Inquiring Into the Common Core

Author: Nancy Fichtman Dana
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452274266
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This innovative book is designed to help educators develop a better understanding of the Common Core through the processes of teacher and student enquiry. It is grounded in the premise that teacher inquiry is a logical mechanism with which teachers and administrators can gain insights into the standards, what they mean for teachers and students, and how the Common Core can be actualized within the reality of teachers′ everyday work with students in the classroom. At the same time it advocates that teachers engage students in the process of inquiry in the classroom as a central means of helping them meet the new standards.

Integrating Children s LIterature through the Common Core State Standards

Author: Rachel L. Wadham
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610696093
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Implementation of the Common Core State Standards with the integration of children's literature can transform teaching and learning into a holistic and engaging experience. • Offers an easy-to-understand explanation of the CCSS • Defines and explains the CCSS three-prong approach to text complexity • Provides usable lesson and unit plans • Explains how to use children's literature as a primary tool for implementing the CCSS

A School Leader s Guide to Implementing the Common Core

Author: Gloria D. Campbell-Whatley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317670698
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This accessible resource addresses the problems, challenges, and issues that general and special education leaders frequently face on a day-to-day basis in implementing the Common Core standards in their schools. Grounded in best practices from current literature, this text provides leaders with practical solutions to working with teachers and differentiating instruction for all students—including students with special needs, ESL, and ELL learners. A School Leader’s Guide to Implementing the Common Core presents a cohesive framework and offers viable options for effective inclusive instruction based on students‘ varied learning needs. Special Features: Vignettes and "Research-Based Practical Tips" offer concrete connections to school contexts and illustrate practical applications. Explores current trends in Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), and Response to Intervention (RTI), and how they relate to the Common Core Standards. Guides leaders through the development of effective policies for culturally responsive instruction in the classroom.

The School of Education

Author: Jianping Shen
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780820440903
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book discusses the identity and future of the school of education by exposing the internal and external tension the school experiences. Within the school of education, faculty members are frustrated by the alienating nature of the reward structure. O

Math Education for America

Author: Mark Wolfmeyer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134673779
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Math Education for America? analyzes math education policy through the social network of individuals and private and public organizations that influence it in the United States. The effort to standardize a national mathematics curriculum for public schools in the U.S. culminated in 2010 when over 40 states adopted the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Rather than looking at the text of specific policy documents, this book complements existing critical reviews of the national math education curriculum by employing a unique social network analysis. Breaking new ground in detailing and theorizing the politics of math education, Wolfmeyer argues that the private interests of this network are closely tied to a web of interrelated developments: human capital education policy, debates over traditional and reform pedagogy, the assumed content knowledge deficit of math teachers, and the proliferation of profit-driven educational businesses. By establishing the interconnectedness of these interests with the national math education curriculum, he shows how the purported goals of math education reform are aligned with the prevailing political agendas of this social network rather than the national interest.

The Collaborative Analysis of Student Learning

Author: Amy Colton
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506303986
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A proven approach to transformative professional learning that raises achievement for all students! Trusted educators Colton, Langer, and Goff are pioneers of an extraordinarily effective approach to professional learning: Collaborative Analysis of Student Learning (CASL). This evidence-based book is fully updated to address the Common Core State Standards. Learn how to: Design a sustainable CASL program based on two decades of nationwide implementation experience Inquire into student work and assessments to promote learning excellence Use the CASL Teacher as Collaborative Inquirer framework to promote culturally competent, rigorous teaching Develop and implement new instructional strategies that mesh with Common Core standards

Pathways to Thinking Schools

Author: David N. Hyerle
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483359077
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Give students the essential thinking skills they need to thrive. Exclusively content-focused teaching may improve test scores, but it leaves students without the cognitive skills for success in an information-overloaded world where deep thinking, collaborative problem solving, and emotional intelligence is essential. In this book, David Hyerle presents case studies of schools and educators who have applied these powerful models, in some case system-wide, to remedy this situation, including: Visual learning tools including Hyerle’s renowned Thinking Maps A language for students to improve their intellectual-emotional behaviors as they learn A system for developing students’ abilities to ask questions in the context of a developing Community of Inquiry