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Are Education "Reformers" Becoming Privatizers? - Living in ...

Are Education "Reformers" Becoming Privatizers? - Living in ... | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
And of course the new Common Core assessments will reveal new "performance gaps," yet another set of opportunities for the "innovators." But the "liberals" who were gung ho supporters of NCLB have always insisted that ...
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Common Core PLC at School | Rush the Iceberg

Common Core PLC at School | Rush the Iceberg | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
While reading Pathways to the Common Core: Accelerating Achievement, I continually thought about my school and how everyone there needs (not should) to read this book and educate themselves on what is really happening with the ...
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Report: Scrap One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Teaching ELLs | Countdown to Common Core

Report: Scrap One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Teaching ELLs | Countdown to Common Core | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Veteran education reporter Lesli Maxwell has worked both inside and outside of major school systems. Join her now as she delves into the educational, policy, and social issues surrounding English-language learners in U.S.
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Sample Assessment Items - SBAC and PARCC

Sample Assessment Items - SBAC and PARCC | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)

 

A sizable sampling of online assessment items, giving teachers, educational leaders, and members of the public an early look at what kinds of items and tasks will appear on the high-stakes tests that are due to debut in the 2014-2015 school year. 

 

PARCC 

 

http://www.parcconline.org/samples/item-task-prototypes

 


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8 Strategies for Designing Lesson Plans to Meet the CCSS Opinion and Argument Writing Requirements > Eye On Education

8 Strategies for Designing Lesson Plans to Meet the CCSS Opinion and Argument Writing Requirements > Eye On Education | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
The following blog post was written by Lauren Davis. To read more newsworthy blog posts from Eye On Education, subscribe to our Insights eNewsletters....

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Scores Drop on Ky.'s Common Core-Aligned Tests

Scores Drop on Ky.'s Common Core-Aligned Tests | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
On the new tests, the first in the nation to be explicitly aligned to the common core, students scoring "proficient" or better fell by a third or more.
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Rubric for Determining Text Complexity in Informational Text

This rubric from the DOE of New York City can be used by teachers and library staff to determine text complexity. With modification, it would also be useful for students to help them choose books in the library for research projects.


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Common Core article needs some clarification - Petoskey News-Review

Common Core article needs some clarification - Petoskey News-Review | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Common Core article needs some clarificationPetoskey News-ReviewCommon Core article needs some clarification.
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TeachersFirst: Common Core: The Fuss Over Non-Fiction

TeachersFirst: Common Core: The Fuss Over Non-Fiction | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
If you teach in a state that has adopted the Common Core State Standards, you are beginning to grapple with how these standards will affect your teaching.
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I.N.K.: CCSS and the Big Picture

I.N.K.: CCSS and the Big Picture | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

This summer I taught an online webinar on Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for High School for The Principal Center's program titled Smarter Online Common Core Educator Roundtable (SOCCER.) I approached the ...


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A Helpful Guide to Common Core-Related Acronyms (and some other FAQs) » Teaching the Core | Teaching the Core

A Helpful Guide to Common Core-Related Acronyms (and some other FAQs) » Teaching the Core | Teaching the Core | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
RT @dogtrax: A Helpful Guide to Common Core-Related Acronyms (and some other FAQs) #commocore http://t.co/14omseBG...
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How Are Districts Covering the Tech. Costs of Common Core?

How Are Districts Covering the Tech. Costs of Common Core? | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Katie Ash and Ian Quillen are staff writers for Education Week Digital Directions.
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Next Generation Literacy Assessments – Are You Ready Middle ...

Next Generation Literacy Assessments – Are You Ready Middle ... | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Next Generation Literacy Assessments – Are You Ready Middle Grades? November 2nd ... of Education. Academic specialists have identified 6 Pedagogical Shifts demanded by the Common Core State Standards in Literacy.
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Helping Students Navigate Informational Texts > Eye On Education

Helping Students Navigate Informational Texts > Eye On Education | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
The Common Core State Standards call for big increase in the amount of time spent on informational texts. This is a huge shift for teachers who are ...
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Voices from the Middle, Vol. 20, No. 1, September 2012

Voices from the Middle, Vol. 20, No. 1, September 2012 | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Voices from the Middle, Volume 20, Number 1, September 2012...
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8 Strategies for Designing Lesson Plans to Meet the CCSS Opinion and Argument Writing Requirements > Eye On Education

You'll need to sign up to download the whitepaper, but it's worth your time.  The whitepaper describes the transition from persuasive to argument writing across grade levels.


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#CommonCore: Moving from Adoption to Implementation to Sustainability

#CommonCore: Moving from Adoption to Implementation to Sustainability | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

Recommendations:

 

1. Make sure educators deeply understand the standards and the key instructional shifts they require.

2. Vet instructional resources for quality and alignment with the standards.

3. Transform principals into instructional leaders.

4. Listen to educators about their professional learning needs.

5. Maximize opportunities for collaboration and capacity building through professional learning.

6. Engage higher-education partners.

7. Understand and plan for the coming common assessments.

8. Adopt technology to meet teaching and learning needs but that will also work with the new assessments.

9. Align initiatives into comprehensive reforms.


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TeachersFirst: Common Core: The Fuss Over Non-Fiction

TeachersFirst: Common Core: The Fuss Over Non-Fiction | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

A Q&A article with ideas on how to get started on introducing informational text into your classroom.  


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Curriculum Materials Center Interest Group: ALAO: Common Core ...

Curriculum Materials Center Interest Group: ALAO: Common Core ... | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
At our Common Core discussion I mentioned some links that were helpful to me and I thought I would share them here. The Chicago Public Schools 2012 Purchasing List has a nice explanation of how they selected the books ...
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- New online courses for Common Core and differentiated instruction

The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.
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National PTA video on why we need the Common Core State Standards

National PTA video on why we need the Common Core State Standards (Why #commoncore? Our kids need it!


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Common Core Standards: Not your parents way of learning

Common Core Standards: Not your parents way of learning | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Common Core Standards are
not how today's moms and dads learned the foundation for their
basic skills.
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