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Common Core PLC Presentations

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The presentation for Senior High staff from 24 October 2012.

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Common Core PLC Presentations

  1. 1.  We accept learning as the fundamental purpose of our school and are willing to examine all practices in light of their impact on learning. We are committed to working together to fulfill our fundamental purpose. We cultivate a collaborative culture through development of high-performing teams We assess our effectiveness based on results rather than intentions
  2. 2.  What is it we expect students to learn? How will we know when they learn? How will we respond when they don’t learn? How will we respond when they already know it?
  3. 3.  Educators work collaboratively and take collective responsibility for student learning. Teams implement a guaranteed and viable curriculum, unit by unit Teams monitor student learning through ongoing common formative assessments. Educators use the results of common assessments
  4. 4.  One of the most significant factors that impacts student achievement is that teachers commit to implementing a guaranteed and viable curriculum to ensure that no matter who teaches a given class, the curriculum will address certain essential content (Marzano,2003) **
  5. 5.  Taking the seductive shortcut and merely handing out documents to individual teachers, pretending that documents create a guarantee and viable curriculum.
  6. 6.  1. gives students access to the same essential learnings regardless of who is teaching the class and 2. can be taught in the time allotted…
  7. 7.  Teachers have to teach from the same page on the same day Teachers need to use the same instructional strategies or same materials.
  8. 8.  During a unit presented within a specific window of time established by the team ( for example, three weeks) Each member of the team will work to ensure every student acquires the knowledge and skills the team has agreed are the most essential
  9. 9.  The question is not “How can I cover all the material in this textbook?” The question becomes, “ What materials should I use and instructional opportunities must I provide to make sure that ALL students reach the benchmarks set for this course…..
  10. 10.  Identifying essential learnings- “the critical skills, knowledge, and dispositions each student must acquire as a result of each course, grade level, and unit of instruction( Dufour,2010) Reeves calls these Power Standards— identify these from current state standards or common core **Interesting fact------
  11. 11. Endurancestandard that students will need to know for a longer period of time.
  12. 12. LeverageStandard is taught and used inmore than one subject
  13. 13. ReadinessFor the next level of learning
  14. 14.  If a standard has one or more of these characteristics it is considered a power standard Research suggests that teams look for about 1/3 of their standards to fit one or more of these criteria
  15. 15.  Teachers individually review the list of standards for a subject area.  Meet together, but work independently  Shouldn’t take to long  Gut reaction Check the standards you believe to be power standards based on the criteria
  16. 16.  Teacher teams need to come to agreement and build a consensus about which standards are power standards, Compare common checks Come to agreement vs just voting This step might take some timeNote: Important that everyone has a voice
  17. 17. Alignment- Check with other teams- grade level or cross- curricular With what will likely be on state tests- look over released items or test blueprint Common Core-**Read Dufour response
  18. 18.  Teams can obtain a collective focus on what students must learn and then what learning will be monitored with common formative assessments Next large group session in two weeks will center around Interpretation and intent of standards (unwrapping and assessments.) Common Formative Assessment
  19. 19.  OPI website: Home page Tab across top Curriculum & Assessment Drop down menu Content Standards Click Find Content Standards on left hand side- ClickWill show list of all subjects-
  20. 20.  Montana Analysis and Reporting System Can find: CRT release items Item Analysis Montana Common core field test items grade 10-11-12 I will email the link with the user name & password for this site:

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