Tag Archives: CTP

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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Core Task implementation Project, Session 4 Materials

Session 4 of the Core Task implementation Project (CTiP) focused on refining work with the Core Knowledge materials and a renewed effort to build understanding around syntax and the Common Core language standards. Teachers also brought student writing samples, based … Continue reading

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Session 4 Materials for DC CTP

The fourth session of the DC Core Task Project focused on strategies to allow all students to engage in the work of the lesson—the focus of Core Action 3 within the Instructional Practice Guides. Educators engaged in professional learning taken from … 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 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

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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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