Elementary school teachers struggle with Common Core math standards

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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. In this Thursday, Oct.

Can Common Core reading tests ever be fair?

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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. Related: Two studies find Common Core tests make the grade.

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

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It’s been over five years since Kentucky adopted the Common Core, guidelines for what students need to know in math and the English language arts in each grade. Related: Common Core ignores underprivileged students — and testing will lead to more achievement gaps.

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

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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.

At School Grounded in Soul Music, Priorities Shift for Common Core

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Read more about Common Core. But as states have begun rolling out the Common Core standards, integrating the arts has become more challenging — even for schools like Soulsville. Read more about Common Core. By Alan Richard, The Hechinger Report.

Websites for Hour of Code by Grade

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It’s easy to see why when you look at fundamental programming concepts: abstraction and symbolism – variables are common in math, but also in education. Grade-levels below are guidelines. Besides Math Standards, Alice supports these Common Core writing skills: 8.3a

Websites for Hour of Code by Grade

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It’s easy to see why when you look at fundamental programming concepts: abstraction and symbolism – variables are common in math, but also in education. Grade-levels below are guidelines. Besides Math Standards, Alice supports these Common Core writing skills: 8.3a

Dear Otto: Can We Eliminate Blogs–Teachers Hate Them!

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Common Core expects teachers to use internet-based tools in their teaching, to ask students to find resources through online sites. Whether a school follows Common Core or not, these are good guidelines for everyone.

Happy Connected Educator Month

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We all were required to follow a rigid set of guidelines that were actually rules, not guides. 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.

Getting Animated With Google Slides and Screencastify

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Luckily, my students know that my class schedule is more like guidelines than actual rules. Blended Learning Common Core Standards Creativity and Imagination Education Technology Future Ready animation google slides stop motion

The Four Biggest Challenges to Implementing Maine's Proficiency-Based Diploma

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Indeed, Maine’s DOE recently released guidelines to help districts answer many of their continuing questions about developing systems that meet the needs of students with disabilities. Education Technology Competency-Based Learning Learning Strategies Assessment Driven Curriculum Differentiated Learning Common Core State StandardsMaine has long been an innovator in education, stemming back to the Maine Learning Technology Initiative.

The 4-Letter Word You Need to Know—and How Teachers and Administrators Can Embrace Data Literacy

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An ideal data literacy program provides teachers with tools to organize their data and guidelines on how to understand and analyze it to help teachers make the connection of the data to their practice. Education Technology Professional Development Learning Strategies Personalized Learning Assessment Driven Curriculum Core Curriculum Common Core State Standards Differentiated Learning Data and Research

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

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They were excellent at following directions and working within guidelines. Note- Katherine Goyette was one of the finalists of the LeRoy Finkel Fellowship Program at this year’s CUE 2016 National Conference.

Regarding Aaron Ross's Interpretation of Student Centered Learning andthe Well Rounded Student

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In his post on his blog [link] , Aaron Ross suggests that their are two polar opposite approaches to the neccessity of a common core, those who want to protect and perhaps even popularize it and those who want to totally abandon it. The American notion of a common set of knowledge that all students must acquire is not unique nor is it nearly as organized by a central government that in European nations like Britain or France. (I

Notice the emphasis on ‘feeding them content’

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What does it mean to be ‘aligned to the Common Core?’ ’ 12 education guidelines from Alfie Kohn.

Website Review: Prodigy Game

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Here are guidelines, culled from top education sites like Edutopia, Google Education, Educational Technology, and EdWeek that are valuable when evaluating any website: free or small fee. aligned with Blooms Taxonomy, Common Core, ISTE, or other state/national/international standards.

Is the Socratic Method Right for Your Class?

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Set down conversation guidelines like 1) refer to each other by name, 2) participate by building on conversations, 3) participate often with comments and reactions to ideas of others, 4) don’t dominate the stage, 5) disagree, but don’t be disagreeable, and 6) wait your turn.

Study.com Makes the College Dream a Reality for Lots of Students

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If you’re looking for Common Core, a selection of videos and quizzes are specifically designed to supplement Common Core instruction for grades 8-12. These are treated exactly like any other lesson under the Teacher Edition guidelines.

Want to Code on an IPad? Here are 3 Great Apps

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Fundamental programming concepts include: abstraction and symbolism–variables are common in math, but also in a student’s education. sequencing–knowing what happens when; mentioned in Common Core standards for grades 1 through 5.

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Subscriber Special: July

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Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network. These can be adapted to any writing program be it 6+1 Traits, Common Core, or the basic who-what-when-where-why. Here are general guidelines: up to 20 people per class (same low price–$750).

1st Grade digital PBL: Does it work?

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What is not as common are PBL ideas using digital, rather than physical tools.

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Enhance Young Learner's English Vocabulary with @MindSnacks & Teach Foreign Languages!

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The app has also been designed to support the Common Core Learning Standards. Mindsnacks: Vocabulary Building and Language Development MindSnacks is a mobile educational gaming company that develops popular apps that teach foreign languages and test preparation subjects.

What is Standards-based Grading?

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Today, many educators want to not only evaluate progress at a point in time but optimize that against the ongoing standards their school mission is built on such as Common Core, International Baccalaureate, NGSE, or TEKS.

Subscriber Special: Group PD at a great price

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Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network. These can be adapted to any writing program be it 6+1 Traits, Common Core, or the basic who-what-when-where-why. Here are general guidelines: between 5-20 people per class (same low price–$750).

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Here’s what schools need to know about ESSA right now

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The Difference between NCLB, ESSA and Common Core. To start, Rowley addressed any confusion regarding the Common Core State Standards. Since the Common Core is not a federal initiative, it is unaffected by ESSA.

Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

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Many of those same qualities are goals of the Common Core State Standards. The UDL Guidelines provide a deep dive into each of the principles to checkpoints that provide resources, examples, and research. Post by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D. jackiegerstein and Barbara Bray @bbray27.

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Ready or not, a new era of homeschooling has begun

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In the meantime, remote workers who are parents are fretting over how they’ll have time to oversee lessons and keep their children on top of Common Core math. Social distancing guidelines will mean fewer playdates and group activities, along with concerns about isolation and boredom.

What parents should ask teachers about technology

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Teach digital citizenship is easily done either through dedicated platforms like Common Sense Media and Netsmartz , or a full-blown curriculum like this one from Structured Learning. For Common Core schools: How do they prepare students to succeed with online testing?

5 Ways to Involve Parents in Your Class

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Provide guidelines so they don’t wonder why they’re there or get embarassed because they ‘did something wrong’ Invite parents to share their expertise. help them understand Common Core math, or the school’s math program (i.e.,

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Tools of the Trade

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UDL Guidelines. PreK–12 educators can create, mix, and share instructional resources based on UDL and aligned to Common Core. An innovative organization provides free tools and resources to make learning accessible to all students. This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Bring universal learning ideas to life in your classroom by creating and sharing your own educational materials.

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What Did Pence Do For Schools As Governor? Here's A Look

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Just how much does he have in common with Donald Trump when it comes to schools and education? Common Core "Got to get rid of Common Core — fast." She described a draft of the English exam as a warmed-over version of Common Core.

Teaching teachers to relinquish control

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The first guardrail was a pacing guideline. Alpha set school-wide targets for where students needed to be in learning Common Core standards and scheduled interim assessments to check for that progress.

A Culture Of Inquiry Through A Forward-Leaning Curriculum

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The current arguments over the Common Core State Standards underscore our confusion. By that measure, the Common Core is a healthy alternative, to be sure. (Ed Treat Standards as ‘Best Guess’ Guidelines. How To Create A Forward-Leaning Curriculum .

Hour of Code Lesson Plans by Grade

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It’s easy to see why when you look at fundamental programming concepts: abstraction and symbolism – variables are common in math, but also in education. Grade-levels below are guidelines. Besides Math Standards, Alice supports these Common Core writing skills: 8.3a

PBL and Politics – Join #MyParty16

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election process by creating their own political parties based on a few core issues. To persuade voters, students create a thirty-second campaign ad around one of their core platform beliefs and then hold “Primary” elections in their school.