Monthly Archives: December 2013

PBS News Hour: CCSS

The PBS News Hour posted a measured piece on Common Core and their effectuation. Jeffery Brown interviews Claudio Sanchez of NPR, Amanda Ripley, author of “The Smartest Kids in the World” and Education Correspondent John Merrow. The panelists give greater … Continue reading

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When Can you Trust the Experts?

My wife purchased “When Can you Trust the Experts: How to Tell Good Science from Bad in Education” by Dan Willingham as a holiday gift for me. The book provides a process for “sifting” through information and determining “which of … Continue reading

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Resources for the Common Core State Standards

The Wyoming Department of Education has shared “Resources for the Common Core State Standards.” The pdf is divided into three sections for parents, teachers, and leaders. You can visit the site and download the document here.

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Bridging CCSS Efforts Between UNR and WCSD

Faculty from the University of Nevada, Reno College of Education and personnel within Washoe County School District’s Office of Academics met to discuss work around the Common Core State Standards. The day started with an overview of the ELA/Literacy instructional … Continue reading

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Teaching American History Newsletter

The Northern Nevada Teaching American History Project has shared its most recent edition of Project Tahoe, a newsletter to support Social Studies teachers in their implementation of the Common Core. The newsletter includes teachers describing their use of close reading, … Continue reading

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Close Reading: How is it Taught?

Dr. Louisa Moats, contributing author to the Common Core State Standards, answers the question here.

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Writing with the Common Core, the website created by the American Federation of Teachers, has enlisted the aide of a number of distinguished academics to assist with the implementation of the Common Core.  Dr. Louisa Moats, a contributing writer of the Common Core State … Continue reading

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Accountable Talk to Support the Common Core

As part of the Core Task implementation Project (CTiP), classroom teachers worked with the Accountable Talk Sourcebook. The sourcebook is a rich resource and complements many of the indicators within the Instructional Practice Guides (And it’s free!). For those interested … Continue reading

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How Writing can Improve Reading

In a guide shared by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Alliance for Excellent Education, Vanderbilt professors Steve Graham and Michael Hebert describe the evidence for how writing can improve reading. Among the recommendations: Have Students Write About … Continue reading

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