Monthly Archives: July 2013

Lake Charles, LA Materials

Elements of the Core Task Project were shared in Lake Charles, Louisiana this week. The elementary (here) and secondary (here) PowerPoints include links to the video and the toolkits from NASSP, NAESP, NEA, and NASBE. The Instructional Practice Guides (aka … Continue reading

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K-2 Creating Aligned Materials Opportunity!

If you participate in the Basal Alignment Project Edmodo group, you may have seen the following post by Meredith Liben of Student Achievement Partners. If you did not, it is worth reading the announcement below. The Read-aloud Alignment Project (RAP) … Continue reading

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CCSS “Aligned” Materials

Edweek reports on publishers sharing “aligned” resources with educational consumers. Catherine Gewertz describes several of these materials to demonstrate that some of these “alignments” deserve our skepticism. You can read the entire article here. Washoe is using of the Tri-State … Continue reading

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NEW Instructional Practice Guides (aka Evidence Guides)

The Evidence Guides, which were shared as part of the inservice course Advancing Literacy Practice with the Core, have been updated by Student Achievement Partners and are now called the CCSS Instructional Practice Guides. The guides remain in grade level … Continue reading

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Common Core Test Costs

EdWeek reports on what it will costs states, per student, to administer their exams in ELA and math. For PARCC, this works out to be $29.50 per student and for SBAC, $22.50 per student. For an additional $4.80 per student, … Continue reading

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Teachers Reflect on CCSS, the ‘Shifts,’ and Close Reading

In a video produced by EngageNY, educators in New York reflect on their implementation of the Common Core. Teachers address topics including the instructional shifts, close reading, and text-dependent questions. You can watch the video here.

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Advancing Literacy Practice with the Core 7/22&7/23

Washoe educators worked through the last summer session of the inservice course Advancing Literacy Practice with the Common Core. This is the fourth posting about the course and you can access many of the materials included in the session here. … Continue reading

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