Give to Caesar what is      Caesar’s...    One take on the Common Core.          Patrick Higgins, Jr.            June 21, ...
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...
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
NGA   CCSSO   CCR
Because of RTTF
“(42% of US students are currentlyrequired to attend college remediationcourses. Most living wage jobs nowrequire at least...
The Bottom Line:
The Bottom Line:“When students take challenging courses inhigh school, they have more options when theygraduate.What used ...
“The standards are internationally benchmarked. Common standards will helpensure our students are globally competitive.”So...
“Expectations are standardized andconsistent for all students and not dependent           on a student’s zip code.”Source:...
“Standards are focused, coherent, and clear.Clearer standards help students (and parents and teachers) understand what is ...
“Standards create a foundation to work   collaboratively across states and districts,   pooling resources and expertise, t...
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 qua...
Standards for      Mathematical Practice5. Use appropriate tools strategically.6. Attend to precision.7. Look for and make...
“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
Two CampsPARCC      SMARTER
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. An...
A Literacy Revolution                   http://www.flickr.com/photos/photograham/311323441/sizes/l/
November 3, 2008 McCain                Obama620,359 supporters   2,379,102 supporters                                  (Je...
(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
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  1. 1. Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s... One take on the Common Core. Patrick Higgins, Jr. June 21, 2011 High Point Regional High School
  2. 2. Where WeWill Go.
  3. 3. The Core.
  4. 4. DisruptiveInnovation.
  5. 5. Who are wedealing with here?
  6. 6. What Does it Mean to Be Well-Educated in Today’s World?
  7. 7. Stay away from buzzwordsand edu-speak
  8. 8. Who are They? http://i.imgur.com/IVA1N.jpg
  9. 9. Who are They?Deceptively Native http://i.imgur.com/IVA1N.jpg
  10. 10. 34 Gigabytes
  11. 11. Image Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pointofdesign/2371903317/
  12. 12. x4Image Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pointofdesign/2371903317/
  13. 13. Text one of the codes below to 22333• Radio: 35354 • Online Sources: 182643• Print: 70331• Television: • Other: 189185 182615
  14. 14. Results
  15. 15. traditional?http://www.flickr.com/photos/austinevan/1225274637/
  16. 16. New?http://www.flickr.com/photos/penmachine/98352836/
  17. 17. Ideo’s books/iPad story via Al Gore?
  18. 18. The Core.
  19. 19. What were theyspawned from?
  20. 20. CCR
  21. 21. CCRCollege Career Readiness
  22. 22. NGA CCSSO CCR
  23. 23. Because of RTTF
  24. 24. “(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
  25. 25. The Bottom Line:
  26. 26. 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
  27. 27. “The standards are internationally benchmarked. Common standards will helpensure our students are globally competitive.”Source: www.achieve.org
  28. 28. “Expectations are standardized andconsistent for all students and not dependent on a student’s zip code.”Source: www.achieve.org
  29. 29. “Standards are focused, coherent, and clear.Clearer standards help students (and parents and teachers) understand what is expected of them.” Source: www.achieve.org
  30. 30. “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
  31. 31. These People Dig It:
  32. 32. link
  33. 33. Loss of local control
  34. 34. National Curriculum
  35. 35. 48
  36. 36. Language Arts StandardsLink
  37. 37. Kindergarten-8Organized by Grade Level
  38. 38. 9-12Organized by Grade Bands
  39. 39. Reading, Writing,Speaking, Listening, Language
  40. 40. “Shared resposibility for students’ literacy development”
  41. 41. Translate this“Shared resposibility for students’ literacy development”
  42. 42. Mathematics
  43. 43. 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.
  44. 44. 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
  45. 45. “Require the application ofmathematics to real world situations and issues.”
  46. 46. Kindergarten-8Strong foundation in arithmetic, numbers, and operations
  47. 47. 9-12Number and quantity, algebra, functions, modeling, geometry, statistics and probability.
  48. 48. So What Now?http://www.flickr.com/photos/humanoide/138782217/
  49. 49. $330 Million Testing
  50. 50. $330 Million Testing
  51. 51. Two Camps
  52. 52. Two CampsPARCC
  53. 53. Two CampsPARCC SMARTER
  54. 54. Phase out HSPA by 2014-2015
  55. 55. Performance-Based?
  56. 56. Common Across States
  57. 57. Computer-based
  58. 58. Smushing Standards
  59. 59. Disrupters Text
  60. 60. Kill the Mothershiphttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jongorr/203440092/
  61. 61. Here’s what I like about the Common Core:
  62. 62. Here’s what I like about the Common Core:They don’t interfere too much with my biases.
  63. 63. “The Standards define what allstudents are expected to knowand be able to do, not howteachers should teach.”
  64. 64. Media/Technology Baked In.
  65. 65. Bias #1Global Reach
  66. 66. 42 Eyes
  67. 67. Audience Matters
  68. 68. AudienceMatters
  69. 69. Bias #2It Has to Matter
  70. 70. Literacy...
  71. 71. Paradox of Word Poverty http://www.flickr.com/photos/ipuzzled/152290154/
  72. 72. http://www.flickr.com/photos/70323761@N00/1659490498/
  73. 73. “...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/
  74. 74. A Literacy Revolution http://www.flickr.com/photos/photograham/311323441/sizes/l/
  75. 75. November 3, 2008 McCain Obama620,359 supporters 2,379,102 supporters (Jeremiah Owyang, 2008)
  76. 76. (Jeremiah Owyang, 2008)
  77. 77. (Jeremiah Owyang, 2008)
  78. 78. Obama had 403%more subscribersthan McCainObama had 905%more viewers thanMcCain (Jeremiah Owyang, 2008)
  79. 79. Intellectual Heavy Lifting http://www.flickr.com/photos/c2k2e/114746487/
  80. 80. Bias #3Leave aLegacy
  81. 81. Are We Making a Mark? http://www.flickr.com/photos/antphotos/4226218448/
  82. 82. Patrick Higgins, Jr.Orangehiggins@gmail.com

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