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The Best CCSS Resource You Might Not Be Using–The OUT

If you look through the data for this blog as well as my companion site, 63000resources.com, a not so surprising trend emerges. Overwhelmingly, classroom materials are the most downloaded and clicked on links when compared to professional development resources, presentation … 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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Presentation to Board of Trustees, August 12, 2014

I was asked to present to the Washoe County School Board of Trustees on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The time to speak was brief—10 minutes—and in that time I moved the trustees through the principles that … Continue reading

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CCSS through the Lens of Social Emotional Learning

In a brief presentation just posted on Youtube, Dr. Nancy Markowitz makes the case that absent attention to Social Emotional Learning (SEL), student will be unable to meet the academic expectations of the Common Core. Dr. Markowitz builds her case … Continue reading

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Nevada Ready! Facebook Page is Live

The Nevada Ready! Facebook page is live. The page serves as a place for educators, parents, and community leaders to learn more about the Nevada Academic Content Standards. You can find the page here. 

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Additions to www.63000resources.com

A number of resources and materials have been added to http://www.63000resources.com. Like everything else at the site, the items are free and well aligned to the shifts and the Instructional Practice Guides. The “Year at a Glance” planning tool for … 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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Access to CCSS Edmodo Groups

The document describing the Edmodo groups that support free materials and professional development aligned to the CCSS has been updated. You can access the document here or here.

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Instructional Practice Guides

As part of their professional development launch in K-5, educators in San Lorenzo were introduced to the Instructional Practice Guides (PowerPoint here). You can download the guides here.

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Advancing Literacy Practice with the Core 7/22&7/23

Washoe educators worked through the last summer session of the inservice course Advancing Literacy Practice with the Common Core. This is the fourth posting about the course and you can access many of the materials included in the session here. … Continue reading

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