Category Archives: Common Core State Standards

Free Resources I’m Using to Help with SBAC and CCSS

Trying to have students secure all of the skills and content they will need to be successful with the Common Core, the Nevada Academic Content Standards, and Smarter Balanced can feel daunting. (Rather, IT IS daunting.) Consequently, I am trying … Continue reading

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Presentation Before the Reno Lodge 13 – Free & Accepted Masons of Nevada

Reno Lodge 13 – Free & Accepted Masons of Nevada gathered for their monthly meeting which including a presentation on the Common Core State Standards. Dr. Amy Weber-Salgo and I reviewed the difference between standards, assessment and curriculum before reviewing … Continue reading

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Repeal of Common Core Testimony—Three Things I Think Deserve Qualification

If you were unable to see the testimony from the Assembly Bill 303 hearing—the bill that would repeal Common Core in Nevada—you can access it here. A number of thoughtful and passionate stakeholders shared their opinion about the CCSS including … Continue reading

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EQuIP Review Process, Reviewed

Implementation specialists and district instructional coaches worked through an introduction to the EQuIP Review Process. Educators spent the morning learning about the creation of the rubrics, becoming familiar with the EQuIP quality review process, and applying the first dimension of … Continue reading

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Lemov’s 4 Imperatives of the Common Core

The New Schools Venture Fund hosted a conference on Common Core and included a session titled, Teaching Literacy in the New World of CCSS (video linked here).  At minute 4:11 Doug Lemov, managing director of Uncommon Schools and author of … Continue reading

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Nevada Students and Educators Describe Common Core

In a video posted here, a number of students and educators explain why they support the Common Core. The video was developed by the Nevada Ready! initiative, an effort  by the Nevada Department of Education and the Nevada State Board … Continue reading

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Updated ‘Planning for the Core’ Templates

If you are planning for the next academic school year with an eye on the instructional shifts and attention to the Basal Alignment Project, Read Aloud Project, and the close read exemplars, the documents below will help. Each is a … Continue reading

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