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Survey shows parent, educator support of Common Core

Survey shows parent, educator support of Common Core | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
A national survey conducted by Utah-based School Improvement Network shows a majority of parents and educators support the Common Core State Standards.

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Common Core PARCC CEO Acknowledges Goal of Assessments to Drive Curriculum

Common Core PARCC CEO Acknowledges Goal of Assessments to Drive Curriculum | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
The federally funded Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), a Common Core assessment consortium, issued a press release Friday that confirmed the Common Core standards and their associated tests are intended to...
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Common Core Implementation: Two factors eroding support

Common Core Implementation: Two factors eroding support | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Conflating testing and evaluation with education standards threatens Common Core.

 

assessing students’ knowledge of CCSS material before full implementationevaluating educators based on CCSS test scores


These two factors "have caused movement away from the very standards that could benefit students across the country."


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Videos, Common Core Resources And Lesson Plans For Teachers: Teaching Channel - Over 1300 Q&A!

Videos, Common Core Resources And Lesson Plans For Teachers: Teaching Channel - Over 1300 Q&A! | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

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8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language

8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

Edutopia blogger Todd Finley explains how academic language differs from social language and offers eight specific strategies for teaching the vocabulary that students require to succeed in the Common Core and on the SAT.


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What's behind the declining support for the Common Core?

What's behind the declining support for the Common Core? | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

What's behind the declining support for the Common Core?Results from the annual Education Next poll are out today, and the news is not good for us proponents of the Common Core.


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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, August 20, 9:10 AM

Based on Michael Petrelli's concluding paragraphs, perhaps I am now more open to referring to the standards by the state name--if that makes people feel better. I have felt strongly about referring to the standards as what they are, but if the name is the issue for most citizens, then I can move:  "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet" (Shakespeare).

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Common Core has had some bumps in the road but the 63% of students who didn't graduate high school need it: expert

Common Core has had some bumps in the road but the 63% of students who didn't graduate high school need it: expert | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Only 37% of New York State students graduated from high school prepared for college or a career.
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Despite Training, Half of Teachers Feel Inadequately Prepared for Common Core - Education Week News (blog)

Despite Training, Half of Teachers Feel Inadequately Prepared for Common Core - Education Week News (blog) | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Despite Training, Half of Teachers Feel Inadequately Prepared for Common Core
Education Week News (blog)
Those findings were drawn from an online survey given to registered users of edweek.org in October 2013.
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Coaching Towards the Common Core State Standards

Coaching Towards the Common Core State Standards | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
One of the most frequent questions I get from coaches is about how to coach teachers in the Common Core (CCSS). While there's some content knowledge you'll need to have about the CCSS, there are many coaching skills that apply regardless of the content.

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Koch brothers group to keep pressure on Common Core - USA TODAY

Koch brothers group to keep pressure on Common Core - USA TODAY | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
USA TODAY Koch brothers group to keep pressure on Common Core USA TODAY NASHVILLE — Convinced of wins during last week's elections in Tennessee, a group led by the billionaire Koch brothers has vowed to continue to spend aggressively in the state...
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Higher Ed. Leaders: "Walking away from Common Core will harm future grads"

Higher Ed. Leaders: "Walking away from Common Core will harm future grads" | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Delaware will rue the day that we rejected Common Core standards for our students.

 

"Yet, three of every five of these students will find themselves placed into mathematics courses that repeat what they should have learned in high school, and one of every five of these students will find themselves in a remedial mathematics course that earns them no credit toward their degree. If the newly admitted UD student happens to be a Delaware resident, the odds of him or her needing remedial coursework in mathematics is even greater."


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What I Learned Teaching the Common Core

What I Learned Teaching the Common Core | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

"Initially, the announcement of the new standards felt like just another thing we were asked to implement. However, as we huddled together and reviewed the new Georgia algebra curriculum based on the Common Core standards, those apprehensions quickly dissolved into excitement.
 

These standards were everything we’d heard they would be.

There were fewer of them.They were much clearer and more straightforward.They were obviously more rigorous, challenging us and our students to engage with the content at a much deeper level than ever before.

 

No longer would we race through a list of inch-deep/mile-wide standards while teaching simple tricks and algorithms that students could master without fully understanding the algebra.

 

We collectively noticed a change in our students’ learning and engagement with the content that fall."


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5 Things Every Teacher Should be Doing to Meet the Common Core State Standards

5 Things Every Teacher Should be Doing to Meet the Common Core State Standards | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

From the 2012 Article by Lauren Davis, Senior Editor, Eye on Education • Lead High-Level, Text-based Discussions • Focus on Process, Not Just Content • Create Assignments for Real Audiences and ...


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Assessment, grading and rigor: toward common sense and predictable outcomes on tests

Assessment, grading and rigor: toward common sense and predictable outcomes on tests | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

The problem. schools have to meet standards, and local assessment should prepare kids to deal with the standards as tested by PARCC and SB. But the new tests are harder and more rigorously scored than most local tests. So, scores will have to be low. (Anyone following NAEP results has known this for years, alas.)

 

This seems to run headlong into a long tradition of grading whereby we do not want to punish kids with low grades (akin to the outrage over sharply-lower school scores on accountability measures this year).

 


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Very interesting discussion of Depth of Knowledge in article as well as interesting points about meeting standards.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, August 7, 6:36 PM

This is a good review of assessment, grading and rigor within your 21st Century teaching and learning environments.

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Parent-friendly video explanation of Common Core from NBC

Parent-friendly video explanation of Common Core from NBC | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

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"Teach comprehension strategies as a scaffold for dealing with challenging text." - Tim Shanahan

"Teach comprehension strategies as a scaffold for dealing with challenging text." - Tim Shanahan | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

"I would encourage you to continue to teach comprehension strategies as a scaffold for dealing with challenging text. The point would be to make it possible for kids to make sense of truly challenging texts; the use of strategies could be enough to allow some kids to scaffold their own reading successfully--meaning they might be able to read frustration level texts as if they were written at their instructional level."


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Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, August 26, 1:59 PM

Strategy instruction always worked for my students!

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How Higher ed is embracing goals of Common Core

How Higher ed is embracing goals of Common Core | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

"There is a growing list of large-scale K-12/higher education cooperative efforts. Well before Common Core, there were great examples of K–12 and higher education working together to define common academic expectations for students and create a more seamless pathway between the two sectors."


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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, August 21, 5:59 PM

Proud of the universities in AL who are stepping up to the plate and the collaboration with higher ed.

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Common Core online toolkit released as standards are remodeled

Common Core online toolkit released as standards are remodeled | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

EdSource Today Common Core online toolkit released as standards are remodeled Lake County Record-Bee SACRAMENTO >> Educators and school districts now have a new free-of-charge toolkit to help them understand how the Common Core State Standards are...


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A Teacher's Guide to Brave New World: Common-Core Aligned Teacher Materials and a Sample Chapter - Free E-books Me!

A Teacher's Guide to Brave New World: Common-Core Aligned Teacher Materials and a Sample Chapter - Free E-books Me! | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Are you the author of this book? Start the conversation … (A Teacher's Guide to Brave New World: Common-Core Aligned ...
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Common Core Has Changed the Conversation - CORElaborate

Common Core Has Changed the Conversation - CORElaborate | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Last week I was invited to a meeting with the curriculum officers in my district.  At this meeting we were discussing how to roll out the district focus for the coming inservice work days before the beginning of the school year.
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Common Core: This reform could actually work - San Jose Mercury News

Common Core: This reform could actually work - San Jose Mercury News | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Common Core: This reform could actually work
San Jose Mercury News
As a 37-year public school veteran, 22 as a superintendent in Santa Clara County, I have observed many educational reforms over the years with many changes in mathematics pedagogy.
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What Teachers Need to Know about Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Framework ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

What Teachers Need to Know about Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Framework ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

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Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, August 16, 2:21 PM

The article covers the basics of Webb's DOK and the video shows how this translates into the classroom. The attached pdf explains how DOK can be used and infused into SBG.

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Teacher Collaboration: A Huge Benefit of Common Standards

Teacher Collaboration: A Huge Benefit of Common Standards | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

"From Seattle to Colorado to right here in Kentucky the collaborative spirit has been an important  productive struggle for teachers and partners participating in the Common Assignment Study (CAS). In the CAS, Kentucky and Colorado teachers continue to lead the way with the implementation of new standards in both states.  For the past year, teachers from Kentucky and Colorado have been collaborating to create units of study containing embedded Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) modules.  Hundreds of students in each state have been impacted by these high quality units, and dozens of teachers have learned from one another about what makes an effective unit and what quality student work looks like."

 


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9 Ideas to Help Explain Common Core to Parents

9 Ideas to Help Explain Common Core to Parents | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Jared Myracle, the supervisor of instruction at Gibson County Special School District (TN) and author of 'Common Core Standards for Parents for Dummies,' offers educators some best practices for explaining Common Core.

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Richard Powell's curator insight, August 16, 10:57 PM

Well you saw it first here. Really?

 

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A Depth Of Knowledge Rubric For Reading, Writing, And Math - te@chthought

A Depth Of Knowledge Rubric For Reading, Writing, And Math -  te@chthought | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

"This is part 1 in a 3 part “Return To The Classroom” series, so-named because we, somehow, loathe the phrase “Back to School.” Today’s post is on assessment, with a look at rubrics for the Depth of Knowledge framework."


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Watch a Classroom Management Expert

Watch a Classroom Management Expert | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
See how this 9th-grade English teacher connects with his students, earns their trust, and then invites them to contemplate their future with -- or without -- reading skills.




At the beginning, wa

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LundTechIntegration's curator insight, September 5, 2013 10:09 AM

Great to see actual examples from teachers doing great things in their classrooms. 

Samantha Burton's curator insight, October 25, 2013 6:02 AM

Teachers connect with students everyday. We can choose the quality of those connections and look for those incidental teaching " moments" to build positive relationships with students.