The Instructional Shifts. Outcomes. 21 st century skills ELA and Math instructional shifts Implications for instructional practice Personal commitments. 21 st Century Skills. Above and Beyond. 21 st Century Skills: The 4 C’s. COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS. Shift your thinking!!!.
Above and Beyond
Shift your thinking!!!
“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking that created them.”
What can you infer from King’s letter about the letter that he received?
“The Gettysburg Address” mentions the year 1776. According to Lincoln’s speech, why is this year significant to the events described in the speech?ELA Instructional Shift #2
In “Casey at the Bat,” Casey strikes out. Describe a time when you failed at something.
In “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” Dr. King discusses nonviolent protest. Discuss, in writing, a time when you wanted to fight against something that you felt was unfair.
In “The Gettysburg Address” Lincoln says the nation is dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Why is equality an important value to promote?
From The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Have the students identify the different methods of removing warts that Tom and Huckleberry talk about. Discuss the charms that they say and the items (i.e. dead cats) they use. Ask students to devise their own charm to remove warts. Students could develop a method that would fit in the time of Tom Sawyer and a method that would incorporate items and words from current time. Boys played with dead cats and frogs, during Tom’s time. Are there cultural ideas or artifacts from the current time that could be used in the charm?
From The Adventures of Tom SawyerWhy does Tom hesitate to allow Ben to paint the fence? How does Twain construct his sentences to reflect that hesitation? What effect do Tom’s hesitations have on Ben?
ELA Shift #3:Regular Practice with Complex Text and Its AcademicLanguage
Common Core Math
Focus: Focus strongly where the Standards focus.
Coherence: Think across grades, and linkto major topics within grades.
Rigor: In major topics, pursue conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency,andapplication.
Think Across Grades
Link to Major Topics Within Grades
Missing piece alert!
Requires equal intensity in
Ordered Sharing Process:
Reflect on the question
Share responses to the left,
no comments, active listening
Engage in open discussion
What do these shifts mean for WHATI teach and HOWI teach in my classroom?
“Common Core State Standards are not intended to be new names for old ways of doing business.
They are a call to take the next step.”
Source: CCSS, 2010