The following is a great question from a reader and my attempt to answer it. Join the conversation by email (abfosEd@gmail.com) or on Twitter (@AbfosEd)! Question I have been reading everything I can get my hands on that has CCSS stamped on it. I have an aggravating issue that I just can’t find guidelines for. [...]
Here’s an explanation and example of GLAD – Guided Language Acquisition Design using maps and artwork to help in teaching with the Common Core. Hundreds of Library of Congress lesson plans, primary source sets, presentations and more—all based on authentic primary sources from the Library’s online collections—are now aligned to the CCSS, to state content [...]
by Andrew Foster Twitter @abfosEd In the last few months I’ve come across some interesting ideas for exploring the Common Core State Standards. The most effective professional development is teacher-led and teacher-focused. Whether you are a classroom teacher doing your own research, a team leader organizing CCSS introductory activities, or an administrator trying to get [...]
Sam Dillon, reporter for the New York Times, has recently investigated the effect of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on the education reform reflected in the Common Core Standards. He reports various political and research based efforts are included in the 360 education grants given by the Gates Foundation in 2009.
Standards-Setting Criteria The following criteria guided the standards development workgroups in setting the draft college and career readiness standards. Preamble: The Common Core State Standards define the rigorous skills and knowledge in English Language Arts and Mathematics that need to be effectively taught and learned for students to be ready to succeed academically in credit-bearing, [...]