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Parent Information Night. February 3-6, 2014 Christina Orsi corsi@sjcoe.net. Table Talk , College and Career Readiness. With your table members: Think about and discuss what are the top 5 skills employers are looking for?. According to Forbes Magazine…. Ability to work in a team

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parent information night

Parent Information Night

February 3-6, 2014

Christina Orsi

corsi@sjcoe.net

table talk college and career readiness
Table Talk, College and Career Readiness

With your table members:

Think about and discuss what are the top 5 skills employers are looking for?

according to forbes magazine
According to Forbes Magazine…

Ability to work in a team

Ability to make decisions and solve problems

Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work

Ability to communicate verbally with people inside and outside an organization

Ability to obtain and process information

Ability to organize quantitative data

Technical knowledge related to the job

Proficiency with computer software programs

Ability to create and edit written reports

Ability to sell and influence others

what are the common core state standards
What are the Common Core State Standards?

The Common Core State Standards set grade-by-grade learning expectations for students in grades K-12 for Mathematics and for English Language Arts and Literacy.

While states have had standards for more than 15 years, this set of standards is more focused on preparing students for success in college and career. They set clear, consistent and high learning goals.

common core it takes all of us
Common Core: It Takes All of Us!

Parents

Teachers

Community members

Colleges and universities

Technical training programs

what should i expect with ccss
What Should I Expect with CCSS?

More time to focus on preparing students for college and career readiness.

the shifts in ela literacy
The Shifts in ELA/Literacy

Building knowledge through content-richnonfiction

Reading, writing and speaking grounded in evidence from text, both literary and informational

Regular practice with complex text and its academic language

how can you help your child in literacy
How can you help your child in literacy?

Ask your child specific questions about what they read.

Encourage children to read, then write and speak about, nonfiction text such as newspapers, magazines, and biographies.

Encourage children to research topics of interest and read series that relate to a central topic.

Have your child follow step by step instructions or a set of directions in order to accomplish a task, such as building a sandcastle or operating a game.

table talk english language arts
Table Talk, English Language Arts

With your table members: think about and discuss examples of how you can:

Have your child follow step by step instructions or a set of directionsin order to accomplish a task.

by doing normal, everyday tasks at home?

Share out one idea from your table

the shape of math in a countries
The Shape of Math in A+ Countries

Mathematics topics intended at each grade by at least two-thirds of A+ countries

Mathematics topics intended at each grade by at least two-thirds of the U.S. states

Schmidt, Houang, & Cogan, “A Coherent Curriculum: The Case of Mathematics.” (2002).

the shifts in mathematics
The Shifts in Mathematics

Focus: Focus strongly where the standards focus

Coherence: Think across grades, and link to major topics

Rigor: In major topics, pursue conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency, andapplication with equal intensity

table talk math
Table Talk, Math

With your table members, think about and discuss examples of how you can:

Have children apply their math knowledge to a real-world scenario at home.

by doing regular, everyday tasks at home?

Share out one idea from your table

how can you help your child in math
How can you help your child in math?

Help children practice their addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts.

Encourage children not to give up while solving problems, to build stamina and develop their critical thinking skills. Don’t give them the answers - ask them to think of different ways they can solve problems.

Have children illustrate the math they were thinking in their head and discuss it out loud.

Have children apply their math knowledge to a real-world scenario at home, such as doubling a recipe or calculating the area of a room.

smarter balanced t he new assessment
Smarter Balanced, The New Assessment

5 Common Questions to Answer

WHAT?

  • SMARTER Balanced Assessments
    • English Language Arts
    • Mathematics

WHO?

  • All students in grades 3-8 and 11

WHEN?

  • CAASPP Field Test Spring 2014 – March 18 – April 25
  • CST Science (5th & 8th Grade) – April 28-May 7
  • Live & Operational CAASPP Spring 2015
try it yourself www smarterbalanced org
Try it yourself!...www.smarterbalanced.org

HOW?

  • Online Computer Adaptive Test (CAT)
  • Types of Questions
    • Multiple-Choice
    • Constructed Response
    • Technology Enhanced
    • Performance Tasks

WHY?

  • New Standards
  • Use of Technology
  • More engaging
additional resources
Additional Resources

Jefferson School District Parent Links

http://www.jeffersonschooldistrict.com/domain/321

Council of the Great City Schools Parent Roadmaps:

Math

http://www.cgcs.org//site/Default.aspx?PageID=244

ELA / Literacy

http://www.cgcs.org/Page/328

National Parent Teachers Association (PTA)

http://pta.org/parents/content.cfm?ItemNumber=2583

Achieve the Core

www.achievethecore.org

Common Core State Standards Text Exemplars

http://www.corestandards.org/assets/Appendix_B.pdf