We must have a belief that all students can learn at high levels. We must expect it and hold students and ourselves accountable for it. Yes, there are obstacles and challenges, but we must overcome them! This is our moral imperative. Lives are at stake.
Additionally, when teachers deeply understand the Common Core State Standards and align curriculum and tasks with them, we can ensure that all students are prepared for future learning in our K-12 systems and ultimately ready for college and careers.
Part of this preparation includes equipping students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes they will need to be successful life-long learners and engaged citizens in a diverse, global society. This includes communication, collaboration, critical thinking, digital skills and managing and evaluating information.
(For more math resources, please visit the math page of this website: http://www.marcishepard.org/digging-deeper-into-math-common-core-major-shifts-practices-and-critical-areas-of-focus-professional-development-lesson-plan-with-links-to-all-resources/)
The following are some presentations and resources to support understanding and implementation of Common Core State Standards.
- Hess’ Cognitive Rigor Matrix & ELA Curricular Examples: Applying Webb’s Depth-of-Knowledge Levels to Bloom’s Cognitive Process Dimensions March 2014 – Matrix
- Text Complexity placemat Apri 2014
- We co-created posters to make meaning of the big shifts in the English Language Arts Standards March 2014 – Orting ELA Shifts Posters
- Math Deep Task Analysis Template 2012
- Webb’s Cognitive Complexity Levels/Depth of Knowledge Chart with math examples – Chart
- “…To the Core: Next Generation Science Standards” presented at Common Core Teacher University May 2012 – http://www.slideshare.net/MarciShepard/next-generation-science-standards-14010104
- “…To the Core: Introduction to Common Core State Standards, Smarter Balanced Assessment and Literacy in the Content Areas” presented at Teacher University May 2012 – http://www.slideshare.net/MarciShepard/common-core-state-standards-and-smarter-balanced-assessments
- “…To the Core: Math Common Core State Standards” presented at Teacher University May 2012 – http://www.slideshare.net/MarciShepard/common-core-state-standards-math
- “…To the Core: English Language Arts Common Core State Standards” presented at Teacher University May 2012 – http://www.slideshare.net/MarciShepard/common-core-state-standards-english-language-arts
- “Math Common Core State Standards” presented to CCSS-M Workgroup April 2012 – http://www.slideshare.net/MarciShepard/common-core-state-standards-math-workgroup-training
- “English Language Arts Common Core State Standards” presented to CCSS-ELA Workgroup March and April 2012 – http://www.slideshare.net/MarciShepard/common-core-state-standards-ela-workgroup-2012
ELA Common Core Resources:
- Puget Sound CORElaborate – www.literacy.psesd.org
- OSPI – http://www.k12.wa.us/Corestandards/default.aspx
- Smarter Balanced Assessment – http://www.smarterbalanced.org/
- Achieve the Core – www.achievethecore.org
- Achieve – http://www.achieve.org
- Engage New York – www.engageny.org
- Literacy Design Collaborative – www.ldc.org
Read Aloud, Basal Alignment, and Anthology Alignment Projects
- Go to edmodo.com & create membership
- Sign-in to Edmodo
- On the left side find “Groups,” click on the “+,” then “Join,” finally enter the code below.
- Use code “f4q6nm” to join BAP group
- Use code “pkx52i” to join RAP group
- Use code “pkx4sp” to join AAP group
BIG PICTURE RESOURCES (for parents, communities, and everyone!)
- Great City Schools Parent Roadmaps: http://www.cgcs.org/Page/328
Math Common Core Resources:
- Access to the sequenced units: http://www.ccsstoolbox.com/.
- Go to Tab, Resources for implementation, at the top of the page to get to units.
- Go to Tab, Other Helpful Information, at top of page to get links to other important sites, such as…
- University of Nottingham for assessments (formative and summative) http://map.mathshell.org.
- Progressions Documents are narratives that describe the progression of a topic across grade levels, based on the structure of mathematics and on research on cognitive development http://ime.math.arizona.edu/progressions
- Flipbooks for CCSS from Kansas State Department of Education (includes Arizona work). This is information on each grade level content standard and the rigor of what is expected for each student. http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=5646
- Sample items for Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. The different grade level sample items pdf files are at the bottom of the page. There are links to other files. http://dese.mo.gov/divimprove/assess/sbac.html
- To get an idea of the major clusters and targets plus supporting clusters for each grade – http://www.parcconline.org/parcc-model-content-frameworks (go to the bottom of the page and click on specific grade level)
- Agile Mind: http://www.agilemind.com
- Dana Center: http://www.utdanacenter.org/
- The North Carolina site has some pdf files for each grade level, that help explain what students should be able to do and know for each target, somewhat similar to the Arizona site: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/acre/standards/common-core-tools/#organizers (Look for unpacking documents on that page.)