Common Core:New Opportunities for     Deeper Learning
IntroductionsBarbara TreacyDirector, EdTech Leaders Online, Education Development CenterBTreacy@edc.orgDr. Geoffrey Fletch...
Common Core State StandardsOverview Standards for students to reach college  and to be career ready Build on strengths a...
The PotentialTo give students the knowledge and skillsthey will need to succeed in a rapidlychanging worldDeeper learning ...
Common Core + Deeper Learning“Rigorous: The standards will includehigh-level cognitive demands by askingstudents to demons...
Cross-grade learning progressions:Organization for Deeper Learning ELA  • Designed as a “staircase”  • Anchor standards i...
Coherent Organizationfor Deeper Learning  Math   • Standards for Mathematical Practice      » Consistent across all grade...
Common Core State StandardsDO NOT DEFINE:CurriculumHow teachers are to teachDO CREATE:A huge need for curriculum materi...
The Age of the WaterbedCredit: Robert Paprstein, public domain
Today’s Summative Assessments1. Don’t measure what matters2. Feedback isn’t actionable3. Results aren’t specific enough at...
RTTA ConsortiaSMARTERBalancedAssessmentConsortium(SBAC)Approx. 27 statesPartnership forAssessment ofReadiness forCollege a...
The RTTA assessments aresupposed to: Be online Have optional interim assessments Cover a full range of  standards, incl...
Where We Are in the RTTADevelopment Process SBAC’s assessment is computer-  adaptive PARCC’s will have a major performan...
What We Need for Success Professional development  • Use of the readiness tool  • Use of tools for online assessment  • D...
Open Educational ResourcesFree, open, and digital resources that canbe remixed, modified, and redistributedA way to share•...
Sites for OER• OER Livebinder –  www.livebinders.com/play/play/117659  (includes many of the resources below as well)• CA ...
Beyond Textbooks - A Case Study                 Credit: Vail School District, all rights reserved
The Magic “How”Credit: Vail School District, all rights reserved
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Slides from an NSBA webinar with
• Karen Fasimpaur, President, K12 Handhelds
• Barbara Treacy, Director, EdTech Leaders Online, Education Development Center
• Dr. Geoffrey Fletcher, Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives and Communications, State Educational Technology Directors Association
• Andrew Chlup, Director of Technology, Vail School District
• Bud Hunt, Instructional Technology Coordinator, St. Vrain Valley School District

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    1. 1. Common Core:New Opportunities for Deeper Learning
    2. 2. IntroductionsBarbara TreacyDirector, EdTech Leaders Online, Education Development CenterBTreacy@edc.orgDr. Geoffrey FletcherSenior Director, Strategic Initiatives and Communications,State Educational Technology Directors Associationgfletcher@setda.orgKaren FasimpaurPresident, K12 Handheldskaren@k12opened.comAndrew ChlupDirector of Technology, Vail School Districtchlupa@vail.k12.az.usBud HuntInstruc.Technology Coordinator, St. Vrain Valley School Districtbudtheteacher@gmail.com
    3. 3. Common Core State StandardsOverview Standards for students to reach college and to be career ready Build on strengths and lessons of current state standards Key goals: coherent, clearer, fewer, higher, measu rable and internationally benchmarked
    4. 4. The PotentialTo give students the knowledge and skillsthey will need to succeed in a rapidlychanging worldDeeper learning = Content mastery + 21stcentury skills Critical thinking Problem solving Collaboration Communication Real-world application Self-directed learning
    5. 5. Common Core + Deeper Learning“Rigorous: The standards will includehigh-level cognitive demands by askingstudents to demonstrate deep conceptualunderstanding through the application ofcontent knowledge and skills to newsituations.High-level cognitive demand includesreasoning, justification, synthesis, analysis, and problem-solving.”- Common Core State Standards Initiative Standards-SettingCriteria http://www.corestandards.org/resources
    6. 6. Cross-grade learning progressions:Organization for Deeper Learning ELA • Designed as a “staircase” • Anchor standards in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language • Media and literacy throughout • Increased focus on » Informational text » Informative/explanatory writing » Domain specific vocabulary
    7. 7. Coherent Organizationfor Deeper Learning  Math • Standards for Mathematical Practice » Consistent across all grade levels » Describe mathematical habits of mind • Standards for Mathematical Content » Organized in domains that progress over several grades » High school standards presented by conceptual theme
    8. 8. Common Core State StandardsDO NOT DEFINE:CurriculumHow teachers are to teachDO CREATE:A huge need for curriculum materialsA huge need for teacher professional developmentA huge opportunity for OER materials to meet these needs
    9. 9. The Age of the WaterbedCredit: Robert Paprstein, public domain
    10. 10. Today’s Summative Assessments1. Don’t measure what matters2. Feedback isn’t actionable3. Results aren’t specific enough at the student level to guide instruction4. Are a one-day snapshot
    11. 11. RTTA ConsortiaSMARTERBalancedAssessmentConsortium(SBAC)Approx. 27 statesPartnership forAssessment ofReadiness forCollege andCareers(PARCC)Approx. 24 states Credit: K12 Handhelds, CC BY
    12. 12. The RTTA assessments aresupposed to: Be online Have optional interim assessments Cover a full range of standards, including critical thinking, problem solving and communication Be interactive and have complex student demonstrations of knowledge Use technology to develop, administer, score and report Produce sufficient information to guide instruction Use technology for new, innovative item
    13. 13. Where We Are in the RTTADevelopment Process SBAC’s assessment is computer- adaptive PARCC’s will have a major performance task Both consortia have schedules of RFPs Technology Readiness Tool
    14. 14. What We Need for Success Professional development • Use of the readiness tool • Use of tools for online assessment • Deeper understanding of CCSS • Different approaches » Instruction » Curriculum » Instructional materials Adequate devices and bandwidth www.assess4ed.net
    15. 15. Open Educational ResourcesFree, open, and digital resources that canbe remixed, modified, and redistributedA way to share• Open textbook projects• P2PU School of Ed• NY project to develop open-licensed professional development and curriculum resources geared to CCSSA wise use of public funds
    16. 16. Sites for OER• OER Livebinder – www.livebinders.com/play/play/117659 (includes many of the resources below as well)• CA Open Textbooks – www.clrn.org• Free Reading – www.freereading.net• CK12 – www.ck12.org• Curriki – www.curriki.org• OER Commons – www.oercommons.org• P2PU – www.p2pu.org/school-of-ed
    17. 17. Beyond Textbooks - A Case Study Credit: Vail School District, all rights reserved
    18. 18. The Magic “How”Credit: Vail School District, all rights reserved
    19. 19. While CCSS brings some challenges,it also brings great opportunities fordeeper learning. Thank you. Questions and comments

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