“Jennifer Ohar Scott sees Common Core from two sides: as a teacher and a parent. She says the view is bad from both. “I'm the assistant leader of my daughter's Girl Scout troop and I've had conversations with parents who are mystified and dumbfounded that they...”
Via Mel Riddile
“This list of EDSITEment resources includes lessons, websites, interactives, and featured articles aligned to the ELA, Common Core State Standards text exemplars. The CCSS exemplars are sample texts intended to guide educators as they thoughtfully select fiction and nonfiction texts to use as vehicles for teaching the Common Core. EDSITEment resources help unlock those authors’ stories, dramatic works, poetry, and informational texts. The list of exemplars with aligned EDSITEment resources is divided by grade levels: 6 – 8; 9 – 10; and 11 – College and Career Readiness.”
Via Mary Reilley Clark
WASHINGTON - January 15, 2014 -The National Education Association (NEA) and BetterLesson launch a new web site today, cc.betterlesson.com/mtp. The site, where teachers share what works in the classroom, features more than 3,000 classroom-ready lessons that are easily accessible and can be integrated into any curriculum.
Via Mel Riddile, Darren Burris
"Having essential questions drive curriculum and learning has become core to many educators' instructional practices. Grant Wiggins, in his work on Understanding By Design, describes an essential quetion as:
A meaning of “essential” involves important questions that recur throughout one’s life. Such questions are broad in scope and timeless by nature. They are perpetually arguable – What is justice? Is art a matter of taste or principles? How far should we tamper with our own biology and chemistry? Is science compatible with religion? Is an author’s view privileged in determining the meaning of a text? We may arrive at or be helped to grasp understandings for these questions, but we soon learn that answers to them are invariably provisional..."
Sometimes it's an essential question for a unit which a student will be asked over and over again during the month. Sometimes it's a smaller essential question for a skill – and it might only be for a lesson – a ticket to leave – a ...
We focus on student learning, using Project-Based approaches to language acquisition, helping students become world citizens who communicate in more than one language, with cross-cultural competence, and who seek to ...
“Do you wish your students could better understand and critique the images that saturate their waking life? That's the purpose of visual literacy (VL), to explicitly teach a collection of competencies”
Via Mary Reilley Clark
TOUCH this image to discover its story.Image tagging powered by ThingLink (View timeline of #commoncore adoption and baklash, and laws that impose new restrictions on standards adoption: http://t.co/QfQ1yHc2Qk)...
Via Darren Burris
My latest multi-touch iBook, Progress and Poverty in Industrial America, is available for your iPad - free / iTunes. It's a great resource for use in the classroom, and serves as a model for teacher or student curation of historic content into interactive digital DBQ's. (More on publishing with iBooks Author.)
This 18-page document-based question guides students through the historian's process with an investigation of the essential question, "How do we evaluate the social costs and benefits of technological innovations?" To make the question relevant to students, it begins with a brief examination of the impact of 21st c technologies / global economy on progress and poverty in contemporary America.
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.
"What does it mean to read? What does it mean to think? What does it mean to solve problems? What should you be doing in your head when you translate the Spanish? In sum, what is meant to be going on inside that black box called the mind and what is actually going on in their minds? These are our Essential Questions as teachers. It is the continual addressing of these questions that moves us from the ranks of the naïve and ok teachers to skilled professionals. We move from being “teachers” to coaches of learning."
“ The critical thinking and close reading required in the new Common Core State Standards can take twice as long for students with dyslexia, reading disabilities, speech and language issues and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)....”
Via Darren Burris
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