Monthly Archives: September 2013

Resources from the SAP/Danielson Group Training

Student Achievement Partners, working with the Danielson Group, visited Reno and moved K-12 math and ELA/literacy educators through the Instructional Practice Guides and a number of supporting documents. Linked below are the resources used Wednesday and Thursday that allowed for … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Support the Core

Kentucky has created a guide for its community outlining why the state supports the Common Core. Although specifically made for Kentucky, the 10 points are applicable to all states working with the CCSS.  Among the reasons are the financial advantages … Continue reading

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All Students Engaged in the Work of the Lesson

Core Action 3, within the Instructional Practice Guides, was the focus of Friday’s session with Implementation Specialist and instructional coaches. Educators worked through three pieces on content and in turn, working with site leadership, will select one item to share … Continue reading

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The New

 The nonprofit Student Achievement Partners has re-launched its website  The website is a smorgasbord of vetted and aligned Common Core resources for educators. As noted on the new landing page, “This website is full of free content designed to help … Continue reading

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Pondiscio’s Challenge 2026

Although he doesn’t know it, Robert Pondiscio has been a huge part of Washoe’s efforts to implement the Common Core. As part of the district’s professional development launch on August 8th, Pondiscio, via Youtube content, made the case for why … Continue reading

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Your Common Core Questions, Answered

During David Liben’s visit to Reno, he took some time to answer questions that educators in our community either emailed or posted on this blog. The questions are listed below with the link to the answers on Youtube. Liben, the … Continue reading

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Close Reading: Strategies and Practice

Dr. Steven Gehrke, from the University of Nevada, Reno, led Washoe educators through strategies and practice to promote the habit of close reading. Attendees worked through several poems including Robert Frost’s Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening and … Continue reading

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