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“I Am a Teacher. Let Me Teach.”

“I Am a Teacher. Let Me Teach.” | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Matthew Swope has been teaching physics for ten years. He is a STEM teacher, the kind that every district wants. Before becoming a teacher, he was a Marine, then a police officer. He took a big pay...
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Are You Tech-Ready for the Common Core?

Are You Tech-Ready for the Common Core? | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Many school districts are worried that the standards' requirement for online testing is pushing them over the brink of their technological capacity.

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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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Common Core Tech. Demands Raise Budget Worries

Common Core Tech. Demands Raise Budget Worries | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Experts say paying for the digital upgrades necessary to run common core online testing will take a creative redistribution of resources.
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Introducing Principals to the Literacy Design Collaborative

Introducing Principals to the Literacy Design Collaborative | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

Learning to Muse


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Virtual Ed. Advocates See Potential in Common Core

Virtual Ed. Advocates See Potential in Common Core | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Perhaps no segment of educators is more enthusiastic about the transition to the standards than those who work in virtual schools or blended learning environments.
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Hello Literacy: Guided Reading, Leveling and the Common Core

Hello Literacy: Guided Reading, Leveling and the Common Core | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
GR out the Door with Common Core!!!" Although I had not heard either one of those claims for myself or heard interpretations of either one of those claims with the Common Core, I read their post and left a hearty reply.
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Common Core and Modern Languages- Do not panic

Common Core and Modern Languages- Do not panic | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
No, there are no common core standards for Modern Languages.    Yes, Modern Language teachers are looking at  the English Language Arts Common Core.      No, those teachers should not panic. I  hav...
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Graphic: Common core state standards initiative

Graphic: Common core state standards initiative | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Here are some of the concepts that are being moved from one grade level to another in grades K-6 in math to accommodate the standards. The examples, however, don't necessarily reflect the first time the subjects are addressed.
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Quick Guide to the Common Core: Key Expectations Explained

Quick Guide to the Common Core: Key Expectations Explained | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

Since the Common Core State Standards were introduced, there has been much discussion about what they mean for educators and students and how they will impact teaching and learning.


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Coaching in and out of the classroom: 5 BIG ideas from CCSS

Coaching in and out of the classroom: 5 BIG ideas from CCSS | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

I like the "Ah-HA moments" 


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Choosing Computing Devices for Common Assessments - Education Week News

Choosing Computing Devices for Common Assessments - Education Week News | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Choosing Computing Devices for Common AssessmentsEducation Week NewsBy 2014-15, students in nearly every state and the District of Columbia are expected to be logging online for formative and summative assessments in English/language arts and mathematics...
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As High-Stakes Online Testing Approaches, Will Your iPads Work? -- THE Journal

As High-Stakes Online Testing Approaches, Will Your iPads Work? -- THE Journal | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
As more schools invest in student iPad programs, one question still unanswered is whether or not those devices can be used for the high-stakes online tests coming in 2014.

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Michigan School Standards Under Fire From Republican Legislators - Huffington Post

Michigan School Standards Under Fire From Republican Legislators - Huffington Post | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Michigan School Standards Under Fire From Republican LegislatorsHuffington PostThe Common Core State Standards are a set of guidelines designed to help districts teach grades K-12 in a consistent manner that prepares students for college and...
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Common Core Drives Interest in Open Education Resources

Common Core Drives Interest in Open Education Resources | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Spurred by the adoption of common standards in nearly every state, educators are turning to open digital resources as they re-evaluate and realign curricula.
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4 Emerging Trends in Common Core State Standards

4 Emerging Trends in Common Core State Standards | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
An issue brief from the National Governors Association highlights four trends in Common Core State Standards implementation.
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Controversial standards place more emphasis on students' critical thinking skills - Detroit Free Press

Controversial standards place more emphasis on students' critical thinking skills - Detroit Free Press | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Controversial standards place more emphasis on students' critical thinking skillsDetroit Free PressThey also push for greater literacy in social studies, history and science.
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Using real-life problems to inspire student learning

Using real-life problems to inspire student learning | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Educator Suzie Boss describes in this blog post how to use real-world social problems as a launching point for project-based learning.
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How tougher classes in high school can help kids make it through college | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders

How tougher classes in high school can help kids make it through college | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Some 40 percent of students are failing to graduate from college in six years. A study calls for higher-quality college prep, with more advanced math, advanced placement classes, and better advising.
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What's a Digital Portfolio and Why Should You Use it? « sdoukakis's ...

What's a Digital Portfolio and Why Should You Use it? « sdoukakis's ... | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
The concept of digital portfolios is supported by national and international education pedagogy: 1) ISTE makes it important to “interact, collaborate, and publish with peers… ...
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The Core of the Common Core, Part 2: The Anchor Standards for Writing | Burkins & Yaris

The Core of the Common Core, Part 2: The Anchor Standards for Writing | Burkins & Yaris | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

In this post we distill the writing anchor standards to their simplest form to facilitate recall and assist instructional planning.

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Will Common Core and Digital Learning Lead to Deeper Blends?

Will Common Core and Digital Learning Lead to Deeper Blends? | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Tom Vander Ark is an education advocate, advisor, and author of Getting Smart: How Personal Digital Learning is Changing the World. Tom is Founder and Executive Editor of Getting Smart and a partner in Learn Capital.
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Shanahan on Literacy: Informational Text: Or How Thinly Can You Slice the Salami

Shanahan on Literacy: Informational Text: Or How Thinly Can You Slice the Salami | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

"The real point is that students must be engaged in a substantial amount of reading experience with both literary and informational text."  A voice of reason!


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