The consensus among educators nationwide is that in-depth instruction paired with focused assessment of essential concepts and skills are far more effective than superficially covering every concept and skill in the standards. Educators are faced with the task of teaching all standards while meeting the extraordinary range of student learning needs. Prioritizing the Common Core offers common sense solutions to the dilemmas teachers face today in implementing the new, more rigorous national standards. Chapters present a rationale for prioritizing the Common Core, a step-by-step process for prioritizing standards in language arts and mathematics, strategies for soliciting feedback and input from everyone in the district or school prior to the final determination of the Priority Standards, and detailed summaries of the process schools in six different districts used to identify their Priority Standards, with accompanying commentary by those who directed the work.
Published by Lead + Learn Press on 07/15/2019
Book details: 272 pages.
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is one of the most controversial pieces of education policy to emerge in decades. Detailing what and when K–12 students should be taught, it has led to expensive reforms and displaced other valuable ways to educate children. In this nuanced and provocative book, Nicholas Tampio argues that, though national standards can raise the education bar for some students, the democratic costs outweigh the benefits. To make his case, Tampio describes the history, philosophy, content, and controversy surrounding the Common Core standards for English language arts and math. He also explains and critiques the Next Generation Science Standards, the Advanced Placement US History curriculum framework, and the National Sexuality Education Standards. Though each set of standards has admirable elements, Tampio asserts that democracies should disperse education authority rather than entrust one political or pedagogical faction to decide the country’s entire philosophy of education. Ultimately, this lively and accessible book presents a compelling case that the greater threat to democratic education comes from centralized government control rather than from local education authorities.
Published by JHU Press on 03/18/2018
Book details: 216 pages.
The Common Core State Standards present unique demands on students’ ability to learn vocabulary and teachers’ ability to teach it. The authors address these challenges in this resource. Work toward the creation of a successful vocabulary program, guided by both academic and content-area terms taken directly from the mathematics and English language arts standards.
Published by Solution Tree Press on 02/07/2011
Book details: 144 pages.
Published by John Wiley & Sons on 10/19/2011
Book details: 464 pages.
Creativity and the Common Core State Standards are both important to todays teachers. Yet, for many educators, nurturing students creativity seems to conflict with ensuring that they learn specific skills and content. In this book, the authors outline ways to adapt existing lessons and mandated curricula to encourage the development of student creativity alongside more traditional academic skills. Based on cutting-edge psychological research on creativity, the text debunks common misconceptions about creativity and describes how learning environments can support both creativity and the Common Core, offers creative lessons and insights for teaching English language arts and mathematics, and includes assessments for creativity and Common Core learning. Featuring numerous classroom examples, this practical resource will empower teachers to think of the Common Core and creativity as encompassing complementary, rather than mutually exclusive, goals. Book Features: Shows how teaching skills mandated by the CCSS and teaching for creativity can reinforce one another. Helps teachers better understand what creativity is, how to develop it, and how to assess it in meaningful ways. Examines the many misconceptions about creativity that prevent teachers from doing their best work. Provides classroom examples, ideas, and lesson plans from successful teachers across disciplines. This wonderful book makes the important point that teaching to well-designed standards is completely consistent with teaching for creativity. [It] is filled with practical advice for teachers about how to teach to Common Core standards, in both ELA and math, in ways that lead to creative learning outcomes. Keith Sawyer, Morgan Distinguished Professor in Educational Innovations, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Beghetto, and Baer make a strong, nuanced case that knowledge for the sake of knowledge may be acceptable for immediate retention, but knowledge in the service of creating new possibilities has long-term consequences that cant be ignored by educators and society. Scott Barry Kaufman, scientific director, The Imagination Institute and researcher, Positive Psychology Center, University of Pennsylvania
Published by Teachers College Press on 01/01/2015
Book details: 128 pages.
Published by Teachers College Press on 07/15/2019
Book details: 288 pages.
Challenges educators to design programs that boldly embrace the Common Core State Standards by imaginatively drawing from the genius of great men and women, such as Leonardo da Vinci. A central figure in the High Renaissance, Leonardo made extraordinary contributions as a painter, architect, sculptor, scientist, engineer, and futurist. This book demonstrates that schools can cultivate genius such as Leonardo's, while ensuring that all students realize the core skills crucial to citizens. Relevant to public and independent educators who are creating schools-within-schools and charter schools, renewing schools, or rethinking their own classrooms, this book serves as a model of biographical curricula that embraces the standards that Americans share as citizens in a democracy.
Published by R&L Education on 07/15/2019
Book details: 208 pages.
Now that the Common Core standards are coming to just about every school, what every school leader needs is a straightforward explanation that lays out the benefits of the Common Core in plain English, provides a succinct overview, and gets everyone thinking about how to transition to this promising new paradigm. This handy, inexpensive booklet helps you get everyone in your school community--teachers, parents, and other stakeholders--up to speed. Circulating multiple copies throughout your school will provide an overview of the new standards in English language arts/literacy and mathematics, highlighting their key aspects. Plus, there are numerous suggestions on transition activities for teachers and districts to consider, including: (1) Creating a Crosswalk, which compares the content of the Common Core with your current standards; (2) Developing transition documents that support deeper understanding of the Common Core standards by using current standards as a bridge; and (3) Taking the longer view of implementing the Common Core systemically.
Published by ASCD on 01/01/2011
Book details: 63 pages.
Published by Attainment Company Inc
Book details: 63 pages.
A parent's guide to understanding the Common Core educationalstandards Designed to ensure a similar level of job and collegepreparedness for students from all backgrounds and regions, theCommon Core standards have been adopted in 45 states from coast tocoast. These new common standards are designed to bring manydiverse state standards into alignment with each other in math andEnglish to create a set of national educational standards.Common Core Standards For Parents For Dummies explains thisnew set of standards, what it means for students, and how parentscan get their children prepared for the school year. Explains what changes to expect in the classroom Includes a grade-by-grade explanation of the new math andEnglish standards Provides tips and exercises for helping students succeed For parents who want to help their kids excel at school,Common Core Standards For Parents For Dummies is a handy,straightforward guide that explains everything they need toknow.
Published by John Wiley & Sons on 03/11/2014
Book details: 216 pages.