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Monica Williams-Mitchell

Education in the Age of Globalization » Blog Archive » Five Questions to Ask ... - 29 views

  • Daniel Pink observed, traditionally neglected talents, which he refers to as Right-brained directed skills, including design, story, symphony, empathy, play, and meaning, will become more valuable (Pink, 2006).
    • Monica Williams-Mitchell
       
      YES! We need to address these things. I don't see them as incompatible w CC, however.
  • international assessments such as PISA and TIMSS, which are mostly left-brained cognitive skills.
  • Common Core does not include an element to prepare the future generations to live in this globalized world and interact with people from different cultures.
    • Monica Williams-Mitchell
       
      But does that simple fact prevent us from addressing this? I think not.
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  • Common Core, by forcing children to master the same curriculum, essentially discriminates against talents that are not consistent with their prescribed knowledge and skills.
    • Monica Williams-Mitchell
       
      Is this any different from the current situation? Is this author arguing that we should not have common standards, or that we should maintain our current status quo of a patchwork of test-driven standards?
  • A well organized, tightly controlled, and well-executed education system can transmit the prescribed content much more effectively than one that is less organized, loosely monitored, and less unified. In the meantime, the latter allows for exceptions with more room for individual exploration and experimentation
    • Monica Williams-Mitchell
       
      I think the problem lies in seeing this as an either-or question. Any system that relies solely on testing as the measure of success is short-sighted and archaic. Having no identified common ground puts at risk the learners who most need a firm starting point. To say that the current system allows "more room for individual exploration and experimentation" is naive at best and disingenuous at worst. Where in test-crazed American schools do you see this happening??
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    A provocative article by Yong Zhao on CCSS and reflective questions we ought to as ourselves.
mrs Thompson

If You Teach or Write 5-Paragraph Essays--Stop It! | The White Rhino: A Chicago Latino ... - 19 views

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    Ray Salazar's argument for changing our approach to writing essays in light of the Common Core State Standards...very interesting.
Jeannie Anderson

Common Core State Standards Initiative | Home - 55 views

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  • The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding
  • The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers.
    • Jeannie Anderson
       
      How does CCSS provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn? Who is in charge of this curriculum?
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    Draft of K-12 curriculum standards as part of the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI) available for comment
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    Please excuse any cross-posting.
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    Common Core Standards Website
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    This is the homepage for the Common Core Standards. All standards k-12 are presented and organized by grade-level and content area. You may want to review the standards and highlight the standards you will need to address. You can then print out those standards you need to address.
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    The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them.
Marge Runkle

SchooNoodle: Grades K-12 + Lesson Plans + Activities + videos + current events - 3 views

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    An online social bookmarking community made exclusively for K-12 educators. Find lesson plans, activities, current events, videos, and images, correlated to state standards, for elementary school, middle school and high school subjects.
anonymous

ISTE | NETS for Administrators 2009 - 4 views

  • create, promote, and sustain a dynamic, digital-age learning culture that provides a rigorous, relevant, and engaging education for all students. Educational Administrators:
  • safe, legal, and ethical use of digital information and technology.
  • romote the frequent and effective use of te
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    National Educational Tech Standards for Administrators
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