Marrying Self-Regulation and the Common Core


DiBenedetto offer a toolbox of strategies that teachers can use to help students become positive, self-regulated learners and practice self-efficacy. Book Reviews Common Core Standards CCSS Common Core E/LA elementary eye on education Maria K. Marie C.

How a blended program can change Common Core math

eSchool News

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. It also allows us to take a blended learning approach to our Common Core math instruction.

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

The Hechinger Report

Field Elementary teacher Jessica Rockhold works with Remy Campbell on a smart board in her classroom. But to expect that the Common Core – or any standards – alone will move the needle is overreaching, he said.

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

The Hechinger Report

What we were doing was attached to the old standards, but the thinking and the logic was very Common Core, very focused on conceptual understanding,” said Johnstone. Related: Common Core tests will widen achievement gap — at first. Read more about Common Core.

Early Elementary: Differentiate Reading Practice

Catlin Tucker

In my last post titled “ Create Small Learning Communities with the Station Rotation Model ,” I provided a blended learning strategy that creates more time in the classroom for teachers to work individually with students. This strategy uses technology in two stations.

Common Core: Addressing Text Complexity through Digital Resources


Those of us who are transitioning to Common Core standards know that text complexity will affect the rigor in our classrooms. Defend your claim with evidence from past records, statistics, and strategy. 21st Century Learning Common Core differentiated instruction

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


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.

Writing Scaffolds to Meet Diverse Learning Needs

A Principal's Reflections

As students work to master the complex reading and writing standards demanded by the Common Core, Mrs. Montecuollo and Mrs. Westbrook collaborated to create writing scaffolds that address the diverse academic needs of their 9th grade students.

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


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. Post-Pilot Results : Succeeding with Common Core—Levered's 2018-19 survey.

This Toolkit Helps Take the Stress Out of State Testing


Built specifically from state and Common Core education standards, Study Island has a fun and easy-to-use interface that’s proven to produce significant academic growth outcomes in math, ELA, science and social studies with just 30 minutes of practice a week. Three Classroom Strategies to Support English Language Learners. This blog highlights three of our favorite strategies and tools that will put students on the right track.

Do We Still Need Standardized Tests? A Bold New Approach


We suggest that the state guarantee this by drafting rigorous standards (consistent with the Common Core, at least here in California) reflected on two smooth curves, one for literacy and one for numeracy, starting in kindergarten and ending in 12 th grade.

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


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. This gives teachers options—a collection of proven strategies and approaches that they can try in their classrooms. Education Technology Professional Development Learning Strategies Personalized Learning Individualized Learning Blended Learning Video Instruction Common Core State Standards Data and Research

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Curriculum Design is Emotional Work—This Teacher Makes It Easier


With students on my roster performing at a range of grade levels from elementary to beyond high school, I decided against bundled curriculum and textbooks and instead committed to building an in-house curriculum tailored to my students’ needs. Education Technology Competency-Based Learning Learning Strategies Differentiated Learning Assessment Driven Curriculum Personalized Learning Common Core State Standards

Ongoing Assessment of New Balanced Literacy


Balanced Literacy Book Reviews Becky McTague Capstone classroom Common Core Diane Mazeski elementary formative assessement Margaret Mary Policastro Maupin House middle school Nancy Chodoroff New Balanced Literacy parents pbl school wide strategies tools

6 EdTech Resources and Strategies to Gain a Deeper Understanding of Students


The key strategy to get to this level of understanding involves a tried-and-true instructional practice: formative assessments and feedback. Assessment Strategies and EdTech Resources in Action. Educator Strategies: . Learn more about this strategy here. .

?How Game-Based Learning Encourages Growth Mindset


What’s more, game-based learning (GBL) can address some of the most common roadblocks encountered by math teachers and students alike. Traditional instructional strategies like class openers and exit tickets are great places to begin using games. Education Technology Gaming Technology in School STEM Education Common Core State Standards Assessment Driven Curriculum Data and Research Game-based Learning

Happy Connected Educator Month


I recently participated in their day of learning focused on the Common Core. On August 17, I will be their Spotlight Presenter doing several sessions on the Common Core. Create Common Core Content with Confidence! What does it mean to be a Connected Educator?

Write About This


Visuals such as those in this app give students a place to start with their language, and the prompts that come with the app provide a context to develop writing with the use of strategies such as story grammar mapping or use of expository text structure (list, sequence, description, etc).

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Student Learners become Leaders of Learning – a LeRoy Finkel Fellowship Follow-up


Jefferson Elementary #TigerTechTeam, 2016. TigerTechTeam is a student led technology club, affecting positive change beyond the doors of Jefferson Elementary, a rural school in California’s Central Valley, with 100% socio-economically disadvantaged students.

The Never-Ending Story: Procedures vs. Understanding in Math

K-12 Schools - Education News

For many concepts in elementary math, it is the skill or procedure itself upon which understanding is built. Once the foundational skills of addition and subtraction are in place, alternative strategies such as those suggested in Common Core in the earlier grades may now be introduced.

5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

I try to focus in on the standards of the writing curriculum I’m using — augmented with Common Core or whatever other standards I’m using — and focus on those, rather than sitting there with a paper and pencil and doing it that way. What are some other strategies?

5 Ways to Add Morning Meetings to Special Ed Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

And we really want to celebrate that difference, and what we have in common. This could be a technique or a strategy that you could use. Felicia Durden on episode 170 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Pi Day: An Example of an Interdisciplinary, Engaging Lesson

User Generated Education

I have the privilege of teaching my gifted elementary students for multiple years. Common Core Math Standards: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.G.B.4. Common Core English Language Arts Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.7.

April is Financial Literacy Month–Try these Resources

Ask a Tech Teacher

The site includes Common Core Math Standards addressed with play. They invest virtual cash, research their strategy with over a hundred videos and tutorials, and compete against classmates and the world to see how successful they would be if they were using their money.

1st Grade digital PBL: Does it work?


What is not as common are PBL ideas using digital, rather than physical tools. In my previous blog on the subject , we explored some of the better online resources for the elementary school teacher hoping to blend their elementary school classroom.

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SMATH: How to Turn 2 Subjects Into 1 Super-Class


Piedmont Elementary in Alabama, we decided to finally try it. Common Core math standards and Next Generation Science Standards were being implemented, and subjects were becoming more interconnected. At the beginning of the year, we sat down with our respective standards to discuss strategy. By having two teachers and combining two classes, the students’ needs are much more easily met therefore improving upon methods and strategies used in the past.

Can Blended Learning Improve Equity in One of Nation’s Most Diverse Districts?


The station rotation model is utilized across the district, at the elementary, middle and high school level, in both bilingual and mainstream classes. Students at Normandy Park Elementary in Morris School District. Lora Clark, principal at Morris’s Normandy Park Elementary School, explains that due to the range of students’ language levels, bilingual classes remain necessary. Education Technology Blended Learning Learning Strategies

Schools in All 50 States Are Making

Digital Promise

Ravenswood City School District is developing new curriculum to integrate making into Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. From small hands-on elementary school activities to robust high school fabrication labs, maker education is making a difference. Making has always been in America’s DNA.

How to Use Edtech to Get Your Learners Active and Moving


From upper elementary to 12th grade, students are unable to resist standing up, moving around the room, and even cheering at the results. A common tool seen in the world language and social studies classrooms at my school is Quizlet Live. When young learners have the post-lunch slump or deserve a reward for nailing that tough Common Core math activity, a song and dance–mixed with a little dose of empowerment–is just what they need.

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Integrating Maker Education into the Curriculum

User Generated Education

An example is Tufts University Center for Engineering Education and Outreach’s program, Novel Engineering: Novel Engineering is an innovative approach to integrate engineering and literacy in elementary and middle school.

ORIGO Stepping Stones 2.0–A Versatile, Easy-to-Use Math Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

K-6 math curriculum (with a separate program for pre-K) is versatile, easy-to-use, and nicely differentiated for varied learning and teaching strategies. Math Books for Elementary Grades. Origo Education’s award-winning Stepping Stones 2.0

Peer Instruction 3.0 – When students do the teaching…with video

Turn to Your Neighbor

This strategy takes Peer Instruction to a fascinating new level. These have been tied to our new ELA modules with the common core. contact-form] Filed under: Best Practices , Elementary School , Flipped classroom , flippedtip , fliptip , High Schools , How to flip a class , How to flip your classroom , Humanities , Making good videos , Middle School , Peer Instruction , Screencasts , Small class sizes , Social Sciences , The Neighborhood , What is a flipped classroom?

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Do Students, Principals and Superintendents See Eye-to-Eye on Eliminating Grade Levels?


In fact, for superintendent Dr. Cederick Ellis and Summit Elementary School principal Lakya Taylor-Washington, the bigger asset in going personalized comes down to removing arbitrary grade level assignments and creating “learning labs,” a style of competency-based learning that Summit has been experimenting with since 2015. Lakya Taylor-Washington, Principal of Summit Elementary School in McComb. They are not following Common Core textbooks—they're working together in PLC teams.

3 Ways to Fix District PD—Tap Internal Talent, Analyze Your Data Footprint, and Listen


They had limited impact on professional learning, says Epps, principal of the Mancos Early Learning Center and Elementary School. But when Mancos decided to adopt Mastery Connect , an online resource to help track student mastery of Common Core standards and to align curriculum, leaders realized that they needed a more intensive approach to training teachers to use the new digital tool. Education Technology Professional Development Learning Strategies Data and Research

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Get Your MOOC On!

The Web20Classroom

For more information about this course or to register, please visit Division and Multiplication of Whole Numbers: Bridging to Fraction Understanding is the second in the “Mathematics Learning Trajectories for the Common Core” MOOC-Ed series.

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