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Five key questions about the Common Core standards

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Five Essential Schoolwide Conditions for Common Core Achievement

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By Mel Riddile, Associate Director of High School Services at the National Association of Secondary Principals (NASSP)

 

Principal leadership matters--perhaps now more than ever before. As much as the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are changing instructional practice in the classroom, we must acknowledge that student learning under CCSS requires a schoolwide transformation that transcends individual classrooms and requires the dedicated, continual attention of the principal. Consider how these five essential schoolwide conditions for CCSS will fundamentally shift the way principals go about leading schools.


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Why Can’t We Be Friends? The Common Core, Informational Text, and Literature

Why Can’t We Be Friends? The Common Core, Informational Text, and Literature | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
This is a blog post I have been meaning to write for months.  But I am finally sitting down to write it after reading the Telegraph’s “Catcher in the Rye dropped from US school curricul...

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Louis Menand: The End of Homework?

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In a recent speech, Francois Holland, the President of France, announced his intention to abolish homework for all primary- and middle-school students.
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“It's not about technology. It's more about pedagogy and knowledge ...

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It's more about pedagogy and knowledge practices. We have to change our social practices and knowledge practices, and that often calls for changing and shaping our physical environment.” – Kirsti Lonka, Finland ...
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WIthout a Common Standard, Students Pay the Price - New York Times

WIthout a Common Standard, Students Pay the Price - New York Times | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Education News ColoradoWIthout a Common Standard, Students Pay the PriceNew York TimesOpponents of Common Core reading and math standards often argue that they won't help improve student achievement and that they will stifle innovation in...
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Could Competency- Based Learning Save the Common Core ...

Could Competency- Based Learning Save the Common Core ... | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
The behind-the-scenes buzz on Common Core touched on everything from how different the assessments really will be from what some states have today to whether Common Core will doom testing and the accountability ...
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Google's Stance on the Common Core: It's Flawed - Education Week News (blog)

Google's Stance on the Common Core: It's FlawedEducation Week News (blog)In a Huffington Post piece, two Google representatives write about what they perceive as a "major flaw" in the Common Core State Standards: It doesn't address computer science.
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Common Core for Teachers - National Journal

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Decoded ScienceCommon Core for TeachersNational JournalThe Common Core skirts the third rail of education politics--national standards--because its achievement standards for K-12 students were negotiated by state governors and voluntarily adopted...
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What High School Parents Should Know About Common Core

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The new standards will mean major changes for students and parents.
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Common Core Nonfiction Reading Standards Mark The End Of Literature ... - Huffington Post

Common Core Nonfiction Reading Standards Mark The End Of Literature ... - Huffington Post | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
U.S. News & World Report (blog)Common Core Nonfiction Reading Standards Mark The End Of Literature ...Huffington PostThe Common Core State Standards, academic benchmarks that have been adopted by 46 states, call for 12th grade reading to be 70...
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Common Core Big Idea 4: Map Backward From Intended Results

Editor's note: This is the fourth post in a five-part series which takes a look at five big ideas for implementation of the Common Core State Standards, authored by Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins (RT @edutopia: New from McTighe & Wiggins, #CommonCore...

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Series of Common Core Webinars

Participate in this webinar series to “Unlock the Common Core State Standards”. Learn what the Standards mean and how to implement them.
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41 Resources, Tools, And Apps To Improve Writing Skills -

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41 Resources, Tools, And Apps To Improve Writing Skills by Tom Vander Ark first appeared on gettingsmart.com  Math gets all the love–at least that appears…

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Book Notes from Navigating Implementation of Common Core

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Transitioning to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is not an issue of compliance to secure money and grants; it is an issue of moral purpose and imperative. Leading the transition to the CCSS through a compliance ...

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Four Things High School Parents Should Know About Common Core

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By Kelsey Sheehy
U.S. News
December 10, 2012

The new standards will mean major changes for students and parents.
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The Common Core State Standards...

  1. are consistent
  2. dictate what, not how
  3. go deeper
  4. are rigorous
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Where to Get Photos For Your Blog « Writerland

Where to Get Photos For Your Blog « Writerland | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

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Review of copyright and photos with some good sites listed.

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K-5 Readers Get New Common Core-Compliant National ...

K-5 Readers Get New Common Core-Compliant National ... | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
A division of Cengage Learning has released new K-5 reading curriculum that uses material from National Geographic and aligns with the Common Core.
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Key Features of Teaching Approaches associated with Socio ...

Key Features of Teaching Approaches associated with Socio ... | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Social-constructivist pedagogy emphasises the importance of language and culture in the cognitive development of children. Psychologists such as Vygotsky and Bruner state that learning is a collaborative process in which ...
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Rating Your Teacher Team: 5 Conditions for Effective Teams | Harvard Education Letter

Rating Your Teacher Team: 5 Conditions for Effective Teams | Harvard Education Letter | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

Schools are now playing catch-up in the world of teaming, but just putting teachers into teams doesn’t always yield the hoped-for outcomes. While most teams are able to accomplish low-level tasks such as organizing field trips and planning bulletin board displays, they often fail to accomplish the higher-level goal of improving teaching and learning.

 

We have some ideas about why this is so. In over 15 years of studying teacher teams, we’ve identified major barriers to effective teaming, as well as five conditions for effective teams.


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Think Alouds: Unpacking the Standards

Think Alouds: Unpacking the Standards | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
If you are having trouble understanding the Common Core Standards, and how to begin teaching with it, check this presentation out.
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Common Core State Standards and Library of Congress Primary Sources | Teaching with the Library of Congress

Common Core State Standards and Library of Congress Primary Sources | Teaching with the Library of Congress | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Common Core State Standards and Library of Congress Primary Sources. A blog post at "Teaching with the Library of Congress" on 2012-12-06.
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Language Magazine » Cutting to the Common Core: Communicating on the Same Wavelength

Language Magazine » Cutting to the Common Core: Communicating on the Same Wavelength | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
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Sentence Frames for Textual Evidence | Roz Linder.com

Sentence Frames for Textual Evidence | Roz Linder.com | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

Textual evidence matters, even in elementary school!

When I talk with elementary school teachers about introducing the concept of supporting ideas with reasons and references to the text, I often get puzzled looks. This is understandable. Common Core, however, asks students to do this as young as third grade. This pedagogical shift away from just selecting a multiple choice response is daunting, but can be so rewarding for students. Teachers are thinking about how to answer the question: How do you know? Teachers need to probe students not to select the desired answer, but to add proof, support opinions, and interrogate text for how authors do the same. The Teaching Channel has a great 2 minute model that shows how to use sentence frames with elementary students.

 


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