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  1. Building Awareness of the Common Core Aug. 29

  2. Pre-viewing • Teaching Channel videos showcase schools that have been piloting Common Core State Standards • Elementary • • Middle • • High •

  3. Points to consider As you think about the closing of one school year and begin the transformation into another, file away just one number: 65 percent….. …..fully 65 percent of today’s grade-school kids may end up doing work that hasn’t been invented yet.

  4. Think about it…. Think back 50 years…. could educators then have predicted the worldwide impact of the Internet, which emerged globally in 1994, or the mobile phone? These technologies have not just become tools of learning, but networking and knowledge sharing, as well as innovation and entrepreneurship….

  5. From 60’s television to today's tools Remember the Star Trek Communicator….. …and now today we have the Smart Phone

  6. “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” --Alvin Toffler

  7. Beyond the Bubble Tests: The Next Generation of Assessments “I am convinced that this new generation of state assessments will be an absolute game-changer in public education.” --Education Secretary Arne Duncan September 2, 2010

  8. Agenda • Overview Objectives • CCSS vs. NGSSS • CCSS Assessment examples • Crosswalk Activity • High Impact Anchor Literacy Strategies • Process time • Extended learning options • Exit slip

  9. Objectives • Teachers will be able to: • increase their Knowledge of Content and Pedagogy (VSET 1A). • locate the Common Core State Standards that apply to their courses. • compare the level of rigor required by the CCSS with the level of rigor currently expected of students.

  10. Objectives • Teachers will be able to: • determine which of the CCSS they currently teach and at what level. • understand that the CCSS do not just require new standards to be taught, but they also require teaching that requires students to think more deeply and at higher levels. • apply the high impact anchor literacy strategy in their classrooms. • participate in the extended learning options of their choice.

  11. CCSS Transitions toCommon Core State Standards NGSSS Standards-based instruction Test item specifications guide development of curriculum maps Focus mini-assessments aligned to individual benchmarks and used to monitor student progress Teaching benchmarks in isolation results in long lists of tasks to master Standards-based instruction facilitated by learning goals Big ideas and learning goals guide the development of curriculum maps Learning progressions or scales describe expectations for student progress in attaining the learning goals Assessments used to monitor student progress are aligned directly to the learning progressions or scales Teaching big ideas narrows the focus and allows students to delve deeper for a greater depth of understanding

  12. CCSS and PARCCAssessment Examples

  13. Elementary parccassessment examples

  14. Middle school parccassessment examples

  15. High school parccassessment examples

  16. Common Core State Standards • Where to Locate CCSS: • English • PdfWebsite • Math • PdfWebsite • All Other Subjects • For Social Studies, Science, Technical Subject Areas, and All Others

  17. Common Core State Standards • There’s an App for That! • Name: Common Core App • Download Info—click on button below • Available for iPhone and Android Common Core App

  18. Florida’s common core state standards implementation timeline

  19. Anchor Literacy Standards • College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards • Required of all subject areas in K-12 • Reading and Writing

  20. Crosswalk Activity • Instructions • Break into homogeneous teams • End with group debrief

  21. Classroom Connection • District focus comes from high-impact anchor literacy strategies offered at state CCSS by Just Read Florida • One Anchor Literacy Strategy will be incorporated into each professional development day • Expectation is to use the highlighted strategy at least once each week between sessions

  22. This Session’s Strategy Make close reading and rereading of texts central to lessons. • What does this mean? • What does this mean for my content area?

  23. What is close reading? • What good readers do to get the most meaning from complex text • Aprocess that entails reading and rereading multiple times, each time with a different purpose and focus • Micro-reading: the attentive reading of a text • A finely detailed, very specific examination of a text.

  24. What is close reading? • May require breaking text into smaller segments for some students • Short text: use entiretext for a close read • Longer text: select specific text segments for a close read; then, relate those segments to the wholework

  25. Close reading helps students to: • Understand the purpose in reading • See ideas in a text as being interconnected • Look for and understand systems of meaning • Engagein a text while reading • Get beyond “surface” reading or skimming • Formulate questions and seek answers to the questions while reading • VIDEO

  26. Close Reading and re-reading • Thinking Tools

  27. Reflecting on New Knowledge4A on 1A • What have you learned today about CCSS and NGSS? • About the level of assessments? • About the level of rigor and depth expected? • About which items you already do well, need to teach more deeply, and need to incorporate into your teaching? • About how you will incorporate this month’s anchor literacy strategy?

  28. Extended Learning Options • Resources/Tools • PD360 Videos • Quick Tips • VIMS Newsletter • Webinars • Increase understanding of Standards-Referenced Grading and how to use Pinnacle Instruction • Action Research Project Option (can be connected to PGP) • ALL Extended Learning Options can be used as action steps for your PGP, no matter which component you choose to focus on

  29. Exit Slip • How can you incorporate this session’s literacy strategy in your classroom next week? • Which extended learning option sounds most intriguing to you? • Respond to these questions on Edmodo