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Five Issues Facing Arne Duncan in a Second Term

Five Issues Facing Arne Duncan in a Second Term | Common Core Implementation | Scoop.it

Interesting summary of the issues that the DOE will face over the next four years.

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Common Core Raises Profile of Virtual PD

Common Core Raises Profile of Virtual PD | Common Core Implementation | Scoop.it
Ongoing and effective professional development is critical, experts say, and technology holds the key to providing deep learning experiences for teachers that can be scaled across state borders.
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The Power of Quiet

The Power of Quiet | Common Core Implementation | Scoop.it

As a student, I often felt the need for a quiet pause in classes; the quiet pause to reflect and consider what the teacher had been saying, to doodle my thoughts, making connections in my mind. As a teacher, I have always believed that lessons don't have to be all bells and whistles and chandelier swinging. For every teaching context, there are moments when quiet is a welcoming break in the classroom.

 

This also makes me consider quiet students. One of my best students this semester happens to also be the quietest. Yet this student is always ready to help peers, may seem absent minded but is following the lesson and activities, participating in her silent way.


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Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, January 28, 2013 3:53 AM
Thank you ratzeister! Silence is often looked at negatively and it shouldn't be so; quiet in learning is necessary as well.
Sarah Henchey's comment, January 28, 2013 7:29 AM
Appreciate the recognition of "quietude": "Quiet classrooms provide learners with an inner space for making connections."
Wendi Pillars's curator insight, January 28, 2013 9:09 PM

Need to make more space for quiet. Personal opinion. :)

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Lessons aligned to Common Core math

Lessons aligned to Common Core math | Common Core Implementation | Scoop.it
This website, Learnzillion,  has been recommended by our state Coordinator for Math Education as being a good resource for elementary through high school teachers of math and English/language arts....
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Assessment and the Common Core Standards

Assessment and the Common Core Standards | Common Core Implementation | Scoop.it
When my state (Kentucky) adopted the ELA Common Core State Standards (CCSS), AP English Language and Composition teachers escaped many of the anxieties — and much of the extra work — that typically accompany the arrival of new standards.
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Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Updated Media Product Names for Mapping Media to the Common Core

Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Updated Media Product Names for Mapping Media to the Common Core | Common Core Implementation | Scoop.it
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Three Leadership Traits that Never Go Out of Style

Three Leadership Traits that Never Go Out of Style | Common Core Implementation | Scoop.it
Trust, empathy, and mentoring constitute the foundations of leadership.

 None of the leadership lessons that I have learned, unlearned, or relearned ever since have left as indelible an impact as the ones I learnt as a child. Read on....


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7 Core Beliefs of Transformational Change Leaders

7 Core Beliefs of Transformational Change Leaders | Common Core Implementation | Scoop.it

Transformation lies at the heart of what we want to do with schools and the kinds of learning opportunities that we offer to our students.  So what dispositions are present in a transformational leader (TCL)?  TCLs live an attitude of “been there, done that,” and have an approach that is calm, accepting, and wise. TCLs never seem to have their “hair on fire” about anything, and usually have a good answer for virtually any question.

 

What do TCLs believe?


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How Much Testing?

How Much Testing? | Common Core Implementation | Scoop.it
Stephen Krashen, professor of linguistics at the University of Southern California (emeritus), wrote this post to explain how the adoption of the Common Core will change testing in the nation&#8217...
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Blaming students and technology instead of us | Dangerously Irrelevant

Blaming students and technology instead of us | Dangerously Irrelevant | Common Core Implementation | Scoop.it

How could a classroom built around CCS redirect this student drift?

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Common Core Challenges for California

Common Core Challenges for California | Common Core Implementation | Scoop.it
Today’s InterACT guest blog post comes to us from Alice Mercer, an elementary school teacher, educational technology guru, and blogger. Her recent attendance at the ISTE 2012 Conference provi...
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Schools Are Using Social Networking to Involve Parents

Schools Are Using Social Networking to Involve Parents | Common Core Implementation | Scoop.it

New ways of using media to connect the community and school.  I don't see this happening where I teach, but I'm imagining that it is happening in other places.  Does this experience look like your school or somewhere in your district?

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4 keys to growth through transformational innovation

4 keys to growth through transformational innovation | Common Core Implementation | Scoop.it
Most companies underinvest in transformational innovation, weighing down R&D portfolios with incremental projects. The best organizations attack the “front-end” of the innovation process to generate more break-through ideas.

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Online Common Core Test Items Released by Smarter Balanced Consortium -- THE Journal

Online Common Core Test Items Released by Smarter Balanced Consortium -- THE Journal | Common Core Implementation | Scoop.it
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium released a sizable sampling of online assessment items, giving teachers, educational leaders, and members of the public an early look at what kinds of items and tasks will appear on the high-stakes tests...
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cheesemonkey wonders: WEEK 1: 'Words into Math' Block Game | #made4math

cheesemonkey wonders: WEEK 1: 'Words into Math' Block Game | #made4math | Common Core Implementation | Scoop.it

This is a gr8 way to integrate fun into CCSS.

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Common Core and the Social Studies Classroom | Social Studies Central

Common Core and the Social Studies Classroom | Social Studies Central | Common Core Implementation | Scoop.it
Social Studies Central is intended to provide instructional resources with a focus on the Social Studies, to support K-12 teachers as they improve their instruction and to help educators engage kids in learning.
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6 Key Strategies to Align Your Writer's Workshop with the Common Core > Eye On Education

6 Key Strategies to Align Your Writer's Workshop with the Common Core > Eye On Education | Common Core Implementation | Scoop.it
In Writer's Workshop for the Common Core, Warren Combs aligns the development of a writer's workshop with the Common Core State Standards for writin...
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Common Core Math Curriculum-site for sharing techniques, maps ... #mathchat #ccss #ccchat #commoncore

The Common Core Math Standards, specifically the high school standards, are developed into a curriculum. Each standard includes essential questions, Bloom's Taxonomy activities, vocabulary, and pacing.

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The Teacher Report: 8 Helpful Tech Tools for the C... - WeAreTeachers

The Teacher Report: 8 Helpful Tech Tools for the C... - WeAreTeachers | Common Core Implementation | Scoop.it
While the implementation of the Common Core State Standards means a lot of work and transition ahead, the good thing about shared benchmarks across 45...
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Strong Readers Summarize to Get the Gist

Strong Readers Summarize to Get the Gist | Common Core Implementation | Scoop.it

Getting the Gist sounds so simple and it isn't.  This is a pretty neat article that gives the gist of summarization.  Check Rick Wormeli's book for teaching strategies to get this work done.


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Guess My Lexile

Guess My Lexile | Common Core Implementation | Scoop.it

In the Common Core frenzy, Donalyn Miller points out so many wonderful antidotes to the standards blitz. Read this and be encouraged!  Don't forget to take the leadership needed to shout this sentiment from the rooftops because it's so important.

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Common Core Shifts For Students And Parents

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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