Monthly Archives: September 2013

Administrative & Supervisory Meeting, September 13th

Close reading, Growth Mindset, and Core Actions 1 and 3, from the Instructional Practice Guides (IPG), were the focus on the most recent A&S meeting. Elementary principals applied the IPG with video of Washoe 3rd grade teacher Chris Hayes filmed … Continue reading

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CCSS are “Valuable and Necessary”

New Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dale A.R. Erquiaga, shares his support for the Common Core in a letter to Nevadans here. The letter explains why the Nevada State Board of Education adopted the standards in 2010 including the importance of … Continue reading

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Smartest Kids in the World

In a video presentation posted by Pop! Tech Amandy Ripley describes her effort to solve a mystery. The mystery? Why are US educational outcomes mediocre relative to other countries. To make her point, she posts the map below. Ripley does … Continue reading

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Parent University, Common Core: An Introduction

Parents are being introduced to the ELA/Literacy Common Core through a class provided by Washoe’s Parent University. The class describes the context for the adoption of the Common Core, the instructional shifts, informative videos content, work with College and Career … Continue reading

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David Liben in Washoe September 6, 2013

David Liben, from Student Achievement Partners, will be visiting Reno this Friday and will conduct a Q&A with instructional leaders and classroom teachers. If you have a burning question, please share in the comment section and we’ll have David answer … Continue reading

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Interactive CCSS Tool for Parents

There have been several strong attempts at keeping parents informed about the Common Core including resources from the PTA (here) and the Council of Great City Schools (here). Stand for Children, an organization dedicated to promoting educational outcomes for K-12 … Continue reading

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