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3,000 #CommonCore Lesson Plans

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WASHINGTON - January 15, 2014 -

The National Education Association (NEA) and BetterLesson launch a new web site today, cc.betterlesson.com/mtp. The site, where teachers share what works in the classroom, features more than 3,000 classroom-ready lessons that are easily accessible and can be integrated into any curriculum.


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10 iPad Features Every iPad Owner Should Know - Teaching with iPad

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"Are you relatively new to iPads in the classroom? Are you looking for some tips to help you navigate the new iOS 7? Today we take a look at 10 Features Every iPad Owner Should Know, so that you have the knowledge and confidence you need to shine in front of your students."


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island651's curator insight, August 25, 12:43 PM

Great advice!

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saving this safely. iPads in school this year!

KB...Konnected's curator insight, August 26, 9:04 AM

Very useful information!

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Kentucky Solicits Suggestions to Change Common-Core Standards

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The state is inviting the public to vote "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" on each standard, and to provide specific, detailed feedback.

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Common Core bill reignites creationism debate

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A bill to repeal the Common Core education standards in Ohio has ignited a new debate about an old issue: whether schools should be allowed to teach creationism.
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Common Core: The right stuff or into the great abyss?

Common Core: The right stuff or into the great abyss?Michelle GiningerRobert PondiscioAmber M.


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State seeks federal waiver over Common Core repeal - SFGate

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SFGate State seeks federal waiver over Common Core repeal SFGate OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — When lawmakers adopted legislation this year repealing Common Core education standards, they cited concerns that the federal government was attempting to...
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Common Core scores barely rise in 2nd year

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Second year of Common Core-based 3-8 tests shows little change despite familiarity.
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Introducing Close Reading Strategies to Your Students

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I want a way to introduce Close Reading to my students that will help them understand both the Why and the How behind the strategy.  I am a big fan of David Therialt's blog, "The Readiness is All" and his approach the analyzing a text or piece of artwork through the  S.C.O.U.T. and T3 design.…

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, August 15, 9:54 PM

Powerpoint has two approaches for close reading.  I love the way the second was initially designed for artwork.

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Close reading is nothing new. As a matter of fact, close reading began with New Criticism of the 1950s. Close reading was the not the name of the approach readers were taught by which to approach text; that nomenclature has come upon us since the publication and adoption of the Common Core. If you were a student of English in the 60s through the late 70s and early 80s, you were probably doing close reading because that was how teachers of the era were taught to break down texts in the process of analysis. Seems new to many, but that is only because reading made a U-turn somewhere in the 1980s towards whole language and responsive reading and away from analytical, academic reading.

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The Common Core Debate Should Deal With Facts, Not Fiction

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Our education reform debate needs to stay grounded in reality.


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Common Core Curriculum

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Common Core standards and what they mean for students

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You may have heard the term from your child's teachers or seen it in their textbooks, but what, exactly, is this Common Core?
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Are students in Wisconsin getting the best education? Common Core Standards becomes a hot issue between state politicians

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Are students getting the best education possible under the current Common Core Standards? Governor Walker doesn't necessarily think so, and now he is reaching out to the legisla...
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Critique of Common Core Math Ignores Two Key Points

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In The Wall Street Journal, Marina Ratner, writes that American students are already struggling against the competition. The Common Core won't help them succeed. She notes "That there were "fewer standards" became obvious when I saw that they were vastly inferior to the old California standards in rigor, depth and the scope of topics. Many topics—for instance, calculus and pre-calculus, about half of algebra II and parts of geometry—were taken out and many were moved to higher grades."
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Understand Creative Commons Licensing With This Chart

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Creative Commons is an ideal way to share your creations with others and find art for personal projects. Some of us, though, don't always understand the rules. This chart helps you understand the key differences among licenses.
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Lily Eskelsen Garcia talks to Al Jazeera | Al Jazeera America

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Eskelsen Garcia is the president-elect of the National Education Association, a union of 3 million educators
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Most Americans oppose Common Core standards: Poll

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A new poll finds a majority doesn't support the nationwide reading and math standards backed by the Obama administration
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Will Common Core work? Yes - The Denver Post

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Lessons about multiplying included story problems requiring multiplication, and, although this sounds logical, students rarely had to think about when to multiply and when not to.
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Answers to Parent Questions about Common Core State Standards

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Wondering how Common Core Standards apply to your child's online education? Our Common Core FAQs provide answers to online school families.
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20 Free Collaborative Web Tools to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Teacher Collaboration: A Huge Benefit of Common Standards

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"From Seattle to Colorado to right here in Kentucky the collaborative spirit has been an important  productive struggle for teachers and partners participating in the Common Assignment Study (CAS). In the CAS, Kentucky and Colorado teachers continue to lead the way with the implementation of new standards in both states.  For the past year, teachers from Kentucky and Colorado have been collaborating to create units of study containing embedded Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) modules.  Hundreds of students in each state have been impacted by these high quality units, and dozens of teachers have learned from one another about what makes an effective unit and what quality student work looks like."



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With Common Core Coming to the Plate, How Prepared Do Teachers Feel?

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According to Catherine Gewertz at Education Week, "teachers are getting an increasing amount of training to prepare for the common core, but that doesn't always make them feel ready to teach the standards.

 

According to the article, a recently released study, "From Adoption to Practice: Teacher Perspectives on the Common Core," shows that while far more teachers are attending common-core training, they are giving those sessions low marks for quality.

Professional Development and Training. In last year's report, 71 percent of teachers said they had attended professional development or training for the common core. This year, that figure rose to 87 percent.Teachers were far more critical of their training sessions in 2013 than they were in 2012, however. Two-thirds felt they were of high quality in 2012, but barely half said so in 2013.Only 23 percent reported that the assessments had been a topic of professional development.Far more common is training on the English/language arts standards; training on the math standards runs a distant second.Their sense of preparedness, ranked on a scale from 1 ("not at all prepared") to 5 ("very prepared"), was about the same in this year's report as it was the previous year: just under half gave themselves 4s or 5s on that preparedness scale.Only one-quarter said in this year's report that their students were well prepared to master the standards, and 14 percent said their students were well prepared for the tests.Teachers are unhappy with the lack of alignment between their instructional materials and the common core, a situation that's stubbornly unchanged from the year before. Nearly six in 10 said their main curricular materials were not aligned to the new standards.Teachers are pretty cynical about publishers' claims that their materials are "common-core-aligned." Fewer than four in 10 said they'd trust curriculum providers' claims of alignment.Only 18 percent classified themselves as "very familiar" with the math standards in the fall of 2012, but that number rose to 31 percent in the fall 2013 survey.
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Why was there "far more training on the English/language arts standards; training on the math standards runs a distant second?"


Literacy is now a "shared responsibility" across all content areas. This means that all secondary teachers are expected to integrate purposeful reading, writing, and discussion of complex text into their lessons. In reality, few teachers have received the training or support to carry out this formidable task, which will take several years of focused practice to reach an acceptable level of proficiency. 

Although elementary teachers are much better prepared to teach literacy skills, they must increase the amount of informational text and do more argumentative/persuasive writing, which are significant changes.

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As a facilitator of learning about the Common Core, none of this surprises me. Much of the PD I see offered by states and many of the professional development companies are worn out and outdated PP slides initially developed by testing consortia. Much of the training I see offered should have been happening two years ago, not now...after implementation has begun and testing is upon us.

Unfortunately, when teachers attend trainings that offer weak support in knowledge about and application of the standards, their time is wasted and their proficiencies are not increased. Implementing the Common Core is work, hard work. To entertain teachers for a day or make the material seem easily understood does a disservice to teachers, students, schools, and communities.

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Core of the Matter: Lessons One Teacher Learned About the Common Core

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A Guide to Common Core - US News

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U.S. News & World Report special report on Common Core State Standards
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Groups to judge alignment of resources with Common Core

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A new organization is wading into the (very choppy) waters of judging whether major textbooks and other classroom materials are common-core aligned.The long-rumored edreports.org now has an executive director—Eric Hirsch, formerly the chief external affairs officer at the New Teacher Center—as well as a mission statement and a basic up-and-running website. The nonprofit is billing itself as "a 'Consumer Reports' for school materials."The organization joins several others that are vetting instructional materials for alignment to the Common Core State Standards. Achieve, the nonprofit that played a key role in launching the common-standards initiative, created EQuIP, which evaluates the alignment of curricula and lessons to the common standards (it's not currently being used to vet the work of the big publishers). Learning List, a for-profit company, analyzes digital and print educational resources for common-core alignment, but charges for access. In addition, about 20 states convene panels to develop "adoption lists," which determine the instructional materials districts can choose from.about 20 states convene panels to develop "adoption lists," which determine the instructional materials districts can choose from.
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What School SLPs Want to Know

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If you want to know what the real talk is at an ASHA Schools Conference, you need to pull up a chair at the lunch tables. Here’s what a sampling of attendees report are the most burning issues that...
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5 emerging trends in today's libraries

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Libraries are expanding their services to meet the needs of entire communities--one of the top emerging trends includes STEM maker spaces.
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