning sixty-four syllabi identified as key University courses in General Education and Teacher Preparation with the Kentucky Common Core Standards, and a chart for insuring deep learning on the part of the faculty. In addition to meeting 100% of our major goal, the embedded professional learning communities began inquiry into preferred pedagogies for implementing the standards.

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