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All of the states' Common Core websites in 1 place! (RT @mike_stein33: A #CCSS RESOURCE not to be missed! All of the state #CommonCore sites in one #Livebinder!
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"One may presume that the tests currently being prepared by the two consortia of states are closely aligned with the standards. But in cases where states are making or buying their own tests, there is less assurance."
WOW... How DO we know that DRC is aligned to PA Core... well, trust...
The discussion should be how the standards are implemented, not if they will be. (RT @NMSI: Adopting #CommonCore is only the first step toward improving America’s education system.
Modest questions about an Idaho bill allowing guns on campus.
“Reactions to the Common Core Standards -- a new set of education benchmarks that have been adopted in 45 states -- have been varied, polarized and political.”
For teachers just starting out on their career, this whole post might serve as a useful guide in how to go about teaching vocabulary in the language classroom, while the experienced among us may wish to fast forward to the third section and explore the tools I suggest.
Do you wish your students could better understand and critique the images that saturate their waking life? That's the purpose of visual literacy (VL), to explicitly teach a collection of competencies
An important area of learning, this post has lots of great information and good links.
Language MagazineCutting to the Common Core: Changing the Playing FieldLanguage MagazineThe transition to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) offers a window of opportunity to fortify what and how we teach.
Article shared some deeper insights into Common Core
Does Common Core's focus on 'close reading' make sense? Washington Post (blog) Depending on whom you ask, the Common Core English Language Arts standards are either exactly what U.S. schools need, or exactly what they don't need.
"For many years, intelligence was thought to be static (fixed) and could not be altered.
by Irene Fountas, Author and Director of the Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative When my colleague Gay Su Pinnell and I created a gradient of text for teachers to use in selectin...
I found that the Common Core Standards provide an excellent excuse for the teaching of social-emotional skills. But even then, there's still something missing.... (Do the Common Core State Standards undermine social-emotional learning?
mysouthborough The Common Core in New York New York Times The new Common Core learning standards, which set ambitious goals for what students should learn from one year to the next, are desperately needed in New York, where only about a third of...
EXCLUSIVE POLL: Michiganders would spend $1 billion state surplus to fix K-12 education, roads
Teachers frustrated by Common Core directions to ignore prior knowledge when teaching text analysis can show students how to do it themselves, says Laura Robb.
If nothing else, modeling this may help students who are frustrated by reading material they don't understand.
Today, the ConnectEd program received its largest single donation from software company Adobe.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson talks about California's transition to assessments based on the Common Core State Standards, uploade...
I think the transition will be bumpy, but CCSS will move forward in all states, even the ones that didn't sign-on. Let's see where we are in 5-10 years.
America's Teachers on Teaching in an Era of Change, a project of Scholastic and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Among teachers in states that use Common Core, 57 percent said they thought the standards would be positive for most students; just 8 percent predicted a negative effect and 35 percent said the new approach would make little difference.
The survey also found teachers upbeat about implementation of Common Core, in contrast to the distress that National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel said he has been hearing from teachers around the country. The Scholastic survey reported 26 percent of teachers said they were strongly enthusiastic about the implementation of Common Core in their classroom; another 47 percent said they were somewhat enthusiastic. (73%) Just 6 percent were strongly negative. Three in four teachers said Common Core would require them to change their practice in the classroom.
Many elementary students feel they cannot see the difference between these two tenses. To help them I have created a rap which explains the grammar and gives some example sentences, two mind maps expl...
A great refresher for elementary students by Engames.
Those working with test design must stop patronizing our students in the name of an erroneous conception of fairness and construct rigorous exams that will send clear signals to educators about what they should teach....
High school students already taking a rigorous courseload, such as Advanced Placement classes, say they are unfazed by the Common Core standards.
Even very young children find their test scores on "data walls." (RT @dcoatesecon: How ‘data walls’ in classrooms humiliate kids http://t.co/KjCrIzMBNr Education experts improving...
Worth reading the discussion
This article was written by Dominic Braham and Anthony Gaughan and originally appeared in English Teaching Matters, the English Language Teachers' Associations journal. Before we get started… Wait ...
mysouthborough Cut to the Core: Resource Selection and the Common Core Publishers Weekly If you are a librarian working in almost any sector of the information literacy field, you have probably received e-mails with some variation of the subject...
The recent furor about Colorado's adoption of the Common Core academic standards has a puzzling sense of deja vu about it.