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# Common Core - A Parent's Guide

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This webinar assists parents in understanding how they can support their children at home on Common Core activities. The Powerpoint gives an overview of CCSS and provides links should parents want to learn more about the CCSS.

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### Common Core - A Parent's Guide

1. 1. What is Common Core ? The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Initiative is an education initiative in the United States that details what K-12 students should know in English and Math at the end of each grade.
2. 2. Why Common Core? The Goal of Common Core is to establish consistent education standards across the states as well as ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared to enter two or four year college programs or enter the workforce.
3. 3. Key Common Core Components • English and Language Arts: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, Language, and Media and Technology (includes History and Science) • Mathematics- Content and Practice
4. 4. How is the CCSS different from the 1997 California State Standards? The 1997 California State Standards focused on content, the “What” and the CCSS focuses on application and analysis , the “How”. For Example: The 1997 California State Standard may have asked “what” is 2+2 = ?. The CCSS may ask “how” do you find 2+2 = ?
5. 5. What is an example of the 1997 California State Standard vs. Common Core state Standard? Current math Standard Common Core State Standard (CCSS) Students understand the relationship between numbers and quantities (that a set of objects has the same number of objects in different situations regard less of its position or arrangement). -Know number names and the count sequence. -Count to tell the number of objects. -Compare Numbers (Cluster Statements) Count, recognize, represent, name, and order a number of objects ( up to 30) •Count to 100 by ones and by tens. •Count forward beginning from a given number within the known sequence (instead of having to begin at 1). •Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects). •Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1– 20, count out that many objects. Kindergarten Example
6. 6. How will Common Core affect what my child is learning? Common Core will focus on fewer topics but will provide a deeper understanding of each topic. It will also shift “topics” to more age appropriate levels for understanding.
7. 7. What is an example of a Common Core Lesson? Teaching Math Problem Solving The link below is a lesson centered on helping students use a method called Three Ways to solve a Common Core Math problem. As students work together to solve the problem, they explore possibilities, collaborate, make mistakes and learn to evaluate answers. Produced by Teach n' Kids Learn Professional Development Group Contact: PD@TeachnKidsLearn.com Website: http://teachnkidslearn.pathwright.com...﻿ Category Education License Standard YouTube License
8. 8. How can I help my child with class work or studying? 1. Set aside time for them to research, read and perhaps strategize! The insight is in correcting the missed opportunity to find an accurate answer. 2. Allow them to struggle. “Don’t steal the struggle from the child.” This ultimately helps them to gain a better understanding by working it out. 3. Ask them to explain the information to you. 4. Provide them with a print rich environment. a) Make sure they have access to Non fiction in addition to Fiction. e.g. Magic Tree House resource guide in addition to the Magic Tree House book.
9. 9. How can I measure my student “success” level with the new learning methods? Can your child explain why they solved a problem a certain way or answered a question as they did?
10. 10. Resources (Just a few of many!)  Corona-Norco Unified School District - CCSS ◦ http://www.cnusd.k12.ca.us/commoncore  Orange County Office of Educations –CCSS Resources ◦ http://www.ocde.us/commoncoreca/Pages/default.aspx  The Teaching Channel.org  Tulare County Office of Education ◦ http://www.tcoe.org/ERS/CCSS/  http://www.smarterbalanced.org/  Lesson Plan Examples for Common Core State Standards ◦ http://www.usermanualebook.com/book/lesson-plan- examples-for-common-core-state-standards-