Here are some recent resources and videos about the Common Core State Standards that you may find helpful. Finding Apps. Graphite.org is a free service that provides reviews of apps, games, websites and digital curricula. Are you looking for an app for a certain grade level or a certain topic? Look here first and get [...]
The American Counseling Association has created a document detailing the counselor’s role in adopting and implementing the Common Core State Standards. Common Core State Standards: Essential Information for School Counselors suggests ten things for counselors to know and share. It begins with a review of how the Common Core was created and adopted. It tries [...]
WHAT IS COMMON CORE? New Copyright Precedent. In this excerpt from chapter 2 of What is Common Core?, Darcy Pattison explains how the Common Core has set new copyright precedent by creating a privately copyrighted document, then asking State Departments of Education to accept the document as a public policy document. To our knowledge, there’s [...]
When you think of a public policy document, you rarely think of a document that is copyrighted. Yet, that’s exactly the case for the Common Core State Standards. It’s a strange and unsettling thing. The Common Core State Standards are copyrighted: Any publication or public display shall include the following notice: “© Copyright 2010. National [...]
Even after a couple years, the most common question about the Common Core remains this: “What is the Common Core?” The Common Core State Standards are a set of education standards widely adopted by 46 states in 2011. Implementation started in 2011 and the first testing under the standards will be in in the 2014 [...]
When I taught a Common Core webinar this summer, I was surprised by one question: Where are the common core standards, where can I find them? The standards are a free download at CoreStandards.org. Bibliographic Information Authors: National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers Title: Common Core State Standards [...]
Under the CCSS, you must use the Lexile scoring to determine text complexity, one of the three ways to evaluate the appropriateness of a text for a lesson. When this was first implemented, it was difficult to find the Lexile of a particular book. But now, there’s an online tool to do just that. What [...]
What Challenges do You Face in Implementing the CCSS This simple four-question survey asks you about YOUR challenges in implementing the Common Core State Standards.
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National Louis University’s Kathy Sheridan, Ph.D., associate professor in the National College of Education, says schools cannot simply teach children computational skills in math; children need contextual skills to apply math to everyday situations. If you can’t see this video, click here. National Louis University’s Katie McKnight, Ph.D., associate professor in the National College of [...]