STEMscopes Math Receives Top Rating from Learning List for Alignment to Common Core State Standards for Grades K-5

eSchool News

HOUSTON – July 14, 2021 – STEMscopes Math from Accelerate Learning has received the highest rating from Learning List for alignment to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Mathematical Practices for grades K-5. STEMscopes Math is a core mathematics program for grades K-5.

Oregon adopts K-8 Common Core math programs

eSchool News

Common Core programs use research-based approach to help students learn reasoning, critical thinking. The Oregon State Board of Education has adopted Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready and Ready Common Core math programs for use in all K–8 classrooms across the state. Built for the CCSS, the programs were built from scratch by strictly following the Publishers’ Criteria for the Common Core State Standards. Common Core News Top News

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Mentoring Minds - instructional materials to develop critical thinking skills

Educational Technology Guy

Mentoring Minds is an educational publishing company that develops K-12 instructional materials to help students develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. Experienced educators create the materials based on research and cover topics such as critical thinking, differentiated learning, instructional strategies, classroom management and more. It integrates critical thinking with ELA support and is aligned with the Common Core Standards.

Where Are Quality Instructional Materials for English Language Learners?

MindShift

And while the materials he uses match his students’ level of English proficiency, Brock said he sometimes feels like he’s insulting their intelligence. Research has shown that a majority of the educators who teach English-language learners (ELLs) are creating their own instructional materials — often with little oversight — that don’t necessarily match the student’s grade level or the rigor required by state academic standards.

Gates Foundation CEO Admits Underestimating Common-Core Challenges

Marketplace K-12

In a letter posted today on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s website , chief executive officer Sue Desmond-Hellman acknowledged that the group had made some miscalculations regarding implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Teachers around the country also complained that they lacked the instructional materials and professional development necessary to use the standards effectively in their classrooms. . By Guest Blogger Liana Heitin.

Teachers in Common-Core States Have Big Say in Choosing Resources, Report Suggests

Marketplace K-12

Teachers of math and English/language arts in states following the common-core standards are playing a strong role in developing or selecting the classroom resources they use, a report has found. More than 90 percent of math educators surveyed on the report, for instance, said they either selected or developed their own materials. And many teachers at the elementary level said they used those self-selected or developed materials frequently–at least once a week.

Most English lessons on Teachers Pay Teachers and other sites are ‘mediocre’ or ‘not worth using,’ study finds

The Hechinger Report

One of the most popular English lessons in the instructional marketplace Teachers Pay Teachers is a unit on how to teach William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” But otherwise, instruction in this Shakespeare unit rarely goes deeper than a surface understanding of the text.

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What teachers need now: CCSS-aligned resources

Insight Education Group

It’s been over a year the since the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Scholastic conducted their f irst survey of how teachers view the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) – and there’s some good news. According to the 2014 update of the Primary Sources report , more teachers now feel prepared to teach to the Common Core and think that implementation of the Standards is going well in their schools. curriculum Lesson Planning Standards Common Core

The Super Bowl and the Oscars as text

NeverEndingSearch

And when we do, the journalist, media literacy expert and author of Media Literacy in the K-12 Classroom , reminds us all of the importance of offering learners the opportunity to thoughtfully examine the prevalent texts of our culture. The Academy Awards and the Super Bowl offer librarians, and our classroom teacher partners, serious resources to promote discovery about media creation, media messages, and the language of persuasion.

A Shopping List for Mathematics in the Digital Age

edWeb.net

Bank of rich and culturally relevant tasks: Any mathematics content management system should give teachers access to or allow them to create and import problems that represent the diverse needs of their classroom. By Stacey Pusey. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING.

Rediscovering @CK12Foundation Flexbooks And More!

The Web20Classroom

I can remember many an afternoon spent in high school science and math classrooms talking about CK-12 Flexbooks. All the content is Common Core aligned so you can be sure its high-quality and timely. More Instructional Materials-In additional to all this there are flashcards, lesson plans, assessments and other materials that can truly make your digital learning a complete experience. Using Google Classroom?

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How our district is making math relevant

eSchool News

To meet current math standards like the Louisiana Student Standards for Mathematics or the Common Core State Standards, it is no longer enough for students to simply memorize how to do something. As in many other districts, our efforts to improve student achievement were hindered by curriculum materials that were not tightly aligned with the new standards and often lacked the tasks, norms, and routines needed to create problem-solving classrooms.

New Curriculum Associates Website Weaves Customer Narrative into Product and Company Story

techlearning

The site takes a deep dive into how the i-Ready tool makes data-driven classrooms, differentiated instruction for reading and mathematics, and blended mathematics curricula a reality as told through the lens of select district implementations. The i-Ready online Diagnostic and Instruction program is currently used by 5.6 NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

How a 5-Decade Old Education Company Reinvented Itself

Edsurge

The privately-held education company used to focus on making print instructional materials for K-12 schools. The first thing we did was actually go about making things for the Common Core standards which were coming out. So, they knew that the standards were changing and they came to us for that—stimulus funds for the Common Core and so forth. We used the success of that and actually the learning of that—from the Common Core—to start on the edtech side.

How to sort the good from the bad in OER

The Hechinger Report

Leave this field empty if you're human: Teachers often spend many hours at night or on weekends searching the internet for good instructional materials – or just good ideas about how to meld online learning into their classrooms. Sometimes, they consult curation sites that have evaluated these materials; sometimes they just consult other teachers on what they use. Along with quality classroom materials, there’s an urgent need for quality curricula, Kockler said.

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Twelve Years Later: How the K-12 Industry and Investment Landscape Has Shifted (Part 2)

Edsurge

All of these players, new and old, are operating in a stable yet fragmented market, finding product-market fit in school systems’ existing market segments: core, supplemental, and assessment. (I If you bucket all instructional materialscore plus a broad view of “supplemental”—you have an estimated $6 billion instructional materials market. Several years ago, two of the “Big Three” integrated their supplemental and core sales forces.

Part 1: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Reading

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series that supports the use of technology in support of differentiated learning in and beyond the PBL classroom. I was recently asked to provide a workshop that supported Differentiated Learning through the use of educational technology in the Project Based learning Classroom (PBL). As I explored the idea of technology, PBL, and the differentiated classroom I needed find some common connections and categories.

Carolina Biological Supply Company Announces California Close to Adopting New School Science Teaching Materials

techlearning

The state is reviewing new science instructional materials for the first time in 12 years to help science teachers succeed in teaching students the latest standards. The California Department of Education (CDE) accepted submissions for science material adoption for grades K-8 this spring and will make recommendations for materials adoptions this month for formal adoption in the fall. It is ideal to hear kids talking and buzz in the classroom.

Kids news round-up

NeverEndingSearch

We are so lucky to have available an array of kid-friendly current event options, rich with instructional resources, and mostly free! Many of the articles are accompanied by a Common Core-aligned quiz designed to check for student understanding, to prompt critical thinking and to provide teachers with immediate feedback. The School edition offers assessments, standards alignment and the ability to customize instruction.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

It is a profoundly undemocratic force whereby unelected billionaires funnel money into efforts to reshape public education policies – expanding charter schools, pursuing alternative forms of teacher certification, promoting the Common Core State Standards, encouraging merit-based pay for teachers, and popularizing the narrative that education technology is the key to “personalization.” This is part three of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The New York Times on The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow , an online charter school: “Online School Enriches Affiliated Companies if Not Its Students.” ” Speaking of openwashing : “ Pearson CEO Fallon Talks Common Core , Rise of ‘Open’ Resources.” The company, which provides public radio and related instructional materials to classrooms, has raised $1.55 Education Politics. “ U.S.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Washington Post : “Influential conservative group: Trump, DeVos should dismantle Education Department and bring God into classrooms.” Testing, Testing… Via Education Week : “After seven years of tumult and transition fueled by the common core, state testing is settling down, with most states rejecting the federally funded PARCC and Smarter Balanced assessments, and nearly one-quarter embracing the SAT or the ACT as their official high school test.”