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Brace Yourself

Brace Yourself. Change is Coming!. The new X is: Common Core State Standards/Essential Standards. “In an increasingly complex world, sometimes old questions require new answers.”. Qhwolihjpsjf[ojf[p[qpfojfojo. What is all the talk about?.

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Brace Yourself

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  1. Brace Yourself

  2. Change is Coming!

  3. The new X is:Common Core State Standards/Essential Standards “In an increasingly complex world, sometimes old questions require new answers.” Qhwolihjpsjf[ojf[p[qpfojfojo

  4. What is all the talk about? An overview of the transition to Common Core State Standards and Essential Standards

  5. Disclaimer I don’t know what I don’t know!

  6. The Process • 2008: Framework for Change • 2008: Response to change: ACRE • 2009: CCSSO and NGA develop college and career readiness standards • Based on the college and career readiness standards, K-12 learning progressions developed • Multiple rounds of feedback from states, teachers, researchers, higher education, and the general public • June 2, 2010:Final Common Core State Standards released • June 2010: Adopted by NCSBE

  7. Similar Goals for Standards North Carolina’s Mandates Common Core “Essential” “Narrow” “Deep” “Rigorous + Relevant” “Readiness for College and Career” “Essential” ”Fewer, Higher, Clearer” ”Focused” ”Rigorous” ”Readiness for College and Career” “Enduring” “Measurable” “Clear and Concise” “Prioritized and Focused” 9

  8. What are CCSS? • For ELA and Math only • Align with best evidence on college and career readiness expectations • Maintain focus on what matters most for readiness for college and career • Are clear, understandable and consistent • Include rigorous content and application of knowledge through high-order skills • Build upon strengths and lessons of current state standards • Are informed by other top performing countries, so that all students are prepared to succeed in our global economy and society • Are evidence-based

  9. In North CarolinaFewer, Higher, Clearer • Adopted in June 2010 by State Board of Education • Among the first group of states to adopt Common Core State Standards • Transition to CCSS is part of NC and LCPS RttT plan

  10. What CCSS are not • A National Curriculum • Everything that could or should be taught • A federal government initiative Does not include • How teachers should teach • Advanced work beyond the core • Interventions needed for students well below grade level • A full range of support for English language learners and students with special needs • Everything needed to be college and career ready

  11. ELA CCSS Three main sections • K−5 (cross-disciplinary) • 6−12 English Language Arts • 6−12 Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects Shared responsibility for students’ literacy development Three appendices • A: Research and evidence; glossary of key terms • B: Reading text exemplars; sample performance tasks • C: Annotated student writing samples

  12. Design and Organization Four strands Reading (including Reading Foundational Skills) Writing Speaking and Listening Language An integrated model of literacy Media requirements blended throughout

  13. Design and Organization College and Career Readiness (CCR) anchor standards • Broad expectations consistent across grades and content areas • Based on evidence about college and workforce training expectations • Range and content

  14. Design and Organization K−12 standards • Grade-specific end-of-year expectations • Developmentally appropriate, cumulative progression of skills and understandings • One-to-one correspondence with CCR standards

  15. Reading Comprehension (standards 1−9) • Standards for reading literature and informational texts • Strong and growing across-the-curriculum emphasis on students’ ability to read and comprehend informational texts • Aligned with NAEP Reading framework Range of reading and level of text complexity(standard 10, Appendices A and B) • “Staircase” of growing text complexity across grades • High-quality literature and informational texts in a range of genres and subgenres

  16. Reading Foundational Skills Four categories (standards 1−4) Print concepts (K−1) Phonological awareness (K−1) Phonics and word recognition (K−5) Fluency (K−5)

  17. Writing Writing types/purposes (standards 1−3) • Writing arguments • Writing informative/explanatory texts • Writing narratives • Strong and growing across-the-curriculum emphasis on students writing arguments and informative/explanatory texts • Aligned with NAEP Writing framework

  18. Writing Production and distribution of writing (standards 4−6) • Developing and strengthening writing • Using technology to produce and enhance writing Research (standards 7−9) • Engaging in research and writing about sources Range of writing (standard 10) • Writing routinely over various time frames

  19. Speaking and Listening Comprehension and collaboration (standards 1−3) Day-to-day, purposeful academic talk in one-on-one, small-group, and large-group settings Presentation of knowledge and ideas (standards 4−6) Formal sharing of information and concepts, including through the use of technology

  20. Language Conventions of standard English Knowledge of language (standards 1−3) • Using standard English in formal writing and speaking • Using language effectively and recognizing language varieties Vocabulary (standards 4−6) • Determining word meanings and word nuances • Acquiring general academic and domain-specific words and phrases

  21. Key Advances Reading Balance of literature and informational texts Text complexity Writing Emphasis on argument and informative/explanatory writing Writing about sources Speaking and Listening Inclusion of formal and informal talk Language Stress on general academic and domain-specific vocabulary

  22. Key Advances Standards for reading and writing in history/ social studies, science, and technical subjects • Complement rather than replace content standards in those subjects • Responsibility of teachers in those subjects Alignment with college and career readiness expectations

  23. Math CCSS Standards for Mathematical Practice • Carry across all grade levels • Describe habits of mind of a mathematically expert student Standards for Mathematical Content • K-8 standards presented by grade level • Organized into domains that progress over several grades • Grade introductions give 2–4 focal points at each grade level • High school standards presented by conceptual theme (Number & Quantity, Algebra, Functions, Modeling, Geometry, Statistics & Probability)

  24. Design and Organization Focal points at each grade level

  25. Design and Organization Grade Level Overviews

  26. Design and Organization • Content standards define what students should understand and be able to do • Clusters are groups of related standards • Domains are larger groups that progress across grades

  27. Fractions, Grades 3–6 3. Develop an understanding of fractions as numbers. 4. Extend understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering. 4. Build fractions from unit fractions by applying and extending previous understandings of operations on whole numbers. 4. Understand decimal notation for fractions, and compare decimal fractions. 5. Use equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract fractions. 5. Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to multiply and divide fractions. 6. Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to divide fractions by fractions.

  28. Algebra, Grade 8 Graded ramp up to Algebra in Grade 8 Properties of operations, similarity, ratio and proportional relationships, rational number system. Focus on linear equations and functions in Grade 8 Expressions and Equations Work with radicals and integer exponents. Understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations. Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations. Functions Define, evaluate, and compare functions. Use functions to model relationships between quantities.

  29. High School Conceptual themes in high school • Number and Quantity • Algebra • Functions • Modeling • Geometry • Statistics and Probability College and career readiness threshold • (+) standards indicate material beyond the threshold; can be in courses required for all students.

  30. Key Advances Focus and coherence Focus on key topics at each grade level. Coherent progressions across grade levels. Balance of concepts and skills Content standards require both conceptual understanding and procedural fluency. Mathematical practices Foster reasoning and sense-making in mathematics. College and career readiness Level is ambitious but achievable.

  31. Essential Standardshttp://www.dpi.state.nc.us/acre/standards/new-standards/ • Currently adopted • Science • Social Studies • Information and Technology Skills • World Languages • Arts Education • Occupational Course of Study • Healthful Living • Draft • Guidance • Fewer, Higher, Clearer • Based on Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy

  32. The Future • Transition to CCSS/ES 2011-12 • Professional development for all teachers and administrators • Crosswalks and Unpacked content http://www.ncpublicschools.org/acre/standards/support-tools/ • Field tests for CCSS/ES 2011-12 • CCSS/ES Fully Operational 2012-13 • SBAC Operational (online) 2014-15?

  33. Timeline 1 Essential Standards 2/14/2011 • page 35

  34. Plan to Support and Transition For All New Standards Tools • Instructional Toolkits including: • Crosswalks between Old and New • Vertical Learning Progressions • Glossary of Terms • Unpacked Content • Assessment Prototypes • Lesson Plans, Unit Plans • Diagnostic, Formative, and Benchmarking Assessment Tools 36

  35. Lenoir County ImplementationCurrently • 2009-present: Workshops on Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy • Fall 2010: Formed Math CCSS Team • Fall 2011: DSW includes RttT funds for PD for CCSS/ES • Winter 2011: Formed CCSS Leads Team • March 2011: CCSS Leads view webinar • March 2011: 2 PD facilitators in place for Region 2 • June 13, 2011: CCSS Leads Module 1 Training • July 12,13 2011: CCSS Leads to CC/ES Summer Institutes • August 3, 2011: LEA Plan due for PD for CCSS/ES

  36. 2011-12 Professional Development Plan • Form content level teams • Participate in DPI developed modules • Content level training: TBD • Design Instructional Plans for each subject and grade/course • Develop new benchmark assessments

  37. Professional Development: Access and Support MODULES CC and Essential Standards Tools Instructional Tools targeted to aid in the transition and to complement the professional development. Online support to increase teacher understanding and implementation of standards 1: The Call for Change: An Overview of the Common Core and Essential Standards Crosswalk Unpacking Standards 6: NC Teacher Standards Course 2: Understanding the Standards 2: Understanding the Standards 4: Developing Local Curricula 5: NC FALCON Training Implementation Guide 3: Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy (RBT) Presentational Resources 10/23/2014 • page 39

  38. Key Instructional Tool Dates and Activities April 1, 2011 Content-specific professional development offerings available June 3, 2011 June 24, 2011 August 2011-August 2014 10/23/2014 • page 40

  39. Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) What is SBAC? What impact will it have on students? • Equity of expectations • Comparability of results • More authentic tasks and more accurate measurement (particularly of growth) 31 States working together to develop an assessment system aligned to the Common Core Standards in ELA and Math. • Will include: • Computer-adaptive summative assessments with performance tasks in ELA and Math for 3-8 and high school • Flexible tools for teaching (formative assessment tools, data display and analysis tools, diagnostics, checks for misconceptions) What impact will it have on teachers? • Focused instruction • Better-aligned teaching resources (instructional and assessment) • More resources and shared language across state-lines What is the SBAC time line? What do schools and educators need to do to prepare? See Next…. • Start Professional Development on the Common Core • Start teaching the Common Core in 2012-13 (schools will be held accountable for Common Core) • Prepare for online delivery of assessments 10/23/2014 • page 41

  40. Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Development of Assessments 2014-15 10/23/2014 • page 42

  41. Useful websites • ACRE: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/acre/ • Essential Standards: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/acre/standards/ • Instructional Tools (crosswalks, unpacked content): http://www.ncpublicschools.org/acre/standards/support-tools/

  42. Useful Websites • Common Core State Standards: http://www.corestandards.org/ • Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium: http://www.k12.wa.us/smarter/ • SBAC in North Carolina: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/newsroom/news/2010-11/20100903-01

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