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School districts collaborate for common core leadership training - MyWebTimes.com

School districts collaborate for common core leadership training
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Teachers from 10 Illinois Valley school districts gathered for professional common core training this past week at Streator Township High School.
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New State Test Prompts Cross-Curriculum Changes - Patch.com

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New State Test Prompts Cross-Curriculum Changes
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The PARCC will also be rigorous, district officials say. All in all, it will take up about nine-and-a-half hours of testing time spread across the school year.

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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, May 15, 2013 9:52 AM

To prepare for PARCC assessment, this N.J. school is adjusting the writing students are doing across the disciplines. They are also establishing pre-assessments at various grade levels to deteremine student readiness. The message: pay attention not only to what the CCSS say but also to the means by which students will be assessed.

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Common Core State Standards…The What. Not The How or The Why

Common Core State Standards…The What. Not The How or The Why | Common Core | Scoop.it
Common Core State Standards…The What. Not The How or The Why. Standards are the WHAT. They are declarative and focus on skills that students should have at various grade levels. Take a 4th grader for instance, ...

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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, May 16, 2013 9:03 AM

A clear analysis of purpose related to CCSS. But I disagree that only PD providers are promoting PD for CC implementation. I agree teachers don't need new textbooks--at least in ELA; they can work with existing materials or gather new ones from the internet. Brian is probably a good teacher...seems so because he has various ideas of how to approach instruction. Sometimes, good teachers don't realize that other teachers do not have the ideas to creatively approach instruction. That's where PD comes in. The literacy standards are a reaction against past reading instruction that became a matter of following a prescribed process: predict, connect (usually self to text), and sometimes...summarize. Real reading is much more than anticipating what a text will be about or stopping to guess what may happen next. Moreover, real reading is about far more than considering how the text connects to one's personal life or situation. To be successful in this world, one must learn to think beyond self: to research and weigh, to consider and mediate, to return to the text to evaluate and to research even more. Some teachers need PD to understand that learning is more than reading the chapter, answering questions at the end of the chapter only to start a new unit on Monday.

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Students Can Learn by Explaining, Studies Say

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Researchers at a national conference discuss how asking students for explanations can deepen their understanding.

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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, June 3, 2013 12:19 PM

By the title of this article, I was infuriated. What good teacher doesn't know that explaining not only deepens one's understanding but clarifies complexities and raises questions for further thought. That's why teachers know their material...they've been explaining it for years! However, with the advent of the Common Core, it seems as if no teacher ever asked a student to explain their thinking. Ask my students and they'll tell you a different story. Ask my kids--they will to. Of course a certain number of teachers think school is all about right answers but not the good ones. Most teachers have long understood this concept. I'm not surprised that cognitive scientists are finally figuring it out.

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What is Common Core and What it is not ~ | Voices Empower

What is Common Core and What it is not ~ | Voices Empower | Common Core | Scoop.it
What is Common Core and What it is not ~ Common Core is a complete transformation of Education in the United States led by the federal Department of Education and the corporate education business machine.
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Commonalities: Math, Science, ELA

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http://nstahosted.org/pdfs/ngss/PracticesVennDiagram.pdf

 


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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, May 23, 2013 10:13 AM

Love that someone is visually capturing the "habits of mind" Common Core Standards promulgate!

Sayles Yourhistoryteacher's curator insight, July 30, 2014 2:18 PM

All courses must come together under common core, take note on how this is done

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Assessment Planner: Alignment to PARCC’s Blueprints and The Common Core | Partner in Education

Assessment Planner: Alignment to PARCC’s Blueprints and The Common Core | Partner in Education | Common Core | Scoop.it

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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, June 10, 2013 1:51 PM

My narrative on the value of using Evidence Centered Design in writing curriculum and assessment.

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Thanks for scooping this onto your site, Darren. Looking for feedback from our colleagues.
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A point-by-point rebuttal of today’s anti-Common Core op-ed in the Wall Street Journal

A point-by-point rebuttal of today’s anti-Common Core op-ed in the Wall Street Journal | Common Core | Scoop.it

There are plenty of reasons to be against the Common Core, but the Pinoeer Institute's Jamie Gass and Charles Chieppo miss the mark completely

 

Many of those crusading against the Common Core have been playing fast and loose with the facts. Photo from the Wikimedia Commons 


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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, June 1, 2013 3:06 PM

Another "myth" buster. I always like to read to what extent naysayers will go to undermine the success of the Common Core. But what I appreciate even more is when voices that can be heard jump in and call their bluff!