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Our State Adopted the Common Core Standards—Now What? | AllThingsPLC

Our State Adopted the Common Core Standards—Now What? | AllThingsPLC | Great Books | Scoop.it
Find the latest research, articles, tools and other education resources for building a PLC � professional learning community. Collaborate with teachers and administrators on our frequently updated blog, written by PLC and education professionals.
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Tweeting for teachers: how can social media support teacher professional development? | Pearson Centre for Policy and Learning

Tweeting for teachers: how can social media support teacher professional development? | Pearson Centre for Policy and Learning | Great Books | Scoop.it

In the current constrained financial climate, this type of low cost, self-directed teacher development is interesting. Might the spread of such informal, peer-based, online CPD help to support the drive to raise teaching standards at minimal cost? This report explores this question, focusing on:

• how teachers and other educators are currently using social media to aid their professional development, and what they and their students gain from it;

• what evidence there is for the benefits of peer-to-peer teacher CPD, and for using social media in this way; and

• what teaching can learn from industry in this respect.

Drawing on emerging academic research in this area, and on the experience of trailblazing teachers, it recommends ways in which school leaders and policymakers can exploit the benefits of social media for effective and affordable teacher professional development.


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Common Core's Focus on 'Close Reading': Changes how teachers teach | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders

Common Core's Focus on 'Close Reading': Changes how teachers teach | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Great Books | Scoop.it
by Catherine GewertzFebruary 8, 2012 *Excerpts are filtered for the benefit of busy school leaders. Drawn together by the Aspen Institute, some chief academic officers hash out how to deliver a profound shift in reading instruction.
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MediaShift . Epistemic Games Are the Future of Learning, Letting Students Role-Play Professions | PBS

MediaShift . Epistemic Games Are the Future of Learning, Letting Students Role-Play Professions | PBS | Great Books | Scoop.it

Epistemic games are computer games that are essentially about learning to think in innovative ways. They're designed to be pedagogical tools for the digital age where the player learns to think like professionals by playing a simulated game of such professions as management, engineering, journalism or urban planning.

 

As schools aim to prepare students for life outside of school, they need to realize that the world now values knowledge and skills that can be applied in creative ways. Epistemic games fit the learning requirements of today's world because they allow students to role-play professions while learning skills that they apply in the game.


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Common Core State Standards: Elementary School

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Visit English and math classrooms who have already begun to adapt to the new Common Core standards. See what changes teachers are making in their practice to adapt to the new standards.
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Critical Thinking Interview Questions

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Krishnan Anantharaman from the Wall Street Journal wrote an interesting article about the new trend of asking questions designed to elicit critical thinking abilities in candidates.
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Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts: A Discussion on African ...

Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts: A Discussion on African ... | Great Books | Scoop.it
Hay Festival is an international festival meant to celebrate and duscuss today's changing world through discussions surrounding literature, philosophy, contemporary social and cultural issues, the environment, and geopolitics ...
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Education standards bill defeated in Indiana Senate panel

Education standards bill defeated in Indiana Senate panel | Great Books | Scoop.it

An effort to force Indiana to withdraw from 'common core' education standards failed Wednesday, but the bill's sponsor promised to try to revive it.
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Three Misconceptions About the Common Core State Standards, learned at @NCTE http://t.co/2kvINPtt #ccss #commoncore
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Three Misconceptions About the Common Core State Standards, learned at @NCTE http://t.co/2kvINPtt #ccss #commoncore (eyeoneducation: Three Misconceptions About the Common Core State Standards, learned at @NCTE...)...
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Online and connected: Creating discussion spaces online

Online and connected: Creating discussion spaces online | Great Books | Scoop.it
In the third installment of our series about how universities are using the internet to engage students and the wider community in sustainability, we look at how universities are creating online pl...
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Critical Thinking and the Scientific Process First—Humanities Later | ChildUp

Critical Thinking and the Scientific Process First—Humanities Later | ChildUp | Great Books | Scoop.it
Parenting Articles (Critical Thinking and the Scientific Process First—Humanities Later http://t.co/o6Y0WluI...)...
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Choking on the Common Core Standards

Choking on the Common Core Standards | Great Books | Scoop.it
Many things that are commonplace activities for adults — driving, voting, and paying taxes, for example — are not appropriate for children.
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Common Core State Standards: Myths vs. Facts- article for educators | Common Core Online

Common Core State Standards: Myths vs. Facts- article for educators | Common Core Online | Great Books | Scoop.it
From corestandards.org/ Myths About Content and Quality: General (Common Core State Standards: Myths vs.Facts- article http://t.co/Km8PcrR6...)... (Myths vs.Facts an article for educators on #commoncore standards #CCSS #edchat | @scoopit via @teachertime123...
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Charlie Rose - Katherine Boo

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Katherine Boo of The New Yorker on her book “Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity” (Check out BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS author Katherine Boo @CharlieRoseShow.)...
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Discovering How to Learn Smarter~ Carol Dweck's Brainology

Discovering How to Learn Smarter~ Carol Dweck's Brainology | Great Books | Scoop.it

This article is about how teachers in many schools in the D.C. area are foregoing empty praise of the “Good job!” variety, in favor of giving students solid information that will do them some real good. That information concerns how their brains work and how their intelligence and skills develop, and it’s knowledge that should be made available to every child in the country. Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck conducted the groundbreaking research showing that praise intended to raise young people’s self-esteem can seriously backfire.


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Pearson Introduces Schoolwide Improvement Model at National Summit

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) February 09, 2012 At a National Summit in Orlando today, Pearson will introduce its “Schoolwide Improvement Model” (SIM), a comprehensive research-based approach for attaining sustainable systemwide change in K-12 schools.
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Common-Core Work Must Include Teacher Development | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders

Common-Core Work Must Include Teacher Development | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Great Books | Scoop.it
The following was excerpted from an Education Week Commentary by Stephanie Hirsh of the National Staff Development Council.
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App-solutely Try These Educational Apps

App-solutely Try These Educational Apps | Great Books | Scoop.it
The iTunes store is flooded with 'educational' apps—but how the heck can you really know which ones are worth your child’s time? Here, our expert selects 8 winners that can help your child with the skill of remembering.
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Komen's $7.5 Million Grant to Penn State Appears to Violate New Policy

Komen's $7.5 Million Grant to Penn State Appears to Violate New Policy | Great Books | Scoop.it
Planned Parenthood lost Komen funding because it's under investigation. But Penn State is, too.
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A Parent's Guide to the Common Core Standards | Education.com

A Parent's Guide to the Common Core Standards | Education.com | Great Books | Scoop.it
Here's what you should know and how to help your child prepare for the common core standards in America's schools.
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Reading Research: text complexity and Lexiles | Common Core State Standards

Reading Research: text complexity and Lexiles | Common Core State Standards | Great Books | Scoop.it
AbstractThe texts of beginning reading instruction influence children’s reading performances, which, in turn, predict subsequent success.
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Searching for Resources to Teach the Common Standards

Searching for Resources to Teach the Common Standards | Great Books | Scoop.it
Veteran Education Week reporters Catherine Gewertz and Erik Robelen bring you news and analysis of issues at the core of classroom learning.
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Common Core State Standards: High School

Common Core State Standards: High School | Great Books | Scoop.it
Visit English and math classrooms who have already begun to adapt to the new Common Core standards. See what changes teachers are making in their practice to adapt to the new standards.
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Amazon.com: Socratic Circles: Fostering Critical And Creative Thinking In Middle And High School eBook: Matt Copeland: Kindle Store

Amazon.com: Socratic Circles: Fostering Critical And Creative Thinking In Middle And High School eBook: Matt Copeland: Kindle Store (Socratic Circles: Fostering Critical And Creative Thinking In Middle And High School: The benefits and importanc...)...
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Connecticut school district educates parents about the Common Core

Connecticut school district educates parents about the Common Core | Great Books | Scoop.it
Connecticut school district educates parents about the Common Core http://t.co/UAksRZ1H...
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