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Cara Whitehead

Educational Standards Correlations - 11 views

    VocabularySpellingCity provides the following sets of correlations to standards: U.S. Standards by State Common Core Standards for each States' Implementation Australian Standards by State Canadian Standards by Province English National Curriculum Standards
Vicki Davis

The School Standards Debate: Time for Tech To Weigh In | Tech.pinions - Perspective, In... - 3 views

    There are many nations (like Finland) who have national standards but local flexibility. This technologist writes an article supporting Common Core while saying that many don't understand what they contain. Honestly, I see another person who hasn't read some of them. My biggest issue is - who controls the standards and how can they be revised in the future.In a country showing a poor ability to keep politicians from writing standards, by centralizing they become easy target to the whims and sways of the pendulum of politics in the US. That said, I think national standards are likely inevitable.I just hope they put enough different people onto Common Core that group think doesn't send us in a very bad direction. If we have national standards and make it there, they become very important to our future as a country.
Holly Pope

If You Teach or Write 5-Paragraph Essays--Stop It! | The White Rhino: A Chicago Latino ... - 15 views

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

Common Core Haiku Stories | Burkins & Yaris - 7 views

    Translating the reading standards of the Common Core into haiku.  Beautiful rendition!
Nancy White

Parents' Guide to Student Success | PTA - 7 views

    Common Core standards in plain english by grade level! Nice.
edutopia .org

How to Engage Underperforming Students | Edutopia - 11 views

    By focusing tightly on instructional strategies and PD, educators at Cochrane Collegiate Academy saved their school from closure. In just three years, they have doubled student performance, and they continue to reach higher. Read the article. [Interactive Video Player: Look for downloadable PDF worksheets and other resource links to appear under the player as you watch the video.]
edutopia .org

How One School Beats the Odds Every Day | Edutopia - 5 views

    How One School Beats the Odds Every Day
edutopia .org

Deeper Learning Community of Practice Recap | Edutopia - 6 views

    Although student work may reflect many of our previous criteria for what the deeper learner does, we need more information about how and why that happened.
Suzie Nestico

Five Myths About the Common Core - 8 views

  • Myth #1 The Common Core State Standards are a national curriculum.
  • Myth #2 The Common Core State Standards are an Obama administration initiative.
  • Myth #3 The Common Core standards represent a modest change from current practice.
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  • Myth #4 States cannot implement the Common Core standards in the current budget climate.
  • Myth #5 The Common Core State Standards will transform schools.
  • Standards are not curriculum: standards spell out what students should know and be able to do at the end of a year; curriculum defines the specific course of study—the scope and sequence—that will enable students to meet standards.
  • States are building the assessments, and once the assessments are in place, they will be administered and operated by states. They are not federal tests.
  • In preparation for adoption of the Common Core standards, several states conducted analyses that found considerable alignment between them and their current standards
    • Suzie Nestico
      Pennsylvania has same findinggs in its analysis of alignment of PA academic standards - closely aligned, ELA more than Math.
  • And officials in 76 percent of districts in Common Core states said in a survey released in September 2011 by the Center on Education Policy that inadequate funds for implementation was a major challenge.
  • But to have an effect on the day-to-day interaction between students and teachers, and thus improve learning, states and districts will have to implement the standards. That will require changes in curricula and assessments to align with the standards, professional development to ensure that teachers know what they are expected to teach, and ultimately, changes in teacher education so that all teachers have the capability to teach all students to the standards. The standards are only the first step on the road to higher levels of learning.
    What I've encountered most in dealing with colleagues is the fear and the notion that this is just another five to ten year fad in education. It is important first to help others understand CCSS are not a quick-fix or an answer. In some ways, CCSS take us back to what good teaching looks. Ultimately, aside from the budgetary concerns with implementation, perhaps the other greatest struggle here will be the state-level assessment of the CCSS. In order for states to get it right, there needs to adequate time devoted to determining adequate assessment, not drill-and-kill. Broad, interconnected, higher-order thinking cannot be bubbled-in. Period.
Vicki Davis

Schools Matter: Resolution submitted to NCTE opposing common core standards and nationa... - 4 views

    A resolution being submitted to the National Council of Teachers of English blaming current US problems on poverty not the education system. (On a note from me: The country is crying out for change in education. Change can be done to you or by you. To defiantly state there are no problems is to deny the truth. Every system has issues. No school is perfect. But right now, the national opinion is that there are problems. I'd be offering solutions you can live with or live with the solutions handed down to you by a clueless bureaucrat who only was in a classroom when he/she was a child. The one thing that is an advantage is that when industries standardize, we often see innovation. How much time is wasted in aligning with 50 different state standards?))
Vicki Davis

Stagnant Future, Stagnant Tests: Pointed Response to NY Times "Grading the Digital Scho... - 38 views

    This very well written piece from Cathy Davidson has me cheering. It is written in response to the recent NY time article "Grading the Digital school." Cathy is the one who belongs in the New York Times in my opinion. Right on. Please read even if you don't agree, it will get you seeing how many educators think.
Suzie Nestico

MasteryConnect - 26 views

  • MasteryConnect makes it simple to share and discover common formative assessments and track mastery of state and Common Core standards. Built-in grading tools save teachers time.
    This is a great site for getting your head around the common core. A free account allows you access to a lot of the features and Common Assessments. Premium accounts allow you tools to collect assessment on your iPad or mobile device. Download the MasteryConnect FREE app for your iP*d or phone and have every Common Core standard easily accessible at your finger tips.
Claude Almansi

Canadians Move to Improve Captioning Standards for English and French TV Broadcasts | C... - 0 views

    "August 15, 2011. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has begun a rulemaking to strengthen and expand their current TV closed captioning standards for both English TV and French TV broadcasts. However, they will not be looking at standards for digital and new media platforms in this process. The CRTC seeks input on:"
Vicki Davis

Teachers see change coming in Common Core State Standards  | - 1 views

    Article about Georgia Dept of Ed rollout of common core standards and their self admitted botched rollout of state standards several years back. The worst issue from my discussions with Georgia Public school teachers was the attempt at Math I, II, III, an attempt to combine Algebra, Geometry, Trig and Statistics. Not only did the teachers complain but so did parents. I know of several math teachers who quit over this. This is what happens in experiments like this. Standards sound great but who writes them? What happens when they are cumbersome? Look at technology standards which many (including me) think are way too heavily influenced by industry.
David Hilton

Professional Learning and Leadership Learning Development Directorate - 12 views

    Excellent links to articles and policies used by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training. 

Edsteps (Paul Sandrock) - 11 views

shared by ajalkhas on 12 Mar 11 - Cached
    Recommended at FL:ESFEST 2011 by Paul Sandrock
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