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Create awesome digital portfolios, compile documents and make cool flip books with FlipSnack (http://www.flipsnack.com/). This site will change your PDF documents into interactive books!

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Making Connections: Standards-Based Grading & Professional Learning Communities. A teacher recently asked... "What is the connection between our district's professional learning community philosophy and ...
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Mathematical Reasoning and Sense Making in Middle Grades – thinking about mathematical practices

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As part of CTL’s book study for the FOCUS IN HIGH SCHOOL MATHEMATICS REASONING & SENSE MAKING, this is the seventh in the series of those blog posts.


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Teaching Complex Text: Why Look at Word Frequency?

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Have questions about Lexile numbers? Take a look at the newest FranklyFreddy to find out.


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Short Complex Texts and #teaching the #commoncore #edchat #ccchat #engchat

Short Complex Texts and #teaching the #commoncore #edchat #ccchat #engchat | Inspiring Instructional Change | Scoop.it
This post looks at how using short, complex texts like videos or illustrations can help teach lasting lessons about how to dissect text and arrive at new thinking and big ideas.

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Some children are better prepared for the future than others. ConvergeUS

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Some children are better prepared for the future than others.

 

"Marc Morial gave a poignant example: Imagine if some kids were playing on a 9-foot goal, while others were playing on a 10-foot goal. Some sort of gradual standards must be implemented to help prepare the 9-foot kids to play on that 10-foot goal. This is the crisis that we are facing in our country, where some children are better prepared for the future than others. We must have everyone playing on the 10-foot goal in this global economy."


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K-12 Mathematics Vocabulary

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This site is great because they have ready-made vocabulary lists that match the CCSS grades K-HS in Math.


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6th Grade CCSS Big Idea Posters for Math | Common Core Implementation

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Big ideas are essential if CCSS are to be different.  Check these out.
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Common Standards Ignite Debate Over Prereading

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Many educators have inferred that the common core bans the practice of providing students with context and content before they read text.

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Common Core: Six Fundamental Shifts in ELA Curriculum Design « Critical Thinking « Critical Thinking Works

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Within these Common Core standards are six fundamental shifts that all educators (not just English teachers!) need to understand.
Balance Literacy and Informational Text Build Background Knowledge Provide a "Staircase of Complexity" Provide text-based evidence Argumentative Writing Use increasingly complex text Build Academic Vocabulary Conventions of Standard English
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Connecting Professional Learning Standards to the Common Core

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Professional Learning to the Core...

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Smarter Balanced & PARCC Will Support Tablets for Testing

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The Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium (Smarter Balanced) and the Partnership for Assessment Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) today issued future purchasing guidance designed to inform schools and districts on hardware and operating...
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Thinking Stems...: Opinion writing with the Common Core

Opinion writing with the Common Core http://t.co/r9r7jQGs #ccss #commoncore...
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How secondary school principals can master the Common Core | eSchool News

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eSchool News

April 15, 2012

by Laura Devaney

 

Webinar explores tips, advice as most states adopt the common standards

 

As states move toward implementing the Common Core State Standards, school principals must ensure they are fully equipped to help classroom teachers incorporate the standards as effectively as possible.

 

Not our old standards - “Average isn’t good enough,” said Mel Riddile, associate director for high school services with the National Association of Secondary School Principals and a former high school administrator.

Opportunity brings challenges - “Those of us who have really worked to increase the number of college- and career-ready students, see this as the best opportunity we’ve had in a long time, and with that opportunity comes challenges.”

Major Shift - The Common Core effort is causing a “major shift” in the education conversation, Riddile said, because it will force educators and administrators to measure something different and new.

Second-Order Change - “This is about a second order change—we have to learn new skills, new habits, and new behaviors. We have to unlearn what bad habits we have,” he said.

Standards, Classroom, School - School leaders must know what their school’s teachers know about the standards, and they must be knowledgeable about what needs to be done in the classroom as well as what must be done on a building level.

Culture Change - “This is a big culture change for schools,” Riddile said. School principals will need vision, focus, and a positive mindset as the process continues.

Implementation is the key - “The fidelity of implementation of these standards is going to be the ‘make it or break it’ issue,” Riddile said.

Leaders Grow Leaders - “We’ll have to collaborate [and] share leadership throughout the school; leaders are going to have to grow more leaders … and build the collective capacity of our staff.”


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Collective Learning Improves Teacher Practice - Learning Forward's ...

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This post is taken from Stephanie Hirsh's column in our June issue of JSD, which focuses on learning communities. Effective professional learning communities are based on the assumption that collective learning and ...
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At long last, state releases Common Core-aligned test questions

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Educators sweating the state's shift from old to new learning standards have received their first clues to what new tests will look like. Teachers across the state opened their email inboxes Tuesday to an announcement from ...


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How to Increase ELL's Reading Comprehension with Non-Fiction Text

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With the heavy use of non-fiction and information text in classrooms this fall due to implementation of COMMON CORE, ELLs will need to learn to READ more challenging reading materials. Since ELLs come to class with a ...
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5 Ways to Personalize Student Feedback

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Sarah Brown Wessling shares five ways she gives feedback to her students, trying different approaches that combine personal touches and technology.

 

One is to video students delivering presentations and then using screen capture software to provide feedback.


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NCTE Teacher Spotlight: distinguish between the role of imaginative literature and nonfiction

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The focus on rhetoric in the Common Core Standards aligns quite well with the objectives of AP English Language and Composition. 

 

Indeed, the Common Core Standards asks for classrooms to distinguish between the role of imaginative literature and nonfiction, and one clear distinction is this understanding of context. 


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Lesson Plan using LDC and #commoncore aligned

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The Industrial Revolution LDC Module - Combining Historical content, Regents material, and the Common Core Standards!


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Building #commoncore Skill with a book to cherish

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8. Setting/Sensory Detail. The Common Core Standards for Narrative emphasize that one of the best ways to create a sense of setting is through the use of sensory detail. Read the chapter titled “A Day Downtown” aloud (pp.


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Common Core standards driving wedge in education circles

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Two years ahead of its planned implementation, an effort to simplify building blocks of elementary and secondary education hits roadblocks.
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It's complicated: Common Core State Standards focus on text complexity

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Referring to complex texts as a "cornerstone of the Common Core State Standards for English language arts," ASCD's Laura Varlas provides background for the shift toward complex texts and explains what that means for schools in the April issue of...
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Math Teaching Often Doesn't Fit With New Standards

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Many teachers are broaching math topics at grades higher or lower than what the standards prescribe—and across more years than called for. " Is there reluctancy for the shift?

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Are just right books right for the common core? | Countdown to Common Core

Are just right books right for the common core? | Countdown to Common Core | Inspiring Instructional Change | Scoop.it
In the 1990s, much of the fireworks in the education policy debate centered around a “reading war” where supporters of whole language squared off against the forces of phonics. Now ... Enter the Common Core.
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Ed. Scholars: Common Core Presents Crucial Moment for Teacher Collaboration

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Education Week Teacher's take on the latest news, ideas, and resources for teacher leaders. PLCs...Promoting collaboration

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