Teaching CCSS with Blended LearningPresentation Transcript
Teaching the Common CoreStandards with Blended Instruction Catlin Tucker @CTuckerEnglishEnglish Teacher, Curriculum Designer & Author
State led initiative.Coordinated by: • National Governors Association • Council of Chief State School OfficersInput provided by: • State departments of education • Scholars & assessment developers • Professional organizations • Parents, students and members of the public
How were the CCSS designed?The Standards are: • research& evidence based • internationally benchmarked • rigorous& engage higher-order thinking • aligned with college & work expectations
Why were the CCSS developed?Understanding the why is important.
What does “College and Career Ready” mean?
Surprising Statistics2008-2009: 1.5 million students in remediation% of students not prepared for college levelwork: • 33% reading • 47% social science • 58% algebra • 72% biologyOnly 23% of college students do not require anyremediation.
How will the transition impact educators? It’s not that bad. There’s good news!
Points of Emphasis Worth NotingEmphasizes communicationStress real world relevanceEncourage higher-order thinking skillsValue research and problem solvingWeave in technology and media literacy
Why Blended Learning?
Blended Learning: Shifting The ParadigmTraditional Teaching•Isolated students•Single learning source•Limited class time•Students are receivers of info Blended Instruction Model •Self-paced learning •Increased participation •Peer modeling • Students generate info
Teaching can feel like… goo.gl/NGzCm
Blended Approach Creates…
Web 2.0 Tools Can Help
Backbone of Common Core
How are they organized?
English Language Arts
Example: Reading Anchor StandardRead closely to determine explicit and implicit meaning of text & cite textual examples to support conclusions.
Standards Act Like a Staircase
Cultivating Students Who…Demonstrate independenceEvaluate complex textsPossess strong content knowledgeCommunicate effectivelyComprehend and critiqueLocate and use evidence effectivelyAre confident solving real world problemsUnderstand other perspectives and culturesApply their existing knowledge to new situationsUse technology & media strategically
Reading & Analyzing Complex Texts
Group Analysis of a TextGoogle Spreadsheets
4 Corner Conversations Google Form
Student Led Discussions
Sharing OutGoogle Voice or Voice Thread
Art of Research
Digital Annotations highlight sticky notes Diigo.com
Locating Credible Information
Organize Digital Resources Evernote.com
Using Research in Writing
Editing, Revising & Improving Shared Google Doc
Infographics: Research + Media Piktochart.com
Flipped Writing Instruction YouTube
Spark Discussions with TED Talks
Pros vs. Cons
Standards for Mathematical Practice1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.3. Construct viable arguments and critique reasoning of others.4. Model with mathematics.5. Use appropriate tools strategically.6. Attend to precision7. Look for and make use of structure.8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
Math Standards: K-8
Math Standards: High SchoolThe high school standards are listed in conceptualcategories: • Number & quantity • Algebra • Functions • Modeling • Geometry • Statistics & probability
Group Challenges with Mobile DevicesQRStuff.com
Yummy MathCommon Core
Google Docs for Collaborative Problem SolvingComment feature=real time collaboration
Math Maps Challenges
Debate: Best Bargain Google Docs
Online Diagramming & Design Creately.com
Flowcharts, Floor Plans & Diagrams Gliffy.com
Have Fun with Ratios & Measurement
Design Surveys, Collect Data & Analyze SurveyMonkey.com
21st Century LiteracyThe Standards “lay out a vision of what it meansto be a literate person in the 21st century.” They do not dictate how teachers should teach.
Learning Can Take Place AnywhereThe educational landscape is changing.
For More on Common Core www.corestandards.orgCommon Core App by Mastery Connect
Contact Information Catlin Tucker Twitter - @CTuckerEnglish Education Blog - www.catlintucker.com Blended Learning in Grades 4-12:Leveraging the Power of Technology to Create Student-Centered Classrooms (Corwin – June 2012)