Taking It to the Next Level: Using the Common Core and AASL Standards to Develop Lessons, Units and Curriculum NJASL Conference – December 1, 2012 Amy Rominiecki and Nina Kemps NJ L4L Coordinators. 21 st Century Standards. What!. Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI). How!.
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Taking It to the Next Level:Using the Common Core and AASL Standards to Develop Lessons, Units and Curriculum
NJASL Conference – December 1, 2012
Amy Rominiecki and Nina Kemps
NJ L4L Coordinators
Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI)
Standards for the 21st-Century Learner
2009 Core Curriculum Content Standards
Partnership for 21st Century Skills
The Natural and Best Connector
English Language Arts
Literacy in History/Social Studies,
Science, and Technical Subjects
What should students understand and be able to do by the end of
Sample readings per grade level in Appendix B
K - 2 – 50% Informational Text
5 - 8 – 55% Informational Text
9 -12 –70% informational Text
Read with a purpose. Read like a detective.
What does this mean?
Why is this important?
Write like a reporter
Pilot – NOW
Test - 2014-15
ResponsibilitiesKey Question:Is the student aware that the foundational traits for 21st-century learning requires self-accountability that extends beyond skills and dispositions?
Self Assessment StrategiesKey Question:Can the student recognize personal strengths and weaknesses over time and become a stronger, more independent learner?
Common Core by Grade Level
Standards in Action
Grades 2, 5, 8,10, 12
Link to database
Learning and Innovation Skills
Creativity and Innovation Skills
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills
Communication and Collaboration Skills
Information, Media and Technology Skills
ICT (Information, Communication and Technology) Literacy
Life and Career Skills
Flexibility and Adaptability
Initiative and Self-Direction
Social and Cross-Cultural Skills
Productivity and Accountability
Leadership and Responsibility
English, reading or language arts
Government and Civics
Financial, economic, business and entrepreneurial literacy
Creativity and Innovation =
Communication & Collaboration =
Research and Information Fluency =
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving & Decision Making =
Digital Citizenship =
Technology Operations & Concepts =
New Jersey Standards Resources
or go to
Library Of Congress
Other States’ Model Curriculums
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS & Common Core
ROSA ONLINE REFERENCE RESOURCES
Select - Issues and Controversies in American History
FACTS ON FILE –
American History OnlineSpans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history, highlighting the important people and events of the American experience.
American Women's History OnlineCovers the important people, events, legislation, and issues relevant to the study of women's history in the United States.
African-American History OnlineProvides expansive and in-depth information on the people, events, and topics important to the study of African-American history.
American Indian History OnlineOffers thorough access to more than 15,000 years of Native American culture, history, and heritage.
STUDENT RESOURCE CENTER –Select Student Resource Center JuniorReference books, Magazines, academic journals, newspapers, Primary Documents, Multimedia
EBSCO Host –
From Main Page:
21st Century Flexible Learning Environments
Nina Kemps, Retired School LibrarianRosa International Middle School
Amy Rominiecki, School LibrarianSeneca High School