The Standards and creativity – compatible. Why do people insist on viewing the Standards as inconsistent with teacher creativity and choice?
I am baffled by such uncreative thinking. That’s like saying the architect cannot be creative because every house has to meet building code. Indeed, the whole point of mandating standards as opposed to curriculum is to free people up to create innovative curriculum that addresses the standards. You’re an architect: your clients are students. Your job is to develop client-friendly learning that also meets code. Here is an obvious illustration of our failure to think imaginatively now. More importantly, many of these cool courses met the English requirement.
There is NOTHING in the Common Core ELA Standards that prohibits you and your colleagues from inventing a similar system of choices. When I hear everyone endlessly whining about what harm the Standards are doing to creative teaching it has the opposite effect on me that you intend. From Kant’s essay “What is Enlightenment?” Sapere aude! Common Curriculum.
Common Core Standards Charlotte Danielson. By Cameron Pipkin Anthony Rebora at Education Week just published a great interview with teaching framework guru Charlotte Danielson, where they discussed the Common Core Standards—their implications in the day-to-day classroom and what good Common Core teaching will look like.
This is definitely worth a read: "Charlotte Danielson, a former teacher and school administrator with degrees from Cornell and Oxford Universities, is one of the most recognized authorities on teaching practice in the United States. A popular speaker and trainer, she is best known as the creator of the "Framework for Teaching," a 115-page set of components for effective pedagogy that is used in many states and districts to inform teacher evaluation and professional development. Danielson recently released a new edition of her Framework for 2013, with updates designed to reflect the Common Core State Standards. When you walk into a classroom, will good teaching look different under the common core? Not much. MyOER.org - Home. NAEP - Nation's Report Card Home. Research Center: Technology in Education. Published: February 5, 2016 In this 2015 photo, third grader Iyana Simmons works on a coding exercise at Michael Anderson School in Avondale, Ariz.
—Nick Cote for Education Week Technology is everywhere in education: Public schools in the United States now provide at least one computer for every five students. They spend more than $3 billion per year on digital content. Led by the federal government, the country is in the midst of a massive effort to make affordable high-speed Internet and free online teaching resources available to even the most rural and remote schools. To keep up with what’s changing (and what isn’t), observers must know where to look. There’s the booming ed-tech industry, with corporate titans and small startups alike vying for a slice of an $8 billion-plus yearly market for hardware and software. State and federal lawmakers, meanwhile, have wrestled in recent years with the reality that new technologies also present new challenges.
U.S. Department of Education Study Finds that Good Teaching can be Enhanced with New Technology. Providing further evidence of the tremendous opportunity to use technology to improve teaching and learning, the U.S.
Department of Education today released an analysis of controlled studies comparing online and face-to-face instruction. A systematic search of the research literature from 1996 through July 2008 identified over 1,000 empirical studies of online learning. Of these, 46 met the high bar for quality that was required for the studies to be included in the analysis.
The meta analysis showed that “blended” instruction – combining elements of online and face-to-face instruction – had a larger advantage relative to purely face to face instruction or instruction conducted wholly online. The analysis also showed that the instruction conducted wholly on line was more effective in improving student achievement than the purely face to face instruction. Few rigorous research studies have been published on the effectiveness of online learning for K-12 students. Top. - Top 10 Sites for Creating a Chart or Graph. Studyladder, online english literacy & mathematics. Kids activity games, worksheets and lesson plans. 10 Tech Skills Every Student Should Have.