What are the Common Core State Standards? ➢ They are K-12 standards in English Language Arts and Math designed to prepare students to be prepared for two to four year colleges or the workplace. ➢ The standards are written for all stakeholders, as they are clear to exactly what the expectations are for each standard in reading, writing, speaking and listening, and math. ➢ There will now be greater consistency in the expectations of specific similar standards from state to state, unlike in previous years. ➢ There is an equity piece to the Common Core Standards in that no matter the level of socio-economic status or the area students reside in, they will all have equal access to these standards.
Common Core and Assessments Students will be able to: 1. Justify answers 2. Show the strategy they used to solve a real- world problem 3. Explain why ❖ Students can check their scores and set goals for themselves ❖ We are preparing students for future jobs ❖ Student data is a great communication piece to share to support learning at home
Common Core English Language Arts 3 Shifts 1. Regular practice with complex texts and their academic language 2. Reading, writing, and speaking grounded in evidence from texts, both literary and informational 3. Building knowledge through content- rich nonfiction
Common Core Math 3 Major Shifts 1. Focus- Fewer standards focus on the skill that students need to master. Skills to be taught in more depth 2. Coherence- New concepts build upon previously learned concepts. Math concepts are linked together 3. Rigor- actual understanding of the mathematical practice, perform math operations with speed and accuracy, and apply math knowledge to real-world situations
The Four C’s Creativity Critical Thinking Communication Collaboration
BPMS 2014 Plan We have increased Teacher Team Plan time to: Professional Development Focus on 21 st Century Learning Data Collection Data Analysis Disciplinary Literacy College& Career Lessons Student Engaged Homework Writing Across the Curriculum Inter-rater Reliability And More
What are some instructional differences? ➢ Real-World Application ➢ Higher-ordered thinking Skills ➢ Text-Dependent Questions ➢ Close Reading ➢ Cornell Note-Taking (Cornell University) ➢ Teach Like a Historian (Stanford University) ➢ Project-Based Learning ➢ Research Papers and presentations ➢ Depth not Breadth Curriculum and Instruction
Stakeholders Every member of this community working together, for the sake of our children, will make a positive difference in their lives.