Math Programs: How They Rate on Common-Core Alignment Based on market share and states’ recommendations, EdReports.org selected 20 math instructional series to review for common-core alignment. (For reporting purposes, K-5 and 6-8 texts from the same publisher were considered separate series.) Small teams of educators scored the digital and print texts on focus, coherence, rigor, and usability. In addition to individual grade-level ratings, EdReports.org gave summative ratings for each grade band (K-2, 3-5, and 6-8). Eureka Math was the only program that met the expectations for alignment to the Common Core State Standards at every grade level reviewed. Related: Most Math Curricula Found to Be Out of Sync With Common Core Source: Edreports.org | Design & Visualization: Laura Baker
Welcome to the Mathematics Assessment Project Common Core Video Series Education Commissioner John King, David Coleman and Kate Gerson explain every key aspect of Common Core standards in depth. By viewing this 15-part series, New York educators and administrators will learn step-by-step how to implement the Common Core for ELA/Literacy and Math in their schools and classrooms. You’ll also gain a deeper understanding of the rationale behind the Common Core and what it will mean for students across our state. Produced in partnership with NYS PBS stations WCNY/Syracuse and WNET/New York City, the series illuminates the Common Core through conversations between Commissioner King, a former high school social studies teacher and middle school principal; Coleman, a contributing author of the Common Core State Standards; and Gerson, a Senior Fellow with the USNY Regents Research Fund and a former high school English teacher and principal. Viewing the Videos The Common Core videos can be viewed online or downloaded from the links below for offline viewing.
Mathlanding Educator Review Learning Scores Engagement Is the product stimulating, entertaining, and engrossing? Will kids want to return? 3 This well-organized site for teachers is very plain visually, but lets linked content shine. Kids will want to use more direct routes for games. Pedagogy Is learning content seamlessly baked-in, and do kids build conceptual understanding? Great depth and breadth of teacher resources walk hand-in-hand with up-to-the-minute teacher associations and standards documents. Support Does the product take into account learners of varying abilities, skill levels, and learning styles? Extensions for teachers appeal to many adult learning styles, and standards mapping is top notch. Read how we rate and review all products on Graphite. What's It Like? Mathlanding connects K-6 teachers with quality math and technology professional development resources, classroom lessons, webinars, and social media, not to mention fellow teachers. Read MoreRead Less Is It Good For Learning?
Hong Kong International School A Brief Life of Fitzgerald The dominant influences on F. Scott Fitzgerald were aspiration, literature, Princeton, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, and alcohol. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on September 24, 1896, the namesake and second cousin three times removed of the author of the National Anthem. Fitzgerald’s given names indicate his parents’ pride in his father’s ancestry. Edward Fitzgerald failed as a manufacturer of wicker furniture in St. During 1911-1913 he attended the Newman School, a Catholic prep school in New Jersey, where he met Father Sigourney Fay, who encouraged his ambitions for personal distinction and achievement. In June 1918 Fitzgerald was assigned to Camp Sheridan, near Montgomery, Alabama. Fitzgerald quit his job in July 1919 and returned to St. In the fall-winter of 1919 Fitzgerald commenced his career as a writer of stories for the mass-circulation magazines. The Fitzgeralds expected to become affluent from his play, The Vegetable. F. Matthew J.
Beyond Working Hard: What Growth Mindset Teaches Us About Our Brains | GROWTH MINDSET | MindShift | KQED News Growth mindset has become a pervasive theme in education discussions in part because of convincing research by Stanford professor Carol Dweck and others that relatively low-impact interventions on how a student thinks about himself as a learner can have big impacts on learning. The growth mindset research is part of a growing understanding and acknowledgement that many non-cognitive factors are important to academic learning. While it’s a positive sign that educators see value in the growth mindset research and believe they can implement it in their classrooms, the deceptively simple idea has led to some confusion and misperceptions about what a growth mindset really is and how teachers can support it in the classroom. It’s easy to lump growth mindset in with other education catchphrases, like “resiliency” or “having high expectations,” but growth mindset actually has a much more concrete definition. Approaching the world with a growth mindset can be very liberating. Katrina Schwartz
LEAP | Information for Students | Top 10 Things Employers Look for in College Graduates While you may think that choosing the “right” major is key to getting a good job, your long-term professional success will depend far more on acquiring the right skills for a rapidly changing workplace. The ability to work well in teams—especially with people different from yourself An understanding of science and technology and how these subjects are used in real-world settings The ability to write and speak well The ability to think clearly about complex problems The ability to analyze a problem to develop workable solutions An understanding of global context in which work is now done The ability to be creative and innovative in solving problems The ability to apply knowledge and skills in new settings The ability to understand numbers and statistics A strong sense of ethics and integrity Source: "How Should Colleges Prepare Students to Succeed in Today's Global Economy?" (Results of a national poll by Peter D. Hart Research Associates, 2007).
How to Organize Digital Information: Web sites, blogs, and more “The flood of data on the Web has reached mind-boggling proportions.” (NPR, 2010) So many websites, blogs, online newsletters … so little time. How can we keep up in the digital world? What is Personal Knowledge Management (PKM)? The System to PKM The first and essential component to effective management of digital information is the system itself. Find the right tool or application to manage your digital content. 1) The Tool There are many tools to choose from for managing and sharing digital information, yet the selection of the tool is critical, it can make or break your system. Pealtrees: I discovered Pearltrees, which is a fluid and intuitive tool that allows me to manage digital information easily. 2) The Knowledge – My Categories The image below illustrates my ‘trees’ which are the main topics or categories of interest to me. To expand a ‘tree’ I simply click on the circle associated with the category. 3) The method Like this: Like Loading...