College and Career Ready
12 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Ashley Johnston from College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders
Scoop.it!

How implementing Common Core Standards has changed my math classroom

How implementing Common Core Standards has changed my math classroom | College and Career Ready | Scoop.it

by Cicely Woodard, 8th grade math & Honors Algebra I teacher 

 

"Since implementing Common Core State Standards in my middle school mathematics classroom, my role as teacher has changed.  No longer am I the ultimate source of knowledge in the classroom.  Instead I am a facilitator of student-centered, student-led learning.  No longer am I helping students to choose the right answer.  Now I am helping them to develop deep understanding of mathematics that has meaning to their lives.  My expectations are high, and everyday my students are rising to meet those expectations."


Via Mel Riddile
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Ashley Johnston from E-Learning and Online Teaching
Scoop.it!

The Most Important Question Every Assessment Should Answer

The Most Important Question Every Assessment Should Answer | College and Career Ready | Scoop.it

"The difference between assessment of learning and assessment for learning is a crucial one, in many ways indicative of an important shift in education.

Traditionally, tests have told teachers and parents how a student “does,” then offers a very accessible point of data (usually percentage correct and subsequent letter grade) that is reported to parents as a performance indicator."


Via Beth Dichter, Dennis T OConnor
more...
Mary Starry's curator insight, October 4, 2013 11:04 PM

"Assessment for learning" versus "assessment of learning" is also promoted as a key component of the learning portfolio all colleges of pharmacy need to have to demonstrate student achievement.

Aunty Alice's curator insight, October 6, 2013 8:40 PM

I have practiced a system that covers four of the 5 key strategies for many years starting at five years of age.  I would not teach any other way. With this kind of assessment students after seven years of age can lead parent teacher conferences with ease and confidence. Had a dad in tears once who confessed it was the first time his son had talked meaningfully to him about his learning. Then I was in tears too....

Aunty Alice's curator insight, November 21, 2013 8:03 PM

A good little diagram but it does not address the issue of how to do it..it requires modelling, first by the teacher, then slowly devolving the responsibility to the learner, and focus on one subject area at a time e.g. Literacy . In my experience it also requires set aside time with each student to assess together, recording what has been discussed so it is not forgotten. I am talking about elementary learners here.. 

Rescooped by Ashley Johnston from Common Core Online
Scoop.it!

Common Core Standards: Why They Are a Good Idea

In this op-ed, an instructional coach and former eighth-grade teacher shares why the new standards will benefit students and teachers.


Via Darren Burris
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Ashley Johnston from College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders
Scoop.it!

Math: Common Core Standards Make Course Sequences Even More Important

Math: Common Core Standards Make Course Sequences Even More Important | College and Career Ready | Scoop.it

 

Students who do well in Algebra 1 in 8th grade move through higher-level math classes more easily.Students who take Algebra 1 later than 8th grade have less opportunity for additional, higher-level math classes.Students who repeat Algebra 1 seldom become proficient in Algebra.


Via Mel Riddile
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Ashley Johnston from Public Relations & Social Media Insight
Scoop.it!

Chunking Information for Instructional Design: The eLearning Coach

Chunking Information for Instructional Design: The eLearning Coach | College and Career Ready | Scoop.it
Chunking refers to the strategy of breaking down information into bite-sized pieces so the brain can more easily digest new information.

 

[Great strategy for elearning, blogging, training ~ Jeff]


Via Mayra Aixa Villar, Jeff Domansky
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Ashley Johnston from Professional Learning for Busy Educators
Scoop.it!

11 Tips on Teaching Common Core Critical Vocabulary

11 Tips on Teaching Common Core Critical Vocabulary | College and Career Ready | Scoop.it

"Teaching vocabulary within the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is an essential component of standards-based curriculum alignment. Making the critical words second nature to our students will enhance achievement on assessments and will be useful in college and career. To process and store the academic vocabulary of the standards, our students’ brains require an efficient automatic memory system. This system, also called nonmotor procedural memory, stores information that is repeated, such as multiplication tables, song lyrics, words and definitions."


Via John Evans
more...
No comment yet.