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5 Myths About Common Core Debunked

5 Myths About Common Core Debunked | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Common Core—that’s that government takeover of education, right? The nationalization of standards!
To the contrary, Common Core is a state-led program that pertains to local standards. Neither Congress nor the Department of Education is involved.
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Using Mentor Texts to Motivate and Support Student Writers

Providing students with examples of good writing is vital. Here are tips for using mentor texts in the classroom and ideas on where you can find them.

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Cut to the Core: Resource Selection and the Common Core

Cut to the Core: Resource Selection and the Common Core | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

"Digital tools such as Scoop.itand Symbaloo.com can be used by librarians to easily share resource lists with teachers, and these powerful digital tools can help provide access to up-to-date content in a format that is easy to share and update."


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Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's comment, February 19, 2:42 PM
Not only librarians, but also teachers, particularly in universities but not only should use efficient curation tools such as scoop it
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The common core is become a hot topic in education - innovating thinking is necessary to ensure excellence in education!

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Checking in on Common Core from the classroom

Checking in on Common Core from the classroom | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

You might have heard about the controversy around the new Common Core State Standards for kindergarten through 12th graders.


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Using Mentor Texts to Motivate and Support Student Writers

Using Mentor Texts to Motivate and Support Student Writers | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Providing students with examples of good writing is vital. Here are tips for using mentor texts in the classroom and ideas on where you can find them.

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Can special education students keep up with the Common Core? - The Hechinger Report

Can special education students keep up with the Common Core? - The Hechinger Report | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
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Can special education students keep up with the Common Core?
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Don't waste Common Core effort

Don't waste Common Core effort | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

Gov. Scott Walker wrong to badmouth higher standards for Wisconsin students.


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Quote from article: "Learning to read well and do complicated math should be a shared expectation, not a dicey political dispute. The Common Core standards for what students should know at each grade level — not just the facts, but how to think critically — will help prepare our nation for fierce global competition."

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A Learning Secret: Don’t Take Notes with a Laptop

A Learning Secret: Don’t Take Notes with a Laptop | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Students who used longhand remembered more and had a deeper understanding of the material

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S'more about Text Complexity

S'more about Text Complexity | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

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Mary Clark's curator insight, July 29, 10:00 AM

Tracy Watanabe shares lots of great tools here!

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TN Core | Curricular Resources

TN Core | Curricular Resources | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
RT @TNedAmbassador: Lots of TN common-core aligned unit plans for every grade. Math: http://t.co/ZzNWiPfgwh, ELA: http://t.co/ijvDjU9MG6. #…
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What A Common Core Lesson Sounds Like In A 10th-Grade English Class - NPR

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What A Common Core Lesson Sounds Like In A 10th-Grade English Class
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The Common Core State Standards in literacy and math have generated lots of attention and controversy, but what do they look and sound like in a classroom?
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Report Backs Computer-Based Testing for Students

Report Backs Computer-Based Testing for Students | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Fourth graders can adequately demonstrate their writing ability on computer-based tests, says a new study by the National Assessment of Educational Progress, clearing the way for more testing in technological formats and raising questions about an uneven playing field for students.

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  • Fourth graders can adequately demonstrate their writing ability on computer-based tests.
  • Students in wealthier districts handle computer-based testing with greater ease than pupils in poor districts.
  • "There is an advantage for the child who word-processes every single day versus the child who uses a computer once a week in computer lab,"
  • the utilization of computers for testing by states will continue to accelerate with the implementation of Common Core aligned assessments
  • 33 states were using some form of online testing
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What Are We Talking About When We Talk About Standards?

What Are We Talking About When We Talk About Standards? | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
I suspect one of the reasons conversation about Common Core state standards has gotten so very confusing and inflammatory is because so few articles, commentaries, and discussions ever spell out what standards are....
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A Bird's-Eye View On Common Core Across The Country - NPR

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A Bird's-Eye View On Common Core Across The Country
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With conservative commentator Glenn Beck renewing his fight against the Common Core State Standards, it's worth taking a bird's-eye view of the learning benchmarks.
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How to Start a Great Writing Center

How to Start a Great Writing Center | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
An on-campus writing center helps middle and high school students develop their written communication skills. Here are six best practices for launching this resource.

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Matt Weld's curator insight, August 1, 10:16 AM

Once people open up and start sharing their work, great things can happen.

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How Common Core came from the states - a history lesson

How Common Core came from the states - a history lesson | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

If you are reading this now, the chances are pretty high that you already have read something alleging that the Common Core State Standards are the result of a conspiracy led by (1) Bill Gates (2) President Barack Obama (3) Corporate America (4)...


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What Common Core Looks Like In A Second Grade Classroom - NPR

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What Common Core Looks Like In A Second Grade Classroom
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The Common Core State Standards in reading and math have generated lots of attention and controversy, but what do they look and sound like in a classroom?
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Federal Study Examines Computer-Based Writing for 4th Graders ...

Federal Study Examines Computer-Based Writing for 4th Graders ... | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
A federal pilot study found that fourth graders are capable of using a computer to write well enough to be assessed, but did not determine if computer-based tests can effectively measure their abilities.
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Common Core assessments just got a little easier - eSchool News (registration)

Common Core assessments just got a little easier - eSchool News (registration) | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Common Core assessments just got a little easier eSchool News (registration) Edulastic is a web-based formative assessment platform that helps teachers prepare and deliver effective Common Core curricula by simultaneously improving the assessment...
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CCSS Anchor Standard 2: Informational Writing Goals

CCSS Anchor Standard 2: Informational Writing Goals | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

"The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project's Units of Study have been in K-5 classrooms for over a year and the grades 6-8 units were published about six weeks ago.  The range of resources for each grade level has more than enough content to help both teachers and students be better writers of all three text types in the Common Core while significantly upping the ante for informational text and therefore meeting CCSS Anchor Standard 2. “Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.”


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School Discipline Survey: 85 percent of superintendents believe there are positive consequences to using out-of-school suspension

School Discipline Survey: 85 percent of superintendents believe there are positive consequences to using out-of-school suspension | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

In April 2014, AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) partnered to survey 500 school superintendents to determine the state of district-wide school discipline policies and practices.


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  • 85 percent of superintendents believe there are positive consequences to using out-of-school suspension
  • 33 percent report that suspension maintains or improves school climate by removing the worst offenders
  • 15 percent say that suspension improves the behaviors of disciplined students. 
  • 92 percent of superintendents agree that out-of-school suspension have negative consequences
  • 71 percent say that state laws and policies have limited districts and schools’ ability to make disciplinary decisions
  • 40 percent of respondents said insubordination, defiance, failure to obey, and disrespect of teachers and staff were the most common cause of out-of-school suspensions.

Most principals, myself included, would prefer to have an in-school alternative to suspension as part of their discipline continuum, but that takes funding and that requires district support. My district would not financially support in-school suspension. I had to find my own way of funding the program, which, our long-term data demonstrated, significantly reduced discipline referrals and incidents.
Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, July 30, 11:38 AM

While most of us would agree that keeping kids in school if possible is a better alternative to out of school suspension, we also ask ourselves "What is the best way to handle the worst offenders? " School climate can be very negatively affected by their presence . Here some superintendents weigh in. 

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Federal Study Probes Readiness of 4th Graders for Computer-Based Writing Tests - Education Week News (blog)

Federal Study Probes Readiness of 4th Graders for Computer-Based Writing Tests - Education Week News (blog) | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Federal Study Probes Readiness of 4th Graders for Computer-Based Writing Tests Education Week News (blog) Based on that study, the NCES developed a modified assessment platform that had fewer words for the directions, presented one direction at a...
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Federal government required states to adopt Common Core school standards ... - PolitiFact

Federal government required states to adopt Common Core school standards ... - PolitiFact | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
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The Common Core school standards were adopted by 45 states, three of which later dropped them.
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Five US innovations that helped Finland's schools improve but that American ... - Washington Post (blog)

Five US innovations that helped Finland's schools improve but that American ... - Washington Post (blog) | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
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More states are taking middle-of-the-road approaches toward the #CommonCore

More states are taking middle-of-the-road approaches toward the #CommonCore | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Revising Common Core could calm many concerns and still lead to high standards, one expert says.

 

"These types of bills, Smarick says, could lead to the best outcome for the Common Core initiative in the long-run."


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Mel Riddile's curator insight, July 25, 10:43 AM

States always had the option of adding up to 15% to the Standards, but many chose to adopt the CCSS as is. Now, they are doing the right thing by personalizing the Standards to the needs of students in their states.

Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, July 29, 10:24 AM

Reviewing the Common Core Standards and making edits or additions as necessary based on the input of a knowledgeable citizenry is prudent, but is that the process or are the changes being made as knee-jerk reactions to political pressure and election fear? I don't really know...but from the headlines, the latter seems to be playing a hefty role in Common Core backlash.

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Report: Higher Education Behind On Common Core - Huffington Post

Report: Higher Education Behind On Common Core - Huffington Post | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Report: Higher Education Behind On Common Core Huffington Post That's the conclusion of a new report from the New America Foundation, which finds that “there is little evidence to suggest colleges are meaningfully aligning college instruction and...
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