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Resources, tips, information on adopting the Common Core Standards in California
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OC Common Core Network on Edmodo

OC Common Core Network on Edmodo | Common Core Coming to California | Scoop.it

The OC Common Core Network is a public page on Edmodo, and anyone is welcome to join. If you are already on Edmodo, add the group with this code: deem0u  (note the 0 is a zero). 

 

To join Edmodo, go to http://edmodo.com and sign up with the "I'm a teacher" option. Once you have your account setup, click join under groups on the left side, and enter the code above.

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Digital Education - Education Week

Digital Education - Education Week | Common Core Coming to California | Scoop.it

How Are Districts Covering the Tech. Costs of Common Core?

 

Online testing is soon be a staple of every district's assessment plan thanks to the Common Core State Standards, but education officials across the nation are worried they won't have enough resources to put the testing measures in place by the 2014-2015 school year.

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California Common Core State Standards: Professional Learning Modules :: Groups :: Brokers of Expertise

California Common Core State Standards: Professional Learning Modules :: Groups :: Brokers of Expertise | Common Core Coming to California | Scoop.it

This series is the product of collaborative efforts between the California Department of Education and content and professional learning experts throughout California to help educators transition to the Common Core State Standards. The series includes at least ten modules that will be completed by September 2013, and are available in both online and on-site professional learning formats. Please check back frequently for recently added modules and resources.

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The Building Leader and the Common Core

The Building Leader and the Common Core | Common Core Coming to California | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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WEBINAR REGISTRATION April 12: The Principal’s Role in Common Core State Standards | Alliance For Excellent Education Media

What kinds of preparation must principals undertake to ensure that their students will be prepared to master these new college- and career-ready standards and to demonstrate that mastery on the new assessments they will take in School Year 2014–15? Join the Alliance for Excellent Education and NASSP on Thursday, April 12, 2012, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (ET), for a webinar discussion of this important question.

 

The webinar will also include a question and answer period to address questions submitted by viewers across the nation.

 

Please direct questions concerning the webinar to alliance@all4ed.org.

 

NOTE: If you are unable to watch the webinar live, an archived version will be available at

http://www.all4ed.org/webinars usually one or two days after the event airs.

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Twitter 101 For School Leaders: Four Reasons to Join the Conversation Today!

Twitter 101 For School Leaders: Four Reasons to Join the Conversation Today! | Common Core Coming to California | Scoop.it
During my time at the annual conference of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), I was inspired…partly by learning leaders I admire who have leveraged technology tools ...
Via Eric Stockmeyer @stockmeyer1
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Teaching to the Common Core State Standards Using Blended Instruction

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Teach technology and media literacy while providing students more opportunities to develop their reading, writing, communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills. More effectively prepare your students for life beyond high school!


Via Mel Riddile, Cindy Carbajal
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The Council of Chief State School Officers

The Council of Chief State School Officers | Common Core Coming to California | Scoop.it
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of...
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Common Core State Standard Big Book

Take a tour of the Big Book! the most useful tool available for implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Part of the Common Core Toolbox from the C...
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achievethecore.org

Achieving the Core Standards for all students to become internationally competitive.

Steal these tools: Free resources especially useful for implementation this year
You’ve got to read this: Articles, sites and research you shouldn’t miss
By teachers for teachers: Voices of educators doing the work of the Core

This site is here to provide free, high-quality resources to educators now doing the hard work of implementing these higher standards.
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SMARTER - Materials and Resources

The documents linked to on this page provide additional details on the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium.

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Project Based Learning | Common Craft

Project Based Learning | Common Craft | Common Core Coming to California | Scoop.it

Education can be more interesting and effective by focusing students on work that matters. Project Based Learning focuses on involving students in projects that teach a variety of skills. Key points in this video are:

- How critical thinking, collaboration and communication help everyone in the real world

-How PBL helps develop these skills in students

-An example of a teacher who uses PBL in the classroom to get students involved in asking questions, doing research, collaborating and communicating

-The impact of learning a subject in-depth via PBL and presenting the results to others

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A Blueprint For Great Schools Report - A Blueprint For Great Schools (CA Dept of Education)

Table of Contents of the Transition Advisory Team report submitted to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson on August 9, 2011.
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20 e-Learning Blogs You Should Be Reading

20 e-Learning Blogs You Should Be Reading | Common Core Coming to California | Scoop.it

Discover the top e-Learning tips, trends, ideas and more from these 20 fantastic e-Learning blogs. These blogs have countless great tips to use as you develop in Lectora® e-Learning softwareand are sure to spark some great ideas:


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There'sa strong instructional design theme in the blogs listed here. 

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Shifts for Students and Parents | EngageNY

Shifts for Students and Parents | EngageNY | Common Core Coming to California | Scoop.it

A critical component of a student’s success in school is dependent on what and how they learn at home. This practical guide provides steps that parents can take to improve their child’s learning of the Common Core.

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Keyboarding Skills and the Common Core

Keyboarding Skills and the Common Core | Common Core Coming to California | Scoop.it

If you’re a K-6er trying to incorporate the grade-specific Common Core State Standards (CCSS), you’ve probably noticed an interesting skillset nestled within anchor standard W.CCR.6: keyboarding!

 

What are the implications for students taking timed PARCC and SBAC assesments?


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Kid-Friendly Standards

Kid-Friendly Standards | Common Core Coming to California | Scoop.it

The link for Kid-Friendly Standards provides an opportunity to view California’s grade level content standards in Language Arts and Math in terms they can more readily understand. Please feel free to click on the link and find the grade level for your child.

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Districts Gear Up for Shift to Informational Texts

Districts Gear Up for Shift to Informational Texts | Common Core Coming to California | Scoop.it
Because of its emphasis in the common-core standards, millions of teachers are faced with increasing their use of nonfiction.
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5 Things Every Teacher Should be Doing to Meet the Common Core State Standards

5 Things Every Teacher Should be Doing to Meet the Common Core State Standards from Eye on Education: http://www.ocmboces.org/tfiles/folder1661/5ThingsCCSS_Davis%5B1%5D.pdf
1. Lead High-Level, Text-Based Discussions
2. Focus on Process, Not Just Content
3. Create Assignments for Real Audiences and with Real Purpose -
The CCSS standards emphasize the importance of writing for a variety of audiences. Students should "write routinely over extended time frames...for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences"(p. 41)
4.  The CCSS favor argument over persuasion-
because it requires more logic and reason, and is more inline with the kind of writing that students will be expected to do in college and careers.
5. Increase Text Complexity-
Text complexity is a key aspect of the CCSS. Look for balance; material should be difficult enough that students are learning something new, but not so hard that they give up...
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Community Editorial: Will America Produce Another Steve Jobs?

Community Editorial: Will America Produce Another Steve Jobs? | Common Core Coming to California | Scoop.it
Educator and Community Editorial Board member Michael Matsuda
warns that standardized testing could threaten innovation in
America.
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Common Core Standards Toolbox - Tools to support implementation of the Common Core State Standards, customized to match your state’s standards

The Common Core Standards Toolbox has tools to help you to understand and implement the Common Core State Standards & plan for future curriculum decisions. The K-12 Math & Language Arts poster allows you to see all the standards at once.
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BRIEFING October 18: Something in Common: The Common Core Standards and the Next Chapter in American Education | Alliance For Excellent Education Media

BRIEFING October 18: Something in Common: The Common Core Standards and the Next Chapter in American Education | Alliance For Excellent Education Media | Common Core Coming to California | Scoop.it
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The Crucial Role of Higher Education and Business in Developing the Standards

• Outline of the range of higher education professors and practitioners who were involved • Articulation of business leader involvement...
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Common Core State Standards: A New Foundation for Student Success (Stand Alone)

• Stand alone animated introductory segment • History of Standards, development • Promise of college-and-career ready students...
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SCOE | California State Academic Content Standards Commission

Information about and meeting agendas for the California State Academic Content Standards Commission.
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