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Ten Things Legislators Should Know and Do When Making Education Policy

Ten Things Legislators Should Know and Do When Making Education Policy | college and career ready | Scoop.it
Nancy Flanagan is an education writer and consultant focusing on teacher leadership. She spent 30 years in a K-12 music classroom in Hartland, Mich, and was named Michigan Teacher of the Year in 1993.

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Patrice Bucci's curator insight, April 2, 2013 4:07 PM

Politicians & Policy Wonks...listen up...

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Peg with Pen: Teaching President Obama the Conditions for Learning

Peg with Pen: Teaching President Obama the Conditions for Learning | college and career ready | Scoop.it

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Patrice Bucci's curator insight, April 2, 2013 4:09 PM

Conditions of Learning... not enough attention to it by all major stakeholders...

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Six Steps to Effective Teacher Development and Evaluation

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Sponsored content by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and American Federation of Teachers.

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Patrice Bucci's curator insight, April 6, 2013 8:58 AM

GATES and AFT....read carefully...

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Making Teacher Evaluation a Launch Pad for Growth

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Done right, evaluation policy can help teachers learn and improve, Angela Minnici and Ellen Behrstock-Sherratt write.

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Patrice Bucci's curator insight, April 6, 2013 9:01 AM

"let's move the policy dialogue away from thinking of teacher evaluation by itself. Instead, let's ask how evaluation can be used to deliver the supports, strategies, and resources needed to develop all teachers into their best, most effective professional selves..."....excellent points here

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Children have become commodities | BuildBetterSchools

Children have become commodities | BuildBetterSchools | college and career ready | Scoop.it

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Patrice Bucci's curator insight, April 9, 2013 9:44 AM

Anxiety and uptick in ADD.... unintended consequences of high stakes testing? Pressure on students and teachers?

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Thoughts on Text Complexity -Ruminating on the Core

Thoughts on Text Complexity -Ruminating on the Core | college and career ready | Scoop.it

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Patrice Bucci's curator insight, April 14, 2013 9:16 AM

As more teachers implement the CCSS, more will be revisiting how they choose texts, especially for their struggling readers... another post on text complexity...

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Lawsuit: Stop evaluating teachers on test scores of students they never taught (update)

Lawsuit: Stop evaluating teachers on test scores of students they never taught (update) | college and career ready | Scoop.it
A group of teachers and teachers unions are filing a lawsuit against Florida officials that challenges the state's educator evaluation system.

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Patrice Bucci's curator insight, April 16, 2013 10:55 AM

"...But this irrational evaluation system is not limited to Florida; other states, too, that have linked student test scores to teacher evaluations are in the same situation. Courts could soon be flooded with such lawsuits."

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'Core' Curriculum Puts Education Experts At Odds : NPR

'Core' Curriculum Puts Education Experts At Odds : NPR | college and career ready | Scoop.it
Forty-five states have adopted the Common Core State Standards. Proponents say these new guidelines will significantly improve what is taught and how students are prepared for college and work.

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Patrice Bucci's curator insight, April 23, 2013 11:42 AM

Controversy continues....interesting comments at end of this article...

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A Nation At Risk: 30 Years Later

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Thirty years ago, A Nation at Risk was released to a surprised country. Suddenly, Americans woke up to learn that SAT scores were plummeting and children were learning a lot less than before. This report became a turning point in modern U.S.

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Patrice Bucci's curator insight, April 26, 2013 2:09 PM

Millions, Billions of dollars later...where are we? Reading First, NCLB, RTTP, RTI, still a nation at risk????

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Can the Common Core Standards Reverse the “Rising Tide of Mediocrity”? « The Core Knowledge Blog

Closing the Achievement Gap: Teaching Content (Can the Common Core Standards Reverse the “Rising Tide of Mediocrity”?

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Patrice Bucci's curator insight, April 26, 2013 8:24 AM

Remains to be seen....Did NCLB result in effective change???

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CCSS ELA: Writing to Inform, Argue, and Analyze-PD module from CA


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Patrice Bucci's curator insight, May 6, 2013 9:42 PM

CCSS modules ...worth a look

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A Toolbox of Reading Comprehension Apps for the UDL Classroom

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English with Mr. Borman - A place to reflect and share.


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, April 27, 2013 2:51 PM

Mr. Borman surveyed 17 students in one of his classes and discovered that there were a few needs when it came to reading comprehension. He has put together "A Toolbox of Reading Comprehension Apps" that can support the needs of his students in his UDL classroom.  For each app, he has outlined "What it does", "How students can use it" and the "UDL Principles".

 

Check out the Toolbox:

> iBooks

> Popplet

> SyncSpace

> Odyssey (by Homer)

> Toontastic

> Explain Everything

> Ulysses

> Subtext

> Prezi

 

Thank you Mr. Borman!

Jane Strunck's curator insight, April 29, 2013 11:11 AM

Mr. Borman used Edmodo to survey his student's learning preferences and based on the results, identified apps that would support reading comprehension and promote UDL in his classroom.  Would love to know how students responded to the options.  Nice process, Mr. Borman!

Patrice Bucci's curator insight, May 6, 2013 9:46 PM

Useful suggestions for utilizing apps in the UDL classroom...

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AFT - A Union of Professionals - AFT Poll of 800 Teachers Finds Strong Support for Common Core Standards and a Moratorium on Stakes for New Assessments Until Everything Is Aligned


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Patrice Bucci's curator insight, May 8, 2013 3:29 PM

AFT stands up for moratorium on high stakes testing....

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Why Common Core tests won’t be what Arne Duncan promised

Why Common Core tests won’t be what Arne Duncan promised | college and career ready | Scoop.it
How much better will the next generation of standardized tests, aligned to the Common Core standards, really be?

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Patrice Bucci's curator insight, April 3, 2013 6:48 PM

Depth of Knowledge Assessment.... watch for it... not happening in the PARCC or SBAC?

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