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Three-Minute Video Explaining the Common Core State Standards

This three-minute video explains how the Common Core State Standards will help students achieve at high levels and help them learn what they need to know to ...
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I think this is an extremely reliable video because it seems to really touch on the common core and its impact on kids. It has been hard to determine how well kids are doing in school and how well they will do after school. This is one of the big debates in the common core standards. How are the standards really measured. This video mentions how standards have been created state by state and now the common core is trying to make the same standards apply for everyone. This way there is a base standard. I think that these standards are important for students and for educators. I think that parents too can benefit from these standards. I agree with the video too about how there needs to be consistent steps in education. This should be the same from state to state. Skills are very important for students to learn. All of the stardards will make sure that every student meets the same standards. This way everyone can compete on the same staircase. This article opened my eyes to the impact of the common core and how many have questions about the standards and the old standards and how standards will be measured. 

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Common Core: Making Progress for All Students

Common Core: Making Progress for All Students | Common Core | Scoop.it

"I have heard too many accounts of young people who progress through school believing that they are receiving an education that will prepare them to pursue their dream,s only to find out how woefully short their true course of study has left them. And there are others who know the work they are currently focused on is not rigorous enough to accomplish their professional and personal goals. In both instances, the standards guiding these students and their teachers’ efforts did not represent true preparation for success in college, career, and life."


Via Mel Riddile
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I really enjoyed reading this aritcle. It was posted by a educator that has spent more than a decade in public educaiton. She mentioned that she wants all children to succed. I feel that this is extremely true. As an educators you should want all children to succed and to learn and grow. I also agree that just because there is now this common core, this doesnt mean that since this is in place that every student will now succed. It still takes work and it should be used as a guidepost for educators. The core is to prepare students for not only todays careers but for the career of the future. One quote that stood out to me in the article was that, " The CCSS will give us an oppurtunity to more closely allign what students are learning with the knowledge and skills that they need for the real world". This quote is key. The real world is important and educators should prepare students for the real world. It can be done with high quality education.

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The "standards represent what today’s students need to know to be successful in postsecondary study, they also represent a serious stretch for students and schools in every state."

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For the Classroom

For the Classroom | Common Core | Scoop.it
Common Core State Standards
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I posted this to my newspaper because it is an app that one can download on their phones or computers. It is an app that contains all the common core standards. There are different tabs for Math, Language, Reading. It is interesting to see because how big of an impact blogging and media have an impact on teaching and being able to share information with others. I think that as a future educator this app is useful to look over every now and then and make sure that you are incorporating the standards into the everyday classroom to help the students grow. 

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Common Core State Standards: What Do They Have to Do with Higher Education?

Common Core State Standards: What Do They Have to Do with Higher Education? | Common Core | Scoop.it
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have been adopted by 45 states in an effort to provide a consistent, clear understanding of what school age students are expected to learn.
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I think that the opening sentence in this article cleary explains what the common core is for..... the article states, "The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have been adopted by 45 states in an effort to provide a consistent, clear understanding of what school age students are expected to learn." I feel that having the standards will help educators and furture educators to see and be able to based thier teaching off of. The article mentions how important higher level critical thinking is and I agree. The common core will beneift future students. 

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Common Core part of a 'perfect storm' that has turned schools upside down

Common Core part of a 'perfect storm' that has turned schools upside down | Common Core | Scoop.it

By Al Bruce

The Spectator

 

The state Education Department’s “imperfect and hurried” introduction of the Common Core Curriculum “has virtually turned schools across the state upside down,” Alfred-Almond Superintendent Rich Calkins said earlier this month. Calkins called the quick adoption of the new curriculum part of the most sweeping change in the history of New York state education. He labeled the mandated curriculum, the drastic decrease in state education financial aid during the past several years and the Annual Professional Performance Review introduced last school year as “a perfect storm” that secondary schools educators are struggling to confront.




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I posted this article because it opened my eyes to the common core and how some people think that it is great and others and very unsure. In this article it mentions how the common core has turned schools in New York upside down. It has caused problems for schools. I personally feel that the common core is important as a standard for schools across the country. I think that it is a standard that needed to take place. The article also mentions how schools and educators are struggling. Especially secondary schools. This article is very inspriring. 

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Why Keep the Common Core standards

Why Keep the Common Core standards | Common Core | Scoop.it
Credit state leaders for sticking with higher standards for Wisconsin students.

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I feel that the purpose of this article was to discuss how the common core was being implemented in Wisconsin and how they already feel that there may need to be some tweaking to these new standards. I think and feel that this is a good thing. Tweaking standards and improving them can always be beneificial in the long run. It mentions how the prior standards were too vague and that the new common core standards create more of a critical thinking atmosphere. I agree with the article that setting higher goals and assessing those goals can make better grades and performance in the long run. Boosting learning will always be important!!

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Common Core and Coddled Kids?

Common Core and Coddled Kids? | Common Core | Scoop.it

"The problem with Common Core is not coddled kids; it is high-stakes testing. And the anxiety that kids feel is not from their parents but rather from their teachers, who fear for their jobs."


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Are kids too coddled? This is an interesting question. The article mentions that the problem with the common core is all of the high stakes testing. This testing causes high level anxiety. Finland having the best education program in the world, has one serious test in the first year of high school. All other grades are downplayed until this test. Students are allowed to retake this test if they are not pleased with their results that they got. They get feedback and this feedback can help them to do better. If we want the common core to succed in the U.S. the article says that we should too down play tests and have hgih stake testing every few years. If not we may be undoing the value of the common core. I feel that this article brings up a good point about how kids are too coddled and many have fear and anxiety of tests. 

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Helping Parents Understand The New Common Core Standards

Helping Parents Understand The New Common Core Standards | Common Core | Scoop.it
    The Common Core Standards are made up of clear learning expectations that are designed to help prepare students in grades K-12 in the areas of English language arts and mathematics for college and career readiness.
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This aritlce too had a neat way to explain the goal of the common core standards. The aritcle mentions that, "The goal is to unite parents, educators, and administrators in working together to catapult students towards the long term goal of going on to higher learning. I think that this is a goal that people should be know as teachers, as parents, or as anyone that is part of the learning and teaching community. I think that is very important for parents, teachers, educators, and adminstrations to be united. I think that this helps the learning process when everyone is involved. In the school that I did my observance in I noticed that it seemed to me that the parents were not as involved as I would have hoped them to be. This made me begin to ask questions about why? and how I could incorporate the parents into the everyday classroom life. Communication is key to the common core. Having discussions and being able to talk and ask questions as a good can be very beneficial for students.

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Three Key Cs to Implementing the Common Core Standards in the Classroom

Three Key Cs to Implementing the Common Core Standards in the Classroom | Common Core | Scoop.it
In this post, we share three qualities that we think are paramount to good teaching, particularly good Common Core aligned instruction.

Critical ThinkingCommunicationCollaboration


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THE THREE C's. Critical Thinking, Communication, and Collaboration. These three C's will stay with me forever as a teacher because I read this article. This article impacted me as a future educator. It opened my eyes to the importance of standards. It also raised many questions in my mind about how teachers are assessed on meeting these standards. Critical Thinking---- analyze, evaluate, and integrate. Very important for students. The article also gave the audience three question to remember when making lesson plans. This will be helpful. Communication---- sharing ideas with others. Lastly Collaboration---- its all about listening, talking, and reading the work of others. This is important for great thinking to occur. The three C's should be incorporated into every classroom!!

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Principal on Why Embrace the Common Core: 7 Reasons

Principal on Why Embrace the Common Core: 7 Reasons | Common Core | Scoop.it

College and Career ReadinessEnable Teachers to Collaborate Across the U.S.Teacher Leaders Have Developed Curriculum Aligned to the CCSS

 


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This principal discussed why to embrace the common core. Attached to this article was a youtube link that I found very interesting. The youtube link from the North Carolina governor on questions that are begining to come up about the common core. There are many critics of the common core standards. The article mentions seven reasons to embrace the common core and I feel that they are important...

1) For College and Career

2) Enables Teached to Collabortate

3) Teachers Develop Curriculum Alligned to the Common Core

4) Professional Development

5) Curriculum Allignment is Easier

6) The Change Process Requires Time

7) Student Acheivement Matters

 

One of the seven reasons that I wanted to talk a little more about is the second one. The common core allows teachers to collaborate. I think that teachers collaborating and working together is very important. It allows for new ideas to be seen and for yourself as a teacher to get new ideas and inspiration. It is also important because it can allow professional conversations about what is being done in other counties, and states. I think that having the technology and blogging sites that we have today, being able to collaborate as teacher could be extremely benefical. 

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