Common Core
Follow
Find
313 views | +0 today
 
Rescooped by J. Mark Schwanz from digital divide information
onto Common Core
Scoop.it!

George Siemens: Changing Schools, Changing Knowledge

While more and more knowledge is available to us, the amount of time for us to pay attention to it remains the same. What kind of knowledge will be needed in...

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Bonnie Bracey Sutton
J. Mark Schwanz's insight:

They jury is still out on what schools of the future will consider core knowledge. What is certain is student-centered and relevant learning. More than a simple trend, personalized learning points to better student-teacher relationships and personal knowledge profiles. Technology can do a lot but dialogue and constructivism are here to stay.

more...
Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, November 30, 2013 1:47 PM

Very important.....

Lia Goren's curator insight, January 2, 2014 9:42 PM

Una interesante entrevista a George Siemens. De qué se trata el conocimiento y como pensar de manera compleja el ámbito de lo educativo y el aprender. 

Jeroen Boon's curator insight, January 12, 2014 2:34 PM

Connectivism is a learning theory for the digital age. Learning has changed over the last several decades. The theories of behaviourism, cognitivism, and constructivism provide an effect view of learning in many environments. They fall short, however, when learning moves into informal, networked, technology-enabled arena.

#connectivism #peeragogy #knowmadsociety

Common Core
While the debate is running around the USA educators are busy working out best practices. One of the best developments with the CC is how there is such a great increase in the amount sharing ideas for teaching and learning.
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by J. Mark Schwanz
Scoop.it!

Price of LAUSD, teachers union split on evaluations: $171 million - LA School Report

Price of LAUSD, teachers union split on evaluations: $171 million - LA School Report | Common Core | Scoop.it
The district and UTLA must agree on a teacher evaluation system that includes a minimum of three rankings to get a CORE waiver.
J. Mark Schwanz's insight:

While I don't have an insider insight I do feel that the LAUSD participation  in CORE Waiver is at risk over the issue of teacher evaluation component. There just doesn't seem to have been progress made on this issue. I hope that they can hammer this out in mediation because a lot more than the $170 million is at stake. It could harm the CORE districts' (http://coredistricts.org/) partnership and risk their participation in the waiver. 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by J. Mark Schwanz from Spaces Between
Scoop.it!

Kids Want More Fun And Fewer Facts To Make Science Real

Kids Want More Fun And Fewer Facts To Make Science Real | Common Core | Scoop.it

"Are American kids being adequately prepared in the sciences to compete in a highly competitive, global high-tech workforce? A majority of American parents say no, according to a poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health. Nearly one-quarter of all parents said their child's school today doesn't put enough emphasis on science curricula. And 30 percent of parents with children in kindergarten up through fifth grade say there's too little emphasis on science. 'We want to see these kids get excited about science and math. We're lagging!' saysElizabeth Hall, one poll respondent and a mother of two who lives in California's sprawling central valley north of Fresno. Hall says her state has created a culture of testing that has resulted in high rates of teacher burnout and low expectations. Her community, she laments, has made peace with academic mediocrity in the sciences. State and federal statistics show that at least one-third of all students entering higher education programs today need some kind of remedial or developmental course work. That fact underscores a worry about a widening science-skills gap that is shared by many parents and educators and some in business and academia." | by Eric Westervelt

 


Via Todd Reimer
more...
CheunSeungHwan's curator insight, November 6, 2014 8:49 PM

I think korean science class also should be changed.

Scooped by J. Mark Schwanz
Scoop.it!

State seeking No Child Left Behind exemption again

State seeking No Child Left Behind exemption again | Common Core | Scoop.it
For the second straight year, California will ask the federal government to exempt it from using scores on the new assessments that students will take this spring to measure progress in math and English language arts, a key requirement under the No Child Left Behind law.
J. Mark Schwanz's insight:

We each need a personal navigator to help us through the changes in Ed. policy why we wait for legislation from our do-nothing congress and leadership from our POTUS.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by J. Mark Schwanz
Scoop.it!

Classroom coaches critical as teachers shift to Common Core

To break down the isolation that many teachers experience in their classrooms, California schools are using instructional coaches as a key tool to help teachers adapt their instruction to implement the Common Core standards in math and English...
J. Mark Schwanz's insight:
Our district, Lynwood, has increased the number of coaches. They are helping the swing to Common Core but greater levels of support would help.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by J. Mark Schwanz
Scoop.it!

Report: Many Schools Have Implemented Common Core, Lack Bandwidth for Tests -- THE Journal

Report: Many Schools Have Implemented Common Core, Lack Bandwidth for Tests -- THE Journal | Common Core | Scoop.it
In districts that have adopted the Common Core State Standards, 95.7 percent of schools have already implemented the standards or are in the process of doing so, while the remaining 4.3 percent are still in the planning stage, according to a new...
J. Mark Schwanz's insight:
There is an interesting set of data in this report. How many administrators honestly report their bandwidth, connectivity, and security concerns related to online assessments?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by J. Mark Schwanz
Scoop.it!

How Can We Tackle School Dropouts

How Can We Tackle School Dropouts | Common Core | Scoop.it
Technology can be a good option for making pedagogy more relevant to the lives of students and reaching those dropouts who want to go back and finish the high-school education that they previously abandoned.
J. Mark Schwanz's insight:
Technology adds the flexibility credit completers need.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by J. Mark Schwanz
Scoop.it!

NY teachers union pulls its support from Common Core, urges removal of state ed chief

NY teachers union pulls its support from Common Core, urges removal of state ed chief | Common Core | Scoop.it
“The board of directors of the 600,000-member teachers union in New York has had enough.”
J. Mark Schwanz's insight:
Important withdrawal. Who is next to go from support to lack of support?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by J. Mark Schwanz
Scoop.it!

New Comic Books Aim To Teach Students In Common Core Classrooms

New Comic Books Aim To Teach Students In Common Core Classrooms | Common Core | Scoop.it
Comic book heroes no longer only save damsels from burning buildings or get the bad guy, they also teach classrooms full of children about Newton's First Law of Motion and George Washington.
J. Mark Schwanz's insight:
Graphic novels are especially engaging in electronic format but in either print or e-book they help students access the content in ELA, math, science, social studies, and the arts.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by J. Mark Schwanz from Australian Curriculum Implementation
Scoop.it!

7 Excellent Pinterest Boards for Elementary Math Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Excellent Pinterest Boards for Elementary Math Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Common Core | Scoop.it

Via Dr Peter Carey
J. Mark Schwanz's insight:

There are tons of great ideas here.

more...
Diva Teach's curator insight, September 22, 2014 10:02 PM

Sometimes I feel like we forget about Math and focus on ELA. We can't forget about math!!

Scooped by J. Mark Schwanz
Scoop.it!

50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US

50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US | Common Core | Scoop.it
A state-by-state look at the Common Core standards: ——— ALABAMA The state school board folded Common Core into the state's College and Career Ready Standards for public schools and has been defending the decision ever since.
J. Mark Schwanz's insight:

Keeping up with CC implementation (or lack thereof) is easier with summary articles like this one.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by J. Mark Schwanz
Scoop.it!

Education reform is becoming a celebrity cause

Education reform is becoming a celebrity cause | Common Core | Scoop.it
Member-supported public radio for Southern California. Award-winning local news and cultural programming alongside the best of NPR.
J. Mark Schwanz's insight:

Critics of Common Core are mainstream. This article combines the new standards with teacher tenure as issues the public is concerned about. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by J. Mark Schwanz
Scoop.it!

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces State Adoption of First English Framework Based on Common Core

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces State Adoption of First English Framework Based on Common Core | Common Core | Scoop.it
Imperial Valley California News, including Brawley, El Centro, Calexico, Holtville, Dunes, San Diego, Palm Springs (http://t.co/ESRQIhGrSR)
J. Mark Schwanz's insight:

ELA and ELD are now better integrated/combined in one framework.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by J. Mark Schwanz from Common Core Resources for ELA Teachers
Scoop.it!

How to Design Projects Around Common Core Standards

How to Design Projects Around Common Core Standards | Common Core | Scoop.it

Heather Wolpert-Gawron writes: "Call me bass-ackwards, but I don't design projects around the Common Core Standards. I design projects based on what I believe are engaging topics that encourage my curriculum. Having said that, I don't neglect them either. In fact, by the end of my design process, I would say that I've become rather intimate with the series of standards I'm trying to hit." (emphasis added)


Via Mary Clark, Tracee Orman
J. Mark Schwanz's insight:

Time for teachers to have a little time off and to put some planning time in on next year's projects. I like Heather's approach of finding engaging topics first, then incorporate the standards as they best work in.

more...
Mary Clark's curator insight, June 20, 2014 1:33 PM

Heather's posts about PBL and/or Common Core are always worth reading! This is an article that should be shared throughout your school. 

Scooped by J. Mark Schwanz
Scoop.it!

California gives extra year to adjust to Common Core tests

#Development California gives extra year to adjust to Common Core tests http://t.co/aoXrT01gbu
J. Mark Schwanz's insight:
So let me see if I understand this. (Sarcasm warning) We are to hold off on accountability because accountability is so important. And furthermore, the new testing systems are so advanced we can't possibly use the results to measure against previous testing systems to accurately hold schools accountable.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by J. Mark Schwanz
Scoop.it!

Finding and making 3D shapes around town. (A project for TK, K, 1 & 2) - YouTube

Created on an iPhone 5 and compiled via YouTube Capture. More info on my classroom at itehelp.info. 'Likes' are appreciated.
J. Mark Schwanz's insight:
In K.G.5 students are asked to model shapes in the world with various components. Here we demonstrate finding 3D shapes followed by modeling a corresponding object. Further, we demonstrate how the adult learning coaches can assist the younger learners in the problem solving process.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by J. Mark Schwanz
Scoop.it!

Opinion: Test scoring of schools dismantled in California

Opinion: Test scoring of schools dismantled in California | Common Core | Scoop.it
More than a decade ago, state and federal governments imposed “accountability” regimes on California’s public schools, based on how their students were performing on academic testing. Now, however, the accountability measures are being changed.
J. Mark Schwanz's insight:

California Common Core pushes policy towards new accountability systems. The API may have breathed it's last and AYP is no longer relevant. NCLB Waiver may not be in place but it appears to be less relevant every day we implement the new standards and testing systems.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by J. Mark Schwanz
Scoop.it!

Jerry Brown Hit With Common Core Bill - Breitbart News

Jerry Brown Hit With Common Core Bill - Breitbart News | Common Core | Scoop.it
A rather expensive development has surfaced on the way to installing Common Core into California’s hundreds of school districts statewide.
J. Mark Schwanz's insight:
We will test about 500 students with one lab beginning in a month.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by J. Mark Schwanz
Scoop.it!

Early childhood common core is harmful.

Early childhood common core is harmful. | Common Core | Scoop.it
Early childhood. This administration is funneling millions into controlling it. Once again, it's "for our own good". But at what cost? What happens to imaginative play, nurturing, and naps, under g...
J. Mark Schwanz's insight:
Long article, be warned. Also by avowed anti-CCSS blogger advocate. But it's important for everyone to listen to the concerns of the early childhood (up to grade 2) advocates in relation to the standards and new practices.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by J. Mark Schwanz from Professional Learning for Busy Educators
Scoop.it!

20 tips for parents to get children excited to read - Daily Genius

20 tips for parents to get children excited to read - Daily Genius | Common Core | Scoop.it
“ There are a lot of great ways to help a child learning to read. But once they actually learn how to read, it’s up to the parents, teachers and everyone else to keep them excited to pick up a book and use their imagination. So if you’re a parent who is looking for ways to help a student or child of any age continue their reading then here’s a great set of visual guides just for you.”
Via John Evans
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by J. Mark Schwanz
Scoop.it!

School superintendents standing by Common Core

School superintendents standing by Common Core | Common Core | Scoop.it
Most think standards are more rigorous but don’t have enough time or money to implement it well. A majority of school officials responsible for implementing the Common Core State Standards say the new national academic benchmarks are more rigorous than their previous state standards and will improve the skills of students, according to a new national survey by the Center on Education Policy released Wednesday, with more than three-fourths of the district leaders said implementation would lead to improved skills among students. The Washington Post
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by J. Mark Schwanz from Australian Curriculum Implementation
Scoop.it!

20 Apps For Writing On The iPad

20 Apps For Writing On The iPad | Common Core | Scoop.it
From Notability and Apple's Pages, to Microsoft Word and Google Drive, 20 apps for writing on the iPad.

Via Dr Peter Carey
J. Mark Schwanz's insight:

I didn't know there were so many options. This article is helpful so I can sort them out. 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by J. Mark Schwanz from digital divide information
Scoop.it!

Polls Capture Public's Sour View of Common Core

Polls Capture Public's Sour View of Common Core | Common Core | Scoop.it
“ A pair of wide-ranging polls by PDK/Gallup and Education Next gauge sentiment on the common standards, testing, school funding, and other hot-button issues.”
Via Linda Alexander, Bonnie Bracey Sutton
J. Mark Schwanz's insight:
It seems like the public opinion towards common core is continuing to go in the wrong direction. Maybe there's a way to capture all this energy and directed towards a push to curriculum strategies.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by J. Mark Schwanz from Open Educational Resources in Higher Education
Scoop.it!

Complete guide to open educational resources - in Campus Technology : August 2014, Page 19

Complete guide to open educational resources - in Campus Technology : August 2014, Page 19 | Common Core | Scoop.it

Via Peter Mellow
J. Mark Schwanz's insight:

Forget the content (which is amazing and current) just enjoy the emagazine format from campustechnology.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by J. Mark Schwanz from College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders
Scoop.it!

How Will Educators Prepare?

How Will Educators Prepare? | Common Core | Scoop.it

As state policymakers continue to grapple with Common Core State Standards (CCSS) decisions and debate which tests will be used to assess students’ progress with the new standards, educators face moving targets as they plan for the 2014–15 school year.


Via Mel Riddile
J. Mark Schwanz's insight:

Here's a very interesting perspective. How do teachers prepare to hit a "moving target" when states keep changing the end game related to Common Core and assessment?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by J. Mark Schwanz
Scoop.it!

Seattle Wants Its Own No Child Left Behind Waiver

Seattle Wants Its Own No Child Left Behind Waiver | Common Core | Scoop.it
If Seattle gets the go-ahead from Duncan, it would be the first individual district in the country to get its very own waiver.
J. Mark Schwanz's insight:

A Seattle waiver would seem appropriate. Why not just grant a national waiver or create a new ed law that provides the flexibility that districts and schools need to innovate? At least the trend of exemptions and flexibility can continue for the next few years until we get a new administration.  [Photo: Morguefile.com user kakisky]

more...
No comment yet.