Tag Archives: Core Knowledge

63000Resources.com Continues to be Updated

I have received a number of emails asking if the website www.63000resources will be maintained with my return to the classroom. The answer is yes. Over the last four weeks, I have added a number of Core Knowledge supplements, new K-3 Document … 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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Core Knowledge Overview Session Materials

At the district’s February 6th Blue Friday, Implementation Specialists could attend a session to overview the Core Knowledge materials and a second session on specific Core Knowledge implementation successes and challenges. Both sessions included opportunities to clarify misconceptions including the … Continue reading

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More Teacher Created CK Supplements Uploaded to 63000Resources

We continue to add teacher created Core Knowledge materials to www.63000resources.com. Over the winter break we posted 50 documents from Monique Scott, Heather Hanifen, Emily Poertner, and DeAnna Parker ranging from graphic organizers, to flipcharts to vocabulary cards. Since break we’ve … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at Text Complexity and Using Rich Nonfiction

The Melton Elementary staff reviewed evidence describing why all students should be working with complex texts and rich nonfiction. This included looking at the MetaMetrics study on Lexiles and Dr. Tim Shanahan’s review of the ACT study, “Reading Between the … Continue reading

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OSP Review of Core Knowledge Implementation

The Office of School Performance reviewed the current implementation of Core Knowledge. The 15-minute presentation focused on current supports and conditions for success. You can review the PowerPoint that was shared here.

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110 Core Knowledge Teacher Created Supplements Added to 63000resources.com

If you are implementing Core Knowledge, consider visiting the Core Knowledge section, from the ELA tab, at http://www.63000resources.com. These are the resources currently in the Edmodo group but feedback, from Core Task implementation Project sessions, consistently included a request to … Continue reading

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November 4th Presentation Materials–with Pondiscio Video Links

As part of the November 4th Professional Learning Day, K-3 educators from 18 different sites gathered for a Core Knowledge Rendezvous. The day focused on a taped presentation by Robert Pondiscio (part 1 here and part 2 here) followed by … Continue reading

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Core Task Implementation Project Session 1 Materials

The 2014-2015 Core Task implementation Project (CTiP) began today with a renewed focus on the Instructional Practice Guides and materials and professional learning matched to a highly core aligned classroom. This year participants will be working with the Speaking & … Continue reading

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What is “Developmentally Appropriate”

If you aren’t visiting Thinking Common Core, you may want to take few minutes to look over what is there.  The site curates relevant CCSS content including a recent blog post by Dr. Dan Willingham. In the post, Willingham challenges … Continue reading

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