Tag Archives: Core Task Project

Back to the Classroom to Teach 4th Grade

For the last four years, I have been introducing myself as a Teacher On Special Assignment working for Washoe’s Curriculum & Instruction Department. That changes in a few weeks when the new academic year begins and I officially become one … Continue reading

Posted in Core Task Project | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Core Task Project | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

K-6 ELA Differentiated Session Opportunities

At the March 13th IS training, educators were presented with “differentiated” session choices for future spring gatherings. The session options reflect current learning from the 2014-2015 academic year as well as a review of material from previous school years. If … Continue reading

Posted in Professional Development | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Session 3 of Core Task implementation Project

Session 3 of the Core Task implementation Project continued to take well-vetted instructional materials through the Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle. The session allowed for opportunities to reflect with peers, share ideas and resources, and have conversations around “focus” students. Teachers reviewed the … Continue reading

Posted in CTiP | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Session Materials from DC CTP

Washington D.C. educators gathered for a second time to work through materials that have been vetted through the Core Task and Core Task implementation Project. The three-hour session focused on text complexity and text-dependent questions. The work of bringing CTP … Continue reading

Posted in Core Task Project | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Washoe Gets some Press

The Core Task Project and the efforts of classroom teachers in Washoe have received a great attention over the last two weeks. Emily Hanford, of American Radio Works, produced an hour-long documentary (here) on Common Core, the first half of … Continue reading

Posted in Core Task Project | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in CTiP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Core Task Project Inservice Course Posted

If are interested in moving through the Core Task Project, you can earn a half credit by signing up for the course here. Most people reading this blog know of the CTP but if you need a reminder The Core … Continue reading

Posted in Professional Development | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Classroom Management, Complex Text | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Core Task Project | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment