Tag Archives: Council of Great City Schools

Parent University, Common Core: An Introduction

Parents are being introduced to the ELA/Literacy Common Core through a class provided by Washoe’s Parent University. The class describes the context for the adoption of the Common Core, the instructional shifts, informative videos content, work with College and Career … Continue reading

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PSA on the Common Core State Standards

The Council of Great City Schools has created several Public Service Announcements around the Common Core. Described as an explanation of the CCSS, the videos are an approachable way to give parents and community member’s context for why the CCSS … Continue reading

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Publisher’s Criteria Webinar

The Council of Great City School and Student Achievement Partners hosted a webinar describing the Common Core State Standards Publisher’s Criteria (here). You can download the criteria for K-2 here and for 3-12 here. The webinar highlights key features of … Continue reading

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BAP at 11,000 users

Edweek reports that the Basal Alignment Project is now at 11,000 users and you can read how this became the largest Edmodo community here. The Council of Great City Schools also weighs in with a press release in which Council Executive … Continue reading

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Resources on the CCSS for ELLs

If you are looking for items that will assist ELs in meeting the CCSS, Diane Staehr Fenner has shared the following Top Ten Resources. There are some familiar items, that have been linked from this blog in the past, including Stanford … Continue reading

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More Rewrites Added to Washoe’s 6th Grade BAP Folder

As many readers know, Washoe started an effort to rewrite the questions and culminating activities for the 6th grade HMH materials. Following the procedures outlined by the Council of Great City Schools and Student Achievement Partners, questions and culminating assignments … Continue reading

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Common Core Works

The Council of Great City Schools has put together Common Core Works, a website dedicated to helping educators bring Common Core outcomes into the classroom.  The CGCS was instrumental in coordinating district efforts during the Basal Alignment Project.

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