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Resources collected that address the Common Core State Standards and upcoming assessments.
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How secondary school principals can master the Common Core | eSchool News

How secondary school principals can master the Common Core | eSchool News | Common and Uncommon Resources for the CCSS | Scoop.it

eSchool News

April 15, 2012

by Laura Devaney

 

Webinar explores tips, advice as most states adopt the common standards

 

As states move toward implementing the Common Core State Standards, school principals must ensure they are fully equipped to help classroom teachers incorporate the standards as effectively as possible.

 

Not our old standards - “Average isn’t good enough,” said Mel Riddile, associate director for high school services with the National Association of Secondary School Principals and a former high school administrator.

Opportunity brings challenges - “Those of us who have really worked to increase the number of college- and career-ready students, see this as the best opportunity we’ve had in a long time, and with that opportunity comes challenges.”

Major Shift - The Common Core effort is causing a “major shift” in the education conversation, Riddile said, because it will force educators and administrators to measure something different and new.

Second-Order Change - “This is about a second order change—we have to learn new skills, new habits, and new behaviors. We have to unlearn what bad habits we have,” he said.

Standards, Classroom, School - School leaders must know what their school’s teachers know about the standards, and they must be knowledgeable about what needs to be done in the classroom as well as what must be done on a building level.

Culture Change - “This is a big culture change for schools,” Riddile said. School principals will need vision, focus, and a positive mindset as the process continues.

Implementation is the key - “The fidelity of implementation of these standards is going to be the ‘make it or break it’ issue,” Riddile said.

Leaders Grow Leaders - “We’ll have to collaborate [and] share leadership throughout the school; leaders are going to have to grow more leaders … and build the collective capacity of our staff.”


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Grading with the Common Core

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Great strategy for grading students with the Common Core. Here is a quick tip to help teachers, students and parents assess how students are learning with the new Common Core Standards.
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Are Teachers Ready for Common Core? "most of us are still coming to terms with it"

Are Teachers Ready for Common Core? "most of us are still coming to terms with it" | Common and Uncommon Resources for the CCSS | Scoop.it
Sarah Brown Wessling looks at the Common Core data from MetLife's new survey of educators. How does it compare with her colleagues and her own experiences?

 

"Doing it ourselves and transferring those skills to our learners is the tough task."

 

"For many it’s paradigm shifting"


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Transition to Common Core - HCPSS

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Howard County Public Schools wiki page related to the transition to Common Core State Standards

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Busting Up Misconceptions About Formative 'Assessment'

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A group of researchers makes a plea for understanding formative "assessment" as a suite of teaching practices.

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The Next Generation Science Standards

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Mathematics: Subject-Specific Performance Level Descriptors

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Writing: Modeling and "Mimic Writing"

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by Larry Ferlazzo

 

"Mimic Writing" is showing students models of writing and challenging them to write their own versions sticking pretty close to the models’ styles.


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Common Core State Standards: A New Foundation for Student Success

• Animated introductory segment that tees up vignette series • History of Standards, development • Promise of college-and-career ready students
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Common Core State Standards: Instruction: School Improvement in Maryland

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MSDE's page for the Common Core State Standards

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The Standards and Creativity - Compatible

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Why do people insist on viewing the Standards as inconsistent with teacher creativity and choice? I am baffled by such uncreative thinking. That's like saying the architect cannot be creative becau...

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, April 10, 2013 12:39 PM

Great Quote


"When I hear everyone endlessly whining about what harm the Standards are doing to creative teaching it has the opposite effect on me that you intend. I think: boy, how unimaginative those teachers are. Glad my kid doesn’t have them."

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High School Assessments | PARCC

Assessment design protocol for high school level PARCC assessments

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ELA / Literacy: Performance Level Descriptors

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The Real Story Behind Common Core State Standards

By Rick Smith


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Mel Riddile's curator insight, April 12, 2013 4:39 PM

Explains the history behind the development of the CCSS.

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Common Core Oral Language Standards: Accountable Talk Read Alouds

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Accountable Talk Read Alouds are read alouds that increase student talk and get students comfortable with having independent academic conversations with their peers.  During these read alouds, students have a buddy that they sit next to and talk with during read aloud time.


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Terrie Morgan Cox's curator insight, August 5, 2013 12:47 PM

this is exactly what we need to do... have accountability and increase time in text