K-6 Reading Lessons: Common Core Aligned


Step 2 : Browse lessons by Programs, Standards by State or Common Core, & Grade Levels You can do this part without even registering - yes, all for free. My main objective was to collect resources that were aligned to the Common Core. Coming Soon My FAVORITE CommonCore site, app, and tool from MasteryConnect Click here to get a head start on learning about my favorite Common Core tool!

Scholastic: Common Core Fact vs. Fiction


My Interview with Scholastic Common Core: Fact vs. Fiction Scholastic is the home to some of my favorite teaching resources, and I''m honored to be included in their most recent edition of Scholastic Instructor. The piece explains why we should include non-fiction in our instruction, what informational text is, what does the Common Core call for, and a few great suggestions for putting this process into practice.


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Observing the Common Core Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

Educators across the country are grappling with the Common Core Standards and the significant changes that have come with them. How do administrators tasked with observing teachers know what they are looking for in a Common Core classroom? I was able to quickly select Grade 10 Language Arts and locate what I thought were the Common Core Standards being addressed in the lesson. How have you prepared to observe the Common Core Classroom?

Global Competencies and the Common Core

A Principal's Reflections

I attended a session at the 2012 ASCD Annual Conference early on Saturday morning entitled Common Core and Curriculum 21: Global Competency in Literacy, Math, and Science. As we move to the Common Core it is crucial that we sustain a renewed focus on engaging students using global issues across multiple disciplines to keep them hooked and in position for achievement. 21st Century Skills ASCD 2012 Common Core

Free Common Core Professional Development from @TenMarks


TenMarks Professional Development Series: September 26, 2012 4:00 PM Eastern October 17, 2012 4:00 PM Eastern On September 26th at 4pm EST, in the first of their two-part webinar series on Common Core State Standards hosted by Engaging Educators (Ben Curran and Neil Wetherbee), they''ll be discussing shifts in teaching necessary to accommodate and implement the CCSS in today''s classroom.

What are your favorite Common Core resources?


I first started using the Common Core App by Mastery Connect. Above, you can see a screenshot of the Common Core App. Teachers are collaborating and sharing across the country to help all students grow as we incorporate the Common Core into our daily practice. Common Core Common Core App CommonCore free commom core lesson plans free common core assessments Mastery Connect MasteryConnect Teacher PLN

TPACK And The Common Core Webinar

The Web20Classroom

Show where I will be talking about the relationship between the Common Core and TPACK. Common Core TPACK webinar This Saturday at Noon EST, I will be a guest of the Classroom 2.0 If you haven''t heard a lot about TPACK or you want to learn more about it, this is a very fun format to join in the learning. It will take place online, in a Blackboard Collaborate room. It''s totally free and if you can''t make it, it will be archived. To join go here on Saturday morning.

Use of Blogging to Address the Common Core

A Principal's Reflections

First year New Milford High School teacher Mrs. Westbrook has been tackling the Common Core in an engaging and innovative fashion. One major instructional shift required by the Common Core Curriculum Standards is the increased emphasis on the use of informational texts. As students engage nonfiction, they learn to grapple with complex ideas and arguments and use those ideas in forming their own opinions.

Free Common Core Aligned Lessons and Web 2.0 Games to Play on your SMART Board!


When you click on Common Core State Standards. videos, websites, files - no upload/download time ) Utah Education Network put together a fabulous selection Common Core lessons! The National Science Digital Library has a great collection of interactive content to match your core standards! Class Connect ClassConnect Common Core CommonCore Eric Simons free lessons free online storage open source lesson sharing teacher lesson plans

Common Core Connections: Unpacking Academic Vocabulary

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Are you wondering where to begin to adopt the Common Core Vocabulary Standards? These are often precise words that are used by the author in place of common words. The Common Core suggests that it''s important to target specific instruction on Tier 2 and and Tier 3 vocabulary words to help students develop deep understanding that cannot be acquired through independent reading.

Shifts and Issues Associated With The Common Core

A Principal's Reflections

I attended another session on the Common Core State Standards today at the 2012 ASCD Annual Conference entitled Educator Readiness for the Common Core: ASCD Findings from Select States. In North Carolina, 45 percent of educators feel that they do not have the resources and tools necessary to successfully implement the Common Core State Standards. Change Common Core Opinion

327 Common Core Aligned Playlists from MentorMob & LearnZillion

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

MentorMob and LearnZillion have teamed up to create a comprehensive collection of Common Core aligned learning playlists perfect for providing students with easy access to guided learning experiences. Currently there are 327 Common Core aligned playlists ready and available for free on the MentorMob site. The newly added LearnZillion Common Core aligned lessons focus on the use of narrated video for instruction.

Find and Pin All of Your Favorite Common Core Activities with @MasteryConnect!


Easily Find, Pin, and Save All of Your Common Core Resources One of the most popular ways in which educators collaborate using social media is through pinning. Mastery Connect is my favorite resource for all things Common Core. Start Pinning Common Core Goodies Recently, MasteryConnect launched a free option called Resource Pins for teachers upload and discover common core aligned resources using the very familiar pinning platform.

Common Core Connections: Using Multimedia to Present Knowledge & Ideas

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Technology can be a powerful tool to help us meet the Common Core Standards and move our students forward to prepare them for success in school and beyond. In general, t he Common Core calls for the seamless integration of technology into the curriculum. There are also specific Common Core standards dedicated to using technology.

Common Core in the Cloud


With the 2013 Annual Conference, CUE to the Core coming up in two weeks, we wanted to focus our next blogs on Common Core. The video (below) Common Core in the Cloud, was captured on October 27, 2012, at the Fall CUE Conference. The post Common Core in the Cloud appeared first on OnCUE. Common Core Standards CUE Conference

Vivid Vocabulary, Common Core, & Tech Integration Tools


With the shifts of the Common Core , students need to spend time learning both Tier 2 and Tier 3 words in a variety of ways. By interacting with vocabulary, students absorb the word''s meaning and learn to appropriately use it in a variety of contexts ( Common Core Appendix A ). 21st Century Learning Common Core differentiated instruction

Common Core: Sound Education Practice or Bad Gamble?

The 21st Century Principal

Now that 45 states (and 3 territories) have adopted the Common Core Standards, edu-preneurs and opportunists have gone into overdrive, churning out tons of materials, programs, and trainings to help schools and school districts implement these standards. Not a day goes by that I don''t receive 15 or so emails from companies and individuals offering their wares and promising successful and complete implementation of the Common Core Standards.

@MasteryConnect invites you to continue the social conversation - you could win an iPad!


CCSS CCSS Lessons Common Core Common Core App common core lessons Common Core website Mastery Connect MasteryConnect teach with the common core win an ipad Mastery Connect reaches out to users to get connected, socially! Preparing for ''back to school'' time is an exciting part of the year. Not only are we organizing our space, but we are also beginning to design our curriculum.

STEM, PBL, Common Core, and 21st Century Learning


STEM, PBL, Common Core, and 21st century learning While they shared with the Board, I realized that most of our PBLs were also STEM projects and addressed the shifts in the Common Core. Even though there were definite shifts with the Common Core standards , I see equal shifts with becoming a 21st century , student-centered classroom. What overlaps do you see between STEM, PBL, Common Core, and 21st century learning?

Free and Simple Sharing of Common Assessments with @MasteryConnect


CCSS CCSS Lessons Common Core Common Core App common core lessons Common Core website Mastery Connect MasteryConnect teach with the common core Back-to-school, what an exciting part of the year! As we put the finishing touches on the organization of our space, we are also beginning to design our curriculum. Much of this process involves getting acclimated to new tech tools we may have inherited or found over the summer.

Edublogs 2012 Nominations

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Nominations for 2012 Edublog Awards are open. My nominations for the 2012 Edublog Awards: Individual Blog - The Innovative Educator Group Blog - Mind Shift EdTech Blog - Edudemic Teacher Blog - Engage Their Minds NewBlog - EduTech for Teachers Library/Librarian Blog - The Daring Librarian Administrator Blog - Life of an Educator Twitter Hashtag - #edchat Free Web Tool - ThingLink Educational Wiki - Web Tools 4 You to Use Social Network - Twitter Learn more about the Edublogs awards.

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How the first Common Core state is seeing faster student gains

Insight Education Group

Kentucky has been in the news a lot in recent years when it comes to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). And by the spring of 2012, after the first CCSS-based tests were administered, headlines drew attention to the significant drop in proficiency ratings - almost 30% - from the year before. But what about that drop in proficiency ratings in 2012? Student Achievement Common Core

Common Core and Service Learning PBL Professional Development


Yesterday I had the privilege of facilitating a Common Core and Project Based Learning professional development class for 7th-12th grade teachers. Prior to my training, they had two days of ELA Common Core and one day of deconstructing performance assessments for ELA Common Core. From here we bridged into many discussions about PBL, service learning, and Common Core. How does service learning/PBL address the Common Core?

@MasteryConnect Partners With Solution Tree


Mastery Connect is a learning community which helps foster mastery of the common core, facilitates discussion and sharing amongst educators, provides unique tools for tracking results, and has many, many more features. Common Core Common Core App Common Core State Standards Mastery Connect online professional development professional books for teachers Rick DuFour Solution Tree

Elementary school teachers struggle with Common Core math standards

The Hechinger Report

Depth of understanding was hailed by its architects as a cornerstone of the Common Core, a set of educational guidelines for what students need to know in each grade in English and math that have been adopted in 43 states and the District of Columbia. If the Common Core is to improve the math education of U.S. After Illinois adopted the Common Core in 2010, Northwestern University School of Education added another math requirement and revised its methods course.

OpenEd Launches Free Common Core Assessment Creation Tool

The 21st Century Principal

L os Gatos, CA – June 17, 2014 — OpenEd ( www.OpenEd.io ), the largest K-12 educational resource catalog, today announced a free tool designed to enable teachers to easily create assessments with the question types required by Common Core standards. But none of the currently available free tools supported the types of questions required by the Common Core. Common Core Common Core Resources

Launching Writing Workshop: 25 Free #CCSS Lessons with Anchor Charts & Printables


25 Common Core Lessons to Launch your 2nd Grade Writer''s Workshop Fall is my favorite season for several reasons. common core lessons common core writing second grade writer''s workshop second grade writing units teaching writing writer''s workshop writing lessons writing workshop I love the smell of my pumpkin vanilla candles filling the air, the crisp nip in the air, and the anticipation of returning to school.

Engage With Your Learning Community: MasteryConnect (a CommonCore Resource)


MasteryConnect makes it simple to share and discover common formative assessments and track mastery of state and Common Core standards. Through MasteryConnect’s MasteryTracker, teachers can effectively assess core standards, monitor student performance, and report student mastery to parents and administrators. You can now view common assessments on the iPad.

Common core ignores the power of the interests and ideas that come from our students and teachers - Deborah Meier

The Innovative Educator

Here is a piece of that learning where education icon Deborah Meier shares some of her thoughts on the common core. Deborah Meier - Shares Its a nice thought--that it [Common Core] is offering a "common language" I wish it were. But common core as presently understood is a 13 year mandatory curriculum ( developed largely by experts in testing, not the subject matter being tested) of what is to be taught--and in what sequence.

Great New Features from Mastery Connect


You can learn more about how Mastery Connect gives you easy access to the common core here. In addition, you can add the common core to your blog using the Mastery Connect widget, instructions are available here Disclosure: Mastery Connect is a sponsor of Kleinspiration. Common Core Common Core App common core for blogs Common Core State Standards Mastery Connect Mastery Connect widget MasteryConnect MasteryConnect App

In Texas, new math standards look a whole lot like Common Core

The Hechinger Report

But this year, New Frontiers Charter School in San Antonio needed its best teachers to help younger students get ready for a new set of math standards Texas adopted in 2012, so Demore switched to elementary school. The Texas standards aren’t the same as the Common Core State Standards, adopted by more than 40 states. It’s actually illegal to teach Common Core in Texas. Related: How the Department of Defense schools are teaching their version of Common Core math.

From AOL Squatter to Start-Up Sensation: The Eric Simons Story & Claco Launch


August 2012 - visiting the team in Palo Alto, CA Visiting Facebook: Erin Klein & Jack Hanford 2012 For the rest of my photos, you can follow me on Instagram: Eric is an adventure seeking - risk taking - full of life with a love of learning kind of guy! AOL Squatter Cameron Herold Claco Class Connect Common Core common core standards edtech entrepreneur Eric Simons Imagine K12 iste start up Steve Jobs teacher lesson plans Yong Zhao young entrepreneur

CommonCore Math App for each grade 1 - 5 via Splash Math


Splash Math apps are : • Aligned to Common Core Standards • Adaptive, interactive and fun worksheets with literally infinite math problems • Enable controlling the content that kids can practice • Sends weekly email reports of the child progress, highlighting the strong and weak areas • Points based reward system with an exciting game section to keep the kids hooked.

Happy Holidays & a Look Back on the Best of 2012 from @KleinErin at Kleinspiration


Thank you all for helping to make 2012 very merry! A Few Highlights from 2012 Though there were so many terrific items and ideas shared, below are a few of my personal favorites. by Gena Mathes click here to view See More Great Blog Highlights from 2012 Thanks to Christina for hosting this fun Linky to sum up 2012!

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Must Have Books for Reading Workshop!


Graphic Organizers for Reading: Teaching Tools Aligned with the Common Core by Laura Candler If you''re looking for one resource that has a ton of tools for ''best-practice teaching,'' you''d love this book. common core reading lessons graphic organizers for reading guided reading lessons Laura Candler mini lesson Reader''s Workshop reading workshop reading workshop books teaching reading