While there are a ton of essential skills that today's students need in order to succeed in tomorrow's world, learning to efficiently manage -- and to evaluate the reliability of -- the information that they stumble across online HAS to land somewhere near the top of the "Muy Importante" list.
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.
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If you are a math, history, science, or art teacher, where does literacy fit into your classroom instruction? It's common to believe that literacy instruction is solely the charge of language arts teachers, but, frankly, this just is not so"
The Common Core State Standards in English, which have been adopted in 46 states and the District, call for public schools to ramp up nonfiction so that by 12th grade students will be reading mostly “informational text” ...
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A fractured fairy tale is a tweaked version of an older, familiary tale reworded to provide a different perspective...Aside from being powerful tools of entertainment, they lend themselves to fabulous teaching tools presenting competing perspectives, cultural perspectives and avenues for critical comparison and historical reference. This post discusses why fractured fairy tales are potent learning tools and provides EXCELLENT READING SUGGESTIONS for lower, middle and upper school common core curriculum suggestions.
Technology in the CCSS is only mentioned 24 times in the ELA CC Standards. Information is mentioned 243 times. That's a ratio of 10:1. Following that formula, we should hear people talk about information ten times more than they focus on technology? Technology alone won't build College and Career Ready students. Information and technology work together to prepare students for the future.
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium released a sizable sampling of online assessment items, giving teachers, educational leaders, and members of the public an early look at what kinds of items and tasks will appear on the high-stakes tests...