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Common Core Teamwork Culls Content. Teams of teachers and state education department staff are working together this year on pairing digital resources with Common Core State Standards, an effort to align grade-level goals and learning expectations in clear, plain language.

Common Core Teamwork Culls Content

With an open-source digital resource portal called M.O.R.E. that the Michigan Education Department created five years ago, both Michigan and South Dakota are finding resources and digging deep into the Common Core. In South Dakota, Gov. Dennis Daugaard committed to spending $15 million on an "Investing in Teachers" package. This package includes $8.4 million in training over the next three years on Common Core for teachers, science academies counselor, workshops and administrator leadership training. "I think one of the things that teachers need is the content to help students get to those higher levels of learning," said Julie Mathiesen, director of TIE, a state contractor that runs the curriculum curation project.

The open-source portal. 10 Must-See Common Core Resources. Home » Education The Common Core resource contest is coming along nicely!

10 Must-See Common Core Resources

Thank you for all of the great resources you've been sharing. Here are some of your favorite shared resources so far: The Common Core Conversation - Common Core Conversation. Common Core State Standards Toolkit. Common Core State Standards Toolkit What are the Common Core State Standards and what do they mean for Oregon?

Common Core State Standards Toolkit

Adopted by over 45 states in the U.S., the Common Core State Standards are a set of shared K-12 learning expectations for students in English-language arts and mathematics. These two new sets of content standards replace Oregon’s current standards in English language arts and mathematics. While the new standards are similar in ways to Oregon’s current standards, some content has been shifted and the level of rigor has increased to ensure college and career readiness at the end of high school.

Purpose of the Toolkit. Crosswalk of the Common Core Standards and the Standards for the 21st-Century Learner. Skip to main content ALA User Menu Search form A Division of the American Library Association. 5 things you should know about Common Core standards. Common Core State Standards for School Leaders. From Education Week April 16, 2014 by Caralee Adams The new SAT will require students to cite evidence in support of their understanding of texts in both reading and writing and will emphasize evidence-based reading and writing.

Common Core State Standards for School Leaders

Reading 1) command of evidence, and 2) relevant words in context. The reading test drills down, more specifically, asking students to answer questions based on what is stated and implied in texts across a range of content areas and determine which portion of a text best supports the answer to a given question. Rather than having students try to memorize lists of "SAT words" that are obscure, the new test measures vocabulary knowledge by asking about use of a certain word in the context of a science or social science passage.

District Administrators. To effectively implement the Common Core State Standards, district administrators must create and communicate a common vision among all stakeholders to ensure wide-spread support; develop a written plan for long-range, articulated professional development for all staff in the district; and lead efforts to identify and implement multiple and systemic transition strategies that support an effective shift from current standards and assessments to the CCSS.

District Administrators

This will enable principals and teachers to carry out their key responsibilities in support of students demonstrating the knowledge and skills for their grade levels, meeting or exceeding the expectations on grade-level summative assessments, and becoming college- and career-ready upon graduation from high school. Common Vision District administrators create and communicate a common vision among all stakeholders to ensure widespread support. Professional Development Transition Strategies. Whitswiki - Common Core State Standards Resources. MagellanTech4U - Core Essentials Online Resources. Online Resources for Common Core and North Carolina Essential StandardsNC Curriculum and Standard Course of Study Webpage merged to provide links all in one locationNC DPI Wiki Central Collection of valuable resources for NC Educators Links to North Carolina Common Core and Essential StandardsInstructional Support Tools for the NC Essential Standards Common Core Support ToolsStandards for Mathematical PracticeShifts in ELA and MathematicsLearnNC Resources linked to Common Core and Essential Standards Social Studies:DPI K-12 Social Studies Wiki Information and resourcesSocial Studies at NCWise OwlSocial Studies Learning Activity types: From College of William and Mary: 44 identified types of social studies learning activities.

MagellanTech4U - Core Essentials Online Resources

Examples of supporting technologies for each.Science:DPI Science Wiki Information and resourcesScience at NCWise OwlScience Learning Activity types: From College of William and Mary:40 identified types of science learning activities. TCH Special. Common Core State Standards Initiative - Curriculum and Instruction. ESE Resources for Implementing the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks in 2012-2013 Diving Deeper: Implementing the 2011 Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for Mathematics Diving Deeper: Implementing the 2011 Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for English Language Arts and Literacy Updated Interactive PARCC Model Content Frameworks for Mathematics Grades 3-11 (Revised Version 3.0 November 2012) and English Language Arts/Literacy (Version 2.0), Grades 3-11 Common Core State Standards Implementation Workbook National Parent-Teacher Association Guides to Student Success 2011 Frameworks: MCAS Assessment Transition Plan.

Common Core State Standards Initiative - Curriculum and Instruction

Wondering About Common Core and Complex Text? - Common Core State Standards TOOLBOX. "A lot of reading skills students can apply with a simple text, but can't do so much with a challenging text.

Wondering About Common Core and Complex Text? - Common Core State Standards TOOLBOX

"- Dr. Timothy Shanahan Blocked from YouTube? No problem. Does the information in this chart* cause you concern? *CCSS Appendix A: CCSS Lexile Bands How will you help ALL of your students access the required complex text? You may be thinking, why should I give my struggling readers such difficult text when I know they can’t read it? In a blog post from this summer, Dr. So why is the common core making such a big deal out of having kids read hard text? You can view the summary or download the ACT report right here. Watch Dr. Dr.

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College & career ready. Act and common core. Assessment. Mathematics. Literacy. Resources and Information. Spring Conference 2014 - April 4, 2014 Carol Ann Tomlinson - Differentiation and Common Core: Helping All Learners Succeed with Complex Text Presentation cover and .pdf of slides The Bridge Between Today's Lesson and Tomorrow's - article October 4, 2013 Fall Conference "Education at the Crossroads" Registration Flyer Fall Conference Brochure.

Resources and Information

Common Core State Standards. College and Career Readiness Illinois joined more than 40 states in a collaborative effort to raise learning standards and improve college and career readiness for all students, regardless of where they live.

Common Core State Standards

The new Common Core State Standards establish clear expectations for what students should learn in English language arts and mathematics at each grade level. The standards are high, clear, and uniform to ensure that students are prepared for success in college and the workforce. By emphasizing depth over breadth, the Common Core ensures that students have comprehensive understanding of key concepts. Common Core State Standards in North Carolina for Elementary ... Common Core for the Holidays. CCSS Modules. Common Core Standards. We need national standards. It makes no sense that a student who moves across the river from Lambertville NJ into New Hope PA is faced with different content requirements parceled out in different years. Nor does it make sense any longer to have 50 states fooling with 50 different reforms and state tests, given the limits on state budgets. And it will make it far easier for textbook companies to provide cheaper textbooks without having to customize dozens of the 'same' textbook for the bigger states (while ignoring the small ones).

So, it is gratifying to see - in these hyper-partisan times - that the tipping point has been reached. Every big state in the country (except Texas) has signed on to the Common Core as of August 1st. I remain dissatisfied with the math standards in particular and the Standards movement in general over the past 15 years. The greatest weakness in American education is poor local assessment. Year Two of Implementing the Common Core State Standards: States' Progress and Challenges, by Nancy Kober and Diane Stark Rentner at the Center on Education Policy.

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Webinars. Common Core State Standards Initiative. (select any of the links below) The Common Core State Standards (CCSSI) is a joint effort led by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers to develop a common core of K-12 standards in English language arts and Mathematics. Read more about National PTA's position on Education Standards. The goal initiative is to develop internationally-benchmarked standards that ensure all students are held to consistent expectations that will prepare them for college and career. More than 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, American Samoan Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands and the Anchorage, AK School District have adopted the standards. CCSSI Toolkit. Common Core.