The CCSS initiative is an exiting opportunity for educational goals to be aligned across the US 48 states with the exception of… *****
These standards reflect global educational standards as the writers have used countries like, New Z, GB, AUS as resources. Part of international conversation – business community driving this - people who are really not ready for the workforce.
First activity Jot down the skills you feel a 21 st century literate person needs Share, add to silent marker wall (no repeats) Three Words ***
As we go through workshop jot down any ideas or questions.
Teachers will view video and identify examples of 21 st century skills being practiced.
Video—4 ½ min Think Pair Share
Flash Cards to review periodically! (3-4 min) I hyperlinked all the terms
Stand up—have a seat if….one purpose of the CCS Scaffold questions as you proceed (5 min) Ask Learning Target Questions for review—get from slide.
1-2 min Focus on 4 strands and these are expectations K-12 and ALL content areas
Read the intro pages 3-8 (ESL/EC skills- chunking/scaffolding info- reading with a purpose Stop and jot 5 most important facts Speak at your tables Narrow it further to 2 Add to the wall Three Words ***
Fewer, clearer, higher It’s developmental and scaffolds student learning As we read through it U will see Internationally benchmarked – New Z, Aus, Singapore, Canada, Ireland, China ***
Remind about ESL skills/strategies
Pulling it all together—seeing how all the pieces work together to achieve goals. 1-2 min Reader’s Theater Choose /Assign strand to analyze –Literature progression 15 min
Get music –Christy get a clip!!
We’re going to talk about how the standards are organized
Prior Knowledge about text complexity -shout out 2min
Appendix A includes a section on why text complexity matters and its connection to the reading STRAND How college texts have become increasingly complex How schools and classrooms have seen a decline in the rigor of having students read complex texts independently It also includes a section on consequences and an explanation to measuring text complexity – which we will work with today. It ends with a glossary ***
Appendix A includes a section on why text complexity matters How college texts have become increasingly complex How schools and classrooms have seen a decline in the rigor of having students read complex texts independently It also includes a section on consequences and an explanation to measuring text complexity – which we will work with today. It ends with a glossary ***
Find the text complexity analysis template in your AUSSIE folder Read page 11-12 in appendix A Three words ***
Keep this 10-15 min.
Now try it for your own grade or a grade you’d like to create one for Three Words ***
Brain Dump competition---1 min How many ways can you get kids speaking and listening for authentic/real world purposes.
Random choice out of bag for which question to answer. 10 min
Show them how to access pbwiki and better unit. Using template –essential question, learning targets, content area integration (standards) , writing/language-with rubric using CCS language, speaking/listening component, technology, resources, 21 st century skills addressed (global awareness, civic responsibility, etc)
Put outside of room—Pull in and use as review before continuing. Review Vocabulary.
Okay for this activity you’ll need to go to the writing anchor standards on page 18. You’ll also need the staircase sheet from the AUSSIE folder
Christy Stanley English/Language Arts Common Core Training “ Building the Base” with Common Core State Standards
As you arrive… 1) Log in to a computer. 2) Access the Wiki http:// pcsmsla.pbworks.com
Sense of responsibility for the group as a community of learners
What are the learning targets for morning? To LITERACY and beyond!
What is the Common Core Standard Initiative? * Pre-Assessment- 1 through 4 The Common Core State Standard Initiative is a significant and historic opportunity for states to collectively develop and adopt a core set of standards in Mathematics and English Language Arts including literacy standards for Science and Social Studies and Technology
Forty eight states , Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands have signed on to the Common Core State Standards Initiative led by the National Governors Association Center and the Council of Chief State School Officers.
This initiative will potentially reach 43.5 million students which is about 87% of the total student population.
On your own, please write down the skills and understandings (at least 3) you believe a twenty-first century literate person needs to have.
Share with the whole group on the “silent “marker wall
Throughout the workshop… Please record on Post-its: Ideas that come to mind for your instructional practice. Places where I can improve the workshop. Questions you have during the workshop . . Any sidebars you just can’t wait for . . .
Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts &
Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects
Professional Development: Access and Support 10/06/11 • page MODULES Online support to increase teacher understanding and implementation of standards 1: The Call for Change : An Overview of the Common Core and Essential Standards 2: Understanding the Standards 3: Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy (RBT ) 2: Understanding the Standards CC and Essential Standards Tools Training Implementation Guide Presentational Resources Crosswalk Unpacking Standards Instructional Tools targeted to aid in the transition and to complement the professional development. 4: Developing Local Curricula 5: NC FALCON 6: NC Teacher Standards Course
produce a set of fewer, clearer and higher standards.
cover only those areas that are critical for student success
scaffolded and developmental
informed by the content, rigor and organization of standards of high-performing countries and states
all students are prepared to succeed in a global economy and society.
the inclusion of all types of learners was a priority
recognized that special populations may require additional time and appropriate instructional support with aligned assessments
selected language intended to make the standards documents accessible to different learners
Annotating the Anchors K-12 College & Career Readiness
Draw a box around each STRAND
Underline each CLUSTER
Star the most challenging STANDARD within each STRAND
DEVELOPMENTAL STAIRCASE OF THE COMMON CORE STANDARDS KINDERGARTEN GRADE ONE GRADE TWO GRADE THREE GRADE FOUR GRADE FIVE GRADE SIX GRADE SEVEN GRADE EIGHT GRADES NINE AND TEN GRADES ELEVEN AND TWELVE INCREASING DEPTH AND BREADTH OF COMPLEXITY COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS
What is the organization of the ELA standards?
Grade-specific end-of-year expectations
Developmentally appropriate, cumulative progression of skills
How does CCS measure text complexity? Language/Text structure and accessibility, levels of meaning and knowledge demands (prior knowledge and/or academic content) Readability measures ( l exiles ) and other scores of text complexity ( AIMSWEB/DIBELS ) Reader: Motivation, knowledge, experiences Task: Purpose and complexity
Appendix C : What are our expectations for student writing?
Diving Into Persuasive Writing 2. Evaluate: Standard 1 using the Deep Dive! Template for your grade span with a partner. 3. Record: Write your responses on the Deep Dive template 1.Read: CCR Anchor Standard 1 for Writing 2. Reflect: Share your findings with the group.
What are our challenges and responsibilities for this year?
Brainstorm the following:
Ideas for PD needs at your school
Resources you’ll need
Vertical teaming ideas
Put on your chart paper
How do all the pieces fit together? 2. Fit: Work together to put each “puzzle piece” in its place. 3. Extend: You are a mentor to a new teacher…how do you explain this concept to them? You have a parent night…how do you explain this concept to the parents? You are in you summative meeting with your admin. …how do you explain your synthesis of the pieces into your practice? 1. Find: (1) envelope with puzzle pieces inside.