VVSD CCSS Community Forum Presentation Oct. 2013

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VVSD CCSS Community Forum Presentation Oct. 2013

  1. 1. Valley View School District 365U District Community Forum October 23 and October 29, 2013
  2. 2. Welcome & Introductions Dr. James Mitchem ◦ Superintendent Rachel Kinder ◦ Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services Elizabeth Martinez ◦ Executive Director, PreK-5 Karen Flories ◦ Executive Director, 6-12
  3. 3. Interactive Tech Tools  Open Wireless Access ◦ vvsdforum ◦ No Password  Participate in the group survey.. ◦ Interactive survey tool/accessible via Mobile Device Browser ◦ m.Socrative.com ◦ Classroom ID: vvsdforum  Share your thoughts/questions throughout the presentation.. ◦ Chat / Discussion Tool/ Accessible via mobile device ◦ TodaysMeet.com/VVSDFORUM Ipads/Chromebooks
  4. 4. Survey 2. I am attending this meeting as a: ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Parent Community member Business partner Staff member 3. I heard about this forum from: ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Home school communication Website District social media Word of mouth Other m.Socrative.com Room ID: vvsdforum
  5. 5. Survey 4. I would rate my knowledge of the Common Core State Standards as: • • • • • 1-This forum invite was the first time I heard this term used. 2-I have heard this term used often, but I am not sure what it is all about. 3-I am somewhat familiar with the basics. 4-I have more than a basic understanding, but I still have questions. 5-I am very knowledgeable and could help others learn more. m.Socrative.com Room ID: vvsdforum
  6. 6. Learning Targets    Understand why new learning standards are necessary. Gain a basic understanding of the Common Core State Standards. Understand what state assessment changes are being made and why.
  7. 7. Why new standards? Required by Illinois State Board of Education ◦ Illinois adopted in 2010 Carrying out VVSD Strategic Plan ◦ Fundamental belief that ALL students can meet rigorous expectations for learning Beyond that, there are many more reasons….. 7
  8. 8. Teaching and Learning Valley View School District Strategic Plan http://www.vvsd.org/docs/pdf/strategic_plan_brief.pdf
  9. 9. What exactly is College and Career Readiness? What is COLLEGE Readiness? What is CAREER Readiness? Is ready for COLLEGE and ready for CAREER the same thing? Handout: “What is College and Career Readiness?” document created by Achieve http://www.ncpta.org/parent/Files/CollegeandCareerReady.pdf 9
  10. 10. http://vimeo.com/51933492 10
  11. 11. Why new standards? Watch/listen for ideas linked to these key terms… Preparation Competition Equity Clarity Collaboration TodaysMeet.com/VVSDFORUM
  12. 12. Why new standards?  Preparation: The standards set expectations to ensure that students are college and career ready.  Competition: The standards are internationally benchmarked, ensuring our students are globally competitive.  Equity: Expectations are consistent for all – and not dependent on a student’s zip code.  Clarity: The standards are focused, coherent, and create a clear learning progression (staircase of skills).  Collaboration: The standards create a foundation to work collaboratively across states and districts.
  13. 13. Common Core Across the Nation 13
  14. 14. Federal government not involved in development of the standards State-led initiative ◦ Parents, teachers, administrators, other experts involved in the process States voluntarily chose to adopt the standards ◦ Illinois is one of more than 40 states that have adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Local teachers, principals, superintendents, and school boards will continue to make decisions about curriculum and how their school systems are operated
  15. 15. What are the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)? The Common Core State Standards set grade-bygrade learning expectations for students in grades K-12 for Mathematics and for English Language Arts and Literacy. While states have had standards for more than 15 years, this set of standards is more focused on preparing students for success in college and career. They set clear, consistent and high learning goals. 15
  16. 16. What the Standards do NOT define:       How teachers should teach All that can or should be taught The nature of advanced work beyond the core The interventions needed for students well below grade level The full range of support for English language learners and students with special needs Everything needed to be college and career ready
  17. 17. Criteria for CCSS  Fewer, clearer, and  Alignment higher (focused) with college and work expectations  Inclusion of rigorous content and application of knowledge through high-order thinking  Consideration of strengths of and lessons learned from current state standards  Internationally benchmarked, so that all students are prepared to succeed in our global economy and society  Evidence and/or research-based
  18. 18. The Shifts in ELA/Literacy 1. Building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction (across all content areas) 2. Reading, writing and speaking grounded in evidence from text, both literary and informational 3. Regular practice with complex text and its academic language
  19. 19. How can you help your child in literacy? - Ask your child specific questions about what they read. - Encourage children to read, then write and speak about, literary text and nonfiction text (i.e. newspapers, magazines, and biographies). - Encourage children to research topics of interest and read series that relate to a central topic. - Have your child follow step by step instructions or a set of directions in order to accomplish a task, such as building a sandcastle or operating a game.
  20. 20. The Shifts in Mathematics 1. Focus: Focus strongly where the standards focus 2. Coherence: Think across grades, and link to major topics 3. Rigor: In major topics, pursue conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency, and application with equal intensity
  21. 21. Standards for Mathematical Practice 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them Reason abstractly (ideas/concepts) and quantitatively (numbers) Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others Model with mathematics Use appropriate tools strategically Attend to precision Look for and make use of structure Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning
  22. 22. How can you help your child in math? - Encourage children not to give up while solving problems, to build stamina and develop their critical thinking skills. - Don’t give them the answers - ask them to think of different ways they can solve problems. - Have children illustrate the math they were thinking in their head and discuss it out loud. - Have children apply their math knowledge to a real-world scenario at home, such as doubling a recipe or calculating the area of a room. - Help children practice their addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts (through multiple strategies).
  23. 23. November Workshops November workshops will provide opportunity to learn more about… teaching and learning in your child’s classroom major shifts in learning and assessment supporting your child’s learning and understanding his/her progress 23
  24. 24. Content Math CCSS/PARCC Implementation in VVSD English/ Lang. Arts 2011-2012 K-8th Alignment/ Development 2012-2013 K-8th Implementation 9th Alignment/ Development K-5th Development 6-12th Initial Alignment/ Development 2013-2014 9th Implementation 10-11th Alignment 2014-2015 Implementation of K-12 PARCC K-5th Implementation Implementation of K-12 PARCC Science Social Studies NonCore/ Electives Alignment Initial CCSS Literacy Alignment 6-12th Varying Stages Initial CCSS Literacy Alignment K-5th Alignment/ Development
  25. 25. What is PARCC? PARCC-Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers ◦ consortium of 19 states working together to develop a common set of computer-based K–12 assessments Assessments will replace the Illinois State Achievement Test (ISAT) & Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE) in 2014-2015 school year Linked to the new, more rigorous Common Core State Standards (CCSS) ◦ English language arts/Literacy and math For more information, visit: www.PARCConline.org 25
  26. 26. What is PARCC? Engage students in more meaningful demonstrations of their knowledge and understanding Incorporate more real-world situations Administered twice per year Provide more information about student progress K-12 on pathway to College and Career Readiness 26
  27. 27. Current Assessment Info. Illinois State Board of Education has increased performance expectations (cut scores) on ISAT ◦ Align with high school assessments ◦ Lay foundation for transition to PARCC Transition period as assessment changes occur and standards are fully implemented 27
  28. 28. Common Core: It Takes All of Us! • Partnership • • • • • • Parents Community members VVSD Staff Colleges and universities Technical training programs Continue the conversation • Child’s teacher and school • Upcoming workshops 28
  29. 29. Upcoming Workshops Focus Date/Time/Location   What do teaching and learning look like in my child’s classroom? What major shifts in learning and assessment are occurring? How can I best support my child’s learning and understand his/her progress? Middle School Parents—Wednesday, Nov. 13 - 6:30 p.m. ●@Martinez Middle School, Romeoville ●@Jane Addams Middle School, Bolingbrook   Elementary School Parents—Thurs., Nov. 14 - 6:30 p.m. ●@Skoff Elementary School, Romeoville   Elementary School Parents—Tues., Nov. 19 - 6:30 p.m. ●@Independence Elementary School, Bolingbrook ●@Jonas Salk Elementary School, Bolingbrook   High School Parents—Wednesday, Nov. 20 - 6:30 p.m. ●@Bolingbrook High School (Cafeteria-Enter via Door 17) ●@Romeoville High School (Cafeteria) 29
  30. 30. Quick Check 5. What specific questions/concerns do you have about the Common Core State Standards? 6. What additional resources/support would be helpful to assist you in supporting your child’s success? m.Socrative.com Room ID: vvsdforum • • • Understand why new learning standards are necessary. Gain a basic understanding of the Common Core State Standards. Understand what state assessment changes are being made and why. 30
  31. 31. LINKS/RESOURCES Parent Guides to Student Success (English & Spanish) http://pta.org/content.cfm? ItemNumber=2909 ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ From the National PTA, in parent-friendly language Grade level specific K-8 & “High School” Aligned to CCSS (ELA & Math) Encourages & empowers parents to communicate with their child’s teacher(s)
  32. 32. LINKS/RESOURCES Parent Roadmaps ELA http://www.cgcs.org/Page/328 (English) http://www.cgcs.org/Page/261 (Spanish) Math http://www.cgcs.org/Page/244 (English) http://www.cgcs.org/Page/263 (Spanish) ◦ Grade level specific K-8 & “High School” ◦ Similar to the “PTA Parent Guides” but in much more detail in each subject ◦ From the Council of the Great City Schools, in parent-friendly language ◦ Encourages & empowers parents to communicate with their child’s teacher(s) 32
  33. 33. LINKS/RESOURCES Informative Websites www.achievethecore.org ◦ This site is assembled by Student Achievement Partners to provide free, high-quality resources to educators now doing the hard work of implementing these higher standards. www.corestandards.org ◦ This site is the main site for CCSS documents and a collection of related resources. www.PARCConline.org ◦ This site is the main site for information about the PARCC assessment and the implementation. It includes a FAQ document.
  34. 34. LINKS/RESOURCES Videos Video: National PTA CCSS Explanation (English w/ Spanish subtitles) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhTfssYu0AE ◦ Overview of the need for CCSS ◦ Role of parents in supporting the transition to CCSS Video: DC Public Schools CCSS Overview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s0rRk9sER0 ◦ Animated ◦ Presented in easy to understand terms 34

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