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Text Complexity & the Common Core | Common Core State Standards

Text Complexity & the Common Core | Common Core State Standards | Great Books | Scoop.it
via We Thought We Should Mention12/20/11 "It’s not what students are being asked to do with a text that presents the difficulty, but the complexity level of the text itself." - Tim Shanahan (RT @PrincipalDiff: Text Complexity & the Common Core...
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College Students Aren’t Learning Critical Thinking

College Students Aren’t Learning Critical Thinking | Great Books | Scoop.it
Researchers followed 2,322 undergrads from 24 U.S. universities throughout their 4 years in college and found that many did not improve their critical thinking ability. What are we teaching these kids?
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Understanding the Common Core State Standards and How Students Can Master Them | Common Core Online

Understanding the Common Core State Standards and How Students Can Master Them | Common Core Online | Great Books | Scoop.it
Elementary curriculums may vary based on the school and teaching approach of the classroom, but there are Common Core State Standards that must be met within each grade.
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Should Portfolios Replace Placement Tests? - Education - GOOD

Should Portfolios Replace Placement Tests? - Education - GOOD | Great Books | Scoop.it
It’s what you’ve done, not how you scored.
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Common Core Creates Uncertain Testing Landscape | Common Core State Standards

Common Core Creates Uncertain Testing Landscape | Common Core State Standards | Great Books | Scoop.it
via Education Daily December 12, 2011   Education policy analysts in a recent report on high school exit exams questioned what the future of high school assessment policies will look like when a new assessment system tied to the Common Core State...
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Ten Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking

Ten Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking | Great Books | Scoop.it
Check out this great blog article by Mariko Nobori, a blogger for Edutopia.org.

PDF Version: You can download a word document version, by clicking here.
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Ethical standards at RMBC – no wonder rotherham scores highly?

Ethical standards at RMBC – no wonder rotherham scores highly? | Great Books | Scoop.it
After I floated the simple question in a private email amongst friends, who or what was an 'Ethical Standards Officer'? I also wondered if RMBC has any of these superfluous officers?

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Introducing the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards | Edutopia

Introducing the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards | Edutopia | Great Books | Scoop.it
The International Reading Association's Virginia J. Goatley and Brenda Overturf introduce the ELA CCSS and provide context to those who are new to the standards.
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The critical thinking media literate classroom

The critical thinking media literate classroom | Great Books | Scoop.it
Imagine you are one of 6 administrators on tour of a neighbouring school to investigate a particular 'problem of practice'? Now imagine that the school you are visiting has identified 'critical thi...
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Critical Thinking Skills Learned With Destination ImagiNation North Carolina

Critical Thinking Skills Learned With Destination ImagiNation North Carolina | Great Books | Scoop.it
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Destination ImagiNation is now enrolling youth throughout North...
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10 FAQs For Parents About The Common Core State Standards

10 FAQs For Parents About The Common Core State Standards | Great Books | Scoop.it
Can you believe it’s already November? I am sure you are all eager for a Thanksgiving feast with family and friends, turkey, stuffing, leftovers, and Parent Conferences!

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Implementation of the Common Core State Standards

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Over the course of the last decade, we’ve seen many examples of states adopting best practices in global learning from one another.
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Counselors and Principals, The Moment of Truth | Common Core State Standards

Counselors and Principals, The Moment of Truth | Common Core State Standards | Great Books | Scoop.it
A survey of 5,300 counselors shows a committed but frustrated corps that sees a divide between what schools do and should do.
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Writing to Inform and Make Arguments CCSS | Common Core State Standards

Writing to Inform and Make Arguments CCSS | Common Core State Standards | Great Books | Scoop.it
Required mastery of three kinds of writing • Analytical writing • Rendering complex information clearly • Student writing styles/multiple disciplines (Writing to Inform and Make Arguments CCSS http://t.co/KugUqtuV...
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Modes, Genres, and Formats and the Common Core State Standards

Modes, Genres, and Formats and the Common Core State Standards | Great Books | Scoop.it
Hardly a week goes by that I'm not asked about the differences between modes, genres, and formats.  I admit, it's pretty confusing out there when you try to sort it out on your own.  Here is how ...
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Book Discussions at Both Westchase Area Libraries Next Week - Patch.com

Book Discussions at Both Westchase Area Libraries Next WeekPatch.comBy Nicole Hutcheson Both of Westchase's libraries will offer book discussions about award winning pieces of literature on Monday, Dec.
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Implementation of the ELA Common Core State Standards Across the Country | Edutopia

Implementation of the ELA Common Core State Standards Across the Country | Edutopia | Great Books | Scoop.it
In the final blog of this series, Virginia Goatley and Brenda Overturf examine how the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are being implemented throughout the U.S.
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Common Core State Standards Initiative | PTA | Common Core Online

Common Core State Standards Initiative | PTA | Common Core Online | Great Books | Scoop.it
PTA's resource on the Common Core State Standards Initiative (Common Core State Standards Initiative | PTA http://t.co/uBbtHyL8 via @addthis...)...
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Food Safety By iPura®: Safe Quality Food - SQF 2000 - HACCP Based Supplier GFSI Recognized

Food Safety By iPura®: Safe Quality Food - SQF 2000 - HACCP Based Supplier GFSI Recognized | Great Books | Scoop.it
America's food industry seeks to establish common standards for Food Safety worldwide - Safe Quality Food - SQF 2000 http://t.co/Jmd4G4pK...
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Common Core State Standards Initiative | Myths vs. Facts | Literacy in Social Studies

Common Core State Standards Initiative | Myths vs. Facts | Literacy in Social Studies | Great Books | Scoop.it
Myths vs.Facts (Common Core State Standards Initiative | Myths vs.)...
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Big Education Ape: A Whole Child Approach to Education and the Common Core State Standards Initiative

Big Education Ape: A Whole Child Approach to Education and the Common Core State Standards Initiative | Great Books | Scoop.it
A Whole Child Approach to Education and the Common Core State Standards Initiative http://t.co/hKO20k9Z #Edu...
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Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom | Critical Pedagogy Bookstore

Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom | Critical Pedagogy Bookstore | Great Books | Scoop.it
Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom.
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WriteSteps Launches Common Core Standard Writing Program - Sacramento Bee

WriteSteps Launches Common Core Standard Writing Program - Sacramento Bee | Great Books | Scoop.it
WriteSteps Launches Common Core Standard Writing ProgramSacramento Bee23, 2011 -- /PRNewswire/ -- WriteSteps, an Ann Arbor-based K-5 writing program focused on innovative writing improvement programs for students, recently announced that it has incorporated...
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TheDoGooder | Strengthening teacher evaluation standards

TheDoGooder | Strengthening teacher evaluation standards | Great Books | Scoop.it
#DoGooderNews Strengthening teacher evaluation standards http://t.co/NMDwSF0u...
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CCSS-Commended school struggles with Common Core aligned tests. "A sobering score card>" | Common Core State Standards

CCSS-Commended school struggles with Common Core aligned tests. "A sobering score card>" | Common Core State Standards | Great Books | Scoop.it
"In a meeting with parents Monday at Perez Elementary School on the city's West Side, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard saw how even the best CPS schools will struggle to measure up when the district adopts a...
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