Tag Archives: Nevada

Maximizing Literacy Skills with the OUT

At the Northern Nevada Council for Social Studies, I presented on using the 4th grade OUTs to maximize literacy skills with intermediate students. The 4th grade OUTs—Opening Up the Textbook—is a curricular resource matched to Nevada’s state history. Developed by … Continue reading

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Repeal of Common Core Testimony—Three Things I Think Deserve Qualification

If you were unable to see the testimony from the Assembly Bill 303 hearing—the bill that would repeal Common Core in Nevada—you can access it here. A number of thoughtful and passionate stakeholders shared their opinion about the CCSS including … Continue reading

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Dr. Frederick Hess, Author of Cage-Busting Leadership, Coming to Reno

Dr. Frederick Hess will be visiting Washoe County School District this Friday as part of the Leadership Institute of Nevada. If you don’t know Dr. Hess’ work, and if you are not attending the event, it might be worth watching … Continue reading

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‘How and How Not to Prepare Students for the New Tests’

A popular question, since Nevada officially adopted the SBAC Test for the 2014-2015, is how to best prepare students for the coming assessments. I certainly have an opinion and have consistently noted that if you take full advantage of well-vetted … Continue reading

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Nevada Education Advocates Summit

Educators and community members from throughout the state gathered for the first Nevada Education Advocates Summit. The event was a teacher-led effort to outline the features the Nevada Academic Content Standards. The day was highlighted by a keynote address by … Continue reading

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Nevada Students and Educators Describe Common Core

In a video posted here, a number of students and educators explain why they support the Common Core. The video was developed by the Nevada Ready! initiative, an effort  by the Nevada Department of Education and the Nevada State Board … Continue reading

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Showcase Nevada Presentation Materials

At the 5th Annual Showcase Nevada—the Afterschool Experience, educators worked with the Instructional Practice Guides (IPG) to bridge their efforts with the Common Core State Standards. Personnel, from throughout the state, reviewed the instructional shifts and the IPGs and then applied … Continue reading

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