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6 Things Parents Need to Know About Common Core

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How have you communicated the value and common misconceptions of Common Core to parents in your school or district?

In this slideshare we share key takeaways that parents need to know about the standards. Learn how to increase communication between your school and parents, and to help parents have a better understanding of the Common Core.

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6 Things Parents Need to Know About Common Core

  1. 1. 6 Things Parents Need to Know About COMMON CORE COMMON CORE
  2. 2. There is a lot of misinformation out there about Common Core for parents to sift through.
  3. 3. And the value of the Common Core standards may not always be easy for parents to see. flickr © Matt McGee
  4. 4. At Imagine Easy Solutions, we’ve outlined 6 things about Common Core that parents need to know to break away from misconceptions. flickr © WWYD?
  5. 5. So what is Imagine Easy Solutions?
  6. 6. We create imaginative, easy-to-use solutions for teachers and students to promote 21st- century reading, writing and critical thinking skills, which are instrumental for success in school and career.
  7. 7. We are best known for our product EasyBib… a research management platform used by students, teachers, and librarians.
  8. 8. Click here to learn how we provide the foundation for 21st- century writing and research.
  9. 9. Common Core is not a curriculum 1 flickr © Laurie Sullivan
  10. 10. It can be easy to lose sight of what the Common Core standards are (and what they are not). flickr © Ian Muttoo
  11. 11. Common Core is not a curriculum that dictates how teachers should educate students. flickr © World Bank Photo Collection
  12. 12. Rather, the Common Core standards comprise skills and knowledge that students need to succeed in college and career. flickr © Kennedy Library
  13. 13. Teachers, administrators, and the school community can choose how students meet those standards. flickr © Merrimack College
  14. 14. If you’re enjoying this presentation, hit the like button below to help more people in the education world see it on SlideShare!
  15. 15. Common Core is not an assessment 2 flickr © Laurie Sullivan
  16. 16. The Common Core does not tell schools how to assess these skills, either! flickr © me and the sysop
  17. 17. If your state has adopted PARCC or Smarter Balanced, you can find more information here: PARCC | Smarter Balanced flickr © Wikilogia
  18. 18. flickr © Wikilogia Talk to your child's teachers and administrators about how they plan on evaluating students for success.
  19. 19. Common Core is a staircase 3 flickr © Laurie Sullivan
  20. 20. Each year, students build on the skills they learned the year before. flickr © Devon
  21. 21. The standards guide students to become college and career ready by the time they graduate from high school. flickr © Sergio Rivas
  22. 22. The work students do as 3rd graders builds on what they did as 2nd graders. flickr © Jodimichelle
  23. 23. The work is more rigorous than what students did before, but this staircase approach makes the standards achievable for all. flickr © Kevin Dooley
  24. 24. If you’re enjoying this presentation, hit the like button below to help more people in the education world see it on SlideShare!
  25. 25. Literature and fiction are allowed 4 flickr © Laurie Sullivan
  26. 26. Common Core puts a big emphasis on reading informational texts. flickr © Theen Moy
  27. 27. By grade 12, 70% of reading should focus on informational (non-fiction) texts, and 30% on literature. flickr © Daniel Foster
  28. 28. This applies across all subjects areas! flickr © Daniel Foster
  29. 29. flickr © The Huntington Literature-loving parents can rest assured that Shakespeare will likely remain in many schools’ curricula.
  30. 30. Other subjects, like science and social studies, will integrate more non-fiction to meet the Common Core standards. flickr © A Klar
  31. 31. Reading, writing, and math skills are key5 flickr © Laurie Sullivan
  32. 32. The Common Core does not lay out how each subject is taught in school. flickr © biologycorner
  33. 33. Rather, it focuses on how students should progress with reading, writing, and math skills. flickr © Jinx!
  34. 34. Common Core offers suggestions for social studies, history, science, and technical subjects. flickr © Mark Doliner
  35. 35. If you’re enjoying this presentation, hit the like button below to help more people in the education world see it on SlideShare!
  36. 36. It will allow our youth to compete in a global economy 6 flickr © Laurie Sullivan
  37. 37. The United States trails behind Asia and Europe with reading and math skills. flickr © Jimmie
  38. 38. The U.S. ranks below average for both categories, compared to other advanced economies (ranked 17th in math, 15th in reading). flickr © John Murden
  39. 39. The Common Core brings our children up to speed with their peers in other countries. flickr © Cali4beach
  40. 40. Common Core makes education more equal in the U.S., and our graduates more competitive in the global market. flickr © Ilmicrofono Oggiono
  41. 41. The Next Step: Teach your students the 21st century writing and research skills they’ll need to be college and career ready. Click Here to Learn How 1 2
  42. 42. or download the slides and hit the button below: Download the Slides
  43. 43. Thank you!

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