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Close_reading_article. Common Core Connections: Unpacking Academic Vocabulary. Quick Guide to the Common Core: Key Expectations Explained - Vander Ark on Innovation. How the Common Core Will Change the Way Teachers Teach and Students Learn Guest Post By Adam Berkin, vice president of product development at Curriculum Associates.

Quick Guide to the Common Core: Key Expectations Explained - Vander Ark on Innovation

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Bloom’s Taxonomy – A Parent’s Guide

It is a central concept to know how to use it at home in conjunction with learning activities to help your child expand their critical thinking skills. Critical thinking skills allow a child to thinking independently, find and fix mistakes, solve problems, evaluate alternatives, and reflect on their own beliefs. It’s not something that can be learned from reading a book or completing a worksheet, however the skills are built through hands-on lessons that build beyond basic rote memorization of facts. Bloom’s Taxonomy provides learning levels to increase higher order thinking skills for children of all ages.

Harvard Education Letter. Students in Hayley Dupuy’s sixth-grade science class at the Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School in Palo Alto, Calif., are beginning a unit on plate tectonics.

Harvard Education Letter

In small groups, they are producing their own questions, quickly, one after another: What are plate tectonics? How fast do plates move? Why do plates move? How to Mind Map. 80 Online Tools, References, and Resources. The Most Useful Websites on the Internet. Parents Guide- 21st Century Learning. IdeasLAB - exploring new possibilities.

10 Common Core Resources. Common Core State Standards. Common Core Standards and PBL. The first question about Common Core State Standards, What will they look like?

Common Core Standards and PBL

, has been answered. The answer is: Very different. The internationally benchmarked standards will emphasize creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, presentation and demonstration, problem solving, research and inquiry, and career readiness. The second, more challenging question is, How will we teach these new standards? For several years, the winds of change have been howling in one direction, pointing educators toward greater focus on depth rather than coverage, thinking rather than memorizing or listing, and demonstrating and performing rather than "hand it in and grade it.

" States and professional development organizations recognize that the kind of transformative professional preparation necessary to meet the challenge of teaching the new standards is not yet in place. First, I refer to high-quality PBL, as outlined in a recent post. The Six Moving Parts Moving from instruction to inquiry. MasteryConnect. ELA College and Career Readiness. Posted by: Jared Heath, content manager “College and career readiness” is an excellent idea, but what does it mean?

ELA College and Career Readiness

What does a college-and-career-ready student look like? I think that the beauty of the Common Core Standards is our ability to manipulate them—to use them in order to do our job better rather than feeling dictated by them. The Common Core Standards give us the skills that students need to be prepared. They also tell us what that preparedness looks like. The Standards say, “As students advance through the grades and master the standards in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language, they are able to exhibit with increasing fullness and regularity these capacities of the literate individual.” 1. I’ve got to admit—independence was not the first thing I would have thought of in relation to English Language Arts, and I’m an English guy! 2. 3. The “great” part of great works often has to do with the audience to which the works were presented.