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Six Ways the Common Core is Good For Students | NEA Today

Six Ways the Common Core is Good For Students | NEA Today | Instructional Leadership for Middle Schools | Scoop.it

...the overwhelming consensus of the educators we heard from is that the Common Core will ultimately be good for students and education. Read on for six reasons why.


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Stay Connected | International Institute for Restorative Practices

Stay Connected | International Institute for Restorative Practices | Instructional Leadership for Middle Schools | Scoop.it
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A very convicting message. How do we not become ticky-tacky schools?
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3 Tech Trends That Can Damage Your Leadership

3 Tech Trends That Can Damage Your Leadership | Instructional Leadership for Middle Schools | Scoop.it
Technology provides a vast array of great tools for leaders. But if used unthinkingly, technology can have a terrible effect on your leadership abilities. This article gave me some great insights to how I might alter future video conferencing (just do the audio and maybe a few documents on a shared server file), turn off the automatic alert on my Outlook and Smartphone, and avoid using the cloud or online access to my files when I should giving myself time to get away from my files.
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Gazette » Differentiation of Instruction

Nice resource on differentiated instruction. For Differentiation @SantoshBhaskarK @BergsEyeView @gummii @PowerMyLearning @noredink http://t.co/leWcvKQ7Ei
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Florida GOP lawmaker files bill to halt Common Core

Florida GOP lawmaker files bill to halt Common Core | Instructional Leadership for Middle Schools | Scoop.it
Florida GOP lawmaker files bill to halt Common Core - BizPac Review http://t.co/FvLWHlhkuO
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Will 'the inconsistency in implementation occurring in states undermine the valuable standards?'

Will 'the inconsistency in implementation occurring in states undermine the valuable standards?' | Instructional Leadership for Middle Schools | Scoop.it

I worry that the inconsistency in implementation occurring in states will undermine the valuable standards. It is clear that the Department of Education will not assume any leadership due to the politics of opposition to a national curriculum. The National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) are the best hope for consistent implementation, but the two organizations will fail if they do not assure that the unions are equal partners. It is clear to me that the more mistakes we see on implementation, the stronger the case is made for critics of Common Core State Standards.


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What Does it Really Mean to be College and Work Ready?

What Does it Really Mean to be  College and Work Ready? | Instructional Leadership for Middle Schools | Scoop.it

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Because about half of the high school graduates who go to college go to these institutions and because, of those who do, close to half go into programs designed to prepare them for careers and the other half goes into a program designed to enable them to transfer to four year colleges after two years.


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Very interesting blog post on what is actually needed for "college readiness" as it applies to community colleges.

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The '80s: The Decade that Made Us

The '80s: The Decade that Made Us | Instructional Leadership for Middle Schools | Scoop.it
GeoStory. Relieve the political, environmental, and pop cultural moments that made the 1980s an important time in U.S. history. (RT @NatGeoEducation: What made the 80s such an important decade? Use this Geostory to introduce it to students!
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Teachers, parents say students thrive in 'flipped learning' classrooms

Teachers, parents say students thrive in 'flipped learning' classrooms | Instructional Leadership for Middle Schools | Scoop.it
There's a quiet revolution happening in some local classrooms. It's called 'Flipped Learning,' and teachers, students and parents are raving about it. - Local at MyNorthwest.com (RT @lakesideschool: Languages dept.
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Common Core ELL Assessment to Be Built by Wis. Consortium - Learning the Language - Education Week

Common Core ELL Assessment to Be Built by Wis. Consortium - Learning the Language - Education Week | Instructional Leadership for Middle Schools | Scoop.it

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction was awarded a $10.5 million, four-year grant by the U.S. Department of Education last week to create an online English-language proficiency assessment pegged to the Common Core standards.

 

Wisconsin is leading a 28-state consortium that will work with the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment consortium, or WIDA, and several other partners to create an online tool to assess English-language learners' skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking English. You can see a list of all the states involved and get some background here.

 

Wisconsin's project is called ASSETS: Assessment Services Supporting ELs through Technology Systems and includes formative assessments, benchmark assessments, an annual summative test, and more—all computer-based. The grant will also fund training and evaluation for the program. Wisconsin's proposal talks about helping students "reach college and career readiness." Here's a link to the proposal if you're interested in learning more specifics.

 

For more details, click on the headline above.


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Information on how Wisconsin ELL assessment will look in the soon coming future.

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Eye On Education Radio: Lauren Davis Podcast > Eye On Education

Eye On Education Radio: Lauren Davis Podcast > Eye On Education | Instructional Leadership for Middle Schools | Scoop.it

In this podcast, Lauren sets the record straight on how much fiction is still allowed under the Common Core State Standards, how it can be taught along with nonfiction, and provides suggestions for selecting and incorporating engaging nonfiction texts.


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Great insights on teaching non-fiction and ways to make it more engaging.

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Good article on growth vs. fixed mindsets. Includes an interactve activity included.

Good article on growth vs. fixed mindsets.  Includes an interactve activity included. | Instructional Leadership for Middle Schools | Scoop.it
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Infographic: The Rise of Wearable Technology | ...

Infographic: The Rise of Wearable Technology | ... | Instructional Leadership for Middle Schools | Scoop.it
From smartwatches to mobile heart monitors, wearable technology is changing our world as we know it.
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The Content Strategy of Thought Leadership

The Content Strategy of Thought Leadership | Instructional Leadership for Middle Schools | Scoop.it
I hear the phrase "Thought Leader" a lot.These raw notes are from Stacey Gordon's CS Forum 2013 talk. Helpful for differentiating the phonies from the real deal.
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Seven characteristics of great education systems

Seven characteristics of great education systems | Instructional Leadership for Middle Schools | Scoop.it
Interesting article on characteristics of excellent international education system. From a Canadian publication referencing an American author.
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Flipped Classroom

Flipped Classroom | Instructional Leadership for Middle Schools | Scoop.it
Pearltrees lets you collect, organize and share everything you like. (Flipped Classroom http://t.co/mDIAL7nSAq #technology)
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Leadership #Peopleskills: Leading & Inspiring Through Shame? - Kate Nasser

Leadership #Peopleskills: Leading & Inspiring Through Shame? - Kate Nasser | Instructional Leadership for Middle Schools | Scoop.it
Leadership: When CEO Chairman of AOL Inc. publicly shamed AOL's Abel Lenz, he made a mistake that leaders can avoid this way. Fr The People Skills Coach™. (Leadership #Peopleskills: Leading & Inspiring Through Shame?
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Cool Math - free online cool math lessons, cool math games & apps, fun math activities, pre-algebra, algebra, precalculus

Cool Math has free online cool math lessons, cool math games and fun math activities.
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Six Ways the Common Core is Good For Students | NEA Today

Six Ways the Common Core is Good For Students | NEA Today | Instructional Leadership for Middle Schools | Scoop.it

...the overwhelming consensus of the educators we heard from is that the Common Core will ultimately be good for students and education. Read on for six reasons why.


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Rick Wormeli: Standards-Based Grading

Rick Wormeli, author of Fair Isn't Always Equal, tackles the issue of zeros on the 100 point scale.
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The Best Resources For Learning About Common Core Standards & English Language Learners | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Resources For Learning About Common Core Standards & English Language Learners | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Instructional Leadership for Middle Schools | Scoop.it
RT @Larryferlazzo: Updates to The Best Resources For Learning About Common Core Standards & English Language Learners http://t.co/N4PBAQZhqN
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Ethical & Effective Ways to Prepare Students for Testing | MiddleWeb

Ethical & Effective Ways to Prepare Students for Testing | MiddleWeb | Instructional Leadership for Middle Schools | Scoop.it
Can we find ways to prepare our students for standardized testing that are both ethical and effective? Motivation author Larry Ferlazzo shares some ideas.
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JAM: CCSS-Moving students from recall to creation and production

Journalism, Arts, and Media (JAM) is an emerging network of after school programs that support elementary school age students in meeting the new Common Core State Standards...

 

...by moving students from the passive recall of content to being the creators and producers of their very own content.


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This shows some of the potential for students to do more rigorous work using the CCSS.

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      The video starts out with a young girl holding an iPad, getting ready to film another girl who is about to speak. This is all part of the new program, JAM. JAM is a Journalism, Arts, and Media course that is incorporated into the common core standards to help students become “college ready”. First of all, I didn’t understand what college actually was until very late middle school. I’ve heard of the word college, but it didn’t mean anything until about 8th or 9th grade. Preparing students to become “college ready” makes me a little sad at times because I understand it is important for children to have a set skill set to take with them to college, but I feel that preparing students for college at the elementary level is too soon. Elementary school was all about learning, exploring, and having fun. By imposing big goals, such as college, some students may stress about what their futures will hold, thus creating a society of overlyfuture-obsessed adults instead of students who live for the moment and in the present.

     Anyways, overall, the JAM program is actually very interesting and cool. JAM uses the media – video, images, and audio to make a product of students’ work, instead of just handing in a paper. Ed Madison, an instructor at the Media Arts Institute comments that when he was in school he had to write a term paper, whereas now with the new common core standards a “term paper” includes images, video, and audio. This is actually pretty great because by adding different methods of expressing what a student learns makes learning more exciting. Instead of writing a paper, a student can make a video and present his argument on camera! An elementary school student commented in the video saying “it’s kinda fun because you sorta get to see your ideas sorta come to life instead of just writing them” and hearing a child say he is enjoying the method is great because that means that the child is learning and enjoying seeing his work and what he learned orally and visually. This is a new way to approach measuring success, and I think it’s a good step in the right direction because not everyone will become an exceptional writer or what-have-you. Some students may have strengths in other areas, such as photography, for instance. This will also engage students in participation and social skills. Students will enjoy seeing their work right in front of them. Incorporating JAM into all the common core programs seems that it will help students in gaining multiple skills and approaches to learning.