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Education Week: Why Core Standards Must Embrace Media Literacy - 5 views

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    Problems with CC media literacy standards: " focus marginalizes uses of a range of other media/digital literacies associated with social-networking sites, blogs, wikis, digital images/videos, smartphone/tablet apps, video games, podcasts, etc., for constructing media content, building social networks, engaging audiences, and critiquing status quo problems.And, other than a mention of the need to "evaluate information from multiple oral, visual, or multimodal sources," there is no specific reference in the common standards to critical analysis and production of film, television, advertising, radio, news, music, popular culture, video games, media remixes, and so on. Nor is there explicit attention on fostering critical analysis of media messages and representations."
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Education Week: The Core Standards for Writing: Another Failure of Imagination? - 9 views

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    Education Week Commentary on Common Core Standards on Writing
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Standards & Software - Tool-based Software and Florida Sunshine State Standards. - 0 views

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    Software classified by category with info on how they can be used to meet FL state standards. Some lesson plans.
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CMS Test results invite scrutiny - CharlotteObserver.com - 0 views

  • Staff at both schools will collect 10- to 15-percent pay hikes based on this year's scores, money that goes away next year. The raises, paid for by county commissioners eager to see kids succeed at low-performing schools, illustrate the rewards and penalties that can hang on test scores.
  • In 2006, a principal split Garinger into five academies with specialized themes. The New Technology school emerged strong, but the rest of the campus struggled.
  • She was convinced the dismal pass rate could change but believed many needed stronger skills to pass exams. “We really had to put the brakes on things,” she said. That meant letting strong students go straight into the EOC classes. But weaker ones took a semester or more of preparatory classes designed to boost their reading, math or science skills.
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  • The Observer analysis shows an unusually large number of Garinger International students sidestepped EOC courses in 2008-09. (See box.)
  • This year the school added juniors, which meant enrollment grew by almost 50 percent. Yet the school gave 46 fewer tests.
  • In English I, which all ninth-graders must take, Garinger International's pass rate went from 67 to 81 percent.
  • the only thing we have to vary is the time it takes to attain the standards. We do not all learn at the same rate.
  • It sounds like the principal is trying to help all her kids be successful. Why must that be cause for suspicion??
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    What do you think?
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Standards: English Language Arts Learning Standards and Core Curriculum:CI&IT:NYSED - 0 views

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    Einstein said "an idea should be as simple as possible but not simpler." These NY ELA standards are the result of long deep thought by some of the best minds in the field, those who understand the complexity of a real classroom.
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The Partnership for 21st Century Skills - Home - 0 views

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    Important site for ELA teachers as we work to redefine and clarify our discipline in light of changing demands from the world of work. NCTE is partnering with P21 to create an ELA framework. Many states have begun to adopt and adapt the P21 standards to t
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