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1 Common CORE An Introduction… Presented by: Rebecca Moppin M.Ed Curriculum & Instruction; Ed.S Administration Principal, Mexico School District Adjunct Professor & Curriculum Developer, William Woods University

2 Our Mission To better understand the Common Core Standards. To proactively develop appropriate curriculum implementing the CCSS. To collaborate with others in order to create successful learning environments

3 Current Issues Impacting Education JUNE 2010 Missouri adopts Common CORE State Standards JUNE 2011 Missouri launches Top 10 by 20. This initiative pushes for greater accountability in public schools to increase student achievement. MAY 2012 Missouri HB 1526 passes by two votes. This allows districts to look at teacher performance over tenure when faced with RIF (reduction in force). Special training and certification will also be considered. The bill moved on to the Senate, placed on the informal calendar May 18, JUNE 2012 Missouri is granted waiver for No Child Left Behind freeing the state from the requirement of students being proficient in math and science by The 24 states granted waivers to date in turn must develop accountability plans for increasing achievement. JANUARY 2013 SB 210 is introduced to Missouri Senate. This bill would remove Missouri from Common Core implementation based on the belief that Common Core is a push for National Education.

4 Common Core 101 June 25, 2010 Missouri adopts the Common Core State Standards joining 44 states and 3 territories. (Now 45 states, 4 territories and DC) Coordinated by the National Governor’s Association for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers and developed in collaboration with teachers, administrators and experts across the nation. Focuses on preparing students for college-level and career ready lifestyles by stair-casing learning objectives and standards in language arts (reading and writing) and math. Similar to Missouri’s GLEs already in place and just as with the GLEs are NOT intended to be a curriculum but standards used to create curriculum….Missouri now refers to Common Core as Missouri Core Academic Standards The Federal Government had NOTHING to do with the implementation of these standards so it is NOT a push for Nationalized Education. (SB210 & HB616: )http://www.mcsa.org/reference At this time, the focus through the initiative remains with the implementation of English Language Arts & Math however other groups are working to develop standards in other areas.

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10 5 Components of Reading…How Does It Tie? PHONEMIC AWARENESS—The knowledge and manipulation of sounds in spoken words. PHONICS—The relationship between written and spoken letters and sounds. READING FLUENCY – The ability to read with accuracy, and with appropriate rate, expression, and phrasing. VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT—The knowledge of words, their definitions, and context. READING COMPREHENSION STRATEGIES—The understanding of meaning in text.

11 Replace ‘text’ with ‘musical selection’… Example: Grade 8: Cite the evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the musical selection says as well as inferences drawn from the selection…

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13 Additional Websites… Common Core Curriculum Project.pdfCommon Core Curriculum Project.pdf (http://commoncore.org/maps/resources/art )http://commoncore.org/maps/resources/art Printable document that gives suggestions and ideas for inter-disciplinary units including multiple areas of the Fine Arts. DESE document which helps explain Common Core and other Communication Arts mumbo-jumbo. A pretty clever website that gives a wealth of information and additional websites. The assessment consortium Missouri is a part of which is working towards finalizing assessments. On this site you will find helpful examples of assessments. National Coalition for Core Arts Standards. Scoop-It articles. Sign up is free.


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