As we look at this slide we can see the student with the key. The NxG WV CSOs are the key to ensuring that all of our students are ready for college or the workplace when they graduate from our schools.
Just to review, here are some dates that reflect the road to implementation of the Next Generation WV Content Standards and Objectives.
Here is the rollout schedule for implementation of the NxG WV CSOs. This implementation schedule will allow the kindergartners in 2011 to be the first 3 rd graders to have had the benefits of the new CSOs for four whole years before taking the new assessment being created by the A Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, of which WV is a governing state.
This is the current format of the 21 st Century CSOs and the NxG WV CSOs will look basically the same. The colors may differ.
This is the format for Teach 21. When the revamping of the resources is completed, the CSOs will still be interactive with links to the resources and links to academic vocabulary lessons.
Make a connection to the 4 standards as you introduce this slide.
Although the CCSS divide Reading into 3 sections, Literature, Informational Texts, and Foundational Skills, in the NxG WV CSOs, teachers combined the first two by writing objectives for both literature and informational text with in each cluster. The foundational skills remain as separate clusters, but as you can see on the slide, some of the skills (print concepts & phonological awareness) appear only at grades K-1 and others (phonics and word recognition & fluency) end at 5 th grade.
Argument “forces a writer to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of multiple perspectives.” Students must “consider two or more perspectives on a topic or issue, something far beyond surface knowledge is required: students must think critically and deeply, assess the validity of their own thinking, and anticipate counterclaims in opposition to their own assertions. Research objectives are designed to Build & Present Knowledge
Speaking & Listening: “…high school graduates will depend heavily on their ability to listen attentively to others so that they can build on others’ meritorious ideas while expressing their own clearly and persuasively.” “The Internet has accelerated the speed at which connections between speaking, listening, reading, and writing can be made, requiring that students be ready to use these modalities nearly simultaneously.” Language: Separate Strand, but interwoven throughout the Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening Standards.
Next Generation WV Content Standards and Objectives: English Language Arts WVDE Office of Instruction
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
“ As educators begin to translate the Common Core State Standards (Next Generation WV Content Standards and Objectives) into practice, they have a new opportunity to think about what is important.” David T. Conley Center for Educational Policy Research
Bottom Line? “ The ideal result of standards implementation will be to move classroom teaching away from a focus on worksheets, drill-and-memorize activities, and elaborate test-coaching programs, and toward engaging, challenging curriculum that supports content acquisition through a range of instructional modes and techniques, including many that develop student cognitive strategies.” David T. Conley