Monthly Archives: July 2012

Washoe Educators Participate in the BAP

Last spring elementary school teachers, Implementation Specialists, and staff within the Office of Academics, worked through a process to more closely align the Houghton Mifflin Reading materials to the Common Core State Standards. A specific writing protocol was followed, developed … Continue reading

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Differentiation and the “instructional shifts”

If you are someone who has been trying to make the connection between differentiation and the Common Core, you may want to take the time to watch the following webinar by with Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson (here). If you don’t … Continue reading

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David Liben’s Keynote Address before the VSC

David Liben, in a keynote address (here) before the Vermont State Colleges (VSC), addresses a number of key parts of the Common Core including the history of the CCSS, the research on which it is based, and the importance of … Continue reading

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The Libens are Coming!

Mark your calendars, the Libens are coming. They will be presenting before Washoe educators on August 20th and to Striving Readers sites on August 21st. Workshop participants will build on the learning from the February 2012 visit by David and … Continue reading

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Basal Alignment Project is live

The Basal Alignment Project has gone live. As described in the press release, “Dozens of freely-available, revised questions and tasks for widely used 3rd-5th grade texts in basal reading series. Click here to sign up on Edmodo. Use code ‘etuyrm’ … Continue reading

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Washoe Educators Describe the Core Task Project

This summer, Washoe County teachers volunteered to have their voices recorded so they could share their experiences with the Core Task Project. Thank you to Ann Warren, Kim Price, Loree Gerboth, Jodie Westmont, Linnea Wolters, and Curtis Coney. To watch … Continue reading

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GE Conference Materials from July 19th

Below are the materials we shared at the 2012 GE Developing Futures In Education Conference in Orlando, Florida. The purpose of the presentation was to assist districts in their implementation of the Common Core. PowerPoint presentation for morning and afternoon … Continue reading

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