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HUSD CCSS Site Presentation 2013


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This presentation, given at sites, provides the philosophical background and the vision of HUSD in the implementation of Common Core State Standards (CCSS), but focusses on the key question of "Why?" and "How?"as a precedent for the "What?" of CCSS.

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HUSD CCSS Site Presentation 2013

  1. 1. The CA CCSS through PLCs & Units of Study All roads lead to the common core
  2. 2. Mission: Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s World Vision: Provide students with 21st Century Skills Continue to develop, implement, and evaluate a quality educational program that supports academic excellence, closes student achievement gaps and advances college and career ready options. This is the Year that Counts
  3. 3. FOCUS: Common Core State Standards Professional Learning Communities Units of Study Subject Literacy This is the Year that Counts
  4. 4. WHY?
  5. 5.  To succeed in the 21st century, all students will need to perform to high standards and acquire mastery of rigorous core subject material.  Learning and Innovation Skills increasingly are being recognized as those that separate students who are prepared for a more and more complex life and work environments in the 21st century, and those who are not. A focus on Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication and Collaboration is essential to prepare students for the future.
  6. 6. What it was. What it is today. What it should be.
  7. 7.  Focus on the learning process  Authentic learning, assignments, and assessments  Product-based demonstration of student mastery  Develops 21st Century Skills to build interdisciplinary content expertise
  8. 8. Jessica Matthews and Julia Silverman had an idea…
  9. 9. WHY? HOW?
  10. 10. Generalization Principles Conceptual Knowledge Procedural Knowledge Factual Knowledge
  11. 11. Generalization Principles Conceptual Knowledge Procedural Knowledge Factual Knowledge Instruction: Essential Focus, CCSS
  12. 12. “…A Professional Learning Community is a collaboration of teachers, administrators, parents, and students, who work together to seek out best practices, test them in the classroom, continuously improve processes, and focus on results.” Rick DuFour, 2002.
  13. 13. ◦What do you expect students to learn? ◦How will you know if they learn it? ◦What do you do if they do not learn it/or almost learned it? ◦What do we do if they already know it/learn it quickly?
  14. 14. How was it done? How is it done today? How it needs to be?
  15. 15.  Balancing informational and literary text ◦ Build to 50/50 by 4th grade and mirror college/workplace, 80/20, by graduation  Shared literacy ◦ 80/20 across an entire day, not each class—it is everyone’s responsibility to teach literacy in his or her domain  Staircase of Complexity ◦ The same standard repeats year after year, but with greater complexity  Text-based/dependent discussions & answers ◦ Movement away from reader response to a text focus  Writing from sources; argumentative writing ◦ Students create informed arguments, not simple narratives or creative pieces  Academic Vocabulary ◦ Focus on tier-two vocabulary that has the greatest impact and cross-curricular application
  16. 16.  Focus strongly where the standards focus  Coherence: Think across grades and link to major topics within grades  Rigor—In major topics pursue: ◦ Conceptual understanding ◦ Procedural skill and fluency ◦ Application
  17. 17. WHY? HOW? WHAT?
  18. 18. CCSS Three minute Video on Vimeo--Click Here
  19. 19.  Take a moment to discuss with an elbow partner what really is different with the common core standards; be prepared to share out.
  20. 20. CA Standards: One-dimensional and skill based Common Core Standards: Multi-dimensional and emphasis on the learning process
  21. 21. Cross-walking is Jaywalking —Phil Darrow Standards are not just lists Standards are not the curriculum Don’t look backward: Tabula Rasa The most significant change is how we teach
  22. 22.  What shifts will be made for : ◦Our students  How will we identify their needs? ◦Our instruction  What strategies work well?  What strategies do I need to tweak?  What strategies do I not yet have? ◦Our collaboration time  How can it be more efficient, effective?  How can we make sure our focus is on  common core? What shifts will be made for : ◦Our collaboration time  How can it be more efficient, effective?  How can we make sure our focus is on common core?
  23. 23.        core-standards-video.mp4   oreToolkit.pdf 
  24. 24.        oolkit/assessement.shtml  development/examining-the-common-core-aligned- bundle#axzz28B2EqOHn    and-the-ccssi/defining-text-complexity/