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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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