Tag Archives: Common Core State Standards

Instructional Move 1: Text at the Center of Instruction

Positioning text so that it is at the center of instruction is challenging, to say the least. Thus, as part of Core Task Project and Core Task implementation Project trainings, specific moves have been integrated to assist with this goal. The first … Continue reading

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Instructional Move 5: Teaching Conflict & Characterization

Jon Corippo, Apple Distinguised Educator and Google Certified Teacher, describes how he teaches students to identify the five types of conflict within text. Begin watching Corippo’s explanation at minute 9:55 for full context or at minute 12:25 if you simply … Continue reading

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Instructional Move Number 10: Cold Call

“Cold Call” is outlined in Doug Lemov’s book Teach Like a Champion. The move involves calling on students whether they have their hands up or not. The technique has the advantages of keeping the pace of the class moving, increasing … Continue reading

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CTP at ToPPP Grant Showcase

The ToPPP Grant Showcase, a 13-member consortium in Washinton, D.C., is featuring school leaders, partner organizations, teachers, representatives from PARCC and the Core Task Project. They have gathered these educators to spur dialogue around the question: How can collaboration support … Continue reading

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The Business Roundtable and their Endorsement of CCSS

The Business Roundtable and their Endorsement of CCSS If you have wondered why the business community has endorsed the Common Core, you can learn why in a video posted here. At minute 21:10, Scott Fast, Executive Director of Accenture Foundation … Continue reading

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Writing Instruction and the Common Core

If you have questions about writing and the Common Core, the following LearnZillion webinar will help. Joey Hawkins, the founder of the Vermont Writing Collaborative and author of Writing For Understanding: Using Backward Design To Help All Students Write Effectively, … 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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