Aligning	
  Your	
  Start-­‐Up	
  with	
  the	
  Common	
  Core	
  
Michael	
  Campbell	
  
President,	
  Forward	
  Think...
A	
  Quick	
  Overview	
  
• Who	
  am	
  I	
  
• What	
  I	
  do	
  
• Why	
  am	
  I	
  here?	
  
Our	
  Time	
  To	
  Make	
  A	
  Difference	
  
• Genesis	
  of	
  the	
  Common	
  Core	
  State	
  Standards	
  
• Align...
EducaKonal	
  Issues	
  We	
  Face	
  
Imagine	
  a	
  Race	
  
IntroducKon	
  
Common	
  Core	
  IniKaKve	
  –	
  In	
  the	
  Beginning	
  
Beginning	
  in	
  the	
  Spring	
  of	
  2009,	
  Governors...
Why	
  Common	
  Standards	
  
•  Standards	
  varied	
  across	
  the	
  states	
  
•  Global,	
  not	
  neighborhood	
  ...
Common	
  Core	
  ObjecKves	
  
•  Prepare	
  students	
  with	
  knowledge	
  and	
  skills	
  to	
  succeed	
  in	
  col...
Math	
  and	
  English	
  Language	
  Arts	
  Focus	
  
IntenKonal	
  Design	
  
The	
  Common	
  Core	
  State	
  Standards	
  were	
  designed	
  to	
  be:	
  
•  Focused,	
  c...
The	
  Biggest	
  Challenge	
  
•  In	
  the	
  MathemaKcs	
  classroom,	
  focusing	
  on	
  computaKon	
  to	
  focusing...
Where	
  the	
  Standards	
  Have	
  Been	
  Adopted	
  
• Alaska,	
  Nebraska,	
  Texas,	
  and	
  
Virginia	
  –	
  opt	...
PoliKcs	
  and	
  the	
  SeUling	
  of	
  the	
  Standards	
  
• Florida,	
  Arizona,	
  and	
  Iowa	
  
• New	
  York	
  ...
Aligned,	
  Supported,	
  or	
  Integrated	
  
SupporKng	
  the	
  Common	
  Core	
  
IntegraKon	
  of	
  the	
  Common	
  Core	
  
EffecKve	
  in	
  the	
  Classroom	
  
• Just	
  another	
  thing	
  
• Accountability	
  
• In	
  the	
  classroom	
  
Keep	
  Students	
  on	
  Track	
  
• Student	
  achievement	
  
• On-­‐Kme	
  graduaKon	
  
• College	
  and	
  career	
 ...
Replacing	
  Textbooks	
  
Apps	
  are	
  becoming	
  the	
  new	
  textbooks	
  
CreaKng	
  New	
  Learning	
  Tools	
  
Local	
  experKse	
  will	
  be	
  important	
  
Opportunity	
  for	
  Assessments	
  
57%	
  of	
  Districts	
  are	
  slightly	
  prepared	
  to	
  administer	
  assessm...
Assessment	
  and	
  EvaluaKon	
  
• Prepare	
  a	
  quiz	
  or	
  challenge	
  to	
  assess	
  how	
  much	
  informaKon	...
Wrapping	
  Up	
  
OpportuniKes	
  abound	
  
Michael	
  Campbell	
  
mcampbell@forwardthinkingedu.com	
  
Aligning Your Start-Up with the Common Core - MaRS Best Practices
Aligning Your Start-Up with the Common Core - MaRS Best Practices
Aligning Your Start-Up with the Common Core - MaRS Best Practices
Aligning Your Start-Up with the Common Core - MaRS Best Practices
Aligning Your Start-Up with the Common Core - MaRS Best Practices
Aligning Your Start-Up with the Common Core - MaRS Best Practices
Aligning Your Start-Up with the Common Core - MaRS Best Practices
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How do Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in the US affect your business in the education innovation sector? Find out at the first presentation in our Education Innovation series.

The CCSS were developed by leaders from the US National Governors Association and the US Council of Chief State School Officers, and have been adopted by most states in the US. These new standards provide teachers and parents with a consistent, clear understanding of what K-12 students are expected to learn. Under the CCSS, educational materials delve deeper into fewer topics, so students master the content, rather than memorizing, and learn hands-on, real-world skills.

The new standards create a nationwide framework for educators across the US. Michael Campbell, President, Forward Thinking EDU, discusses the CCSS, and why these standards matter to your startup’s product marketing strategy. We’ll address the following, and more:

-When the political rhetoric will settle regarding the CCSS?
-What types of content do teachers expect— aligned, supported or integrated?
-How can the CCSS change learning and teaching?

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Aligning Your Start-Up with the Common Core - MaRS Best Practices

  1. 1. Aligning  Your  Start-­‐Up  with  the  Common  Core   Michael  Campbell   President,  Forward  Thinking  EDU  
  2. 2. A  Quick  Overview   • Who  am  I   • What  I  do   • Why  am  I  here?  
  3. 3. Our  Time  To  Make  A  Difference   • Genesis  of  the  Common  Core  State  Standards   • Aligned,  Supported,  or  Integrated   • Changing  EducaKon  –  Your  Opportunity  
  4. 4. EducaKonal  Issues  We  Face  
  5. 5. Imagine  a  Race  
  6. 6. IntroducKon  
  7. 7. Common  Core  IniKaKve  –  In  the  Beginning   Beginning  in  the  Spring  of  2009,  Governors  and  state  commissioners  of   educaKon  from  48  states,  2  territories  and  the  District  of  Columbia   commiUed  to  developing  a  common  core  of  state  K-­‐12  English-­‐language  arts   (ELA)  and  mathemaKcs  standards.     The  Common  Core  State  Standards  Ini/a/ve  (CCSSI)  was  a  state-­‐led  effort   coordinated  by  the  NaKonal  Governors  AssociaKon  (NGA)  and  the  Council  of   Chief  State  School  Officers  (CCSSO).     www.corestandards.org  
  8. 8. Why  Common  Standards   •  Standards  varied  across  the  states   •  Global,  not  neighborhood  compeKKon  (economic)   •  High  school  wasn’t  preparing  students  for  college  or  careers  
  9. 9. Common  Core  ObjecKves   •  Prepare  students  with  knowledge  and  skills  to  succeed  in  college  and   career   •  Ensure  consistent  expectaKons  regardless  of  a  student’s  locaKon   •  Provide  educators,  parents,  and  students  with  clear,  focused   guideposts   •  Offer  economies  of  scale  and  sharing  of  best  pracKces  
  10. 10. Math  and  English  Language  Arts  Focus  
  11. 11. IntenKonal  Design   The  Common  Core  State  Standards  were  designed  to  be:   •  Focused,  coherent,  clear,  and  rigorous   •  InternaKonally  benchmarked   •  Anchored  in  college  and  career-­‐readiness   •  Evidence  and  researched-­‐based  
  12. 12. The  Biggest  Challenge   •  In  the  MathemaKcs  classroom,  focusing  on  computaKon  to  focusing  on   problem  solving  strategies  –  stands  to  be  one  of  the  biggest  challenges   teachers  face  as  they  work  to  implement  the  new  standards   •  In  Language  Arts  and  Literacy,  educators  have  challenged  the  focus  on   informaKonal  texts  and  that  they  do  not  dictate  content  but  are  really   just  guidepost  for  the  skills  needed  in  both  elementary  and  secondary   educaKon  
  13. 13. Where  the  Standards  Have  Been  Adopted   • Alaska,  Nebraska,  Texas,  and   Virginia  –  opt  out   • Minnesota  adopts  ELA  only   • 85%  of  US  student   populaKon  
  14. 14. PoliKcs  and  the  SeUling  of  the  Standards   • Florida,  Arizona,  and  Iowa   • New  York   • Indiana   • An  issue  of  local  control  vs.  state  and  naKonal  control  
  15. 15. Aligned,  Supported,  or  Integrated  
  16. 16. SupporKng  the  Common  Core  
  17. 17. IntegraKon  of  the  Common  Core  
  18. 18. EffecKve  in  the  Classroom   • Just  another  thing   • Accountability   • In  the  classroom  
  19. 19. Keep  Students  on  Track   • Student  achievement   • On-­‐Kme  graduaKon   • College  and  career  readiness  
  20. 20. Replacing  Textbooks   Apps  are  becoming  the  new  textbooks  
  21. 21. CreaKng  New  Learning  Tools   Local  experKse  will  be  important  
  22. 22. Opportunity  for  Assessments   57%  of  Districts  are  slightly  prepared  to  administer  assessments  
  23. 23. Assessment  and  EvaluaKon   • Prepare  a  quiz  or  challenge  to  assess  how  much  informaKon   parKcipants  learned   • Survey  parKcipants  to  see  if  they  found  the  training  beneficial  
  24. 24. Wrapping  Up   OpportuniKes  abound  
  25. 25. Michael  Campbell   mcampbell@forwardthinkingedu.com  

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