Tag Archives: CCSS

Running Diary of an Anita Archer Presentation—Part 1

Anita Archer will be in Washoe County on May 15th to speak to our adminstrators and supervisors and then on May 16th to work with classroom teachers and instructional coaches. Many of us, however, will be unable to attend these events. … Continue reading

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The Arts and the Common Core State Standards

By serendipitous luck, I found the following blog that focuses on art outcomes in the elementary grades. Author Meg Riley, apart from having students engage in the production of art works, annotates how she connects a lesson to history, aesthetics, and criticism. It … 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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Coherent Body of Knowledge Presentation Materials

Educators gathered to review the research and the opinions that have helped inform Washoe’s decision to focus on building a coherent body of knowledge using rich non-fiction. This included editorials by Deborah Meiers and Robert Pondiscio, research by cognitive psychologist … 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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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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Darling-Hammond & Polikoff on Standards and Assessment

In a presentation before the Maryland State Education Association, Stanford professor Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond and University of Southern California professor Dr. Morgan Polikoff overview the Common Core State Standards and contextualize previous state standards and assessments. Certainly worth watching the … Continue reading

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