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Standardized tests measure kids and teachers, but who's measuring the tests?

Standardized tests measure kids and teachers, but who's measuring the tests? | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Teachers have to document and defend their effectiveness. Test makers don't. A high school English teacher rues the irony.
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Digital Storytelling: Get Creative with the Common Core

Digital Storytelling: Get Creative with the Common Core | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
My students are constructing digital portfolios as a culminating celebration of their work that will be published and shared with a wider audience than the traditional paper portfolios constructed in the past.

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Common Core + Project-Based Learning = Deeper Learning

Common Core + Project-Based Learning = Deeper Learning | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
By Janet Pinto, Chief Academic Officer, Curriki We recommend you take a look at the free key tools and resources for Project-Based Learning (PBL) which have been placed on Curriki by Thom Markham. ...

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3 Reasons that the CCSS Should Make Content Teachers Rejoice | Teaching the Core

3 Reasons that the CCSS Should Make Content Teachers Rejoice » Teaching the Core | Teaching the Core http://t.co/TGgEpEspj2

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, April 11, 2013 3:34 PM

I take issue with Dave's statement that he's not a CCSS expert.  His blog provides excellent examples of how to implement standards, as well as thoughtful analysis of the standards, all with enough humor to make your reading enjoyable.

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Common Core Training: Five Essentials »

Common Core Training: Five Essentials » | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Here's five PD essentials to support teachers in transitioning to close reading and the Common Core.

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ratzelster's curator insight, May 6, 2013 5:49 PM

These are fantastic PD workshop trainer tips.  I think my fav was "Teachers don't want abstract theory.  They want ideas they can use in the classroom.  Model the strategies, don't just talk about them".  Right on.  It's not that I don't think we want theories.....I think we don't want a solely theories kind of training.

PGI- VBCPS's curator insight, May 14, 2013 10:21 AM

This supports our favorite quote- If you are not modeling what you are teaching, then you are teaching something else!

 

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Major virtual schools report uncovers underperforming schools, recommends halt of their expansion | Michigan Education Association

Major virtual schools report uncovers underperforming schools, recommends halt of their expansion | Michigan Education Association | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

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20 Outstanding Nonfiction Books | Core Essentials | School Library Journal

20 Outstanding Nonfiction Books | Core Essentials | School Library Journal | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, May 7, 2013 3:26 PM

Here's where you want your money for new CCSS informational text go to!  Boo, hiss to those CCSS-aligned workbooks with their dry and dusty exemplars!

Linda Jones's curator insight, May 8, 2013 9:25 AM

Great list of books.

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Reading Closely for Textual Details

Empower students with a critical skill at the heart of the CCSS: Reading complex texts closely to analyze textual details and deepen understanding

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Kim Muncie's curator insight, May 6, 2013 9:36 AM

Reading units grades 6-12 with great non-fiction texts!

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CCSS: Printable Resources from Booklist

CCSS: Printable Resources from Booklist | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

Links to CC-related material from Booklist and its related sites, blogs, and newsletters.


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, May 5, 2013 5:04 PM

Useful information, especially for library staff analyzing their existing collection for books for teachers to use with CCSS lessons.

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Response: Ways To Develop Creative Thinking In The Common Core

Response: Ways To Develop Creative Thinking In The Common Core | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
An award-winning English and Social Studies teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif., Larry Ferlazzo is the author of Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers To Classroom Challenges, The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival...
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National Geographic and the Common Core

Find out how the National Geographic Society is connecting to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts.

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Common Core Resources Available to All Teachers

To access these resources, educators will need to go to http://nms.org/Resources/CommonCore.  They will click on the “Get Free Resources” button and asked to create a profile.  Educators will then have unlimited access to these resources and all new open resources developed for PARCC by NMSI, ELC state team members, and PARCC staff members. Additional, free classroom-ready lessons are also available on the NMSI website.

 

Released materials are organized under the following strands:

PARCC Updates (e.g., Assessment and implementation)Curricular Tools (e.g., Model Content Frameworks, Tri-State Rubric, etc.)Instructional Resources (e.g., Using literary and informational texts, moving from single to multiple standards in mathematic instruction, science and social studies literacy, etc.,)Diverse Student Populations (e.g., Strategies for English Language Learners and Gifted and Talented Students, Testing Accommodations for students with disabilities, etc.,)Higher Education (e.g., College and Career Ready Determination, Models for pre-service teacher training, etc.,)Leadership (e.g., Administrator resources, state updates, etc.,)

 


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5 Major Benefits of Media Literacy and its Relationship to the Common Core State Standards #ccss #ccchat #etech #edchat

5 Major Benefits of Media Literacy and its Relationship to the Common Core State Standards #ccss #ccchat #etech #edchat | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
It has become apparent to educators around the world, that the 21st Century learning model must be different that the 20th century.

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder backs Common Core school standards blocked in ... - MLive.com

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Common Core standards are commonsense

Common Core standards are commonsense | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
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Common Core standards are commonsense
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The Common Core Standards Initiative was an effort to change that.

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Close Reading and the Common Core

Close Reading and the Common Core | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
The evolving perspectives on "close reading" and its place within the common core have started to yield a wide variety of different perspectives and  a set of excellent resources.  The set of resou...

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, May 7, 2013 9:03 PM

Lots of links to some great teacher/thinkers who are implementing (and thinking about) the common core.

Connie Wise's curator insight, July 26, 2013 6:16 PM

Several articles and viewpoints to learn about close reading

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Tips for Teaching Visual Literacy for the Common Core > Eye On Education

Tips for Teaching Visual Literacy for the Common Core > Eye On Education | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
The following blog post is part of a blog series called "Comments on the Common Core," written by Eye On Education's Senior Editor, Lauren Davis...

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Will a Year's Delay Save the Common Core? A Response to Weingarten's Proposal

Will a Year's Delay Save the Common Core? A Response to Weingarten's Proposal | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

"I do not share her (Randi Weingarten) optimism that this additional time will do more than forestall the disaster these tests will be for our schools."


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UDL and the Common Core - Middleweb

UDL and the Common Core - Middleweb | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
The Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) has released a draft accommodations manual that provides the types of accommodations that may be applied to support students with ...

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Poll: AFT Members Support Both Common Core and High-Stakes Moratorium

Poll: AFT Members Support Both Common Core and High-Stakes Moratorium | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

Education Week Teacher's take on the latest news, ideas, and resources for teacher leaders.


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CCSS ELA: Writing to Inform, Argue, and Analyze-PD module from CA


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Patrice Bucci's curator insight, May 6, 2013 9:42 PM

CCSS modules ...worth a look

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Month-by-Month CCSS Implementation Focus | Broward County

Month-by-Month CCSS Implementation Focus | Broward County | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

May 2013 - Academic Vocabulary


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Common Core Standards attacked by Republicans

Common Core Standards attacked by Republicans | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

Will new Republican efforts against on the Common Core State Standards destroy the bipartisanship that got them approved in more than 45 states?


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Academic Language Thinking Terms: At the Core of the Common Core State Standards

Academic Language Thinking Terms: At the Core of the Common Core State Standards | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
by Richard Cash, Ed.D., Free Spirit Publishing author of Advancing Differentiation: Thinking and Learning for the 21st Century The education community is all abuzz with the new flavor of the day: T...

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Using The Habits Of Mind To Promote Teacher Happiness

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Using The Habits Of Mind To Promote Teacher Happiness

To develop the whole child, teachers need Habits of Mind that help them problem solve, become better critical thinkers, and communicate– to become whole teachers who manage their social, physical, emotional, and cognitive skills as they respond and interact with their students.


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