Tag Archives: CCSS

Principal Leadership Team Session 2

Educators gathered for the second session of the Principal Leadership Team inservice course. The focus was on the ELA Instructional Shifts and working to build capacity and a vision around these outcomes. The class is a unique opportunity for Washoe … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Ideas for the First Week of Math Instruction

“A great question for any teacher… is where to begin.” I remember David Coleman, one of the lead authors of the Common Core State Standards, saying this at a speech before educators in 2012. I find myself asking this same … 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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My Running Diary of an Anita Archer Presentation—Part 2 (Writing)

Beginning at minute 5:52, Dr. Anita Archer frames her presentation on Providing Explicit Instruction on Writing Arguments by outlining her “principles.” They include 1) breaking down complex skills into obtainable skills; 2) providing explicit instruction that involves modeling and guided … Continue reading

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