The focus for this year's Math Learning Communities is on gaining perspective on the shifts we are facing with the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards (Common Core). We are in are the final year of preparation before full implementation and assessment in 2014-2015. It is vital that we continue to "shift" and rethink key elements of our instruction. We must strengthen networks of teachers as learners and problem solvers, as we seek to accomplish what the past several decades of reforms have failed to do. It's an exciting time to be an educator, as we are given increasing opportunities to more fully realize the potential in ourselves, our students and our education system.