Category Archives: Common Core State Standards

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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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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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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‘Simplifying the ELA Common Core; Demystifying Curriculum’

In a piece for the Kappa Delta Pi Record, Mike Schmoker and Carol Jago describe how you can break through the myriad ELA/literacy standards and immediately get of the “essence” of CCSS. In short, this involves focusing on “simple ‘instructional … Continue reading

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Our New Site: www.63000resources.com

A popular request from teachers and admin is to organize all of the literacy resources that are included in Core Task Project, professional development trainings and blog postings. We’ve done this and they can be found at www.63000resources.com. Educators will find … Continue reading

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Administrative and Supervisory Meeting, January 24th 2014

At the winter Administrative & Supervisory meeting, governance worked through content matched to the Instructional Practice Guides and the Common Core. This included a focus on writing, within the context of CCSS, and Core Action 2—employ questions and tasks that … Continue reading

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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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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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The “Bureaucratic Machine”

In a Ted Talk, Sugata Mitra who started the Hole-in-the-Wall project, reveals the impetus for the modern school—which began three hundred years ago. He describes how the British Empire needed a way to keep track of an enormous expanse of … Continue reading

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Instructional Practice Guide & Accountable Talk Crosswalk

Bonnie Krupa, the Instructional Coach at Sparks Middle School, has created a crosswalk between the Core Actions within the Instructional Practice Guides (IPGs) and Accountable Talk Moves. The document assists in describing the explicit link between what the Common Core … Continue reading

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