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Principal Leadership Team Session 2

Educators gathered for the second session of the Principal Leadership Team inservice course. The focus was on the ELA Instructional Shifts and working to build capacity and a vision around these outcomes. The class is a unique opportunity for Washoe … Continue reading

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A Look at the Math Standards—Unfiltered

As I prepare for the classroom, I’ve asked trusted colleagues what math resources I should be looking over. Almost without exception, they direct me to the Progressions Documents for the Common Core State Standards. If you are unfamiliar with these, … Continue reading

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My Running Diary of an Anita Archer Presentation—Part 2 (Writing)

Beginning at minute 5:52, Dr. Anita Archer frames her presentation on Providing Explicit Instruction on Writing Arguments by outlining her “principles.” They include 1) breaking down complex skills into obtainable skills; 2) providing explicit instruction that involves modeling and guided … Continue reading

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Introduction to Core Knowledge Course Materials

Staff from Caughlin Ranch, Roy Gomm and Hunter Lake Elementary gathered for the district’s “Introduction to Core Knowledge—Short Course.” Professional learning, domain and lesson exploration, video of lesson demonstrations, and time for planning around the Core Knowledge scope and sequence … Continue reading

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Document Based Questions—Support and Materials

Many of you may already be using Document Based Questions in your 6th grade classroom but if you are not, it is an excellent resource to consider. DBQs reinforce important Common Core outcomes including building content knowledge with rich non-fiction; … Continue reading

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Free Next Generation Science Standards Videos

Paul Anderson, a high school teacher who publishes under the name Bozeman Science, has created sixty Youtube videos for the Next Generation Science Standards. If you are a NGSS novice like me, the videos are proving well worth the view. … Continue reading

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CCSS and the Arts Training Materials

Secondary art teachers, from throughout the district, gathered to bridge art outcomes with the Common Core State Standards. The effort focused on a review of the instructional shifts followed by connecting the CCSS to the habits of Describing, Analyzing, Interpreting, … Continue reading

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