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1 1 Common Core Standards Initiative (CCSI) Oakland

2 2 Welcome Today’s purpose Provide background information On the Common Core Standards (CCS) On the Common Core Standards Initiative (CCSI) Provide an opportunity for you to discuss, consider implications of and reflect on CCSI Oakland

3 3 Let’s Start with a Connector Turn to a couple of people sitting near you and share what you already know about the Common Core Standards

4 4 Common Core Standards Governors and state superintendents led the development of common core standards for grades K-12 in ELA and mathematics Standards focus on learning expectations for students, not on how students get there

5 5 Common Care Standards Why Now? Disparate standards across states Student mobility Global competition Today’s jobs require different skills

6 6 Common Core Standards Why is this important? Prepares students with knowledge and skills needed for success in college and work Ensures consistent expectations regardless of student’s zip code Provides educators, parents and students with clear, focused guideposts

7 7 Common Core Standards What momentum is there for the initiative? 47 states All but Alaska, Minnesota, Texas, the District of Columbia and two territories, have signed on to the process 35 states, including Michigan, have or are expected to adopt the Common Core Standards between June and August, 2010

8 8 Common Core Standards Development Process Career and college readiness standards developed in the summer of 2009 by national experts K-12 learning progressions were then developed to reach these standards, again by national experts Multiple rounds of feedback from states, associations, teachers and the public received before the June, 2010 completion

9 9 Common Core Standards Criteria for the K-12 standards Fewer, clearer and higher Aligned with college and work expectations Include rigorous content and application of knowledge through high-order skills Build upon strengths and lessons learned from current state standards Internationally benchmarked Based on evidence and research

10 10 Common Core Standards Include standards for Reading Literature, Reading Informational Text, Writing, Speaking and Listening for ELA classes Include separate Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies and Science classes for grades 6-12 Strong emphasis on deep comprehension of rich literature and content area expository text English Language Arts Standards

11 11 Common Core Standards Mathematics Standards Students in K-5 develop a solid foundation in basic conceptual understandings and procedures In the middle grades, students build on this foundation through hands on learning in geometry, algebra, probability and statistics High school students apply mathematical ways of thinking to real world challenges emphasizing mathematical modeling

12 12 Common Core Standards Next steps The first draft of College and Career Ready Standards for Science have been developed State assessments will be changed to reflect the CCS Two assessment consortiums are developing multi-state assessments based on the CCS Fall, 2014 is the current target date for use of the new assessments

13 13 Common Core Standards What do the experts say? Linda Darling-Hammond, Ph.D. Stanford University Professor and nationally known researcher assessment-video

14 14 Common Core Standards Standards are essential but inadequate by themselves To be successful, educators also need Curriculum, including units of study, based on the standards Instructional materials that align with the standards A variety of assessments to measure student progress Resources, tools and time to adjust classroom practices

15 15 Common Core Standards Initiative Oakland The Common Core Standards Initiative (CCSI) Oakland will help educators get the rest of what they need to succeed Curriculum and units of study Instructional materials Assessments Resources

16 16 CCSI Oakland Purpose of the Initiative Put the Common Core Standards into an easy to use, unit based curriculum and teaching framework Enable teachers to assess students’ understanding of the standards

17 17 CCSI Oakland Benefits of the initiative include Increasing teacher collaboration through co-construction and electronic sharing of lesson plans and instructional strategies Saving districts the time and money associated with designing their own curriculum and assessments Promoting a focus on high quality classroom instruction aligned to a coherent curriculum

18 18 CCSI Oakland Turn to a couple of people near you and talk about what you think might be benefits of this new initiative Share a thought from your group

19 19 CCSI Oakland To get a better idea of what this initiative entails, let’s look at a copy of the 3 year Gantt chart Across the top, you will see a three year time line from May, 2010 through June, 2013 Down the side you will see a list of tasks to be accomplished during this time The gray boxes indicate the work period for each task involved

20 20 CCSI Oakland What products will the initiative produce? Early deliverables A cross walk between the current and new standards A consistent framework for unit design A model for student assessment Mid-point deliverables First ELA and mathematics units available Unit related professional development begins

21 21 CCSI Oakland Long-term deliverables All grade level ELA and mathematics units complete and available on Atlas Rubicon Beginning work on science units Units include framework, suggested lessons, instructional resources and assessments

22 22 CCSI Oakland What CCSI won’t do Promote any one set of resources Be prescriptive to the level of the lesson plan Mandate county-wide classroom assessments Mandate county-wide common/quarterly assessments Attend to elective ELA and math classes

23 23 CCSI Oakland Structure of the initiative Steering Committee composed of district curriculum directors, superintendents and Oakland Schools instructional directors Grade level curriculum writing teams including teacher leaders from a variety of districts and Oakland Schools consultants Regular, transparent reporting to all stakeholders

24 24 CCSI Oakland Tools to support implementation Atlas Rubicon Curriculum Management Software Facilitates teacher’s management of unit based curriculum Facilitates teachers’ collaboration and sharing across grades, schools and districts Aligns curriculum with standards, even when they are updated Creates information rich, curriculum focused reports

25 25 CCSI Oakland Tools to support implementation INFORM Student and school performance data analysis tool currently used by many Oakland districts Will house data related to performance on the units of study included in Atlas Rubicon MDE School Improvement Template Data from Atlas Rubicon and INFORM will make school improvement planning and reporting more efficient and effective

26 26 CCSI Oakland Impact on practice Teachers will have immediate, easy access to lessons and resources that improve instruction for diverse learners Administrators will be more targeted and productive in their instructional leadership Students will be exposed to high quality curriculum, instruction and assessments Boards of Education will see districts utilizing cost effective, coherent curriculum ….All intended to increase student learning and achievement

27 27 Here’s What! So What? Now What? Turn to a few of your colleagues and discuss - What we learned today The implications to your district, students and staff Next steps

28 28 Evaluation We said today’s purpose was to Provide background information On the Common Core Standards (CCS) On the Common Core Standards Initiative (CCSI) Provide an opportunity for you to discuss, consider implications of and reflect on CCSI Oakland How did we do? Please rate us from 1 to 5 (with 5 being high) by placing a dot on the chart as you leave

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