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1 UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARDS IN CTE WITH FOCUS ON LITERACY HELEN ARNETT CTE INSTRUCTIONAL SPECIALIST FEBRUARY 20, 2012

2 QUESTION What is the difference between Common Core and Essential Standards?

3 ACRE North Carolina's Accountability and Curriculum Reform Effort - is the state's comprehensive initiative to redefine the Standard Course of Study for K-12 students, the student assessment program and the school accountability model.

4 COMMON CORE AND ESSENTIAL STANDARDS NEXT YEAR ( ) ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN NORTH CAROLINA WILL TRANSITION FROM THE STANDARD COURSE OF STUDY TO THE COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS (CCSS) AND THE NORTH CAROLINA ESSENTIAL STANDARDS (NCES).

5 DESIRED OUTCOMES Review NHCS professional development timeline for Review Sessions Review Terminology Identify Literacy and Writing Essential Standards with specific curriculum Resources

6 COMMON CORE AND ESSENTIAL STANDARDS IMPLEMENTATION PLAN

7 OVERVIEW Session 1 provided the background information for the transition to Common Core and Essential Standards. It also contained the professional development timeline for Year 1.

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9 COMMON CORE AND ESSENTIAL STANDARDS Session 2 was comprised of content- specific reviews of the Common Core and Essential Standards led by the Instructional Services Team.

10 Session 3, Call for Change, helped everyone understand the evolution of the new standards and assessments. It also provided guidance into accessing instructional resources developed by DPI. Call for Change Certificate of Completion

11 RBT Session 4 included the module, Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy. NCDPI developed the Essential Standards using these levels of thinking. Certificate of Completion

12 LITERACY IN THE CONTENT AREAS Session 5, Literacy in the Content Areas, examined the impact of the Common Core Content Literacy standards on all curricular areas.

13 Session 6, NC Professional Teaching Standards, took an in-depth look at how the standards relate to the new evaluation tool. Certificate of Completion PROFESSIONAL TEACHING STANDARDS

14 LEARNING TARGETS AND CRITERIA FOR SUCCESS Session 7, Learning Targets, contained a module from NC FALCON that helped teachers identify what students should learn. Certificate of Completion

15 COLLECTING AND DOCUMENTING EVIDENCES Session 8, Collecting and Documenting Evidences, contained a NC FALCON module that helped teachers know what to look for when determining success. Certificate of Completion

16 UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARDS Session 9, The Standards, will be specific to each content area and led by the Instructional Services Team. Certificate of Completion

17 TERMINOLOGY ACRE ACRE - North Carolina's Accountability and Curriculum Reform Effort - comprehensive initiative to redefine the Standard Course of Study for K-12 students, the student assessment program and the school accountability model. Common Core Common Core - provides a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. 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.

18 TERMINOLOGY CONTINUED Essential Standards - The critical skills, knowledge, and dispositions each student must acquire as a result of each course, grade level, and unit of instruction. Crosswalk - simply: "A crosswalk links two or more different classification systems." Strand - A strand is a consistent thread running through a course irrespective of its subject content Anchor Statement - further defines what students should understand... standard to support the broad college and career ready standards statement.

19 INTEGRATION NOT ISOLATION Keep in mind that English Language Development, Guidance, and Information and Technology Essential Standards must be delivered through ALL content areas. It is also the responsibility of ALL teachers to ensure that they are working with AIG, EC, and ESL teachers to deliver the appropriate services and standards for students.

20 K-12 College and Career Readiness (CCR) Anchor Standards  Over-arching (broad) anchor standards for each strand that are further defined by grade-specific standards Grade-Level Standards in English Language Arts  K-8, grade-by-grade  9-10 and grade bands for high school  Four strands: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language Common Core Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects

21 Todays Activity Part 1 – Distribute: Standards for Literacy Document How to read the document and label reading and writing

22 STANDARDS FOR LITERACY DOCUMENT How to identify grade-specific Reading Strategies Example: RL. 9 – 10.1 Strand: Key Ideas and Details Grade Span: ( 9-10 ) Standard Number: 1 Cite specific textural evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to the precise details of explanations or descriptions

23 LOOKING DEEPER: CCR ANCHOR STANDARD FOR READING Integration of Knowledge and Ideas Text RI. 7 1.Mark/highlight the changes to the standard at each grade level, looking for what is different. 2.Focus on how expectations change

24 STANDARDS FOR LITERACY DOCUMENT How to identify grade-specific Writing Strategies Example: W. 9 – 10.1 Strand: Writing Grade Span: ( 9-10 ) Standard Number: 1.e Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from or supports the argument presented.

25 How to identify grade-specific Writing Strategies Example: W Strand: Writing Grade Span: ( ) Standard Number: 2.c Used varied transitions and sentence structures to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion and clarify the relationships among complex ideas and concepts.

26 PERSONAL FINANCE

27 TODAY’S ACTIVITIES Part 2: Break into groups by Blueprints and Curriculum Should have with you : Blueprint Curriculum Guide Highlighter Pen/pencil Distribute blueprints for specific areas and generic ones Identify ways that you intergrade Reading and Writing

28 RESOURCES Interpretation of Columns on the NCDPI Adapted CTE Course Blueprint Common Core Standards COMMON CORE STATE AND NC ESSENTIAL STANDARDS


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