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  • Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s... One take on the Common Core. Patrick Higgins, Jr. June 21, 2011 High Point Regional High School
  • Where WeWill Go.
  • The Core.
  • DisruptiveInnovation.
  • Who are wedealing with here?
  • What Does it Mean to Be Well-Educated in Today’s World?
  • Stay away from buzzwordsand edu-speak
  • Who are They? http://i.imgur.com/IVA1N.jpg
  • Who are They?Deceptively Native http://i.imgur.com/IVA1N.jpg
  • 34 Gigabytes
  • Image Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pointofdesign/2371903317/
  • x4Image Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pointofdesign/2371903317/
  • Text one of the codes below to 22333• Radio: 35354 • Online Sources: 182643• Print: 70331• Television: • Other: 189185 182615
  • Results
  • traditional?http://www.flickr.com/photos/austinevan/1225274637/
  • New?http://www.flickr.com/photos/penmachine/98352836/
  • Ideo’s books/iPad story via Al Gore?
  • The Core.
  • What were theyspawned from?
  • CCR
  • CCRCollege Career Readiness
  • Because of RTTF
  • “(42% of US students are currentlyrequired to attend college remediationcourses. Most living wage jobs nowrequire at least 2 yrs. of post secondarytraining-- fast food franchises for amanagement position often require 4 yrs.of post secondary work.)”Source: www.achieve.org
  • The Bottom Line:
  • The Bottom Line:“When students take challenging courses inhigh school, they have more options when theygraduate.What used to be thought of as“college prep” curriculum is now the basic levelof preparation all students need to besuccessful in college and the workplace.”Source: www.achieve.org
  • “The standards are internationally benchmarked. Common standards will helpensure our students are globally competitive.”Source: www.achieve.org
  • “Expectations are standardized andconsistent for all students and not dependent on a student’s zip code.”Source: www.achieve.org
  • “Standards are focused, coherent, and clear.Clearer standards help students (and parents and teachers) understand what is expected of them.” Source: www.achieve.org
  • “Standards create a foundation to work collaboratively across states and districts, pooling resources and expertise, to create curricular tools, professional development, common assessments and other materials.”Source: www.achieve.org
  • These People Dig It:
  • link
  • Loss of local control
  • National Curriculum
  • 48
  • Language Arts StandardsLink
  • Kindergarten-8Organized by Grade Level
  • 9-12Organized by Grade Bands
  • Reading, Writing,Speaking, Listening, Language
  • “Shared resposibility for students’ literacy development”
  • Translate this“Shared resposibility for students’ literacy development”
  • Mathematics
  • Standards for Mathematical Practice1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solvingthem.2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.3. Construct viable arguments and critique thereasoning of others.4. Model with mathematics.
  • Standards for Mathematical Practice5. Use appropriate tools strategically.6. Attend to precision.7. Look for and make use of structure.8. Look for and express regularity in repeatedreasoning
  • “Require the application ofmathematics to real world situations and issues.”
  • Kindergarten-8Strong foundation in arithmetic, numbers, and operations
  • 9-12Number and quantity, algebra, functions, modeling, geometry, statistics and probability.
  • So What Now?http://www.flickr.com/photos/humanoide/138782217/
  • $330 Million Testing
  • $330 Million Testing
  • Two Camps
  • Two CampsPARCC
  • Phase out HSPA by 2014-2015
  • Performance-Based?
  • Common Across States
  • Computer-based
  • Smushing Standards
  • Disrupters Text
  • Kill the Mothershiphttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jongorr/203440092/
  • Here’s what I like about the Common Core:
  • Here’s what I like about the Common Core:They don’t interfere too much with my biases.
  • “The Standards define what allstudents are expected to knowand be able to do, not howteachers should teach.”
  • Media/Technology Baked In.
  • Bias #1Global Reach
  • 42 Eyes
  • Audience Matters
  • AudienceMatters
  • Bias #2It Has to Matter
  • Literacy...
  • Paradox of Word Poverty http://www.flickr.com/photos/ipuzzled/152290154/
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/70323761@N00/1659490498/
  • “...were in the midst ofa literacy revolutionthe likes of which wehavent seen sinceGreek civilization," --Prof. Andrea Lunsford, Stanford University http://www.flickr.com/photos/70323761@N00/1659490498/
  • A Literacy Revolution http://www.flickr.com/photos/photograham/311323441/sizes/l/
  • November 3, 2008 McCain Obama620,359 supporters 2,379,102 supporters (Jeremiah Owyang, 2008)
  • (Jeremiah Owyang, 2008)
  • (Jeremiah Owyang, 2008)
  • Obama had 403%more subscribersthan McCainObama had 905%more viewers thanMcCain (Jeremiah Owyang, 2008)
  • Intellectual Heavy Lifting http://www.flickr.com/photos/c2k2e/114746487/
  • Bias #3Leave aLegacy
  • Are We Making a Mark? http://www.flickr.com/photos/antphotos/4226218448/
  • Patrick Higgins, Jr.Orangehiggins@gmail.com