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Will Common Core Improve Schools?

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Readers discuss how a national set of standards is working.
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Politicals Battles Ahead for the Common Core Curriculum - OZY

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Politicals Battles Ahead for the Common Core Curriculum
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There's no clue of that in the noisy reaction to the Common Core standards, which are being rolled out now in 45 states following an initiative from state governors.
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Response to 2016 MDE Assessment Survey

Response to 2016 MDE Assessment Survey | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
The Michigan Department of Education has issued a "2016 Assessment Survey" that I encourage every teacher and parent in our state to reply to ASAP. There is a public hearing on the future of assessment in Michigan that will be held in Lansing on July 30th, but I can't attend in person... so, I am
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​Computerized Common Core Testing Poses Worthy Challenge for Schools

​Computerized Common Core Testing Poses Worthy Challenge for Schools | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
This spring, over 5.2 million students across the country “tested the test” that will assess Common Core Standards starting next year. As Jaci King, Director of Higher Education Collaboration at Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, explains, “the field test was an opportunity not only in helping

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Report Finds Higher Education Slow to Adapt to #CommonCore

Report Finds Higher Education Slow to Adapt to #CommonCore | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
A paper from the New America Foundation sees a disconnect between the rollout of the Common Core State Standards and higher education policies.

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Melinda Gates Responds To Common Core Concerns

Melinda Gates Responds To Common Core Concerns | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
The education guidelines backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have been criticized by teachers and parent groups. (All students deserve a quality education.
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Collaborating to Plan a CCSS Lesson for ELLs

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How to use teacher collaboration to plan a CCSS lesson for English Language Learners. Leveraging teacher strengths allows educators to get the most from students when teaching to the Common Core.


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"It's Rigor, Not Rigor Mortis" A Short Reflection from Notice and Note | Minds in Bloom

"It's Rigor, Not Rigor Mortis" A Short Reflection from Notice and Note | Minds in Bloom | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

... The essential element of rigor is engagement." ... It is what we do with the text that matters. What questions do we ask, and more importantly, what questions do our students ask? When we help our students to dig deeply into the text - to make inferences, to consider different points of view, explore the structure of the text, to form their own opinions and so on, that is rigor. And it is engaging. And it can be, dare I say it? Fun!


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Over 400,000 Standards-Aligned Lesson Plan Resources for Teachers

Over 400,000 Standards-Aligned Lesson Plan Resources for Teachers | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, June 25, 7:56 AM

Lesson Planet is a website that provides teachers with a convenient place where they can search for, discover, and share standard-correlated lesson plan resources. Teachers can search over 400.000 online lesson-planning resources reviewed and rated by a team of credentialed teachers. Lesson Planet also provides worksheets, presentations, educational videos and several other good materials to use in your class.

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Top 20 Organizations Receiving Common Core Grants from the ...

Top 20 Organizations Receiving Common Core Grants from the ... | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
In this post, I am going to report on those organizations that were funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to make the Common Core State Standards a reality. ...
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Major Education Leaders Express Support For The Common Core

Major Education Leaders Express Support For The Common Core | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — Higher education leaders in 33 states on Tuesday announced the formation of a coalition in support of Common Core education standards rolling out in most states.

The more than 200 college presidents and state higher education...
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OPINION: Concerning Common Core - EdSurge

OPINION: Concerning Common Core - EdSurge | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

OPINION: Concerning Common Core EdSurge The standards need time to work. Teachers need time to develop lessons,” wrote Vicki Philips, Gates' director of education. Coincidental timing?


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Forming Your Lessons with Formative Assessment

Forming Your Lessons with Formative Assessment | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Formative assessment is the process of using knowledge about students learning during instruction to adjust and guide your own instruction.
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15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
How do you make students better online researchers? By understanding how they can and should use Google, of course!

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The Problem Isn't Teacher Recruiting; It's Retention -- THE Journal

The Problem Isn't Teacher Recruiting; It's Retention -- THE Journal | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Nationally, schools lose between $1 billion and $2.2 billion in attrition costs each year through teachers moving or leaving the profession, according to new research. The result is a spiral of loss that affects high-poverty schools disproportionately.
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Next Steps for the Next Generation Science Standards - Education Week News

Next Steps for the Next Generation Science Standards - Education Week News | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Next Steps for the Next Generation Science Standards Education Week News The second—a pedagogical idea—is that orchestration of science learning is a complex undertaking involving well-sequenced student engagement in the practices of scientists and...
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Finding the Gold Standard of Common Standards Implementation

Finding the Gold Standard of Common Standards Implementation | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
In North Carolina's Iredell-Statesville school district, teachers report a smooth implementation of the standards now being targeted for review by the state legislature.

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AFT Common-Core Resolution Calls for Teacher Input in Implementation - Education Week News (blog)

AFT Common-Core Resolution Calls for Teacher Input in Implementation - Education Week News (blog) | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
AFT Common-Core Resolution Calls for Teacher Input in Implementation Education Week News (blog) The American Federation of Teachers' governing body has passed a resolution calling for more teacher input into the implementation of the Common Core...
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11th grade MEAP scores rise across Oakland County - The Oakland Press

11th grade MEAP scores rise across Oakland County - The Oakland Press | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
WWMT-TV 11th grade MEAP scores rise across Oakland County The Oakland Press The MME is comprised of the ACT Plus Writing® college entrance exam; WorkKeys® job skills assessments in reading, mathematics and “locating information;” and...
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25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

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Monty Bell's curator insight, July 22, 7:33 AM

Great visual for the classroom. 

Laura Saavedra's curator insight, July 22, 4:43 PM

Quite visual and useful

Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, July 22, 8:05 PM

This includes a link to 50 apps, too.  

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‘Teachers Know A Lot About Scaffolding’ For Complex Texts

‘Teachers Know A Lot About Scaffolding’ For Complex Texts | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

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Generals Defend Common Core - Daily Caller

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Generals Defend Common Core
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As another state debates whether to withdraw from the controversial Common Core multi-state education standards, input is coming from a surprising source: the military.
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Can Any State Use PARCC or Smarter Balanced Test Items? - Blogs ...

Can Any State Use PARCC or Smarter Balanced Test Items? - Blogs ... | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Some states don't plan to use the common-core tests being developed by PARCC or Smarter Balanced tests, but still would like to draw on those consortia's item banks to build their own tests. ...
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Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies

Do you wish your students could better understand and critique the images that saturate their waking life?
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Editorial: Keep the MEAP? That's not very smart, lawmakers

The Michigan Legislature seems set on a remarkably foolish course of action: A last-minute scramble to develop a new test to assess Michigan students' academic success.
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eduCanon - Create & share videos with embedded digital content and questions

eduCanon - Create & share videos with embedded digital content and questions | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
eduCanon is the best way to flip or blend your class by embedding digital content into engaging video. @educanon123
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