Well into the 21st century, we are still trying to get a handle on what a 21st century education really is – both the question of what young adults really need to know and be able to do and the question of the best way to help them get there.
Stu Silberman is the executive director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, a citizens’ advocacy group. An educator for 37 years, he was most recently the superintendent of Fayette County schools in Kentucky.
I Am Loving Common Core! While my students are at literacy centers, I use the small group reading model by Berverly Tyner. If you are not familiar with Beverly and her work I strongly suggest you check her out.
Common Core Easter Activities. Easter is right around the corner friends! This year it's right on the heals of St. Patrick's Day, but I'm ready for it. I love Easter! I made this pack last year but I added about a bunch of pages that I ...
One of the many things that MasteryConnect offers is a free iPad and iPhone app that helps you quickly identify the Common Core Standards for the grade levels and content areas that you teach. To find the standards simply select math or language arts, choose your grade, then tap on any of the listed standards to read their details. The MasteryConnect iPad app also includes the college and career readiness standards. The app is handy when you need to quickly find language of a particular standard.
As the U.S. education world eagerly awaits more information about the new assessments that two consortia of states are developing to accompany the Common Core standards, dozens of perplexing and important questions have arisen: Once the federal grants run out, how will these activities be financed? What will it cost states and districts to participate? Who will govern and manage these massive testing programs? What about the technology infrastructure? The list goes on.