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College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders
Supporting school leaders in helping all students become college and career-ready and to succeed in post-secondary education and training
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#CommonCore Standards Drive New Approaches to Reading

#CommonCore Standards Drive New Approaches to Reading | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Schools nationwide are revamping reading instruction, involving more disciplines and tilting toward nonfiction, among other changes.
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Common-Core Deal in Florida Sparks Legal Feud

Common-Core Deal in Florida Sparks Legal Feud | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
The Florida Department of Education is in a bitter dispute with a software company it hired to create online resources aligned with the standards for teachers and students.
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New Literacy Research Infuses Common Core

New Literacy Research Infuses Common Core | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
In the 15 years since the National Reading Panel convened, researchers have learned a few things about teaching reading.


CCSS Supported by Research


1. Close Reading - The standards first set out that children build knowledge through their close reading of texts, a concept "consistent with the last 20-30 years of research

2. Cross-Content Literacy - The second big idea is its grounding in the disciplines.

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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 | College and Career-Ready 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 | College and Career-Ready 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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Librarians: "the perfect keepers of the #CommonCore."

Librarians: "the perfect keepers of the #CommonCore." | College and Career-Ready 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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Improvements to Illustrative Mathematics | Tools for the Common Core Standards

Improvements to Illustrative Mathematics | Tools for the Common Core Standards | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
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Using Google Maps with Common Core Standards

Using Google Maps with Common Core Standards | College and Career-Ready 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 | College and Career-Ready 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 | College and Career-Ready 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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Writing Undergoes Renaissance in Curricula

Writing Undergoes Renaissance in Curricula | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
The subject's ascent stems from its emphasis in the common core, feedback from colleges and the workplace, and emerging research.
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New GED aligned with #CommonCore - price is rising too

The increased price of the new GED test debuting in 2014 could discourage some people from taking it, in spite of the advantages it offers.
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Five Old School Practices... that will raise student achievement | Annie Murphy Paul

Five Old School Practices... that will raise student achievement | Annie Murphy Paul | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
More schools are getting rid of "old-fashioned" skills like penmanship and multiplication tables, but research shows students benefit from classic teaching methods.


“the key was taking that old-school method and encouraging students to use their knowledge to practice higher-level thinking skills.”


Five Old School Practices

  1. Vocabulary - Research confirms that instruction in word roots allows students to learn new vocabulary and figure out the meaning of words in context more easily.
  2. Memorization - Rapid mental retrieval of basic facts is a prerequisite for doing more complex, and more interesting, kinds of math
  3. Practice - The only way to achieve this “automaticity,” so far as anyone has been able to determine, is to practice.
  4. Argumentation - Educational research on argumentation demonstrates that it helps students learn better too.
  5. Read Aloud - When students are read to frequently by a teacher, their vocabulary and their grasp of syntax and sentence structure improves.





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Tony Palmeri's curator insight, October 24, 2015 6:06 PM

I chose this article because it was a frustrating concept to deal with. Education always seems to contradict itself. "Don't do this, do it this way." "The old way was the wrong way". Continually reinventing the wheel. Read aloud, for example is something that we have been told is a useless waste of time. Simply don't do it. Zero instructional value. Don't have kids memorize things. Its busy work. Practice was described as "drilling". Then an article like this makes me rethink everything. 

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Why Listening Is So Much More Than Hearing

Why Listening Is So Much More Than Hearing | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Hearing, for the most part, is a no-brainer. When we listen, that’s when the neurons really fire.
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TN CommonCore Plan: Growing leaders rather than micromanaging teachers

TN CommonCore Plan: Growing leaders rather than micromanaging teachers | College and Career-Ready 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 | College and Career-Ready 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 | College and Career-Ready 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 | College and Career-Ready 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 | College and Career-Ready 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 | College and Career-Ready 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.


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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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