After this presentation, teachers felt they had the tools, strategies and conceptual understanding to move on with teaching "the Common Core way" not to mention motivation and empowerment. This presentation not only covers the anchor standards and strands of the Common Core for ELA, but emphasizes the 3 shifts in the Common Core that are vital for student success in school and life. Here is the hand-out that goes with it: http://goo.gl/gzUny
This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory, zone of proximal development The area of capabilities that learners can exhibit with support from a teacher., Montessori constructivism, Lave & Wenger...
"The Common Core’s Anchor Standard 6 for writing in grades K–12 requires students to “use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others”. Here are some ideas for meeting this standard (besides the obvious use of technology—word processing).
Digital literacy is the topic that made the ETMOOC learning space so irresistible to me… I think as educators we spout off about wanting our students to be digitally literate, but not many of us (myself included) have a firm grasp about what that actually means, and quite a number of us are still attempting to become digitally literate ourselves.
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
For teachers confronted by Common Core standards, which emphasize teaching primary texts, the study of oratory, focusing on the artistry of great speeches, provides a way to combine instruction in history/Social Studies with English Language instruction.