With the ongoing transition to new standards and assessments in the United States, this scoop.it is intended to curate all materials relevant to implementation of the standards and preparation for next generation assessments.
With Posterous Closing I have moved one of my "permanent" resource pages to Wordpress. For those that find the daily curation of Scoop.it a bit overwhelming (!), this is the site where I try to sift it down to the "essentials."
An organization that focuses on advancing professional development for educators has said that it's time for state education leaders to reform their training efforts to address the transition to the Common Core State Standards.
The following is Kathleen Porter-Magee's testimony to the Wisconsin State Legislature on the Common Core standards (A testimony on the Common Core standards http://t.co/1rdOOWEbaZ via @educationgadfly)...
Current tests are skill-oriented but Common Core demands more, which it tries to explain with the mathematical process standards. He says that of course ... There are tools we can and should use more often in the classroom.
The District of Columbia has devoted many resources to the standards, resulting in hopes, frustrations, and the knowledge that changes are necessary. (.@dcpublicschools @HendersonKaya @brianjpick & team: #CCSS=good for kids, so go big or go home!
Takeaways from last week's interviews with USED, PARCC, and Smarter Balanced on the move to Common Core-aligned assessments (RT @afhyslop: So much good stuff in @smarick takeaways from chatting w/ #CCSS consortia, esp @SmarterBalanced!
Understanding even the basics of how the brain learns -- how people perceive, process and remember information -- can help teachers and students successfully meet the requirements of the Common Core (Education, the Brain and Common Core State Standards...
Duncan: Common Core Isn't The Only Set Of College- And Career-Ready ... StateImpact Indiana It took 90 minutes for lawmakers to finally bring up the biggest thing happening in education policy these days: the Common Core State Standards.
When I recently spoke to a group of high school juniors from East Tennessee about education reform, I asked a simple question: “How many of you have been consistently challenged academically throughout your schooling?