Common Core State Standards: Resources for leaders and teachers
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Common Core State Standards

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Resources to aid educators with the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. #commoncore #CCSS
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Some nice classroom-friendly resources for CCSS.

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Ten Tips for Personalized Learning via Technology | Forest Lake Elementary School | Edutopia.org

Ten Tips for Personalized Learning via Technology | Forest Lake Elementary School | Edutopia.org | Common Core State Standards: Resources for leaders and teachers | Scoop.it

At Forest Lake Elementary School, in Columbia, South Carolina, the student population grows more diverse by the day. Income levels, ethnicities, family structures, first languages, interests, and abilities now vary so much, that a traditional teaching approach, with a uniform lesson targeted to the average-level student, just doesn't cut it. (Sound familiar to you educators out there?)

 

To challenge and support each child at his or her own level, the Forest Lake teachers and staff are deploying a powerful array of widely available digital-technology tools. Each classroom is equipped with an interactive whiteboard and a Tech Zone of eight Internet-enabled computers. Plus, teachers have access to gadgets including digital cameras, Flip cameras, remote-response clickers, and PDAs.

 

More important than the gadgets themselves, of course, is how the teachers use them to create personalized lessons and a productive environment where each child is engaged. Here are Forest Lake teachers' top tips on how to do it.

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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CCSS resources for elementary classrooms, PLCs, etc.

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A Guide to Common Core - US News

A Guide to Common Core - US News | Common Core State Standards: Resources for leaders and teachers | Scoop.it
U.S. News & World Report special report on Common Core State Standards
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Good historical and current information about CCSS

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Is the Common Core Working in the Classroom?

Is the Common Core Working in the Classroom? | Common Core State Standards: Resources for leaders and teachers | Scoop.it
The Common Core State Standards are a reality now for teachers in Maryland and DC, while Virginia is one of six states to omit the standards from their state education approach. YEP-DC asked local...
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Teacher's perspective on CCSS "When I implement a Common Core lesson, I am reminded that I am a key part of my students’ future, and that I am offering a bridge in times when they might otherwise feel left alone on an academic island."

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Common Core haters are 'misinformed,' says New York ed commissioner - Daily Caller

Common Core haters are 'misinformed,' says New York ed commissioner - Daily Caller | Common Core State Standards: Resources for leaders and teachers | Scoop.it
Town Hall Common Core haters are 'misinformed,' says New York ed commissioner Daily Caller After hosting dozens of forums all over the state of New York on the subject of Common Core — and listening to the concerns of skeptical parents and teachers...
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pro-Common Core

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The Common Core Institute

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Priorities for Principals instituting the Common Core Curriculum. Two videos and power points.

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NAESP | National Association of Elementary School Principals

NAESP | National Association of Elementary School Principals | Common Core State Standards: Resources for leaders and teachers | Scoop.it
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Implementation Guide for Principals

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Comprehension Instruction Through Text-Based Discussion

Comprehension Instruction Through Text-Based Discussion | Common Core State Standards: Resources for leaders and teachers | Scoop.it
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Chapters one and most of two for the book

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Tests Document Readability

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Tests English language document readability and gives suggestions how to improve it. Indication of the number of years of formal education that a person requires in order to easily understand the text on the first reading.

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Excellent tool for determining reading levels online. May need some modifications, but it has potential and can give a general range of grades. Tests for Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

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Search: common, core | Literacy in Learning Exchange

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From the Literacy in Learning Exchange. Webinars that focus on common core issues.

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Inspirational Teaching Videos: Covering Common Core, Math, Science, English And More

Inspirational Teaching Videos: Covering Common Core, Math, Science, English And More | Common Core State Standards: Resources for leaders and teachers | Scoop.it
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Just love the Teaching Channel! Great videos on CCSS (as well as numerous other topics).

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Common Core State Standards Initiative - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a U.S. education initiative that seeks to bring diverse state curricula into alignment with each other by following the principles of standards-based education reform. The initiative is sponsored by the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).

In the 1990's the "Accountability Movement" began in the US as states started being held to mandatory tests of student achievement, which were expected to demonstrate a common core of knowledge that all citizens should have to be successful.[1] As part of this overarching education reform movement, the nation’s governors and corporate leaders founded Achieve, Inc. in 1996 as a bi-partisan organization to raise academic standards, graduation requirements, improve assessments, and strengthen accountability in all 50 states.[2] The initial motivation for the development of the Common Core State Standards was part of the American Diploma Project (ADP).[3]

A report titled, “Ready or Not: Creating a High School Diploma That Counts,” from 2004 found that both employers and colleges are demanding more of high school graduates than in the past.[4] According to Achieve, Inc., “current high-school exit expectations fall well short of [employer and college] demands.”[5] The report explains that the major problem currently facing the American school system is that high school graduates were not provided with the skills and knowledge they needed to succeed.[5] "While students and their parents may still believe that the diploma reflects adequate preparation for the intellectual demands of adult life, in reality it falls far short of this common-sense goal." (page 1). The report continues that the diploma itself lost its value because graduates could not compete successfully beyond high school,[5] and that the solution to this problem is a common set of rigorous standards.

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Yes, a Wikipedia page that is really good! CCSS history and information

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General Info | Booklist Online

General Info | Booklist Online | Common Core State Standards: Resources for leaders and teachers | Scoop.it
Booklist Online: The best book reviews for public libraries and school libraries, and the best books to read for your book club, brought to you by the ALA
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Printable Resources from the Booklist online; Book Link Online, etc.

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A Bird's-Eye View On Common Core Across The Country

A Bird's-Eye View On Common Core Across The Country | Common Core State Standards: Resources for leaders and teachers | Scoop.it
With conservative commentator Glenn Beck renewing his fight against the Common Core State Standards, it's worth taking a bird's-eye view of the learning benchmarks. Where are they now being implemented, what challenges remain and what does the coming school year have in store?
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NPRs spin on the CCSS. We ALL have an opinion about it. Good overview "snapshot" of the issues.

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Other states join Texas in opposing Common Core

When Texas refused to sign onto a nationwide effort five years ago to develop common academic standards in reading and math - putting $700 million in federal money at risk - the state found itself in lonely territory.
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Political news about CCSS

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U.S. Department of Education to Partner With National Board on Teacher Leadership | NBPTS

The following is a statement by Ronald Thorpe, president and CEO of the National Board, on the new teacher leadership initiat
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"Teach to Lead" initiative announced at last week's Teaching & Learning 2014 conference by Arne Duncan. Interesting to connect the National Boards with CCSS. . .

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Reading Shakespeare: Something is rotten in Common Core - Chicago Tribune

Reading Shakespeare: Something is rotten in Common Core - Chicago Tribune | Common Core State Standards: Resources for leaders and teachers | Scoop.it
Reading Shakespeare: Something is rotten in Common Core
Chicago Tribune
William Shakespeare enjoyed a remarkable 2013 in Illinois, especially in the Chicago area.
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Overview of the Common Core State Standards

Overview of the Common Core State Standards | Common Core State Standards: Resources for leaders and teachers | Scoop.it
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Good historical and contemporary look at the CCSS.

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Leadership and the Common Core

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Central Carolina Regional Education Service - Leadership resources for the Common Core

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Common Core Toolkit for Principals: Part 1

Common Core Toolkit for Principals: Part 1 | Common Core State Standards: Resources for leaders and teachers | Scoop.it
As part of my district's plan to realign our curriculum with the Common Core State Standards (which we are calling the C4 Project, for Cheltenham Common Core Curriculum), I will be developing a Too...
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Part one of several modules for Principals to use at staff meetings, teachers to try out in classrooms, links to other resources, etc.

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Comprehension Instruction Through Text-Based Discussion - Supplementary Materials

Comprehension Instruction Through Text-Based Discussion - Supplementary Materials | Common Core State Standards: Resources for leaders and teachers | Scoop.it
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Guide for in-service on this book. Excellent resource and Informational Text Samples.

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Reading Room | Reading Room | Columns | News & Publications | Wisconsin Education Association Council

Reading Room | Reading Room | Columns | News & Publications | Wisconsin Education Association Council | Common Core State Standards: Resources for leaders and teachers | Scoop.it
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Wisconsin Education Association Council - Great instructions for various content area strategies on this page.

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achievethecore.org :: Home

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Resources worth "stealing!" CCSS and helps for PD on the topic.

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Literacy Design Collaborative |

Literacy Design Collaborative | | Common Core State Standards: Resources for leaders and teachers | Scoop.it
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Interesting idea -- frameworks for creating literacy lessons quickly for CCSS compliance. I'm not sure I totally agree with the "fill-in-the-blank" method of planning, but it gives a solid tool for beginning teachers, maybe.

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Experts Discuss Common Core State Standards - Webinar Series at Pearson

Participate in this webinar series to “Unlock the Common Core State Standards”. Learn what the Standards mean and how to implement them.
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Pearson Publishing Co. webinars by experts and state leaders in CCSS.

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