CCSS Assessments Erasing_Uncertainty_9.12.13

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CCSS Assessments Erasing_Uncertainty_9.12.13

  1. 1. CCSS Assessments: Erasing Uncertainty Speakers: Kristen Swanson & Don Rescigno September 12, 2013
  2. 2. CCSS ASSESSMENTS: ERASING UNCERTAINTY DON RESCIGNO VP of Marketing & Product Development Herff Jones | Nystrom KRISTEN SWANSON Educational Thought Leader Herff Jones | Nystrom • 100+ yr old publisher • StrataLogica, hands-on programs, atlases, maps & globes 2
  3. 3. CCSS ASSESSMENTS: ERASING UNCERTAINTY Join the conversation • Send us your questions • Twitter: @HJNystrom #CCSSanswers • Facebook: “herffjonesnystrom” 3
  4. 4. CCSS ASSESSMENTS: ERASING UNCERTAINTY • • • • • • Gallup Poll: 62% of adults don’t know CCSS District and school community impact Communication plans Rigor—homework Test score impact What about social studies? 4
  5. 5. Kristen Swanson | Educational Thought Leader MISSION-CENTERED • Dedicated to improving student outcomes through research SPEAKER • Keynotes, conferences, and workshops • ASCD, TEDx, Edcamps AUTHOR • Book: Professional Learning in the Digital Age • Blogger: Smartblog, Edutopia, Ed Is My Life EDCAMP FOUNDER • Head of Edcamp Foundation • Passionate about effective PD PRACTITIONER •Over a decade in education as a teacher & leader • District Tech Director • Curriculum Designer for Dr. Grant Wiggins (UbD) 5
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  11. 11. SOCIAL STUDIES: MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER From Daniel Willingham: “The kids who score well on reading tests are ones who know a lot about the world— they have a lot of prior knowledge about a wide range of things—and so that whatever they are asked to read about on the test, they likely know something about it.” 11
  12. 12. SMALL COMMITMENTS • Use primary sources to integrate reading and social studies • Expose students to all different types of background knowledge via informational texts • Encourage students to explore their interests and passions 12
  13. 13. RESOURCES Blog: herffjonesnystrom.com/blog Whitepapers: herffjonesnystrom.com/whitepapers Product: StrataLogica New lessons built to CCSS 13
  14. 14. YOUR QUESTIONS 14
  15. 15. CCSS Assessments: Erasing Uncertainty Speakers: Kristen Swanson & Don Rescigno September 12, 2013

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