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Cross Curricular Maker Education Activity That Addresses Common Core Standards

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My primary job is that of educating pre and in-service teachers with a bit of teaching elementary students along the way. What follows is a specific lesson for upper elementary and middle school students. It combines geometry concepts with a language arts activity while addressing several common core standards. Title: Geometry Meets Maker Education. Common Core State Standards Addressed. Assessment.

Dropbox + Pinterest + SMART Exchange for Teachers + Common Core = ClassConnect

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Flip your Classroom, Just Store your Favorites , Find Common Core Content, and Share your Lessons “ ClassConnect saves me time building lessons so I can focus on engaging & inspiring my students. I just an elementary teacher loving what he''s created and enjoying sharing it with others! Then, start searching for content you can use by the Common Core! Recent Blog Posts about ClassConnect: FreeTech4Teachers Hack Education Kleinspiration iLearnTechnology Web2.0

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Study analyzes NAEP, Common Core math alignment

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A new study of the math alignment between the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), adopted by most states, and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the longtime barometer of academic achievement among the nation’s students, found “reasonable agreement” overall but also some areas of 4th and 8th grade math where there was less of a match. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.

How a blended program can change Common Core math

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In the past few years, the Common Core has significantly altered the landscape in terms of mathematics education. The Common Core has also required more coherence in our curriculum. As an instructional coach, I’m often asked about the role of technology in math education. One of the biggest advantages it provides is preparing our educators for Common Core instruction through professional development, training, and information sessions.

Common Core Assessment 20x More Expensive? What Can Edtech Do?

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The forthcoming Common Core (CC) Assessments are the next generation of standardized tests in the US, and will meet the testing frequency requirements of the most recent version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act also known as No Child Left Behind unless congress should act to change this, which is most unlikely. Forty six… blended learning common core Data Analysis EdTech Education Teaching Smarter Balanced

Common Core Assessment 20x More Expensive? What Can Edtech Do?

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The forthcoming Common Core (CC) Assessments are the next generation of standardized tests in the US, and will meet the testing frequency requirements of the most recent version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act also known as No Child Left Behind unless congress should act to change this, which is most unlikely. Forty six… blended learning common core Data Analysis EdTech Education Teaching Smarter Balanced

More than five years after adopting Common Core, Kentucky’s black-white achievement gap is widening

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At Dunn Elementary, kids who are struggling get extra time with second-grade teacher Sarah Bowling. The second-graders in Sarah Bowling’s class at Dunn Elementary were on a scavenger hunt to find “arrays.”. Sonja Brookins Santelises, vice president of K-12 policy at the Education Trust.

Does Common Core Ask Too Much of Kindergarten Readers?

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For states adopting Common Core, the standards apply to kindergarten, laying out what students should be able to do by the end of the grade.* Carlsson-Paige is professor emerita of education at Lesley University and co-author of the study “Reading Instruction in Kindergarten: Little to Gain and Much to Lose,” which criticizes the Common Core standards for kindergarten. Education standards have always been implemented in a variety of ways.

Can Common Core reading tests ever be fair?

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Esteves, age 10, is a fourth-grader at Roberto Clemente Elementary School in Newark, N.J., In last year’s statewide Common Core-related PARCC test, just 24 percent of the students at Esteves’ school met grade-level expectations in reading and writing, a category called English language arts and literacy. This put the small school and its 494 students in the 8th percentile of elementary schools in the state of New Jersey. Read more about the Common Core.

4 Reasons to Use Kids Discover Online for Inquiry-Based Learning

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There are several reasons why Kids Discover Online is a fantastic website for middle and elementary science, history, and ELA teachers: Students can visually explore curated topics, finding connections in a safe space. After students read, they can take a quick assessment about the topic. Students can take an assessment just after reading. A Product Review by Vicki Davis From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Colorado Releases Results of Second Year of Common Core Tests

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(Photo: Pixabay, Creative Commons). of 10th-graders showed up for the exams, up from 61%, according to the Colorado Department of Education. Sophomores took the pre-Scholastic Assessment Test (pre-SAT) but did not take the language arts and math tests for 10th- and 11th-grade students, says Monte Whaley of The Denver Post. It is too early, say education officials, to identify any trends. K-12 Schools Colorado Education Common Core PARCC Testing

“It’s unfair” special education students lag behind under Common Core in Kentucky

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Field Elementary teacher Jessica Rockhold works with Remy Campbell on a smart board in her classroom. Since Kentucky became the first state to adopt the Common Core in 2010, the achievement gap between students with disabilities and their nondisabled peers has widened slightly – despite sweeping expectations the more rigorous standards would help eliminate disparities in academic performance. One of the tablets in use in Jessica Howard’s classroom at Field Elementary.

How one innovative school district has closed gaps on harder Common Core tests

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The results from those new Common Core tests – designed explicitly to look for the skills kids need in college, namely critical thinking, problem solving and analytical writing skills – have been held up as proof of the persistence of deep-seated disparities in the education provided to poor students and children of color. Related: Common Core tests will widen achievement gap — at first. Ryan Smith, executive director, The Education Trust-West.

Oregon’s Scores Flat in Second Year of Common Core Testing

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(Photo: Pixabay, Creative Commons). Students in Oregon performed approximately the same as they did last year on end-of-year reading, writing, and math performance assessments, although there was a modicum of improvement in some elementary school grades and possibly a small improvement in the achievement by high school juniors. He pointed out that low-income, Latino, and special education students all showed improvement in reading and writing.

BoomWriter Delivers a Free Common Core Aligned Personalized Literacy Tool

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BoomWriter is an award-winning educational technology resource that is free for teachers and allows their students to create, share, and even publish stories and other original content. BoomWriter’s interactive collaborative writing platform lets teachers deliver a fun and engaging personalized learning experience, while elementary, middle, and high school age students work online to develop their reading, writing, and peer assessment skills.

Differentiated math instruction using Front Row: adaptive math for K-8 classrooms!

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It’s common core aligned, and has tons of problems and videos Every question and every video in Front Row is common core aligned, so I know it’s teaching the right material. The program covers K-8 math, and has tons of common core aligned problems and videos for every standard - no matter where my kids are, they have material they can practice. I have started using a FREE new math program this spring called Front Row.

Closing gap for immigrant students under Common Core in Kentucky is a moving target

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As is often the case, there was singing going on in Room 2 of Kenwood Elementary one Friday afternoon. Strong language skills are key as part of the state’s Common Core standards. Yet it’s hard to determine from looking at the state’s testing data how successful schools have been in closing the achievement gap between these students and their peers since Common Core was implemented.

How Do We Stop Illiterate Educators?

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We are now better than fifteen years into the 21 st Century and educators are still discussing what role technology plays in education. The fact of the matter is no matter what educators, who are mostly products of a 20 th Century education, think, our students today will need to be digitally literate in their world in order to survive and thrive. These educators are not bad people.

What Is Competency-Based Learning, Why Does It Matter?

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New Hampshire and educator John Martin are at the forefront of the competency-based learning movement. Middle school points down to elementary. Elementary points to kindergarten. Even assessment changes with competency-based learning. Educator Resources from this Episode. appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Common Core Every Classroom Matters Podcast News & Trends Teaching

Common Core: Addressing Text Complexity through Digital Resources

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Those of us who are transitioning to Common Core standards know that text complexity will affect the rigor in our classrooms. The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) issued a letter informing us they will increase the text complexity as well as higher Lexile levels on the current AIMS test this year to help transition to the PARCC assessment. Then, register for The Lexile Framework for a Reading Educator''s account.

This Toolkit Helps Take the Stress Out of State Testing

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If you’re an educator, the weeks leading up to state testing are likely some of the most stressful and demanding days in your year. At Edmentum , it’s our goal to put educators first in everything we do. The toolkit below is packed with practical resources full of new approaches and best practices to help educators at all grade levels prepare their classes for upcoming state tests. Assessment For Learning. Student Performance Improves on State Assessments.

Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!

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The program was developed and refined based on educator feedback and rigorous, ongoing research, and has been recognized by independent review organizations. Designed specifically to meet the Common Core and other rigorous state standards, Lexia Reading Core5 provides explicit, systematic, personalized learning in the six areas of reading instruction, and delivers norm and criteria-referenced performance data and analysis without interrupting the flow of instruction to administer a test.

This Math Program Helped Students Blow State Test Scores Out of the Water

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As principal at Chula Vista School District’s Salt Creek Elementary, Lalaine Perez saw the need to better support a growth mindset around math in the years following the transition to California’s new Common Core standards. Lalaine Perez Just a short drive away, Mónica Ruiz, principal at Chula Vista’s Montgomery Elementary, was facing her own math struggles. Post-Pilot Results : Succeeding with Common Core—Levered's 2018-19 survey.

This Math Program Helped Students Blow State Test Scores Out of the Water

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As principal at Chula Vista School District’s Salt Creek Elementary, Lalaine Perez saw attitudes toward math bottom out in the years following the transition to California’s new Common Core standards. Students also needed support when it came to the end of year state assessments. “We Lalaine Perez Just a short drive away, Mónica Ruiz, principal at Chula Vista’s Montgomery Elementary, was facing her own math struggles. Book: The Latino Education Crisis.

Ongoing Assessment of New Balanced Literacy

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Policastro, McTague, and Mazeski bring the collective expertise of university professors and veteran teachers to bear in this thoroughly researched and well-documented book to assist educators as they develop formative assessment practices, says Nancy Chodoroff.

First-Rate Math Tasks & Rubrics (Grades 4-5)

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In a newly revised edition of Performance Tasks and Rubrics for Upper Elementary Mathematics, Charlotte Danielson and Joshua Dragoon show that developing performance tasks and using scoring rubrics are integrally linked. Book Reviews mathematics assessment Barb Rock CCSS Charlotte Danielson Common Core downloadable resources eye on education grades 3-5 Joshua Dragoon math standards performance tasks Routledge rubrics upper elementary

?How Game-Based Learning Encourages Growth Mindset

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What’s more, game-based learning (GBL) can address some of the most common roadblocks encountered by math teachers and students alike. According to Stanford professor of mathematics education Jo Boaler , making mistakes is actually “the most useful thing they can be doing.” Grading student work by hand takes time and there is always a lag between students’ assessment and the resulting feedback.

Curriculum Design is Emotional Work—This Teacher Makes It Easier

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Beginning that very first year in my Algebra classroom, I've strived to make it easier for educators to design their own curriculum. standards-based) school for at-risk youth, pre-packaged curriculum and assessments offered very little flexibility for personalization or modification. Despite the immense amount of work involved, my colleagues and I fine-tuned our curriculum every year based on student skill gaps and results from formative assessments.

Educational Technology Support

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I''m proud to be a partner with the following sites and appreciate how they''re supporting educational technology in various forms. Being a sponsor of this site is more than simply having a spot on the side bar, but rather joining a partnership together to support the advancement of technology in education. MasteryConnect - share common assessments aligned to standards, connect in a professional learning community, and track student performance.

6 Must-Visit Websites For Every Elementary Educator

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We’ve done some curation for you and picked out our top websites for elementary school educators. The lesson plans also include Common Core standards. The website also has assessments for grades 2-5 that are directly tied to Common Core standards. The Scholastic website has a variety of different resources to include lesson plans and an educator’s blog filled with innovative ideas for the classroom. Smithsonian Education.

What is the story behind Georgia Test Prep?

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We figured that there are a lot of parents in a similar situation like ours who are also struggling to impart the right education to their children. We reached out to some of the parents around us who had kids in Elementary & Middle school and talked to them and concluded that creating an online platform that can address such issues would help parents provide a strong foundation to their children.

Less Is More: 4 Strategies To Streamline Your Curriculum

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Educators often wonder how they are going to meet all the demands of Common Core. This is just one example of how the Common Core requires teachers and students to spend extended amounts of time on one topic. In our recent book, Less is More in Elementary School: Strategies for Thriving in a High-Stakes Environment, we suggest a variety of ways to find the time required for the in-depth teaching and learning needed for the Common Core Standards.

Four Ways You Can Use Data to Create a Personalized, Teacher-Driven PD Playbook

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As someone who now leads professional development for educators, I know that teachers rarely get to see each other teach. Whether from formative and summative assessments or online instructional programs, data is both a powerful indicator of teaching and a driver for personalizing professional development. For example, imagine that you are an elementary school principal who is looking for opportunities to strengthen specific third grade math skills in the new school year.

Why Oregon teachers despise the Smarter Balanced tests

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They replaced the familiar, and easier, Oregon state reading and math tests, the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills, or OAKS. Students can spend as much time on the tests as they wish, but testing officials say they take about seven hours for elementary students and 8 ½ for high school juniors. Oh my gosh, this assessment alone makes me want to quit teaching… because the stress it causes to these wonderful little people is not necessary.”

Integrating Maker Education into the Curriculum

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As noted in USC Rossier Online, “ In order for your school and students to be fully invested in maker education, it has to be integrated into your curriculum, not squeezed in” ( [link] ). To do this, though, the educator needs to approach his or her curriculum and lessons with a maker mindset.