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  • {"22":"Highlight keywords\n","11":"Ask parents to discuss points of interest from video. Lead conversation around the difference between the Common Core State Standards and previous expectations and discuss the implications for college and career readiness.\n","17":"The Illinois State Board of Education has adopted new Math and English Language Arts standards for K‐12 education known as the New Illinois State Learning Standards Incorporating the Common Core. The goal is to better prepare Illinois students for success in college and the workforce in a competitive global economy.\n","12":"Academic standards are important because they help ensure that all students, no matter where they live, are prepared for success in college and the workforce. They help set clear and consistent expectations for students, parents, and teachers; build your child’s knowledge and skills; and help set high goals for all students. \nOf course, high standards are not the only thing needed for our children’s success. But standards provide an important first step — a clear roadmap for learning for teachers, parents, and students. Having clearly defined goals helps families and teachers work together to ensure that students succeed. Standards help parents and teachers know when students need extra assistance or when they need to be challenged even more. They also will help your child develop critical thinking skills that will prepare him or her for college and career.\n","18":"K-5\nDifference from previous state standards…………. “IN A GRADE LEVEL TEXT”\n#1\nPreviously: increase in amount of time in literacy block, however main focus was on reading stories (literature)\nVery little time teaching science and social studies (especially K-5)\nNow: Shift to bring in non-fiction text; building knowledge of the world around them through text \nElem. 50/50\nMS & HS 75% informational text; shared responsibility of building literacy in content areas (read like a historian, read like a scientist) \nCross-over in content areas, blending together\n#2\nPreviously: focus on personal narrative writing (does not translate to writing skills needed in college and career)\nNow: READ LIKE A DETECTIVE AND WRITE LIKE A REPORTER\nExplain EVIDENCE\n#3\nPreviously: there was a primary focus on the skill (i.e. identify a main idea) but very little consideration on WHAT students are reading \nExpectation of complexity (rich text, rich vocabulary, sentence structure)..previous research shows there was a four year gap between complexity of text at high school level\nNow: Students have regular practice with complex text; Staircase of complexity, increasingly more difficult as students move along; students not keep\n","7":"http://www.isbe.net/common_core/\n","13":"The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort launched more than a year ago by state leaders, including governors and state commissioners of education from 45 states, 2 territories and the District of Columbia, through their membership in the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).\n","30":"Learning Targets: \nUnderstand why new learning standards are necessary.\nGain a basic understanding of the Common Core State Standards.\nUnderstand what state assessment changes are being made and why.\n","19":"Remind of workshops\n","8":"Valley View School District Strategic Plan\nhttp://www.vvsd.org/docs/pdf/strategic_plan_brief.pdf\n","31":"The PTA has written long and short versions of a Parents’ Guide to Student Success, which include overviews of what children should be learning in each discipline, activities that parents can do at home, suggestions for building strong parent-teacher relationships, and tips for planning for college and career.\n","20":"Mile wide, inch deep curriculum (every week something different)\nPlethora of separate topics in math and figuring out what do students need to build a strong foundation for the next grade\nRevisiting topics and going deeper\nMindshift to the “how” to teach, \nScattered topics and move from one to another every few days (fractions, time or drill multiplication and then start division and make no connection) make sense \nHow does what we learn in 2nd grade prepare us for fourth grade….\nFalse choice (know math facts OR understand math concepts but we don’t care if they get the answer\nKnowing multiplication facts\nDescribe concept of multiplication (when would we use it) \nApply to real life concept\nCollege and Career Readiness-talk with our students at an early grade, make it a authentic part of the regular conversation\nConversation shifts: NOT just preparing for chapter test, state test in spring\nHigh expectations for ALL students (I expect more and you can achieve more) \nTime to attend to making sense of math, not just getting the correct answer and move on, not just teaching “tricks”\nTeach MATH, not just strategies to get the answer\n","9":"Handout: The What is College and Career Ready? document, created by Achieve, clearly and concisely defines college and career readiness and explains why it is so important for students’ success after high school: http://www.ncpta.org/parent/Files/CollegeandCareerReady.pdf\n","32":"Explain that The Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) has written Parent Roadmaps, available in Spanish and English, which provide guidance to parents about what their children will be learning in Math and ELA/Literacy in each grade. \n","21":"Span all grade levels\nPractices that promote mathematical proficiency for students\nMathematical “habits of mind”\nBehaviors and attitudes\nConceptual and procedural tools\nMathematical processes\n"}
  • VVSD CCSS Community Forum Presentation Oct. 2013

    1. 1. Valley View School District 365U District Community Forum October 23 and October 29, 2013
    2. 2. Welcome & Introductions Dr. James Mitchem ◦ Superintendent Rachel Kinder ◦ Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services Elizabeth Martinez ◦ Executive Director, PreK-5 Karen Flories ◦ Executive Director, 6-12
    3. 3. Interactive Tech Tools  Open Wireless Access ◦ vvsdforum ◦ No Password  Participate in the group survey.. ◦ Interactive survey tool/accessible via Mobile Device Browser ◦ m.Socrative.com ◦ Classroom ID: vvsdforum  Share your thoughts/questions throughout the presentation.. ◦ Chat / Discussion Tool/ Accessible via mobile device ◦ TodaysMeet.com/VVSDFORUM Ipads/Chromebooks
    4. 4. Survey 2. I am attending this meeting as a: ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Parent Community member Business partner Staff member 3. I heard about this forum from: ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Home school communication Website District social media Word of mouth Other m.Socrative.com Room ID: vvsdforum
    5. 5. Survey 4. I would rate my knowledge of the Common Core State Standards as: • • • • • 1-This forum invite was the first time I heard this term used. 2-I have heard this term used often, but I am not sure what it is all about. 3-I am somewhat familiar with the basics. 4-I have more than a basic understanding, but I still have questions. 5-I am very knowledgeable and could help others learn more. m.Socrative.com Room ID: vvsdforum
    6. 6. Learning Targets    Understand why new learning standards are necessary. Gain a basic understanding of the Common Core State Standards. Understand what state assessment changes are being made and why.
    7. 7. Why new standards? Required by Illinois State Board of Education ◦ Illinois adopted in 2010 Carrying out VVSD Strategic Plan ◦ Fundamental belief that ALL students can meet rigorous expectations for learning Beyond that, there are many more reasons….. 7
    8. 8. Teaching and Learning Valley View School District Strategic Plan http://www.vvsd.org/docs/pdf/strategic_plan_brief.pdf
    9. 9. What exactly is College and Career Readiness? What is COLLEGE Readiness? What is CAREER Readiness? Is ready for COLLEGE and ready for CAREER the same thing? Handout: “What is College and Career Readiness?” document created by Achieve http://www.ncpta.org/parent/Files/CollegeandCareerReady.pdf 9
    10. 10. http://vimeo.com/51933492 10
    11. 11. Why new standards? Watch/listen for ideas linked to these key terms… Preparation Competition Equity Clarity Collaboration TodaysMeet.com/VVSDFORUM
    12. 12. Why new standards?  Preparation: The standards set expectations to ensure that students are college and career ready.  Competition: The standards are internationally benchmarked, ensuring our students are globally competitive.  Equity: Expectations are consistent for all – and not dependent on a student’s zip code.  Clarity: The standards are focused, coherent, and create a clear learning progression (staircase of skills).  Collaboration: The standards create a foundation to work collaboratively across states and districts.
    13. 13. Common Core Across the Nation 13
    14. 14. Federal government not involved in development of the standards State-led initiative ◦ Parents, teachers, administrators, other experts involved in the process States voluntarily chose to adopt the standards ◦ Illinois is one of more than 40 states that have adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Local teachers, principals, superintendents, and school boards will continue to make decisions about curriculum and how their school systems are operated
    15. 15. What are the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)? The Common Core State Standards set grade-bygrade learning expectations for students in grades K-12 for Mathematics and for English Language Arts and Literacy. While states have had standards for more than 15 years, this set of standards is more focused on preparing students for success in college and career. They set clear, consistent and high learning goals. 15
    16. 16. What the Standards do NOT define:       How teachers should teach All that can or should be taught The nature of advanced work beyond the core The interventions needed for students well below grade level The full range of support for English language learners and students with special needs Everything needed to be college and career ready
    17. 17. Criteria for CCSS  Fewer, clearer, and  Alignment higher (focused) with college and work expectations  Inclusion of rigorous content and application of knowledge through high-order thinking  Consideration of strengths of and lessons learned from current state standards  Internationally benchmarked, so that all students are prepared to succeed in our global economy and society  Evidence and/or research-based
    18. 18. The Shifts in ELA/Literacy 1. Building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction (across all content areas) 2. Reading, writing and speaking grounded in evidence from text, both literary and informational 3. Regular practice with complex text and its academic language
    19. 19. How can you help your child in literacy? - Ask your child specific questions about what they read. - Encourage children to read, then write and speak about, literary text and nonfiction text (i.e. newspapers, magazines, and biographies). - Encourage children to research topics of interest and read series that relate to a central topic. - Have your child follow step by step instructions or a set of directions in order to accomplish a task, such as building a sandcastle or operating a game.
    20. 20. The Shifts in Mathematics 1. Focus: Focus strongly where the standards focus 2. Coherence: Think across grades, and link to major topics 3. Rigor: In major topics, pursue conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency, and application with equal intensity
    21. 21. Standards for Mathematical Practice 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them Reason abstractly (ideas/concepts) and quantitatively (numbers) Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others Model with mathematics Use appropriate tools strategically Attend to precision Look for and make use of structure Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning
    22. 22. How can you help your child in math? - Encourage children not to give up while solving problems, to build stamina and develop their critical thinking skills. - Don’t give them the answers - ask them to think of different ways they can solve problems. - Have children illustrate the math they were thinking in their head and discuss it out loud. - Have children apply their math knowledge to a real-world scenario at home, such as doubling a recipe or calculating the area of a room. - Help children practice their addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts (through multiple strategies).
    23. 23. November Workshops November workshops will provide opportunity to learn more about… teaching and learning in your child’s classroom major shifts in learning and assessment supporting your child’s learning and understanding his/her progress 23
    24. 24. Content Math CCSS/PARCC Implementation in VVSD English/ Lang. Arts 2011-2012 K-8th Alignment/ Development 2012-2013 K-8th Implementation 9th Alignment/ Development K-5th Development 6-12th Initial Alignment/ Development 2013-2014 9th Implementation 10-11th Alignment 2014-2015 Implementation of K-12 PARCC K-5th Implementation Implementation of K-12 PARCC Science Social Studies NonCore/ Electives Alignment Initial CCSS Literacy Alignment 6-12th Varying Stages Initial CCSS Literacy Alignment K-5th Alignment/ Development
    25. 25. What is PARCC? PARCC-Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers ◦ consortium of 19 states working together to develop a common set of computer-based K–12 assessments Assessments will replace the Illinois State Achievement Test (ISAT) & Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE) in 2014-2015 school year Linked to the new, more rigorous Common Core State Standards (CCSS) ◦ English language arts/Literacy and math For more information, visit: www.PARCConline.org 25
    26. 26. What is PARCC? Engage students in more meaningful demonstrations of their knowledge and understanding Incorporate more real-world situations Administered twice per year Provide more information about student progress K-12 on pathway to College and Career Readiness 26
    27. 27. Current Assessment Info. Illinois State Board of Education has increased performance expectations (cut scores) on ISAT ◦ Align with high school assessments ◦ Lay foundation for transition to PARCC Transition period as assessment changes occur and standards are fully implemented 27
    28. 28. Common Core: It Takes All of Us! • Partnership • • • • • • Parents Community members VVSD Staff Colleges and universities Technical training programs Continue the conversation • Child’s teacher and school • Upcoming workshops 28
    29. 29. Upcoming Workshops Focus Date/Time/Location   What do teaching and learning look like in my child’s classroom? What major shifts in learning and assessment are occurring? How can I best support my child’s learning and understand his/her progress? Middle School Parents—Wednesday, Nov. 13 - 6:30 p.m. ●@Martinez Middle School, Romeoville ●@Jane Addams Middle School, Bolingbrook   Elementary School Parents—Thurs., Nov. 14 - 6:30 p.m. ●@Skoff Elementary School, Romeoville   Elementary School Parents—Tues., Nov. 19 - 6:30 p.m. ●@Independence Elementary School, Bolingbrook ●@Jonas Salk Elementary School, Bolingbrook   High School Parents—Wednesday, Nov. 20 - 6:30 p.m. ●@Bolingbrook High School (Cafeteria-Enter via Door 17) ●@Romeoville High School (Cafeteria) 29
    30. 30. Quick Check 5. What specific questions/concerns do you have about the Common Core State Standards? 6. What additional resources/support would be helpful to assist you in supporting your child’s success? m.Socrative.com Room ID: vvsdforum • • • Understand why new learning standards are necessary. Gain a basic understanding of the Common Core State Standards. Understand what state assessment changes are being made and why. 30
    31. 31. LINKS/RESOURCES Parent Guides to Student Success (English & Spanish) http://pta.org/content.cfm? ItemNumber=2909 ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ From the National PTA, in parent-friendly language Grade level specific K-8 & “High School” Aligned to CCSS (ELA & Math) Encourages & empowers parents to communicate with their child’s teacher(s)
    32. 32. LINKS/RESOURCES Parent Roadmaps ELA http://www.cgcs.org/Page/328 (English) http://www.cgcs.org/Page/261 (Spanish) Math http://www.cgcs.org/Page/244 (English) http://www.cgcs.org/Page/263 (Spanish) ◦ Grade level specific K-8 & “High School” ◦ Similar to the “PTA Parent Guides” but in much more detail in each subject ◦ From the Council of the Great City Schools, in parent-friendly language ◦ Encourages & empowers parents to communicate with their child’s teacher(s) 32
    33. 33. LINKS/RESOURCES Informative Websites www.achievethecore.org ◦ This site is assembled by Student Achievement Partners to provide free, high-quality resources to educators now doing the hard work of implementing these higher standards. www.corestandards.org ◦ This site is the main site for CCSS documents and a collection of related resources. www.PARCConline.org ◦ This site is the main site for information about the PARCC assessment and the implementation. It includes a FAQ document.
    34. 34. LINKS/RESOURCES Videos Video: National PTA CCSS Explanation (English w/ Spanish subtitles) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhTfssYu0AE ◦ Overview of the need for CCSS ◦ Role of parents in supporting the transition to CCSS Video: DC Public Schools CCSS Overview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s0rRk9sER0 ◦ Animated ◦ Presented in easy to understand terms 34