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Common Core Resources Educators Can Use | eSchool News | eSchool News

With Common Core testing rapidly approaching next year, administrators continue to look for the right resources to prepare their teachers and students for the Common Core. Many schools have already made a full transition to these new standards, while others are still searching for the right mix of materials to help better prepare their students for the rigor of next-generation assessments.

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This is the hottest Common Core project in schools right now | eSchool News | eSchool News

What's a project that combines technology skills, creativity, writing and a sense of accomplishment? Look no further than eBooks. From webinars to iTunesU courses, and from word-of-mouth to Twitter devotion, everyone in education is talking eBooks.

Seven instructional strategies for the Common Core | eSchool News | eSchool News

Adopting these strategies will help you integrate the Common Core standards into teaching As significant numbers of educators, parents, and politicians push back on the Common Core Standards now that implementation has begun, many teachers are left to navigate the shift with little or no direction about how to change their teaching practice to accommodate the new standards.

Common Core Isn't a Government Conspiracy

This is a pivotal moment for the Common Core State Standards. Although 45 states quickly adopted the higher standards created by governors and state education officials, the effort has begun to lose momentum. Some are now wavering in the face of misinformation campaigns from people who misrepresent the initiative as a federal program and from those who support the status quo.

AS SCHOOLS ADAPT TO COMMON CORE, WHAT SHOULD BE TAKEN OFF TEACHERS' PLATES? - Articles

Teachers in many states face a daunting challenge as they work to integrate the Common Core State Standards into their instruction and curricula. The task requires educators to adjust some methodologies, find and incorporate new materials, and adapt to new expectations for how student demonstrate their learning.

Adaptive Web-based Math Intervention Solution for Grades 3 - Algebra 1 / $$

Think Through Math sets a powerful new standard of differentiation with its web-based and adaptive learning platform. The program focuses intervention with personalized learning pathways, explicit instruction, meaningful practice, and unlimited access to LIVE, state-credentialed teachers. Working in concert, these powerful features transform the way students engage with learning.

Toolkit for Evaluating the Alignment of Instructional and Assessment Materials to the Common Core State Standards | A...

In joint partnership, Achieve, The Council of Chief State School Officers, and Student Achievement Partners have developed a Toolkit for Evaluating the Alignment of Instructional and Assessment Materials to the Common Core State Standards.

New Tools Gauge Fidelity of Lessons to Common Core - Article

The 53 teachers gathered around tables here have been called to a new kind of jury duty. But they won't be deciding whether a fellow citizen is guilty of a crime: Their charge is to pass judgment on stacks of instructional materials.
Amid papers and coffee cups, they pore over a 90-page curricular unit on constitutional freedoms. In Socratic rounds of discussion, they explore the high school unit from dozens of angles, looking for fidelity to the common core.

Common Core Assessments | Common Core State Standards | CCSS | The NWEA Education Blog

The Common Core State Standards aim to bring consistency and rigor to education standards across the country. The Common Core aligns a wide range of K‐12 education standards into a single, unified platform. Read our blog posts on CCSS for our insights.

Common Core Lesson Plans, Book Lists and Standards | Common Core

Free Common Core resources and materials, sample lesson plans, and book lists to help you implement the Standards with success

Resources for Understanding the Common Core State Standards

An educator's guide to websites, organizations, articles, and other resources looking at the new system of standards and how they will be assessed. (Updated 11/2013) Resources by Topic: Feeling overwhelmed by the sheer volume of dense, conflicting information out there about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)? You're not alone.

Sir Ken Robinson on Common Core, Creativity, & Technology in the Classroom

This quote sets the tone during Sir Ken's closing statements during the 2013 Annual conference keynote: "standards are subsidiary to the real purpose of education". The complete transcript: Sir Ken: Death Valley is the hottest place in America, close to Palm Springs actually and the driest. Nothing grows there.

Microsoft and the Common Core

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Common Core State Standards Tools & Resources

Many organizations have developed resources to explain the standards and help teachers support student success in the classroom. The factsheets, videos, and instructional resources below provide detailed information for educators, parents, and policymakers about college- and career-ready standards.

Education to the Core: Bright Ideas: Integrating Writer's Workshop Into Your Reading Block

Hello, and welcome to my blog! I am so excited to be a part of the Bright Ideas Blog Hop, because it is such a great way to get all positive energy and ideas flowing! I have seen some great ideas within this hop, and I hope you will continue to click through to find more great ideas from other amazing bloggers!

5 Things We've Learned about EdApps & CCSS

March 7, 2014 As most of you know by now, we spent a great deal of time over the past several months aligning apps to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Many of you have asked whether or not we did the alignment ourselves (we did), how brutal it was (very) and what we've learned in the process (a lot).

Six ways Common Core changes English and math classrooms

English classes concentrated on literature, like Huckleberry Finn and Great Gatsby English classes include a mix of literature and informational texts, like speeches and articles Students asked about personal reactions and experiences in response to literature Students must base arguments and essays on evidence from the reading, not their own

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Common Core Resources Educators Can Use | eSchool News | eSchool News

With Common Core testing rapidly approaching next year, administrators continue to look for the right resources to prepare their teachers and students for the Common Core. Many schools have already made a full transition to these new standards, while others are still searching for the right mix of materials to help better prepare their students for the rigor of next-generation assessments.

Teachers Lead the Way in Nevada Leader's Common-Core Project

As districts across the nation grapple with implementing the Common Core State Standards, Aaron Grossman is already leading the way in Washoe County, Nev., where the strategy for helping teach the new reading and mathematics standards is being driven by those who are counting most on the guidance: the teachers themselves.

Khan Academy, Open Ed. Providers Evolve With Common Core

Continuing its evolution from quirky disruptor of traditional classroom learning to mainstream player aligned with the education establishment, the nonprofit Khan Academy recently unveiled new online math resources tied to the Common Core State Standards.

Welcome to Effective Teaching Practices | Effective Teaching Practices

Effective Teaching Practices was developed by teachers and educational administrators as a resource for teachers, principals, and district leadership.

America Achieves: EQuIP Resources

This is a video and lesson resource project to assist teachers and principals around the nation. The video modules on this site exemplify the key shifts that the Common Core brings to classroom pedagogy.

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My name is Lisa Nowakowski.

I am a Google Certified Teacher & Trainer, Innovative Educator, and Leading Edge Certified.

I teach in King City, CA at King City Arts Magnet. The goal of this site is to help others navigate the world of technology as it relates to classroom experiences — and life in general.