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The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) 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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Should the Common Standards 'Change Everything'?

Should the Common Standards 'Change Everything'? | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Not long ago, a survey of teachers found large numbers sizing up the Common Core State Standards as pretty similar to what they're already teaching. The architect of the survey, William Schmidt of Michigan State University, saw in this a distressing sign that too many teachers don't grasp the depth of the change the standards represent, so they might well resist embracing it (or, he theorized, they simply hadn't read the standards).
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Common Core Implementation Requires Building Educator Capacity

Common Core Implementation Requires Building Educator Capacity | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

At Education Nation, there was "widespread acknowledgement that Common Core implementation will require significant time and attention to building educator capacity."

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Game Planning for Common Core

Game Planning for Common Core | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

by Learning Forward


  1. Common Core standards are game changers.
     
  2. Implementation of Common Core standards is not a light-switch change.
     
  3. Any new set of behaviors requires new information, skill development, authentic opportunities to practice with constructive feedback and support and healthy doses of persistence and patience.
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Rethinking the Learning Experience: Part II

Rethinking the Learning Experience: Part II | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
The enthusiasm with which states and districts have taken to the Common Core is certainly heartening, but it still remains to be seen what implementation of the standards will look like within the classroom.
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Teacher Leadership and the Common Core: Advancing the Teaching Profession

Teacher Leadership and the Common Core: Advancing the Teaching Profession | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Teacher leadership is the focus of many conversations these days, especially ones about the Common Core.
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A Common Cause: Better Preparing Tennessee's Students through the Common Core

Hosted on May 15, 2012, this SCORE Institute event featured national and state leaders -- including Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, former U.S. Senate Majori...
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The Price of the Common Core

Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Amber Winkler


"While the standards are high quality, getting their implementation right is a real challenge—and it won't be free, a serious concern given the tight budgets of many districts and states.
But while critics have warned of a hefty price tag, the reality is more complicated."


“Spending reasonable sums to ensure that America’s schools and students successfully attain high standards is a worthy investment,” said Fordham Institute President Chester E.
Finn, Jr. “That doesn’t mean implementing the Common Core will break the bank—assuming states and districts are flexible and forward-thinking about how they spend.”


Find Putting a Price Tag on the Common Core: How Much Will Smart Implementation Cost? online at


http://www.edexcellence.net/publications/putting-a-price-tag-on-the-common-core.html


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Teachers can implement CCSS successfully if dist. admins. create right conditions | EdNewsColorado

Teachers can implement CCSS successfully if dist. admins. create right conditions | EdNewsColorado | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Teacher Mark Sass says teachers can implement Common Core Standards successfully if they and district administrators create the right conditions.


Teachers will be able to seamlessly incorporate the common core standards into their everyday practice if districts give teachers:

1) differentiated time,

2) plenty of feedback,

3) and the opportunity to struggle with the new standards.

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Common Core Standards Are a 'Heavy Lift' for Districts, Schools - US News and World Report

Common Core Standards Are a 'Heavy Lift' for Districts, Schools - US News and World Report | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

U.S. News and World Report


The new standards will change high school requirements, but turn out stronger graduates, advocates say.


Find the "Bright Spots"


"We're finding ways to use the current resources we have and tap into the knowledge of the amazing teaching and leadership staff."--John Deasy, Superintendent LAUSD

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How the Common Core changes everything

How the Common Core changes everything | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
20 ways education will never be the same...
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Teacher leadership for common core---Harvest, Filter, Deliver - Reflections of a Techie

Teacher leadership for common core---Harvest, Filter, Deliver - Reflections of a Techie | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Harvest, filter, deliver. Three words I never thought was one of the best options to building leadership for implementing the Common Core (CCSS). But now I'm sure of how this could be a game-changer. What if we studied our leaders...
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The Key to Success of CCSS: Fidelity of Implementation | IRIS Center

The Key to Success of CCSS: Fidelity of Implementation | IRIS Center | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
  1. This module discusses the importance of selecting evidence-based practices and programs.
  2. It also examines actions that school personnel can take to increase the likelihood that the practice or program is implemented as it was designed.
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Common Core: "Implementation poses a particular challenge for teachers." | NEA Today

Common Core: "Implementation poses a particular challenge for teachers." | NEA Today | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

"The common-core standards envision a higher level of rigor based on the deeper understanding of a pared-down number of curricular aims. But effective implementation poses a particular challenge for teachers, who must not only be fluent in that content themselves but also attain the appropriate pedagogy and curricula to be able to convey it to their students."


Source: Education Week

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/06/13/35teachers.h31.html?tkn=MOCFNDgbXea%2B7t%2Fh9qydyM4AVhl7IBRsUdxL&cmp=clp-sb-ascd

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Strategies Are Only As Good As the Learning They Support « Co-Creating Solutions: A Blog by CTL

Strategies Are Only As Good As the Learning They Support « Co-Creating Solutions: A Blog by CTL | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Teachers love getting new strategies and when I provide teacher professional development I like to please my customers, but I am disappointed when I overhear teachers planning to immediately use a strategy I have provided and there is no mention of how it will enhance student learning of their content.

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Easing Into New 'Common Core' Curriculum Missouri News Horizon

Easing Into New 'Common Core' Curriculum Missouri News Horizon | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

State officials are beginning to phase in changes to Tennessee’s public education curriculum to include more analytical thinking and, officials hope, less teaching to the test.


The state is training 12,000 classroom instructors this summer how to teach math principles under the new “common core” curriculum in grades three through eight, a system Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman says will better ready Tennessee’s youth for college and the work force.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MX7qIAbNCPc

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Common Core Will Save Not Cost Billions

Common Core Will Save Not Cost Billions | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

By Tom Vander Ark


Common Core State Standards lift expectations and create opportunity to compare results and share tools—a terrific set of benefits that America will reap for years. 


Fordham released a report today on the Cost of Implementing the Common Core. They concluded that states could save about $1 billion if they take full advantage of digital assessments and materials.

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