Cut Through the Common Core Clutter


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The Common Core State Standards bring an unprecedented opportunity for the education community to work together to positively impact student learning outcomes. It’s an exciting time!

Understanding, activating, and correlating YOUR teaching practices and classroom curriculum to Common Core can seem daunting. Explore our solutions that can make immediate impact on your teaching this year.

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  • Hands-On Standards Common Core Edition. MP 3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
  • Cut Through the Common Core Clutter

    1. 1. Cut through the Common Core
    2. 2. The opportunity:Common Core means we’re all working together!
    3. 3. The challenge:• Instructional materials need to be aligned to new standards• Educators must understand new content AND how to teach it• The achievement gap needs to be closed quickly• Funding new solutions is complex
    4. 4. You asked:How do I know what alignment looks like?How can I incorporate math standards now?How can I prepare students for new assessments?How can I use what I have to teach the standards?
    5. 5. How do I know what alignment looks like?Look For: “Explain your reasoning!”Not just “naked numbers” Rich mathematical problems Support for struggling students
    6. 6. How can I incorporate the math standards now? Lesson content has to be rigorous and provide the means for students to demonstrate understanding.
    7. 7. Solution Spotlight Hands-On Standards Common Core Edition Completely aligned to CCSS • corresponds to CCSS domains • integrates Practice and Content Standards • engages with hands-on exploration • builds conceptual
    8. 8. How can I incorporate the math standards now? Look For: Tasks requiring students to bring learnings together to build a reasonable case for the solution to the question asked. CCSS Alignment: Construct viable arguments & critique the reasoning of others (Math Practice 3) View More Correlations>Featured Solution: Hands-On Standards
    9. 9. How can I incorporate the math standards now? Professional development is an essential part of implementing the standards to ensure teachers are prepared and confident
    10. 10. Solution Spotlight Core PD Professional Growth & Coaching Teacher effectiveness is a direct predictor of students’ learning and quality of life trajectory • delivers teacher-focused courses with student- centered strategies Understanding the • prepares you for CCSS implementationMathematical Practices • features hands-on strategies that can be used immediately in the classroom to achieve measureable
    11. 11. How can I incorporate the math standards now? CCSS is more than content… it’s about how you teach. The Standards for Mathematical Practice Mathematical Practices 2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively. persevere in solving 6. Attend to precision. 3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. Habits of Mind 1. Make sense of problems and 4. Model with mathematics. 5. Use appropriate tools strategically. them. 7. Look for and make use of structure. 8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning. Our professional development solution is organized the same way – four modules covering the eight mathematical practices. Take a tour of Core PD> Source: McCallum 2011
    12. 12. Bridging the achievement gap Mathematical Practice 1 signals a key shift in critical thinking for students: Make sense of problems andpersevere in solving them.
    13. 13. Solution Spotlight Paths to Problem Solving Prepare students for the rigor of Common Core and guide them to persevere • elevates strategic thinking and encourages students to think critically • utilizes reading comprehension strategies to understand the task • leads student to their own solutions through different problem-solving
    14. 14. How can I bridge the achievement gap for students? Look For: Requiring students to reflect on their solution, ask themselves “Does this make sense?”, and consider alternate pathways for reaching a solution. CCSS Alignment: Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. (Math Practice 1) View Math Practice Correlations>Featured Solution: Paths to Problem Solving
    15. 15. Bridging the achievement gapStudent journaling helps reinforce content standards and demonstrates understanding
    16. 16. Solution Spotlight JUMP: Journals for Understanding Mathematical Principles Guide students through the critical thinking process • Student journals help deepen understanding of mathematical concepts • Teacher guides connect Common Core requirements to abstract
    17. 17. How can I bridge the achievement gap for students? Look For: Evidence of content standards correlation – what standard is being addressed by each prompt? CCSS Alignment: Specific Domain, Cluster, and Standard being addressed is shown with each prompt. View Sample Pages >Featured Solution: JUMP Journals
    18. 18. Using resources I already have in classResearch shows thatstudents’ learning increases with the use of manipulatives.
    19. 19. Solution Spotlight The Super Source Ready-to-use activities based on the most commonly found manipulatives • improves teachers’ use of common materials • provides over 450 activities that leverage popular manipulatives • supports development of the learner outcomes described by the Common
    20. 20. Using resources I already have in class Look For: Opportunities for students to use what they understand about one concept to model possible solutions for another concept. CCSS Alignment: Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (Math Practice 2) View Visual Correlations >Featured Solution: The Super Source
    21. 21. Contact an Educational Consultant today for a complimentary CCSS evaluation.