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Sketchnotes of the Introduction to the Common Core State

Sketchnotes of the Introduction to the Common Core State | 21st Century | Skills | Literacy | Fluency | Common Core | Scoop.it

My goal this summer is to familiarize myself with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. As a high school math teacher aware of the growing adoption of these standards, I'm curious about their quality, and I want ...


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Culture Of Courage: Creating A Culture That Breeds Bravery

Culture Of Courage: Creating A Culture That Breeds Bravery | 21st Century | Skills | Literacy | Fluency | Common Core | Scoop.it

 

People are innately wired to avoid risk. During times of times of change and uncertainty, our risk aversion is amplified. Yet the number one way to gaining competitive edge is by creating a culture where people feel safe and emboldened to innovate and challenge the status quo thinking. The first key to creating a 'culture of courage' is leading from possibility, not probability.

 

Winston Churchill once said that courage is the first of all virtues because it is the only one that guarantees all others. Courage is also what it takes to set a bold course for yourself and your organization, engage in a courageous conversation, forge new ground, and to be decisive in uncertainty.

 


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Building Courage In Our Culture ...

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Courage and passion trump fear, go ahead,  step out of your comfort zone!

Bénédicte Berche's curator insight, September 14, 2014 12:26 PM

L'audace est une habitude à prendre... Voilà 5 clés pour un leadership audacieux !

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Common Core, in 9-Year-Old Eyes

Common Core, in 9-Year-Old Eyes | 21st Century | Skills | Literacy | Fluency | Common Core | Scoop.it

Chrispin Alcindor, a Brooklyn fourth grader, was once a top student. But rigorous new academic standards — and the exams that accompany them — have frayed his confidence.

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Backlash reigns in schools nationwide after the introduction of Common Core standards. Critics say they are overly difficult, but others say they challenge students to become better thinkers.

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The Beginner's Visual Guide To Connected Learning - Edudemic

The Beginner's Visual Guide To Connected Learning - Edudemic | 21st Century | Skills | Literacy | Fluency | Common Core | Scoop.it
Connected learning is a term I've been seeing a lot these days. As you all know, some trends take off, others stutter.
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Bloom's Taxonomy (Revised) reflecting Creative Thinking Skills

Bloom's Taxonomy (Revised) reflecting Creative Thinking Skills | 21st Century | Skills | Literacy | Fluency | Common Core | Scoop.it

Critical thinking has long been regarded as the essential skill for success, but it’s not enough, says Dr. Puccio. Creativity moves beyond mere synthesis and evaluation and is, he says, “the higher order skill.” This has not been a sudden development. Nearly 20 years ago “creating” replaced “evaluation” at the top of Bloom’s Taxonomy of learning objectives. In 2010 “creativity” was the factor most crucial for success. 


See NYTimes Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/09/education/edlife/creativity-becomes-an-academic-discipline.html?_r=0

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New Kellam High designed by and for students

New Kellam High designed by and for students | 21st Century | Skills | Literacy | Fluency | Common Core | Scoop.it

New High School Desiogned for, and by, Students


VIRGINIA BEACH Most years, Chris Freeman's Advanced Placement Environmental Studies students design a hypothetical, sustainable house for a class project. More recently, they've been designing a high school - theirs. See Video report too.



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A Nation of Wimps

A Nation of Wimps | 21st Century | Skills | Literacy | Fluency | Common Core | Scoop.it
Parents are going to ludicrous lengths to take the bumps out of life for their children. However, parental hyperconcern has the net effect of making kids more fragile; that may be why they're breaking down in record numbers.
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I see this all the time in the struggling teens and their families I work with. -Lon

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Evidence Guides for CCSS Literacy and Math

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Student Achievement Partners


These tools provide specific guidance for what the CCSS for ELA/Literacy and math looks like in planning and practice. They are designed as developmental tools for teachers and those who support teachers.  

Use the Evidence Guides for:

  1. Teacher self-reflection
  2. Peer-to-peer observation and feedback
  3. Instructional coaching

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Shift to Common Core - Make Shift Happen in 2012-13

Shift to Common Core - Make Shift Happen in 2012-13 | 21st Century | Skills | Literacy | Fluency | Common Core | Scoop.it

"Each of us is the system."- Michael Fullan


The term shift was not included in the book. During the past year, the term shift has been mentioned in professional development, on webinars, in books, and in conversations with colleagues.


The Common Core State Standards require educators to make multiple shifts that will change teaching and learning.


EngageNY outlines instructional shifts, Common Core shifts, and shifts for students and parents.


How will you prepare to make shift happen in your school?


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Microsoft Education Competencies

Microsoft Education Competencies | 21st Century | Skills | Literacy | Fluency | Common Core | Scoop.it
The Education Competencies are designed to help educators and administrators develop professional skills and proficiencies.


Microsoft Education Competencies
The Education Competencies represent many of the attributes, behaviors, areas of knowledge, skills, and abilities required for successful job performance in education. The competencies were created in in 2006 and adapted for education. Schools and districts around the country are using these tools in a variety of ways.

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A Quick Guide on Blooms Taxonomy Apps for iPad

A Quick Guide on Blooms Taxonomy Apps for iPad | 21st Century | Skills | Literacy | Fluency | Common Core | Scoop.it

"Just a little reminder, Blooms HOTS ( higher order thinking skills ) are : Remembering, Understanding, Applying, Analyzing, Evaluating, and Creating. If you are not familiar with Bloom's Taxonomy I recommend that you read : Everything you Need to Know about Bloom's Taxonomy . Here are the apps according to the HOTS mentioned above :"


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ISTE 2012 Sunday Keynote featuring Sir Ken Robinson

The ISTE 2012 Sunday Keynote featuring Sir Ken Robinson with Shawn Covell, Marc Prensky, and Mayim Bialik on the topic of "Redefining Horizons: Encouraging S...

 


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The Science of Smart | American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing

The Science of Smart | American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing | 21st Century | Skills | Literacy | Fluency | Common Core | Scoop.it

August 2014 
Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better.

In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

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5 Fun Ways to Use Facebook in Your Lesson Plans and Teaching | Emerging Education Technology

5 Fun Ways to Use Facebook in Your Lesson Plans and Teaching | Emerging Education Technology | 21st Century | Skills | Literacy | Fluency | Common Core | Scoop.it
The most popular site on the Internet can be leveraged in the classroom in engaging and useful ways.

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Design Thinking Action Lab

Design Thinking Action Lab | 21st Century | Skills | Literacy | Fluency | Common Core | Scoop.it
In this experiential course, Stanford d.school lecturer and Epicenter Associate Director Leticia Britos Cavagnaro and her team will take you on a journey to learn the design thinking process.
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Creativity Becomes an Academic Discipline

Creativity Becomes an Academic Discipline | 21st Century | Skills | Literacy | Fluency | Common Core | Scoop.it
Once considered the product of genius or divine inspiration, creativity — the ability to spot problems and devise smart solutions — is being recast as a teachable skill.
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The Other 21st Century Skills

The Other 21st Century Skills | 21st Century | Skills | Literacy | Fluency | Common Core | Scoop.it
Many have attempted to identify the skills important for a learner today in this era of the 21st century (I know it is an overused phrase).  I have an affinity towards the skills identified by Tony...
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MIND Research Institute - Home

MIND Research Institute - Home | 21st Century | Skills | Literacy | Fluency | Common Core | Scoop.it
MIND Reseach Institute instructional programs and education initiatives are revolutionizing math education in America. We offer an entirely new way to learn math through coceptual visualizations that leads to increased comprehension.
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Is Competency Learning the Key? MindShift

Is Competency Learning the Key?  MindShift | 21st Century | Skills | Literacy | Fluency | Common Core | Scoop.it

Competency-based education is gaining momentum across the country. Already New Hampshire and Maine schools have transitioned to the model. Schools in Oregon, Iowa, Minnesota, and many other states are following suit. The Common Core State Standards are also pointing in the direction of requiring competency rather than just a passing grade. Though Carter says the language of the Common Core favors performance-based assessments — students will have to show what they can do — she thinks it’s unfortunate that a test will measure the learning, because at best, a test approximates meaningful assessment, but does not demonstrate real-world application of knowledge.

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Report: Federal Rules Impede Competency-Based Learning | MindShift

Report: Federal Rules Impede Competency-Based Learning  | MindShift | 21st Century | Skills | Literacy | Fluency | Common Core | Scoop.it

Competency-based learning, which allows students to progress at their own pace after they’ve shown mastery of a subject, rather than by their age, is quickly gaining momentum. Already, a few states like New Hampshire, Maine, and Oregon are moving towards implementing competency-based learning models throughout the entire state. What’s more, 40 states have at least district experimenting with the model. But despite this growth, its proponents say federal policies for accountability and assessment are holding the movement back.


KnowledgeWorks, an organization that supports three education-focused initiatives — New Tech NetworkEDWorks and Strive — recently released a report highlighting the pain points between federal policy and a competency-based system. The report, Competency Education Series: Policy Brief One [PDF], points out that, although the federal government has supported some aspects of competency-based learning, implementing the new model can be difficult because of federal restrictions.


“The greatest conflict stems from disconnect with the work on the ground and federal accountability and assessment systems,” the report states. “Implementers faced with this disconnect have no choice but to juggle two systems: one required by federal law and one developed by the educators, students, parents, and community leaders committed to successful implementation of competency education.

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Common Core Practice & the NYTimes.com

Common Core Practice & the NYTimes.com | 21st Century | Skills | Literacy | Fluency | Common Core | Scoop.it

Each Friday we post three Common Core-aligned reading and writing tasks inspired by New York Times reporting and opinion pieces, and classroom-designed and tested by teachers Sarah Gross and Jonathan Olsen and their ninth grade humanities students.

http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/category/lesson-plans/common-core/


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Common Core Resources from PBS Learning Media

Common Core Resources from PBS Learning Media | 21st Century | Skills | Literacy | Fluency | Common Core | Scoop.it

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Top Ten Ways to Get Ready for the Common Core | The Leadership and Learning Center

Top Ten Ways to Get Ready for the Common Core | The Leadership and Learning Center | 21st Century | Skills | Literacy | Fluency | Common Core | Scoop.it
RT @justintarte: "Top 10 ways to get ready for Common Core" by Douglas B.

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Teachers Easy Guide on How to Evaluate Web content for Classroom Inclusion

Teachers Easy Guide on How to Evaluate Web content for Classroom Inclusion | 21st Century | Skills | Literacy | Fluency | Common Core | Scoop.it

As our students grow dependant on Internet being a primary source for their information, it becomes of urgent necessity that we, as teachers and educators, should know how to evaluate web content and decipher credible resources from spam and irrelevant ones. Regrettably enough, some of the teachers who are using technology in their instruction still don't come to grips with the mechanisms used to sift through internet content. There is a crude analogy to this situation . A teacher who does not evaluate the web content he shares with his students is like a person driving a car without having a driver license, he can still drive his car but he does not know the real dangers he is putting himself to in doing so.

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