Monthly Archives: March 2014

Nevada’s 5th Family Engagement in Education Summit

At Nevada’s 5th Family Engagement in Education Summit, teachers, school administrators, parents, elected officials and community members learned more about the Nevada Academic Content Standards (including the Common Core). Participants worked through a study from MetaMetrics, the instructional shifts, and … Continue reading

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Showcase Nevada Presentation Materials

At the 5th Annual Showcase Nevada—the Afterschool Experience, educators worked with the Instructional Practice Guides (IPG) to bridge their efforts with the Common Core State Standards. Personnel, from throughout the state, reviewed the instructional shifts and the IPGs and then applied … Continue reading

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Common Core Site Updated

If it has been some time since you visited http://www.corestandards.org, it is worth returning. The website has been revamped and now includes more targeted areas including a specific section for parents. Further, the site is more comprehensive with answers to … Continue reading

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Dr. Templeton Presents on Foundational Skills in the Context of the CCSS

Dr. Shane Templeton, a Foundation Professor Emeritus of Literacy Studies at UNR, worked with Washoe educators on the topic of “Foundational Skills in the Context of the Common Core State Standards.” The presentation drew specific attention to the following topics: … Continue reading

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SAT Exam Overhaul

In announcing that the SAT would change, College Board President David Coleman noted that the SAT should reflect “worthy challenges” instead of “artificial obstacles.” This would mean that students would be reading more source documents and retrieving evidence. Likewise, there … Continue reading

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Sunday Videos and Reads

Listed below are a few things that might help with your Common Core implementation efforts. (And keep you busy on a Sunday afternoon) The California Department of Education has produced the following seven-minute video that explains how to read the … Continue reading

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