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With Common Core State Standards, Why Service Learning Matters Even More

With Common Core State Standards, Why Service Learning Matters Even More | Implementing Common Core Effectively | Scoop.it

By Cathryn Berger Kaye and Maureen Connolly

 

We are all familiar with the idea of service in communities and service in schools. Service learning, however, has distinctive aspects that separate this pedagogy from what we often call “community service” or “project-based learning.” With high-quality service learning, students:

Increase academic rigor through relevance and application of content and skillsParticipate in social analysis as they investigate an authentic community need, typically through action research using media, interviews, surveys, and observation More



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What is Common Core education and PARCC?

Not everyone understands the new Common Core standards and PARCC assessment now required of school districts, and how much they will cost.


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Helping Students Read Closely: When to Notice & Note

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Close reading is one of the buzz words that is being emphasized with the Common Core Learning Standards. By close reading I am interpreting as the reading, rereading, and analysis of text for the p...

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I am a longtime fan of Kylene Beers and Bob Probst. This blog gives a quick rundown of the basic tenets of their highly popular book, Notice and Note and shares an instructional activity. You'll want to go out and buy the book!

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Close reading using Six Signposts! Great strategy!!

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Students need to develop the skills to notice/note what is important -- in literature and in non-fiction -- by themselves. This is a tool that can help learn how to do this and also to practice doing it.

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Top 4 iPad Apps for Making Presentations and Slideshows ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 4 iPad Apps for Making Presentations and Slideshows ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Implementing Common Core Effectively | Scoop.it
RT @jlubinsky: Top 4 iPad Apps for Making Presentations and Slideshows http://t.co/OXq5xPInbl via @edwaves #edchat #mlearning

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Students See Less Risk of Bullying in Racially Diverse Schools, Study Finds

Students See Less Risk of Bullying in Racially Diverse Schools, Study Finds | Implementing Common Core Effectively | Scoop.it
A sweeping research review on bullying suggests that bullying may be more common in schools with certain characteristics, such as racial homogeneity.

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Helping Students Read Closely: When to Notice & Note

Helping Students Read Closely: When to Notice & Note | Implementing Common Core Effectively | Scoop.it
Close reading is one of the buzz words that is being emphasized with the Common Core Learning Standards. By close reading I am interpreting as the reading, rereading, and analysis of text for the p...

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Close reading using Six Signposts! Great strategy!!

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I am a longtime fan of Kylene Beers and Bob Probst. This blog gives a quick rundown of the basic tenets of their highly popular book, Notice and Note and shares an instructional activity. You'll want to go out and buy the book!

Linda Burke Dooling's curator insight, January 26, 2014 4:27 PM

Students need to develop the skills to notice/note what is important -- in literature and in non-fiction -- by themselves. This is a tool that can help learn how to do this and also to practice doing it.

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Some states get cold feet as Common Core testing draws near

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“ Beginning in March, more than four million students will serve as guinea pigs for the English and math tests for the Common Core, a set of standards adopted by almost every state that map out what students should know and be able to do in each grade.”
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Pope Francis explains why the Internet is a 'gift from God'

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“ This pope has wasted no time in embracing the Internet. A week after Jorge Mario Bergoglio was declared pope in a puff of white smoke...”
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How states can support adoption of a content-rich curriculum with mandating one

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“ Pop quiz! Which of the following statements is in the Common Core State Standards? (a) Through extensive reading of stories, dramas, poems, and myths from diverse cultures and different time periods, students gain literary and cultural knowledge.”
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States making shifts using supportive methods NOT punitive ones.
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How states can support adoption of a content-rich curriculum with mandating one

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“ Pop quiz! Which of the following statements is in the Common Core State Standards? (a) Through extensive reading of stories, dramas, poems, and myths from diverse cultures and different time periods, students gain literary and cultural knowledge.”
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States making the shift using supportive methods - NOT punitive ones.
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Common Core tests: Will Georgia's go-it-alone version be PARCC like or ... - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

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Common Core tests: Will Georgia's go-it-alone version be PARCC like or ... Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog) By Maureen Downey.
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College Board Expands Common-Core Testing Plans - Education Week News

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MinnPost.com College Board Expands Common-Core Testing Plans Education Week News Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday said the College Board's products are “certainly” one of the options he is considering, along with PARCC tests, as he...
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Report: Florida Test Gains Among Nation's Best Since 2003 - StateImpact Florida

Report: Florida Test Gains Among Nation's Best Since 2003 StateImpact Florida Most often, those states have adopted the Common Core State Standards.
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Releasing PARCC Aligned Curriculum and Assessme...

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Partner in Education I’ve been working like a madwoman creatingEvidence Centered Design planners for teachers to use in the coming days and months as they work to prepare lessons and learning for the 2015 Common Core Assessments.
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Common Core tests: Will Georgia's go-it-alone version be PARCC like or ... - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

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Common Core tests: Will Georgia's go-it-alone version be PARCC like or ... Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog) By Maureen Downey.

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The 21st Century Learning Model

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Students need to be able to understand and use the 21st century learningn model in schools.

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35 Psychology-Based Learning Strategies For Deeper Learning

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35 Psychology-Based Learning Strategies For Deeper Learning

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The Motivated Student: Unlocking the Enthusiasm for Learning

The Motivated Student: Unlocking the Enthusiasm for Learning | Implementing Common Core Effectively | Scoop.it

He offers practical, clear-cut strategies for getting students focused and ready to learn by

Eliminating external rewards for learning,Building positive relationships with students,Creating realistic expectations for your students,Developing lesson plans that are relevant to students’ lives, andPlanning with students’ psychological needs in mind.
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Common Core & Ed Tech: Infusing Technology into Literature Circles

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The ‘jobs’ that drive the literature circle have not changed much over the years, but the means of accomplishing those jobs has.  I sat in on Tiffani Brown’s presentation on Literature Circles at the CUE Conference.  She has infused different web-based applications into the jobs, making them more fun and engaging for the students.  Here are some of her suggestions:


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Infusing technology into Lit Circles!

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, January 22, 2014 12:11 PM

Simple ways to update your lit circles.

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How states can support adoption of a content-rich curriculum with mandating one

How states can support adoption of a content-rich curriculum with mandating one | Implementing Common Core Effectively | Scoop.it
“ Pop quiz! Which of the following statements is in the Common Core State Standards? (a) Through extensive reading of stories, dramas, poems, and myths from diverse cultures and different time periods, students gain literary and cultural knowledge.”
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How states can support adoption of a content-rich curriculum with mandating one

How states can support adoption of a content-rich curriculum with mandating one | Implementing Common Core Effectively | Scoop.it
“ Pop quiz! Which of the following statements is in the Common Core State Standards? (a) Through extensive reading of stories, dramas, poems, and myths from diverse cultures and different time periods, students gain literary and cultural knowledge.”
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How states can support adoption of a content-rich curriculum with mandating one

How states can support adoption of a content-rich curriculum with mandating one | Implementing Common Core Effectively | Scoop.it
“ Pop quiz! Which of the following statements is in the Common Core State Standards? (a) Through extensive reading of stories, dramas, poems, and myths from diverse cultures and different time periods, students gain literary and cultural knowledge.”
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Q&A: Common Core an Education 'Re-set' for African-American Students - Washington Informer

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Washington Informer Q&A: Common Core an Education 'Re-set' for African-American Students Washington Informer Louisiana adopted the CCSS in 2010.
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States Grapple With Common Test-Score Cutoffs - Education Week News

States Grapple With Common Test-Score Cutoffs - Education Week News | Implementing Common Core Effectively | Scoop.it
States Grapple With Common Test-Score Cutoffs Education Week News ...
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Tests Aligned to Common Core in New York State Trigger Score Drops - Education Week News (blog)

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Heritage.org (blog) Tests Aligned to Common Core in New York State Trigger Score Drops Education Week News (blog) ...
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Common Core/PARCC Aligned Curriculum Planners on New Website

PARCC Aligned Curriculum & Assessment Planner. The upper section of each quarter planner (green section top right) guides users toward the number and types of texts they should select in teaching to the Common Core ...
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Schools Test-Drive Common Core - Education Week News

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Schools Test-Drive Common Core Education Week News The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, another consortium developing online tests for the common core, also has piloted some of its prototype...
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