Monthly Archives: September 2014

Core Task implementation Project Session 2 Materials

For session two to the Core Task implementation Project (CTiP), educators focused on the Speaking and Listening Standards, Accountable Talk, and the instructional move Quiz, Quiz, Trade. Teachers reflected on actions steps from session one and district supported curricular resources. … Continue reading

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CTP shared with ToPPP

The Core Task Project was shared with educators working with the Teachers and Principals of Pupils Promise grant this week in Washington, D.C. The session focused on the instructional shifts and dispositions matched to the Common Core State Standards. Linked … Continue reading

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Nevada Education Advocates Summit

Educators and community members from throughout the state gathered for the first Nevada Education Advocates Summit. The event was a teacher-led effort to outline the features the Nevada Academic Content Standards. The day was highlighted by a keynote address by … Continue reading

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Literacy Unit Project Begins

Third through 5th grade teachers, from throughout Washoe County, gathered to begin work on developing Literacy Units for their respective grades. Session 1 focused on building a strong understanding on the research governing the Common Core Reading Standards and models … Continue reading

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Assessment and the Common Core

In the video linked here, David Pearson, former dean of the Graduate School of Education at University California, Berkeley, moves viewers through the coming PARCC and SBAC assessments and the implications for instruction. At minute 5:47, he begins an overview … Continue reading

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Video Lesson Demonstrations

The San Bernardino School District has uploaded several lesson demonstrations that can be accessed through Vimeo. The videos include the resources and lesson guides that are featured in the segments as well as comments and annotations from the featured teachers. … Continue reading

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#Edchat Resource Guide—Downloadable and Free

USC Rossier School of Education has created the following #Edchat Resource Guide (here) to help educators connect and communicate around educational topics. #Edchat meets weekly and anyone can participate by simply using the hashtag. In addition to #Edchat, you will … Continue reading

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Washoe Gets some Press

The Core Task Project and the efforts of classroom teachers in Washoe have received a great attention over the last two weeks. Emily Hanford, of American Radio Works, produced an hour-long documentary (here) on Common Core, the first half of … Continue reading

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Building a Better Teacher

Fordham recently hosted an event titled Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone) in which Robert Pondiscio interviews Elizabeth Green about the topic. The section, beginning at minute 12:25 on being a “general … Continue reading

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Core Task Implementation Project Session 1 Materials

The 2014-2015 Core Task implementation Project (CTiP) began today with a renewed focus on the Instructional Practice Guides and materials and professional learning matched to a highly core aligned classroom. This year participants will be working with the Speaking & … Continue reading

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