Monthly Archives: November 2012

Educators Train on Updated CTP

Washoe educators participated in a slightly modified version of the Core Task Project. The handouts and materials have been updated including a new video link as well as a new exemplar. You can download all of the content used during … Continue reading

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Washoe Trains on the Primary Core Task Project

Kindergarten Coordinator Kacey Edgington moved K-2 teachers through a primary version of the Core Task Project. You can access all of the content from the presentation by clicking on the links below. Primary Core Task Project PowerPoint 6=3 Shift Display … Continue reading

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College-Readiness Definition

SBAC has released Achievement Level Descriptors (ALDs) matched to Common Core (here) and college-readiness. You can read an analysis of this work by EdWeek.

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What Teachers Can Learn from the New PARCC and SBAC Sample Assessment Items

2012 National Teacher of the Year Rebecca Mieliwocki shares some insight into the new assessment items released by SBAC and PARCC. She reveals her enthusiasm for the items because she sees them as validation of good instruction. She highlights the … Continue reading

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More Rewrites Added to Washoe’s 6th Grade BAP Folder

As many readers know, Washoe started an effort to rewrite the questions and culminating activities for the 6th grade HMH materials. Following the procedures outlined by the Council of Great City Schools and Student Achievement Partners, questions and culminating assignments … Continue reading

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Questions to Ask Common Core Vendors

Tom Vader Ark outlines suggestions for educators looking for resources aligned to the Common Core. He starts by encouraging us to ask, “The new English/language arts (ELA) standards focus on building knowledge through content-rich, cross-curricular nonfiction texts and on text … Continue reading

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Common Core Works

The Council of Great City Schools has put together Common Core Works, a website dedicated to helping educators bring Common Core outcomes into the classroom.  The CGCS was instrumental in coordinating district efforts during the Basal Alignment Project.

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