Presentation on theme: "“Validate and Elevate” Our road to continued success!"— Presentation transcript:
1 “Validate and Elevate” Our road to continued success! Laguna Beach Unified School District Common Core State Standards Overview Parent Overview Presentation“Validate and Elevate”Our road to continued success!DENI
2 District MissionEach student gains the knowledge, experience, world perspectives, and skills needed to become a lifelong learner and producer in a competitive and interconnected world.DENI
3 Our mission is focused through 5 Strategic Goals…. GOAL 1: Student AchievementGOAL 2: School CultureGOAL 3: Learning EnvironmentGOAL 4: StaffingGOAL 5: Fiscal ResponsibilityDENIGoals Ave.
4 Goal 1: Student Achievement All students will demonstrate academic growth across all content areas.DENI
5 Related areas of focus: Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s)Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)Intervention and EnrichmentBest First InstructionLiteracyMathSuccessMakerCommon Core State Standards (CCSS) Transition
6 What are the Common Core Standards? State-led effort to establish a shared set of clear educational standards; California standards led the way in establishing CCSS.Common Standards will help ensure students are receiving a high-quality education consistently from school to school and state to state.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.
7 By 2018 the U.S. Labor Market Demands 63% with College and Career Readiness Post-secondary education will be necessary to compete in the global economy in 2010 and beyond.In 2018, 63% of all U.S. jobs will require at least some college.Source: Center on Education and the Workforce, Georgetown UniversityHigh School Diploma or lessB.A. Degree or MoreSome College/ A.A .Degree
8 What is needed in the workplace? “The Four C’s” Critical thinking and problem solving— including the ability to make decisions, solve problems, and take action as appropriate;Communication skills—the ability to synthesize and transmit your ideas both in written and oral formats;Collaboration and team building—the ability to work effectively with others, including those from diverse groups and with opposing points of view;Creativity and innovation—the ability to see what’s NOT there and make something happen.
11 Strengths of the New Common Core Aligned with expectations for College and Career ReadinessDeveloped to provide consistency from state to stateIncluded both content and application of knowledge through high-order skillsFor California: more of a shift in “how” we teach, as opposed to a shift in “what” we teach
12 Rigor/Relevance Framework® Parent Council PresentationRigor/Relevance Framework®Joan
13 CCSS “Habits of Mind” All content area teachers should: Design deeper learning environments to develop “Habits of Mind”:Lead high-level, text-based discussionsFocus on the process, not just contentCreate assignments for real audiences and with real purposesTeach argument (logic/reasoning), not just persuasion (emotion)Increase text complexity
14 CCSS “Habits of Mind” All content area teachers should: Intentionally sequence instructional strategies to progressively engage students in “Habits of Mind”:Think, Pair-Share (or Think, Write, Pair-Share)Show/model “thinking” in classroomsPractice questioning and wait timeGroup students and use engaging problemsUse questions and prompts with student groupsAllow struggle timeEncourage/model logical reasoning
15 CCSS “Habits of Mind” All content area teachers should: Assess students’ progression and mastery of content knowledge, skill and literacy through demonstration and application of “Habits of Mind”:After each experience with the “Habits,” both students and teachers reflect, evaluate, modify and carry forth to future applicationRemember that truly literate students can read, write, speak and listen appropriately in all content areas (i.e. as student mathematicians, scientists, historians, etc.)
17 CCSS “Habits of Mind” The English Language Arts “Capacities” Demonstrate independenceBuild strong content knowledgeRespond to varying demands of audience, task, purpose, and disciplineComprehend as well as critiqueValue evidenceUse technology and digital media strategicallyCome to understand other cultures and perspectives
18 CCSS “Habits of Mind” Standards for Mathematical Practice Parent Council PresentationCCSS “Habits of Mind” Standards for Mathematical PracticeMake 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.What key words jump out at you…connect with your shoulder partner
19 What about the assessments? SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)The new assessments will be ready by the school year.Smarter Balanced assessments will go beyond multiple-choice questions and include short constructed response, extended constructed response, and performance tasks that will allow students to complete in-depth work that demonstrates analytical skills and real-world problem solving.
24 Parent Council Presentation California’s Transition to the Common CoreFull ImplementationCCSSSBACCST ???CAHSEE???ImplementationImplement CCSSField Testing SBAC (expanded group of districts statewide)CST & CAHSEETransitionCA Content StandardsCST & CAHSEEPilot SBAC Assessments (select Districts)Our Current first grade students will be tested as third gradersLast year…CA Content StandardsCST & CAHSEERobert24
25 Common Core State Standards StatusSMART Goal FocusOverall awareness of CCSSProfessional development designed to bridge from NCLB to CCSSMath CCSS mappingDepth and complexityAnalysis of overlap between current California Standards and CCSS in core content areasDevelop curriculum mapping of essential standards; plan timeline for implementation throughoutContinue to align best practices with CCSS Habits of Mind:Student engagementCritical thinkingDepth/complexity; rigor/relevanceLiteracy across the curriculumAssessment designAlign professional development to CCSS – Spring/Summer AcademyDENI
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