Build strong content knowledge. Respond to the varying demands of audience, task, purpose, and discipline. Comprehend as well as critique. Value evidence. Use technology and digital media strategically and capably. Come to understand other perspectives and cultures. Why are the standards changing? The Goal of Common Core is to Prepare Students to be College and Career Ready Upon Graduation
Why are the standards changing? Provide rigor for all groups of students To ensure students are better prepared for a global economy. To engage all students in the learning process. The old focus was on facts and memorization. The new focus is on teaching students higher level thinking skills.
Shared Responsibility for Students’ Literacy Development “The Standards insist that instruction in reading, speaking, listening, and language be a shared responsibility within the school” (p. 4). “This division reflects the unique time-honored place of ELA teachers in developing students’ literacy skills while at the same time recognizing that teachers in other areas must have a role in this development as well” (p. 4). Adapted from “Key Design Considerations” (page 4 of the Standards)
Parent Roadmaps www.commoncoreworks.org/domain/114 ELA: English and Spanish 3 rd. Or 7 gr example for articulation Click onto the tab at the top (subject area) and then to Parent Roadmaps. Open the document to read helpful information.
Procedural Skills Mathematical Proficiency as defined by the California Framework (2006) Problem Solving Conceptual Understanding DOING MATH
Common Core Standards for Mathematics The standards for mathematics: aim for clarity and specificity stress conceptual understanding of key ideas balance mathematical understanding and procedural skill are internationally benchmarked
Math Activity Sharing Candy Bars Collaborative Learning Activity to support students in devising a variety of ways to problem solve. Concrete Real world (Relevance) Group Effort Explain the thought process (Rigor) More than 1 answer is expected Creativity is encouraged!
What will it look like in the classroom? Hands on discovery All students are involve. Group work. (Structured so all are involved) Partner work Dissecting the text Literacy across curriculums
RIGOR and RELEVANCE “ Students are academically stimulated in instructional units that are authentic, choice-driven, and demand skills. “Not Just About Time: Instructional Practices and Productive Time In School” Gad Yair, 2000
Questions? Link for parents to see assessment https://sbacpt.tds.airast.org/student
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