Monthly Archives: October 2012

New College Board Keynote Address

David Coleman gave his first public address as the new College Board President on October 26th (video link here). In the speech he outlines the “work worth doing” and the importance of focusing on “what matters most.” If you are … Continue reading

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Common Core Champions Now Linked to Blog

Washoe County recently identified 15 Common Core Champions. These are classroom teachers who are implementing the CCSS with an emphasis on what has to shift instructionally. You can contact them directly, through the frame at the top of this page … Continue reading

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CTP Shared at San Francisco Bay Area CCSS Summit

Contra Costa County Office of Education hosted the San Francisco Bay Area Common Core State Standards Summit. The conference, titled, “Next steps to the Common Core: Approaches to Implementation,” focused on critical topics related to the CCSS. You can click here … Continue reading

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Urban Collaborative Learns about the CTP

Washoe County was afforded the opportunity to share the Core Task Project with the Urban Special Education Leadership Collaborative in Pittsburg. The Collaborative’s fall 2012 conference focused on meeting the needs of diverse learners and “the challenges of the Common … Continue reading

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District Personnel Train on Shift 1

Instructional coaches from throughout the district gathered to review the importance of building a coherent body of knowledge. Attendees watched the following review of the MetaMetrics study measuring what children read from high school to college to career (here). This … Continue reading

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Curious about the Next Generation Science Standards?

Stephen Pruitt, Vice President for Content Research and Development for Achieve, Inc. and a lead developer of the Next Generation Science Standards shares insights into these new outcomes at the NSTA conference in Indianapolis, Indiana (video link here). He emphasizes … Continue reading

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Engaging Students with Complex Text

Torrey Palmer shared Core Shift Blast number 5 today and you can download it here. The focus this week is on engaging students with complex text.  Practitioners, who have been using “Text Talk Time” in their classroom, may find the … Continue reading

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