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How the Common Core State Standards Will Transform English Language Arts Instruction

How the Common Core State Standards Will Transform English Language Arts Instruction | college and career ready | Scoop.it

By Tim Shanahan

With the Common Core State Standards, instruction in English language arts will dramatically change. Unlike prior state standards, these new standards place a greater emphasis on reading challenging texts.


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9 Strategies for Reaching All Learners in English Language Arts

9 Strategies for Reaching All Learners in English Language Arts | college and career ready | Scoop.it

Middle school English language arts teacher Hassan Mansaray shares how he uses an individualized learning model, Readers and Writers Workshop, to reach his students in an expanded learning time program.


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Common Core: Seven Opportunities to Transform English Language Arts Curriculum | Edutopia

Common Core: Seven Opportunities to Transform English Language Arts Curriculum | Edutopia | college and career ready | Scoop.it
In the second of their series, Virginia Goatley and Brenda Overturf look at how the Common Core State Standards can help teachers build a new language arts curriculum.

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Education Haiku: Three Lines, 17 Syllables (or So), on Learning

Education Haiku: Three Lines, 17 Syllables (or So), on Learning | college and career ready | Scoop.it
We asked Education Week readers to send us their original haiku about schools, teaching, learning ... anything related to education.
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What Would a Common Core for Higher Ed Look Like?

What Would a Common Core for Higher Ed Look Like? | college and career ready | Scoop.it
68 institutions are piloting a new assessment that would measure student achievement through a common lens.

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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, July 11, 1:46 PM

Seems a reasonable effort--achievable? Aim high!

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Interesting...

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Common Core: Realities of the Rollout - Education Writers Association

Common Core: Realities of the Rollout - Education Writers Association | college and career ready | Scoop.it
Our May 19, 2014 special session at the 67th National Seminar looked at Common Core implementation from a variety of angles ...

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Educating disadvantaged children - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

Educating disadvantaged children - Scoop.co.nz (press release) | college and career ready | Scoop.it
Educating disadvantaged children Scoop.co.nz (press release) He is actively involved in educational research that focuses on the interplay of education policies, school leadership and teaching practices and how these interactions create meaningful...

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Good about educating disadvantaged children.
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Blended and Flipped: New Models for Effective Teaching & Learning | Faculty Focus

Blended and Flipped: New Models for Effective Teaching & Learning | Faculty Focus | college and career ready | Scoop.it

It’s hard to pick up a publication these days without reading something about blended course design or the flipped classroom. Even mainstream media have begun to cover these new approaches to teaching and learning that put more emphasis on active learning. 


Featuring 12 articles dedicated to blended and flipped, this report provides shows how faculty are using these approaches to reshape the college classroom.


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"The report has six articles dedicated to blended learning and six articles on the flipped classroom, Blended and Flipped: Exploring New Models for Effective Teaching & Learning provides an inside look at how faculties are using these approaches to reshape the 21st Century college classroom environments."

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Is the body the next breakthrough in education tech? - Hechinger Report

Is the body the next breakthrough in education tech? - Hechinger Report | college and career ready | Scoop.it
Today’s educational technology often presents itself as a radical departure from the tired practices of traditional instruction. But in one way, at least, it faithfully follows the conventions of the chalk-and-blackboard era: it addresses itself only to the student’s head, leaving the rest of the body out. Treating mind and body as separate is an …

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I couldn't aggree more. It is tough enough that there isn't enough recess or time for active play in school to help the brain process in a variety of ways. It is another aspect of teaching to the whole child.

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A Return to 'Balanced Literacy'?

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The new schools chancellor in New York City is advocating teachers use the once-mandated citywide but since questioned (discredited, by some accounts) approach to reading instruction known as "balanced literacy."
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Politics Are Crushing the Standards

Politics Are Crushing the Standards | college and career ready | Scoop.it
In spite of being wary of excessive standardization, Dave Powell questions why elected officials are rejecting the common core.
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Reading 2.0

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.Many educators are worried about how technology is affecting the amount of reading that students are doing. They notice that:


Students are struggling to read and comprehend longer texts.
Students a


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Statement From The Education Trust on the Department of Education’s Teacher Equity Strategy | Education Trust

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ELL Considerations for Common Core Tasks in English Language Arts

Link: http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/4FD788EE-7D6E-42F8-A415-C2A6C1C31A15/0/GeneralELAStrategiesforELLs_082811.pdf


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Common Core English Language Arts Games and Lessons #ccss #ccchat #edchat

Common Core English Language Arts Games and Lessons #ccss #ccchat #edchat | college and career ready | Scoop.it

English Language Arts and Math Games Common Core Standards. Use the game cards and game ideas bellow to help your students transition to the new Common Core Standards. The activities are a quick an fun way to ...


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Where Are the Nation's 'Most Productive' School Districts?

Where Are the Nation's 'Most Productive' School Districts? | college and career ready | Scoop.it
Reports from a progressive think tank suggest changes in state policy could help districts get more bang for their buck.
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MzTeachuh: Teaching Is Creating A Living Classroom

MzTeachuh: Teaching Is Creating A Living Classroom | college and career ready | Scoop.it
The Teacher Report: 7 Creative Approaches to Classroom Seating. http://www.weareteachers.com/community/weareteachers-blog/blog-wat/2012/07/17/the-teacher-report-7-creative-approaches-to-classroom-seating ...

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Seating is often a challenge.Here are some options!
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Let’s Move! How Body Movements Drive Learning Through Technology

Let’s Move! How Body Movements Drive Learning Through Technology | college and career ready | Scoop.it
Work in the field shows promising signs that incorporating bodily movements—even subtle ones—can improve the learning that’s done on computers.

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5 ways to support kids who struggle with student-directed learning -

5 ways to support kids who struggle with student-directed learning - | college and career ready | Scoop.it
I mentioned in my ten takeaways from #ISTE2014 post that I wanted to write a bit more about some of the problems teachers are encountering with project-based and student-directed learning. Even though we believe deeply in helping kids uncover their passions, ask and pursue answering their own questions, and take ownership over their learning, the …

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What Teachers Want More than New Technologies? PD Opportunities To Learn to Use them Effectively - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

What Teachers Want More than New Technologies? PD Opportunities To Learn to Use them Effectively - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | college and career ready | Scoop.it
If you are a school admin or decision maker and your teachers are struggling with the new technology or unhappy with its tech integration then here are some tips to help you out

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