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1 Title 1 Conference April 6 – 8, 2011 Presented by Idaho State Department of Education

2 Making Connections Common Core Standards and the Nine Characteristics of High Performing Schools. Presenter: Heather Love Idaho Reading Coordinator

3 Nine Characteristics of High Performing Schools * A cleared and shared focus. * High standards and expectations for all. * Effective school leadership. * High levels of collaboration and communication. * Curriculum, instruction, align with state standards. * Frequent monitoring of learning and teaching. * Focused professional development. * A supportive learning environment. * High levels of family and community involvement.

4 High Performing Schools and the Common Core Standards * High Standards and Expectations for ALL Students * Clear and Shared Focus * Effective School Leadership

5 High Performing Schools Cont. * High Levels of Collaboration and Communication * Frequent Monitoring of Learning and Teaching * Focused Professional Development

6 Common Core Overview Presented by: Liz Smith, English Language Arts Coordinator Heather Love, Reading Coordinator Christine Avila, Mathematics Coordinator Nichole Hall, Math Initiative Specialist Jacque Hyatt, Instructional Core Integration Coordinator

7 About the Initiative * Common Core State Standards Initiative is a voluntary, state-led effort * 38 states, 2 territories, adopted common core of state standards for proficiency in English language arts and mathematics for grades K-12. * Idaho started process in June 2009

8 States highlighted in green have adopted the Common Core State Standards. For additional details, click on the name of a state below. States highlighted in blue have provisionally approved the standards pending a subsequent and significant decision to formally adopt them. States highlighted in yellow are reported to have adopted the standards but have not issued any formal announcement or provided official notification of their action. Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Massachusetts Maryland Michigan Mississippi Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Utah Vermont Alabama Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Missouri Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina Ohio Oregon Oklahoma

9 How were Standards developed? * Collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and national groups representing postsecondary educators, English language learners, and students with disabilities, to name a few. * Idaho educators were involved throughout the process.

10 The Final Standards * These standards define the knowledge and skills students should have within K-12 grades so they will graduate from high school able to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing academic post-secondary courses (college or professional-technical) and in the workforce.

11 The Final Standards (cont.) * Are aligned with college and workforce expectations; * Are more focused and coherent; * Include rigorous content and application of knowledge through higher-order skills; * Build upon strengths and lessons of current state standards; * Are benchmarked against standards in other top- performing countries. * Are built on extensive research.

12 Implementation * The CCSS were approved by the Legislature in January 2011, the Standards will go into effect in the school year. * Here is the timeline for implementation: Professional development Professional development Common core state standards taught in Idaho classrooms New common assessments delivered

13 How Will Standards Be Implemented? * State Department of Education is creating a statewide plan to implement the Common Core State Standards. * Idaho will work with other states on meaningful professional development. * SDE staff will work intensely with districts over 2 years before implementation. * Focus on three groups: math teachers, English teachers, principals in collaboration with higher education.

14 How Will Standards Be Implemented Cont. * SDE will work with districts to help develop a plan that meets the needs of districts. * Districts may start implementation sooner than 2013 if they choose. * Districts will need to align curricular materials to new Standards. * ISAT will remain in place until a new assessment has been developed.

15 Why do we need a deeper FOCUS on… * What we teach * How we teach * Urgent Need for Authentic Literacy Heather Love, State Reading Coordinator

16 What We Teach * A content rich curriculum aligned to the Common Core Standards. * Coherent standards are designed around developmental learning progressions. * Core standards require students to develop and employ key cognitive strategies.

17 How We Teach

18 Effective Lessons * Focus Question- Inquiry * Clear Learning Objectives * Teaching/Modeling * Guided Practice = Formative Processes * Performance Assessment

19 Authentic Literacy

20 Think of literacy as the spine: it holds everything together. The branches of learning connect to it, meaning that all core content teachers have a responsibility to teach literacy. Vicki Phillips and Carina Wong, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

21 The Essence of Learning and Literacy * Habits of Mind = Intellectual Standards for success in all content area disciplines. 1)Reading to infer/ interpret/ or draw conclusions 2)Support persuasions or arguments with evidence 3)Resolve conflicting views encountered in some documents 4)Solve complex problems with no obvious answer

22 Specialization of Literacy * Disciplines are like cultures with different languages, purposes, and ways of using text. * Science and technical subjects * Social Studies

23 Questions please contact: * Heather Love – * Liz Smith – * Christine Avila – * Nichole Hall – * Stephanie Martin – * Rob Sauer – * Jacque Hyatt –

24 References Conley, D. (2005). College Knowledge: What it really takes for students to succeed and what we can do to get them ready. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Schomaker, M. (2011) Focus: Elevating the essentials to radically improve student learning. Virginia: ASCD Nine Characteristics of High Performing Schools


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