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

The Hechinger Report

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

The Hechinger Report

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.

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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

Draw on Student Interests to Make the Common Core Work for You

Educator Innovator

This was originally posted at Common Sense Graphite. As the new school year begins, articles and resources dedicated to helping teachers develop curriculum and assessments aligned to the Common Core literacy standards are popping up everywhere. The best part: survey data is a perfect way to help students meet Common Core Writing Anchor Standards 6 and 7, which focus on using technology to produce writing and conduct research.

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

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

MindShift

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.

Happy Connected Educator Month

Kleinspiration

We all were required to follow a rigid set of guidelines that were actually rules, not guides. After overcoming my fear of Twitter, I''ve grown to rely on the tool almost to the point of being dependent on the resource to shape who I am as an educator.

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

CUE

How could we maximize our time and resources to build capacity of students and teachers in regards to technology use? They were excellent at following directions and working within guidelines.

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

Edsurge

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. Hopefully states and district leaders will leverage these additional resources. 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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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., Be a parent resource.

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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.

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. Three resources .

Subscriber Special: July

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Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network. Here are general guidelines: up to 20 people per class (same low price–$750).

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: Group PD at a great price

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Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network. Here are general guidelines: between 5-20 people per class (same low price–$750).

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1st Grade digital PBL: Does it work?

Neo LMS

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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Ready or not, a new era of homeschooling has begun

The Hechinger Report

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.

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

User Generated Education

Some makerspace activities may be focusing on how to use the resources available and may not be connecting the activities to the curriculum or around a real world problem. Many of those same qualities are goals of the Common Core State Standards. Post by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

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Tools of the Trade

Digital Promise

An innovative organization provides free tools and resources to make learning accessible to all students. At CAST, making curriculum accessible to all takes many forms, including the production of resources and tools that break down barriers to learning. UDL Guidelines. A resource center that lets educators learn more about UDL principles and how to bring them to life. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES.

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What parents should ask teachers about technology

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Often, when I talk to educators, the consensus is that “someone else is doing that” Sometimes, the tech teacher admits it’s them, but they have neither the time nor resources allocated to do it right. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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

EdTechTeacher

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.

The Professional Development Problem

EdNews Daily

Appreciating that volition, engagement, and teaching excellent are all tied together, creating essential guidelines for every school’s planning for PD. The training in this area is mostly academically focused, such as common core standards and STEM.

Equipping Our Students to Foster Civility in Conversation

Fractus Learning

These have all become common habits and accepted conventions within today’s conversations. Sentence starters are one means of providing speakers with alternative ways to structure common conversational needs. Resources. Using the F-bomb with the frequency of a comma.

Multiple Choice

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a vibrant and accessible teaching guide packed with strategies for implementing Common Core standards using UDL. Autonomy is an essential gateway to engagement, according to the UDL guidelines ; when students feel empowered, they become more excited to learn. Additional Resources. This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here.

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An Update on What You Need to Know about ESSA

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These systems involve four primary indicators: proficiency on state tests; English language proficiency; another academic factor that can be broken out by subgroup; and a “wild card” item that each state can choose within certain guidelines.

New history curriculum based on 1940s drama ?

eSchool News

The toolkits provided to educators across the nation will include a teacher’s guide, student activity sheets, Common Core Standards, and a set of educational guidelines that are designed to align states with equal curricular goals in every subject. “We

The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!

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Software and Web Memberships : some amazing companies have really been supportive and offered some fantastic resources - you won''t believe how cool they are! As Reading Specialist Sue Roberts wrote,"Very few resources give teachers tips on how to explicitly model strategies.

Amazon Inspire’s relaunch

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Offering a familiar, filtered Amazon search/shopping interface, Inspire allows educators to discover, download, curate and share Open Educational Resources (OER). Users are encouraged to write reviews and assign a star rating of resources they preview or use.

3 Teacher Money Making Opportunities Using Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

And a lot of times you can have sales that increase your sales or over the summer – a lot of time people over the summer are buying more resources for the upcoming school year. [00:02:00]. And they have so many beginner’s resources for getting started. But again, follow your guidelines.

How to Use Oral Presentations to Help English Language Learners Succeed

MindShift

Additionally, t he Common Core Speaking and Listening Standards specifically focus on oral presentations. GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION. In this section, we give some general guidelines for oral presentations with ELLs.

The Making of ST Math's New Line Plot Games

MIND Research Institute

Line plots (or dot plots, as they’re also known) are a building block on the way to more sophisticated visual representations, and are most commonly introduced in second grade. Even for early grades, the mode could be used to discuss the “most common” distance.

Where Are Quality Instructional Materials for English Language Learners?

MindShift

Department of Education to release a series of guidelines for their education. Included is a reminder that ELLs are entitled to programs with sufficient resources, such as “appropriate instructional materials.” We’ve always had a difficulty finding quality resources for ELLs,” said Uro. Craig Brock teaches high school science in Amarillo, Texas, where his freshman biology students are currently learning about the parts of a cell.