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Common Core & Lifelong Learning: Are We Pouring Concrete or Building Capacity?

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The learning objectives within the Common Core State Standards represent a rigorous application of research, media and higher-order thinking skills, as students develop their capacity to engage in …

The learning objectives within the Common Core State Standards represent a rigorous application of research, media and higher-order thinking skills, as students develop their capacity to engage in complex text and tasks that have real-world implications.

Essential to this effort are the lifelong learning skills, habits and dispositions that serve as the foundational structure for all learners. Without thoughtful and purposeful attention to these and other requisites we risk our investments of time, money and energy yielding little return – like pouring concrete without proper supports in place.

A rich discussion focused on the core tools our leaners need to build capacity and develop competencies in discovering meaning, analyzing content, comparing information, synthesizing, applying and sharing their understandings.

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  • 1. The  Common  Core  andLifelong  Learning Are We Pouring Concrete or Building Capacity?Sunday, July 29, 2012
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  • 3. Temperature Check...Sunday, July 29, 2012
  • 4. Characteristics T-P-SSunday, July 29, 2012
  • 5. The  History  of  the  3  Rs and  their  Relevance  to  the  Common  Core 5Sunday, July 29, 2012
  • 6. What are the capacities of the literate individual? • They demonstrate independence and interdependence • They build strong content knowledge and can apply the ! knowledge to new situations • They respond to the varying demands of the audience, ! the task, the purpose and the discipline • They comprehend as well as critique • They value evidence • They use technology and digital ! media strategically and capably • They come to understand others ! perspectives and culturesSunday, July 29, 2012
  • 7. Understanding the http://creativecommons.org/ Common CoreSunday, July 29, 2012
  • 8. What are all the key elements in the English Language Arts (ELA) Common Core? • Provide equity for all students • Reading, writing, speaking, listening • Complexity of text • Claim and Evidence • Speaking and Listening • Conventions • Language • Social Studies and Science Standards • 50/50 and 70/30 reading • Standards are fewer, clearer, higher • Text-based answers • Academic Vocabulary • Writing: Informative and argumentative • Applying what they have learned to a new situation • Common National AssessmentsSunday, July 29, 2012
  • 9. What Complexity of Text Claim & Evidence Do These Mean ? T-P-SSunday, July 29, 2012
  • 10. Overview ELA: 6-12 ELA Social Science K-12 Science Technical Subjects K-12 Standards K-12 Standards of Mathematical of Mathematical Practice ContentSunday, July 29, 2012
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  • 15. Why Common Core Standards in Math and English: What’s Next?Sunday, July 29, 2012
  • 16. Why Common Core Standards in Math and English: What’s Next?Sunday, July 29, 2012
  • 17. AP BIOLOGY Question #1: The creeping horizontal and subterranean stems of ferns are referred to as:Sunday, July 29, 2012
  • 18. AP BIOLOGY Question #1: The creeping horizontal and subterranean stems of ferns are referred to as: Answers: 1. Prothalli 4. Roots 2. Fronds 5. Rhizomes 3. StipesSunday, July 29, 2012
  • 19. AP BIOLOGY Question #2: HCO3H2O + C02 The equation above shows a reversible reaction that occurs in blood. An Olympic marathoner training at high altitude in Colorado feels dizzy and begins hyperventilating while taking a run. Her blood pH is elevated, resulting in alkalosis. How will normal blood pH be restored?Sunday, July 29, 2012
  • 20. AP BIOLOGY Question #2: HCO3H2O + C02 The equation above shows a reversible reaction that occurs in blood. An Olympic marathoner training at high altitude in Colorado feels dizzy and begins hyperventilating while taking a run. Her blood pH is elevated, resulting in alkalosis. How will normal blood pH be restored? Answers: 1. An increase in 02 concentration in the plasma will lead to a decrease in H+ concentration. 2. An increase in CO2 concentration in the plasma will lead to an increase in H+ concentration. 3. A decrease in sweating will lead to an increase in HCO3 concentration. 4. A decrease in respiration will lead to an increase in plasma O2 concentration.Sunday, July 29, 2012
  • 21. What will be different in the (ELA) Standards for teachers, students and parents? Teachers: Scaffolding ~ The same core standards k-12; Ability for teachers to share powerful lessons across the nation Students: Building stamina for critical thinking, critical writing and complex reading Parents: Reporting may not look the sameSunday, July 29, 2012
  • 22. ELA Shifts • Balancing Informational & Literary Texts • Knowledge in the Disciplines • Staircase of Complexity • Text-based Answers • Writing from Sources • Academic VocabularySunday, July 29, 2012
  • 23. Math Shifts • Focus • Coherence • Fluency • Deep Understanding • Application • Dual IntensitySunday, July 29, 2012
  • 24. What is the area of Model three different a rectangular rectangular gardens that garden that is 9 feet have an area of 36 long and 4 feet square units. What wide? patterns do you notice in how length and width are related? Used to be targeted for teaching anywhere Now targeted for grades 3-8 teaching at grade 3 and assessed at and assessed at grade 5 grade 3Sunday, July 29, 2012
  • 25. Think-Pair-Share What’s the difference between the set of skills? How does it relate to a literate person?Sunday, July 29, 2012
  • 26. Mind Shifts Who Owns the Learning?Sunday, July 29, 2012
  • 27. W: In the 21st century, it is essential that the US compare its educational system to systems around the World I: Students frequently learn content knowledge and skills in isolation. Students need to be able to Integrate the information and then apply it to a new situation R: It is essential stakeholders Reflect on what students really need to “know, understand, do and “be” E: Students must Engage with complex text: they need to learn to read like detectives and write like investigative reporters D: Students must Discover meaning through text, analyze the text and compare it to other related textsSunday, July 29, 2012
  • 28. Future Focused How do we build on the Standards with a focus on the future?Sunday, July 29, 2012
  • 29. Text 26Sunday, July 29, 2012
  • 30. Think  Pair  Share What  makes  this  difference  from  what  we’ve  been   doing? What  affordance  does  technology  offer? How  might  this  impact  assessment? 27Sunday, July 29, 2012