Understanding Common Core State Standards

Author: John S. Kendall
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416613315
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Now that the Common Core standards are coming to just about every school, what every school leader needs is a straightforward explanation that lays out the benefits of the Common Core in plain English, provides a succinct overview, and gets everyone thinking about how to transition to this promising new paradigm. This handy, inexpensive booklet helps you get everyone in your school community--teachers, parents, and other stakeholders--up to speed. Circulating multiple copies throughout your school will provide an overview of the new standards in English language arts/literacy and mathematics, highlighting their key aspects. Plus, there are numerous suggestions on transition activities for teachers and districts to consider, including: (1) Creating a Crosswalk, which compares the content of the Common Core with your current standards; (2) Developing transition documents that support deeper understanding of the Common Core standards by using current standards as a bridge; and (3) Taking the longer view of implementing the Common Core systemically.

Leading the Common Core State Standards

Author: Cheryl Dunkle
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 145220392X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Transform your school using tested core curriculum practices Adopting the Common Core State Standards is the beginning of a long journey to equity and excellence for all students. This book guides leaders in successfully implementing the CCSS, which will ultimately result in continuous quality improvement in schools. The author addresses these key issues and more:Transitioning schools and districts to align with the CCSSCommunicating to teachers and parents regarding the CCSSDetermining which teaching and learning practices need to changeGarnering resources and support for reformsSeveral timesaving and supportive professional learning resources are provided, including guiding questions, an annotated bibliography, and a list of helpful references.

The Common Core Mathematics Standards

Author: Ted H. Hull
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452226229
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This professional development resource includes techniques and reproducible tools to help principals and math leaders drive the change process for implementing the CCSS in math.

Common Core Standards for High School English Language Arts

Author: Susan Ryan
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416615350
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Smart implementation of the Common Core State Standards requires both an overall understanding of the standards and a grasp of their implications for planning, teaching, and learning. This Quick-Start Guide provides a succinct, all-in-one look at * The content, structure, terminology, and emphases of the Common Core standards for English language arts and literacy at the high school level. * The meaning of the individual standards within the four ELA strands--Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language. * How the standards connect across strands, grade bands, and content areas to help students develop the communication and analytical skills essential for college and career readiness. * The areas of the ELA standards that represent the most significant changes to business as usual. Here, teachers and school leaders will find information they need to begin adapting their practices to ensure all students master the new and challenging material the standards present. A practical lesson planning process to use with the Common Core, based on Classroom Instruction That Works, 2nd Ed., is included, along with three sample lessons. LEARN THE ESSENTIALS OF THE COMMON CORE The grade-level and subject-specific Quick-Start Guides in the Understanding the Common Core Standards series, edited by John Kendall, are designed to help school leaders and school staffs turn Common Core standards into coherent, content-rich curriculum and effective, classroom-level lessons.

Inquiring Into the Common Core

Author: Nancy Fichtman Dana
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452274215
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Common Core implementation begins with asking the right questions! While the Common Core couldn’t be clearer about what to teach, they never quite tackle how to teach. That’s what makes Inquiring into the Common Core such an essential resource. It offers teachers an inquiry-based professional development model for achieving greater understanding of the standards themselves, then determining best ways to realize desired outcomes. Posing questions to stimulate action and higher-level insight, teachers and students engage in a parallel process in service of the very same Common Core goals. The book is their guide, providing Tools to systematically study teaching effectiveness while adapting to new standards Classroom-ready, student inquiry techniques and strategies to apply within Common Core’s framework Real life inquiry-implementation examples from a high-need, high-poverty school

Success in School and Career

Author: Andrea M. Nelson-Royes
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1475801831
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Success in School and Career: Common Core Standards in Language Arts K−5 provides kindergarten through grade-five educators and school and district administrators with historical perspectives that shaped the Common Core State Standards.

Teaching to Exceed the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards

Author: Richard Beach
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317529146
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Timely, thoughtful, and comprehensive, this text directly supports pre-service and in-service teachers in developing curriculum and instruction that both addresses and exceeds the requirements of the Common Core State Standards. Adopting a critical inquiry approach, it demonstrates how the Standards’ highest and best intentions for student success can be implemented from a critical, culturally relevant perspective firmly grounded in current literacy learning theory and research. It provides specific examples of teachers using the critical inquiry curriculum framework of identifying problems and issues, adopting alternative perspectives, and entertaining change in their classrooms to illustrate how the Standards can not only be addressed but also surpassed through engaging instruction. The Second Edition provides new material on adopting a critical inquiry approach to enhance student engagement and critical thinking planning instruction to effectively implement the CCSS in the classroom fostering critical response to literary and informational texts using YA literature and literature by authors of color integrating drama activities into literature and speaking/listening instruction teaching informational, explanatory, argumentative, and narrative writing working with ELL students to address the language Standards using digital tools and apps to respond to and create digital texts employing formative assessment to provide supportive feedback preparing students for the PARCC and Smarter Balanced assessments using the book’s wiki site http://englishccss.pbworks.com for further resources

Mastery Teaching Skills

Author: Marie Menna Pagliaro
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475800886
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Mastery Teaching Skills is a professional development book that will help teachers and principals implement the Common Core State Standards. This book will help you to achieve a comprehensive set of pedagogical skills to deliver successfully the Common Core Standards.

Common Core Mathematics Standards and Implementing Digital Technologies

Author: Polly, Drew
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466640871
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Standards in the American education system are traditionally handled on a state-by-state basis, which can differ significantly from one region of the country to the next. Recently, initiatives proposed at the federal level have attempted to bridge this gap. Common Core Mathematics Standards and Implementing Digital Technologies provides a critical discussion of educational standards in mathematics and how communication technologies can support the implementation of common practices across state lines. Leaders in the fields of mathematics education and educational technology will find an examination of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics through concrete examples, current research, and best practices for teaching all students regardless of grade level or regional location. This book is part of the Advances in Educational Technologies and Instructional Design series collection.

Common Core State Standards in 2014

Author: Diane Stark Rentner
Publisher:
ISBN:
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The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in mathematics and English language arts (ELA) outline the knowledge and skills that students are expected to learn throughout their K-12 education in order to be prepared for college and careers when they graduate. As of October 2014, 42 states and the District of Columbia have adopted the standards in both subjects, and one state has adopted the ELA standards only. Districts and schools in CCSS-adopting states have a limited window of time in which to develop or adopt curricular materials, prepare teachers to teach to the CCSS, and prepare principals to provide leadership on CCSS implementation. This school year, many CCSS-adopting states will begin administering new assessments that measure students' progress in learning the content of the new standards. Eventually, many states will use the results of these assessments to meet federal accountability requirements and determine which schools are lowest-performing and must undergo interventions. Teachers and principals will also be directly affected; many states are developing educator evaluation systems that hold these professionals accountable for their students' mastery of the CCSS. The standards will have an impact on students as well. Not only will they be expected to learn and pass tests on more rigorous content, but some states may eventually use student performance on CCSS-aligned assessments as a factor in decisions about college course placement or granting of a high school diploma. To learn more about districts' strategies, policies, and challenges in implementing the CCSS, the Center on Education Policy (CEP) at The George Washington University conducted a comprehensive survey of a nationally representative sample of school districts in states that had adopted the Common Core at the time of the survey in the spring of 2014. CEP previously surveyed school districts about the Common Core in 2011 and surveyed state education officials several times about state implementation of the CCSS, most recently in 2013. This report, one of three based on the 2014 survey, discusses districts' efforts to develop and put in place CCSS-aligned curricular materials and to provide professional development to teachers and principals to prepare them for the standards.