Tag Archives: NVACS

Coherent Body of Knowledge Presentation Materials

Educators gathered to review the research and the opinions that have helped inform Washoe’s decision to focus on building a coherent body of knowledge using rich non-fiction. This included editorials by Deborah Meiers and Robert Pondiscio, research by cognitive psychologist … 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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March Session of CTiP for Grades 3 through 5

The March session of the Core Task implementation Project, for 3rd through 5th grade teachers, focused on academic vocabulary. Teachers, working with Basal Alignment Project lessons or close reads, reviewed two instructional moves to enhance these resources—Questions, Reasons, Examples and … Continue reading

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Core Task implementation Project Session 6–Foundations and Academic Vocab

Session 6 of the Core Task implementation Project featured three activities to strengthen Tier 1 instruction. The first was a blast from the past in which participants looked through elements of NELIP (remember that?) and noted which were addressed through … Continue reading

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Last Session—Session 5–of Literacy Units Project

The final session of the Literacy Unit Project finished with participants vetting the units before sharing them with members of C&I, RPDP and Striving Readers for final edits. The Literacy Units, which span grades 3rd through 5th, will be available … Continue reading

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CTL 746 Presentation Materials

Students in Dr. Margaret Ferrara’s CTL 746 class—a course focused on the principles of curriculum development—moved through some foundational pieces on the Nevada Academic Content Standards and the Common Core. Participants learned about the instructional shifts, the Instructional Practice Guides, … 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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