Category Archives: Core Task Project

More Free and Vetted Materials Added to 63000Resources.com

I continue to maintain and post to the website http://www.63000resources.com. Recently, a number of teacher created Core Knowledge materials were shared with me and I posted these. Likewise, everything I am creating for my own classroom (here) are being uploaded. … Continue reading

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Nevada PTA: Summer Leadership Training PowerPoint

Nevada PTA: Summer Leadership Training Linked below is the PowerPoint that Dr. Amy Weber-Salgo and I shared with the Nevada PTA at their Summer Leadership Training. I introduced the Common Core ELA Instructional Shifts and some of the evidence that … Continue reading

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Back to the Classroom to Teach 4th Grade

For the last four years, I have been introducing myself as a Teacher On Special Assignment working for Washoe’s Curriculum & Instruction Department. That changes in a few weeks when the new academic year begins and I officially become one … Continue reading

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Session 7 of Core Task implementation Project (The End)

The last session of the Core Task implementation Project concluded with a focus on writing and the instructional move, “Painted Essay.” The strategy, which fits well with Session 3 of CTiP and the In Common resources, gives practitioners a way … Continue reading

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Session Materials–Denver Core Advocate Event

Listed below are the session materials that Nevada educators shared at the national “Taking the Next Step” Core Advocate Conference in Denver, Colorado. Chris Hayes, Angela Motter and I did a session on Core Knowledge and how Washoe teachers are … Continue reading

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NASB Presentation Materials

At the Nevada Association of School Boards meeting in Reno, board members learned more about the Instructional Shifts and Washoe’s K-6 ELA implementation efforts. This included a review of student artifacts and some of the evidence that guided teachers as … Continue reading

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March Session of CTiP for Grades 3 through 5

The March session of the Core Task implementation Project, for 3rd through 5th grade teachers, focused on academic vocabulary. Teachers, working with Basal Alignment Project lessons or close reads, reviewed two instructional moves to enhance these resources—Questions, Reasons, Examples and … Continue reading

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