Common Core Standards Teacher Inservice Fall 2011
Objectives • Teachers will be able to discuss the basics of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). • Teachers will begin to implement the CCSS in their content areas in 2011-2012.
Common Core State Standards Initiative • A joint effort by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers • A state-led initiative • States were in the driver’s seat • The federal government did not develop the standards or require their adoption.
Standards Development Process • College- and career-readiness standards for English/language arts and mathematics developed summer of 2009 • K-12 standards for each grade were developed • Continual input throughout the process from states, educators, and business and higher education leaders with 10,000 responses during the public comment period
Common Core State Standards Adoption 44 states and D.C. have fully adopted the Common Core State Standards.
What are advantages of common standards? • Currently, every state has its own set of academic standards, meaning public education students in each state are learning to different levels • All students must be prepared to compete with not only their American peers in the next state, but with students from around the world
Features of the Standards • Aligned with college and work expectations • Focused and coherent • Include rigorous content and application of knowledge through high-order skills • Build upon strengths and lessons of current state standards • Based on evidence and research • Internationally benchmarked
CCSS Mission Statement • The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy. • Common Core Standards
Features of the Standards • The College and Career Readiness (CCR) anchorstandards were written first and describe expectations for the end of high school. • The CCSS were then back-mapped down to kindergarten to ensure that students would be on track early to meet rigorous end of high school literary goals.
Stepping Up to the Challenge Next-Generation Assessments YOU ARE HERE 2014 -2015 2013 – 2014 Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Kindergarten CCSS First Group of 3rd Graders
Explore • Take 2 minutes - look through the CCSS in math for kindergarten, 4th, and 8th • What do you notice?
Let’s Play • Smart phone? Download Common Core App • Laptop? http://www.corestandards.org • Old School Paper? Flip through
The standards define: • What is most essential • Grade-level expectations • What students are expected to know and be able to do • Cross-disciplinary literacy skills
The standards do NOT define: • How teachers should teach • What materials must be used • All that can or should be taught • The nature of advanced work • Intervention methods or materials • The full range of supports for English learners and students with special needs
Standards for Mathematical Practice • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. • Reason abstractly and quantitatively. • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. • Model with mathematics. • Use appropriate tools strategically. • Attend to precision. • Look for and make use of structure. • Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
Standards for English Language Arts • READING • Literary • Informational • WRITING • Argument, Informative, Narrative • Publishing • Research and evidence • SPEAKING/LISTENING • Digital Media • LANGUAGE • Conventions, Effective Use, Vocabulary
Also in ELA standards… • Section for Literacy in Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects • Appendix A = Research supporting key elements of the standards with bibliography and glossary • Appendix B = Text exemplars for each level (reading) • Appendix C = Samples of student writing
Shared Throughout the School • The standards insist that instruction in reading, writing, speaking listening and language be a shared responsibility within the school. CCSS ELA p. 4
CCSS Standards for History, Science, and Technical Subjects… Do not replace content Enhance
Taking a closer look… • Look at the handout • What standard are we looking at? • Stay with #3 • Begin with Kindergarten, end with 11/12 • Highlight changes in language • Share- What did you notice?
Appendix B • Types of Texts • Performance Tasks
Resources • Common Core State Standards Website • http://www.corestandards.org • ODE • http://www.ode.state.or.us/go/commoncore • The Common Core Curriculum Mapping Project • http://www.commoncore.org/maps/ • Ohio Department of Education Grade Level Curriculum Models • http://education.ohio.gov/GD/Templates/Pages/ODE/ODEDetail.aspx?page=3&TopicRelationID=1699&ContentID=86942&Content=108811
What’s Next? • First question of PLC • The standards define what all students are expected to know and be able to do, NOT how teachers should teach • Tomorrow- • Answer questions • District Video • PLC/Departments • Future PD- Site Council, DC, or Stop In!
Bring With You… • Folder with standards • Laptop