Common Core State Standards Community Meeting

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Approximately 150 people participated in the community meetings on Common Core State Standards held October 21 and 28. We had great presentations by teachers Robyn White and Blair Nolan, who clearly explained how the Common Core State Standards are being used by teachers in classrooms throughout Duval County and the state.

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  • Common Core State Standards are a rigorous and clear set of academic expectations of what Florida students should know, understand and be able to explain in the areas of English and math at each grade level, Kindergarten through twelfth grade. Standards define the “what” should be learned, not “how” curriculum needs to be taught.
  • Common Core State Standards are a rigorous and clear set of academic expectations of what Florida students should know, understand and be able to explain in the areas of English and math at each grade level, Kindergarten through twelfth grade. Standards define the “what” should be learned, not “how” curriculum needs to be taught.
  • Common Core State Standards are a rigorous and clear set of academic expectations of what Florida students should know, understand and be able to explain in the areas of English and math at each grade level, Kindergarten through twelfth grade. Standards define the “what” should be learned, not “how” curriculum needs to be taught.
  • Trey – reference ONE by ONE campaign, and consistent comments that people want to highlight great teaching and elevate teachers’ role in the community. Often we heard community members say, ‘I’d like to help public schools, but I don’t know how.’
  • Trey – reference ONE by ONE campaign, and consistent comments that people want to highlight great teaching and elevate teachers’ role in the community. Often we heard community members say, ‘I’d like to help public schools, but I don’t know how.’
  • What Common Core Standards are NOT:A curriculum. Teachers are not told how to teach and are free to encourage creativity. Textbooks, lesson plans and other materials remain a local decision. Federally mandated. Forty-five states have adopted higher standards voluntarily. “Dumbing down” our schools. The standards were written by examining the expectations of high-performing countries around the world.Intruding on student privacy. The federal government remains without access to personal information on individual students.
  • What Common Core Standards are NOT:A curriculum. Teachers are not told how to teach and are free to encourage creativity. Textbooks, lesson plans and other materials remain a local decision. Federally mandated. Forty-five states have adopted higher standards voluntarily. “Dumbing down” our schools. The standards were written by examining the expectations of high-performing countries around the world.Intruding on student privacy. The federal government remains without access to personal information on individual students.
  • Trey – reference ONE by ONE campaign, and consistent comments that people want to highlight great teaching and elevate teachers’ role in the community. Often we heard community members say, ‘I’d like to help public schools, but I don’t know how.’
  • Common Core State Standards Community Meeting

    1. 1. Common Core State Standards Blair Nolan 2013 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year Finalist University of North Florida October 28, 2013
    2. 2. Your CCSS Key Word of the Day IS… Grapple
    3. 3. How Grappling Works CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
    4. 4. Common Core State Standards • State-led and developed common core standards for K-12 in English Language Arts and Mathematics • Focus on learning expectations for students, not how students get there. • Adopted by Florida in 2010.
    5. 5. Why now? • Prepares students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in college and the jobs of tomorrow • Ensures consistent expectations regardless of a student’s zip code • Provides educators, parents, and students with clear, focused guideposts
    6. 6. Let’s take a cake… • Old Standards: Students would be asked to memorize ingredients and procedure. • New Standards: Students are expected to successfully bake a cake.
    7. 7. Key Ideas and Details CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.2 Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.2 Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.2 Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
    8. 8. Key Ideas and Details CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.2 Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.
    9. 9. Common Core State Standards Are: • Fewer, clearer, and higher • Aligned with college and work expectations • Not just answers — demonstration of knowledge through high-order skills • Internationally benchmarked, so that all students are prepared to succeed in our global economy and society
    10. 10. Common Core State Standards Are NOT: • A curriculum — textbooks, lesson plans and other materials remain a state, local and teacher decision • Federally mandated — 45 states have adopted higher standards voluntarily
    11. 11. Current news • Governor Scott has asked the FL Department of Education (FLDOE) to review Common Core State Standards. • The FLDOE has held three public hearings and heard from more than 7,000 people. • Commissioner Pam Stewart will issue a report about Common Core in November. • Florida will begin selecting an assessment to measure Common Core State Standards in late 2013 or early 2014.
    12. 12. Panel Discussion Dr. Nikolai Vitti, Superintendent Duval County Public Schools Melissa Kicklighter, Vice President Florida PTA Dr. Edythe Abdullah, Special Assistant to the President University of North Florida Antonio Gansley-Ortiz, student Fletcher High School
    13. 13. Action Centers • Make a phone call • Send a post card • Write an e-mail
    14. 14. Opportunities for Action • The State Board of Education has asked for feedback on the standards by October 31. – Go to www.flstandards.org – E-mail flstandards@fldoe.org • Go to www.jaxpef.org/SupportTheCore • Write Letters to the Editor and Op-Eds. • Speak up! Share what you know with other parents and community groups.
    15. 15. Thank you! Website www.jaxpef.org/SupportTheCore Contact info@jaxpef.org | 904-356-7757

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