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The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) supporting school leaders in helping all students become college and career-ready
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Do new standards mean reading in school will get real? - KansasCity.com

Do new standards mean reading in school will get real? - KansasCity.com | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
The intent of the Common Core State Standards is clear. Schools need to graduate students who are ready for college and careers. Getting there won’t be easy.
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#CommonCore and #ELL Themes I’m Seeing

#CommonCore and #ELL Themes I’m Seeing | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
I recently had the opportunity to facilitate three roundtable discussions on the implementation of the CCSS for ELLs in Miami, Florida. These conversations took place at the ninth National Summit o...
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Information Trumps Technology in the Common Core

Information Trumps Technology in the Common Core | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
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Librarians: "the perfect keepers of the #CommonCore."

Librarians: "the perfect keepers of the #CommonCore." | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Your knowledge of and access to a wide variety of resources makes you the perfect keeper of the Common Core. And “clustering” can be an important ally in this key role.


Clustering is the art of exploring a topic with a number of related resources, and it typically involves arranging those materials in attractive, student-friendly displays.

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Common Core History/Social Studies

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Improvements to Illustrative Mathematics | Tools for the Common Core Standards

Improvements to Illustrative Mathematics | Tools for the Common Core Standards | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
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Using Google Maps with Common Core Standards

Using Google Maps with Common Core Standards | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

These are some of the Common Core standards that I think you can address through the use of Google Maps.

  • Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details and well-structured event sequences.

  • Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.

Check out Google Maps for Educators to find directions on how to create placemarks in Google Maps.

  • Recognize area as an attribute of plane figures and understand concepts of area measurement.

See Tom Barrett's Maths Maps for ideas on using Google Maps in elementary/ primary grades mathematics lessons.

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Technology-Related Common Core Standards

Technology-Related Common Core Standards | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Ben Rimes | Featured Articles, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Technology, Writing...
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Seven Keys to Effective Feedback: Grant Wiggins

Seven Keys to Effective Feedback: Grant Wiggins | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

What Is Feedback, Anyway?


Who would dispute the idea that feedback is a good thing? Both common sense and research make it clear: Formative assessment, consisting of lots of feedback and opportunities to use that feedback, enhances performance and achievement.

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Principal Key to School Wide Literacy

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ROCK HILL: Award winning Rock Hill principal discusses strategy for getting students to read | Featured Stories | Rock Hill Herald Online


South Carolina literacy advocates were so impressed with Sullivan Middle’s push to stoke interest in reading, they named the Rock Hill school’s principal, Michael Waiksnis, administrator of the year.

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Writing: 7 Great Bibliography and Citation Tools for Students

Writing: 7 Great Bibliography and Citation Tools for Students | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
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Survey: 80% have heard, seen, know nothing about #CommonCore

Survey: 80% have heard, seen, know nothing about #CommonCore | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
The poll of 600 Pennsylvanians, conducted for the Pennsylvania Business Council Education Foundation, shows that 80 percent of those surveyed had heard, seen, or read nothing about the common standards. Of the 20 percent who knew about them, six in 10 said that what they had heard made them more inclined to support them, and three in 10 said they'd be less inclined to do so.
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ELA Highlights: “Core Advocate” Event in Philadelphia

ELA Highlights: “Core Advocate” Event in Philadelphia | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

By Christina Hank

Nov. 5, 2012


A few months ago I was invited by Student Achievement Partners (achievethecore.org) to become a “Common Core Advocate” with 100 other educators across the nation. 


3 ELA Shifts:


1. Building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction

  • Misconception: Not reading fiction anymore–We are spending more time with nonfiction. We are actually using texts as a source of knowledge. We can learn about what’s happening through text. In elementary right now, 80%of what kids read is stories. The breakdown is closing to 50/50 by 5th

2. Reading, writing, and speaking grounded in evidence from text, both literary and informational


3. Regular practice with complex text and its academic language

  • The gap between college level reading requirements and what kids read in 12th grade is greater than the gap between what kids read in 8th and 4th grade
  • This is the most challenging of the shifts because it goes against everything we have been doing in terms of teaching to students’ instructional levels–We are talking about kids being productively frustrated here.
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Common Core State Standards PD Modules via LAUSD

Common Core State Standards PD Modules via LAUSD | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
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CCSS & Reading

CCSS & Reading | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
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TN CommonCore Plan: Growing leaders rather than micromanaging teachers

TN CommonCore Plan: Growing leaders rather than micromanaging teachers | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Tennessee has been quietly developing what might be the most thoughtful, cohesive, and outcome-driven state CCSS implementation plan in the nation.
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How to implement, monitor, and assess a new curriculum

How to implement, monitor, and assess a new curriculum | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

As districts and states prepare to implement Common Core curricula, instructional leadership is perhaps the most important area to affect student learning. Knowing how to implement, monitor, and assess a new curriculum can be daunting for any leader. How can principals ensure that teachers know and understand the content of the new curriculum? How can they effectively monitor delivery of the new curriculum in a meaningful way?


The following tips, from a school principal in a state that has fully implemented the Common Core State Standards, can help.

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Mathematics Resources for Common Core State Standards | LiveBinder

Mathematics Resources for Common Core State Standards | LiveBinder | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment under the CCSS-M...
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Pittsburgh school standards will require a major curriculum overhaul

Pittsburgh school standards will require a major curriculum overhaul | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Pittsburgh students will experience a similar decline (KY) because of the increased difficulty of the new standards.


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Close Reading Primer | Sheila Brown and Aspen Institute

Close Reading Primer | Sheila Brown and Aspen Institute | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

http://www.aspendrl.org/portal/browse/CategoryList?categoryId=261


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Final College-Readiness Definition - PARCC

Final College-Readiness Definition - PARCC | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

PARCC's policy will be that students earn the "college readiness" determination by performing at level 4 on a 5-level test.


ELA


Reaching that level on the language arts part of the exam will mean that students have "demonstrated the academic knowledge, skills, and practices necessary" to skip remedial classes and go directly into entry-level, credit-bearing courses in "college English composition, literature, and technical courses requiring college-level reading and writing."


Math


Scoring at level 4 in math allows students to enroll directly in entry-level, credit-bearing courses in algebra, introductory statistics, and "technical courses requiring an equivalent level" of math.


Scale

5 = "distinguished" command

4 = "strong" 

3 = "moderate"

2 = "partial"

1 = "minimal" 

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On Feedback: 13 practical examples | Grant Wiggins

On Feedback: 13 practical examples | Grant Wiggins | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Thirteen examples of how teachers have made feedback (as opposed to advice and evaluation) more central to their work with students:

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"Bluegrass State is a predictor of what parents and students will see in other states."

"Bluegrass State is a predictor of what parents and students will see in other states." | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Education achievement tests in Kentucky, the first in the nation tied to the state Common Core Standards, shows a drop in student achievement for both elementary and middle school students.
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Informal Writing Assignments: Promoting Learning Through Writing | Faculty Focus

Informal Writing Assignments: Promoting Learning Through Writing | Faculty Focus | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
The Writing Across the Curriculum movement has successfully introduced faculty across disciplines to a variety of writing, including very informal writing that faculty do not necessarily read or grade.
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Teaching Tips for Building Academic Vocabulary

Teaching Tips for Building Academic Vocabulary | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
By Michael Graves


After working for nearly 50 years as an educator, I am all too frequently chagrined by how much we do not know, by how many questions about teaching remain unanswered. But there is one thing we absolutely do know: We know how to effectively teach individual words!
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