Common Core and Deeper Learning


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A presentation "New Opportunities Presented by Common Core: Deeper Learning, Open Educational Resources, and Increases in Long-Term Student Success" presented at NSBA in Boston on April 21, 2012

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  • Karen to introduce
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  • Karen – I’m concerned that the Common Core as implemented isn’t looking all that different.
  • KF - Talk about where planning w/crosswalks might be going wrong – zero-based curriculum planning
  • KF - Talk about where superficial alignments may be going wrong;
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  • KF - Talk about where superficial alignments may be going wrong;
  • KF - Talk about where superficial alignments may be going wrong;
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  • Common Core and Deeper Learning

    1. 1. New Opportunities Presented by the Common Core: Deeper Learning,Open Educational Resources, and Increases in Long-Term Student Success
    2. 2. IntroductionsKaren FasimpaurPresident, K12 Handheldskaren@k12opened.comBarbara TreacyDirector, EdTech Leaders Online, Education Development CenterBTreacy@edc.orgDr. Geoffrey FletcherDeputy Executive Director, State Educational Technology
    3. 3. Common Core State StandardsOverview Standards for students to reach college and to be career ready Build on strengths and lessons of current state standards Key goals: coherent, clearer, fewer, higher, measurable and internationally benchmarked
    4. 4. The PotentialTo give students the knowledge and skillsthey will need to succeed in a rapidlychanging worldDeeper learning = Content mastery + 21stcentury skills Critical thinking Problem solving Collaboration Communication Real-world application Self-directed learning
    5. 5. Common Core + Deeper Learning“Rigorous: The standards will includehigh-level cognitive demands by askingstudents to demonstrate deep conceptualunderstanding through the application ofcontent knowledge and skills to newsituations.High-level cognitive demand includesreasoning, justification, synthesis, analysis,and problem-solving.”- Common Core State Standards Initiative Standards-SettingCriteria
    6. 6. Cross-grade learning progressions:Organization for Deeper Learning ELA • Designed as a “staircase” • Anchor standards in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language • Media and literacy throughout • Increased focus on » Informational text » Informative/explanatory writing » Domain specific vocabulary
    7. 7. Coherent Organizationfor Deeper Learning  Math • Standards for Mathematical Practice » Consistent across all grade levels » Describe mathematical habits of mind • Standards for Mathematical Content » Organized in domains that progress over several grades » High school standards presented by conceptual theme
    8. 8. Professional Development: Geometry • Barbara – Insert screen (screen shot?) of what “deeper learning” under Common Core might look like ??
    9. 9. NGLC: Louisiana Algebra 1 Student Course
    10. 10. Common Core State StandardsDO NOT DEFINE:CurriculumHow teachers are to teachDO CREATE:A huge need for curriculum materialsA huge need for teacher professional developmentA huge opportunity for OER materials to meet these needs
    11. 11. SIGNIFICANT CHANGEIS DIFFICULT. If new “Common Core ready” materials don’t look much different, they probably don’t really reflect the Common Core.
    12. 12. The Perils of Planning with Cross-Walk DocumentsCredit: Kyle Gradinger, CC BY SA
    13. 13. The Perils of SuperficialAlignment Common Core Aligned! Credit: Alberto G.
    15. 15. Credit: Jen Hegna
    16. 16. Open Educational ResourcesFree, open, and digital resources that canbe remixed, modified, and redistributedA way to share• Open textbook projects• P2PU School of Ed• NY project to develop open-licensed professional development and curriculum resources geared to CCSSA wise use of public funds
    17. 17. Utah Open Textbook Project• Pilot with 2,000 students• Open textooks were printed at a 50% savings• Additional benefits  Yearly updates  Curriculum customization  Students can take books home and highlight and annotate them• Expanding statewide
    18. 18. Sites for OER• OER Livebinder – (includes many of the resources below as well)• CA Open Textbooks –• Free Reading –• CK12 –• Curriki –• OER Commons –• P2PU –
    19. 19. The Age of the WaterbedCredit: Robert Paprstein, public domain
    20. 20. Today’s Summative Assessments1. Don’t measure what matters2. Feedback isn’t actionable3. Results aren’t specific enough at the student level to guide instruction4. Are a one-day snapshot
    21. 21. RTTA ConsortiaSMARTERBalancedAssessmentConsortium(SBAC)Approx. 27 statesPartnership forAssessment ofReadiness forCollege andCareers(PARCC)Approx. 24 states Credit: K12 Handhelds, CC BY
    22. 22. The RTTA assessments aresupposed to: Be online Have optional interim assessments Cover a full range of standards, including critical thinking, problem solving and communication Be interactive and have complex student demonstrations of knowledge Use technology to develop, administer, score and report Produce sufficient information to guide instruction Use technology for new, innovative item types
    23. 23. Assessment the Traditional Way Credit: College Board
    24. 24. Assessment for Deeper Learning Credit: College Board
    25. 25. Where We Are in the RTTADevelopment Process SBAC’s assessment is computer- adaptive PARCC’s will have a major performance task Both consortia have schedules of RFPs Technology Readiness Tool
    26. 26. What We Need for Success Professional development • Use of the readiness tool • Use of tools for online assessment • Deeper understanding of CCSS • Different approaches » Instruction » Curriculum » Instructional materials Adequate devices and bandwidth
    27. 27. Beyond Textbooks - A Case Study Credit: Vail School District, all rights reserved
    28. 28. While CCSS brings some challenges,it also brings great opportunities fordeeper learning. Questions and comments Thank you