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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 Since the Common Core State Standards were introduced, there has been much discussion about what they mean for educators and students and how they will impact teaching and learning.

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

While the standards have been adopted by 45 states and 3 territories so far, there is a lot of concern, anxiety, and debate around what is best for students, potential challenges for teachers, and what implementation should and can look like. While many educators, parents, and concerned citizens have delved deep into the world of Common Core and understand the detail and complexity, most people have only a cursory understanding of the changes that are taking place, and some only know that changes are coming but don't know what they mean. The new standards are focused on two categories: English Language Arts and Mathematics. English Language Arts. DOGO News - Kids news articles! Kids current events; plus kids news on science, sports, and more!

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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? Do plates affect temperature? What animals can sense the plates moving? Far from Palo Alto, in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, Mass., Sharif Muhammad’s students at the Boston Day and Evening Academy (BDEA) have a strikingly similar experience. These two students—one in Palo Alto, the other in Roxbury—are discovering something that may seem obvious: When students know how to ask their own questions, they take greater ownership of their learning, deepen comprehension, and make new connections and discoveries on their own. The origins of the QFT can be traced back 20 years to a dropout prevention program for the city of Lawrence, Mass., that was funded by the Annie E. How to Mind Map. 80 Online Tools, References, and Resources.

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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.