Monthly Archives: November 2012

Shanahan on the topic of Instructional Shifts

Dr. Timothy Shanahan describes the Instructional Shifts  in the following webinar.  Marked are several pieces that you may want to visit including Close Reading. 4:47: “…these standards are so profoundly different big shifts in teaching are necessary.” 7:44: Shannon compares … Continue reading

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Close Reading

Erica Beaton has put together the following Prezi on Close Reading. As you flip through the presentation, explicit connections are made from this instructional approach to the standards, to the 2014-2015 assessment and to College and Career Readines Erica has … Continue reading

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Administrators Complete First Session of, “Leading the Core: ELA CCSS”

District leaders participated in the first session of, Leading The Core: ELA CCSS. The course is designed for administrators interested in supporting teachers, parents and community partners as they work with the ELA Common Core State Standards.  Through a lens … Continue reading

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Big Ideas Underlying the Common Core

In a piece for EdWeek, Sarah Sparks reports on the research “infusing” Common Core. The story is a reminder that many of the practices we currently employ remain completely appropriate. It also serves as a reminder that some things may … Continue reading

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Cautions about CCSS Implementation

In an archived webinar, educational consultant and author Grant Wiggins provides two key cautions as educators work with the Common Core. The first of these stem from a teacher’s temptation to over scaffold for children (minute 11:00). He argues that to … Continue reading

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K-2 Edmodo Resource Folder Added

Kindergarten Program Coordinator, Kacey Edgington, has created an Edmodo folder for those working with early literacy outcomes. You will find a number of helpful resources aligned to K-2 outcomes and you will be able to participate in conversations related to … Continue reading

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An Authentic Close Read

In a video on Youtube, a teacher posted her use of the close reading strategy with Martin Luther King’s “Letter From a Birmingham Jail.” The video is as authentic as you can get with students wrestling with a series of … Continue reading

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