Monthly Archives: August 2013

Instructional Practice Guides

As part of their professional development launch in K-5, educators in San Lorenzo were introduced to the Instructional Practice Guides (PowerPoint here). You can download the guides here.

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August 16th “Blue Friday”

The PowerPoint for the August 16th Blue Friday K-6 ELA presentation can be found here. The short session included a review of the August 8th PD Launch and a discussion about an exchange between College Board President David Coleman and … Continue reading

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iTunes University CCSS Course Series

The Council of Chief State School Officers has created a series of iTunes University courses to prepare educators for the Common Core and the necessary instructional shifts. The courses provide experiences with critical outcomes and provide “classroom-ready resources.” You can … Continue reading

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Access to Common Core Edmodo Groups

Access to 11 popular Edmodo groups can be gained by using the links and codes in a document linked here. The groups include the social studies units and social studies close reading examples; SAP’s Basal Alignment Project and Anthology Alignment … Continue reading

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Teaching Annotation

Annotation seems to be a popular subject judging from the email I received asking for direction with this instructional approach. The following might help. In an article that appeared in The Reading Teacher, Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey describe a … Continue reading

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‘How to Annotate’

A popular request from the Instructional Practice Guide session were the annotations posters featured in the intermediate grade video (here). Although we do not have copies of the posters, we did capture images of the posters and have posted them … Continue reading

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2013-2014 Professional Development ‘Sessions’

Washoe’s elementary teachers worked through a number of Common Core sessions as part of the district’s professional development launch. The sessions, all of which can be accessed on Edmodo (group link here) include content to connect to CCSS in the … Continue reading

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