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Teachers Prepare For A New 'Common Core'

Teachers Prepare For A New 'Common Core' | It's Not About the Standards | Scoop.it
The David Douglas School District cut four days off the beginning of the school year -- not because of budget cuts or problems with the buildings -- but to train teachers.
Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's insight:

The title is misleading, but the author does know that Common Core is not curriculum. (I don't quite understand how so many educators don't know what "curriculum" is or means.)


I used to work for Pearson so I know those folks are dedicated to and passionate about excellence in education. But I am concerned that administrators might believe that the answers lie in the textbook.


They don't. Good for Pearson and every other publisher for trying to make their textbooks relevant and aligned to Common Core. But if educators are still relying on teacher edition of textbooks, we're going to remain in a world of hurt. Those teacher editions may be able to provide some fundamental guidance for lesson planning, but teachers still have to do the very hard work of planning those lessons, planning for different types of formative assessments, learning how to ask text-dependent questions, being prepared to engage students on different levels based on the learning being done and the focus of the learning objectives, etc.


The focus of Common Core preparation has to be on teacher skills, on developing or reconnecting teachers with their professional judgment and their instructional planning and practice skills.

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Focus on Teaching: Kathy Thiebes, Early Adopter of the Common Core State Standards

Focus on Teaching: Kathy Thiebes, Early Adopter of the Common Core State Standards | It's Not About the Standards | Scoop.it
Kathy Thiebes, high school teacher in Centennial School District, OR is an early adopter of the Common Core State Standards.
Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's insight:

Best quote: " I always required my students to read and write a lot but the CCSS made me realize that I wasn’t teaching them how to read and write. I was assigning literacy, not teaching it." And she's in her third year of implementation which means that she, as an educator, continue to learn and continues to do the hard work of changing and improving her practice.  #KathyThiebes, I salute you!!

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Misguided movement to nullify Common Core slowed for now, but don't take anything for granted (Joey Kennedy)

Misguided movement to nullify Common Core slowed for now, but don't take anything for granted (Joey Kennedy) | It's Not About the Standards | Scoop.it
Live chat with Joey Kennedy every Tuesday at 1 p.m.
Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's insight:

I love the idea of allowing people time to get "unconfused." I really love the idea of well-informed people making reasoned and reasonable decisions instead reacting to whatever bits of incomplete information or subjective impressions they may get from various sources.


To #JoeyKennedy's point, it would be lovely if education could be a non-partisan issue and we remember it's about "small" issues like the kids and the future of the country. It would be even more amazing if people who know nothing about education would stop yammering about it as though they were experts. But that really is too ridiculous to hope for.

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