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Is There Evidence to Support the Common Core: My ... - Yong Zhao

Is There Evidence to Support the Common Core: My ... - Yong Zhao | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
But I am skeptical of his faith in the Common Core and test-score based teacher and principal evaluation as a way to bring equal opportunities to all students and make all young people globally competitive.
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CC-aligned Information Literacy Lesson from Google

CC-aligned  Information Literacy Lesson from Google | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

Three levels of lessons on search terms, credibility of sources, finding evidence for research tasks.  Great for all that evidence based writing !


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Mayra.Loves.Books's comment, October 7, 2012 10:19 AM
Great lessons!
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AP moves to less breadth, more depth, more application

AP moves to less breadth, more depth, more application | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

The College Board today announced the release of redesigned AP programs for U.S. history and physics, with a focus on reducing the amount of content coverage required to allow more time for studying key concepts in greater depth.

 

The new exams for both subjects will feature fewer multiple-choice questions and increase opportunities for students to apply their skills and knowledge.

 

In U.S. history, for instance, the number of multiple-choice questions will be chopped down from 80 to 36.

 

As for U.S. history, the key objectives of the changes include:

• Alignment with evolving U.S. history curriculum at the nation's top colleges and universities;

• Providing teachers and students flexibility to focus on specific historical topics, events, and issues in greater depth; and

• Increasing student practice of historical thinking skills as central to understanding history.


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Hello Common Core, Goodbye ‘Huck Finn’

Hello Common Core, Goodbye ‘Huck Finn’ | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Classic literature promotes discussion, debate, emotional growth, and literacy. But with the adoption of national education standards, our children's exposure to it will be greatly diminished.
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Transitioning To Common Core State Standards « Virtual School ...

Transitioning To Common Core State Standards « Virtual School ... | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

... for Free SchoolsMovingUp Webinars! Common Core State Standards, College Readiness, & Academic Literacy Instruction (October 16) Reading and Writing, Common Core Style (November 7) Text Complexity in Reading and Writing ( December 5) Register...


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AFT - A Union of Professionals - : Facilitating a Conversation Between Parents and Schools About the Common Core State Standards

RT @AFTteach: Don't miss the FREE webinar on the Common Core with @AFTunion and @NationalPTA next Tues!
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The Common Core Standards require careful reading by school staff

The Common Core Standards require careful reading by school staff | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

By Jay McTighe

We recommend that schools set the expectation and schedule the time for staff to read and discuss the Standards, beginning with the “front matter,” not the grade-level Standards. We also recommend that staff reading and discussion be guided by an essential question: What are the new distinctions in these Standards and what do they mean for our practice? Since the Standards are complex texts and demand a “close” reading, we recommend that staff carefully examine the table of contents and the organizational structure; the headers (e.g., Design Considerations; What is Not Covered, etc.), the components (e.g., Anchor Standards and Foundational Skills for ELA; Standards for Mathematical Practice), and the Appendices (ELA).


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Duncan Calls For Textbooks To Become Obsolete

Duncan Calls For Textbooks To Become Obsolete | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Worried your kids spend too much time with their faces buried in a computer screen? Their schoolwork may soon depend on it.
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Planning Text-Dependent Questions #edchat #engchat #sschat #scichat #ccss #ccchat

Planning Text-Dependent Questions #edchat #engchat #sschat #scichat #ccss #ccchat | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
The Common Core emphasizes close reading and text-dependent questions. So what are text-dependent questions, and how can teachers develop them?

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Smarter Balanced Leaders Reelected -- THE Journal #commoncore #ccss #ccchat #assessment #edchat

Smarter Balanced Leaders Reelected -- THE Journal #commoncore #ccss #ccchat #assessment #edchat | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Three members of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium executive committee have been reelected to their posts, including EC Co-Chair Joseph Martineau, executive director at the Michigan Department of Education's Bureau of Assessment and...

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Should the Common Standards 'Change Everything'? - Education Week News (blog)

Should the Common Standards 'Change Everything'? - Education Week News (blog) | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
U.S. News & World ReportShould the Common Standards 'Change Everything'?Education Week News (blog)Not long ago, a survey of teachers found large numbers sizing up the Common Core State Standards as pretty similar to what they're already teaching.
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The Writing Revolution: What Does It Mean For Your Kids? - Babble (blog)

The Writing Revolution: What Does It Mean For Your Kids? - Babble (blog) | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Babble (blog)The Writing Revolution: What Does It Mean For Your Kids?
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Are Schools Misinterpreting Common Core Standards as Common ...

Are Schools Misinterpreting Common Core Standards as Common ... | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
What I don't get, however, is the way in which standardization has been taken to extremes recently, effectively robbing the autonomy of excellent teachers, all in name of the Common Core Standards.Teachers in at least four ...
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An Uncommon Path to Common Core Implementation - Huffington Post (blog)

An Uncommon Path to Common Core Implementation - Huffington Post (blog) | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

An Uncommon Path to Common Core ImplementationHuffington Post (blog)And a Harvard Graduate School of Education report found that only 32 percent of students graduate high school prepared for college. The CCSS ...


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Common Core Catches On With Private Schools

Common Core Catches On With Private Schools | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Many Roman Catholic, Lutheran, and other private schools have adopted at least portions of the standards, in part for practical reasons.
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Good writing: The missing link to good grades - World Magazine

Good writing: The missing link to good grades - World Magazine | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
World MagazineGood writing: The missing link to good gradesWorld MagazineInspired by a method called the Common Core State Standards, teachers from New Dorp High School in Staten Island, N.Y., who have watched students falter under “new and improved”...
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Introducing an Experiment: Weekly Common Core Practice Prompts

Introducing an Experiment: Weekly Common Core Practice Prompts | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
We're collaborating with two New Jersey teachers and their freshman classes to bring you three quick, engaging tasks each week that match the demands of the Common Core Standards with the content of that week's New York Times.
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Video: 5 Things Every Teacher Should be Doing to Meet the Common Core's Literacy Standards > Eye On Education

Video: 5 Things Every Teacher Should be Doing to Meet the Common Core's Literacy Standards > Eye On Education | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Lauren Davis, author of Common Core Literacy Lesson Plans: Ready-to-Use Resources presented a very popular webinar in May 2012, titled "5 Things Ever...
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The Common Core: The Good, the Bad, the Possible - Middle Ground

The Common Core: The Good, the Bad, the Possible - Middle Ground | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Susan Rakow explores the implications of Common Core State Standards in general and in middle schools specifically, focusing on the positives, some negatives, and hopes for the future.

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Common Core: Six Fundamental Shifts | Critical Thinking Works

Common Core: Six Fundamental Shifts | Critical Thinking Works | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
text (K-5): Beginning in the elementary grades, the Common Core calls for an equal balance (50%/50% split) between time spent on literary texts and time spent...
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Model of Relationship between Common Core Math, ELA and NGSS #scichat #mathchat #engchat #ccss #ccchat #edchat

Model of Relationship between Common Core Math, ELA and NGSS #scichat #mathchat #engchat #ccss #ccchat #edchat | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

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State by State CCSS Free Resources | TEACHERSCOUNT BLOG #edchat #ccss #ccchat

State by State CCSS Free Resources | TEACHERSCOUNT BLOG #edchat #ccss #ccchat | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
As promised in last blog, here is my collection of state resources for CCSS. This collection is from my book Moore's Common Core Teacher Guide and Planner to Transitioning to CCSS. I personally worked on the material on ...

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Beth Panitz, Ed.D.'s comment, October 14, 2012 9:44 PM
Maryland's contribution can be found at http://www.mdk12.org/instruction/academies/index.html
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Uncommon allies question a Common Core | The Journal Gazette

Uncommon allies question a Common Core | The Journal Gazette | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
A growing storm over establishing nationwide Common Core academic standards gives tea partyers and progressives a common foe; corporate school reformers and Ivy League-educated pols a common goal. Both President.
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