Articles In The Common Core State Standards Category
Digital literacy is integral component to the Common Core Standards. The skill of critically navigating, consuming, and producing digital text and media has increasingly significant influence on a student’s success as an adult. In fact, it is even mentioned in the Standard’s portrait of students who are college and career ready, which states,
“Students employ technology thoughtfully to enhance their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language use. They tailor their searches online to acquire useful information efficiently, and they integrate what they learn using technology with what they learn offline. They …
The adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) indicates a massive movement towards a more comprehensive valuation of students throughout the United States. In fact, as it stands now, more than 40 states have adopted the CCSS.
Although these Standards have been adopted at the state level, educators also need to implement them on a personal and classroom level as well; this is where meaningful adoption occurs! To do this, my advice would be to frequently exercise in CCSS professional development and to apply it in practice.
To make your PD …
The Common Core State Standards are in place to help students become confident in solving real world problems, strengthen their ability to grasp ideas, understand other perspectives and cultures– just to name a few. But did you know that the Common Core State Standards also seek to advance students’ technology and digital media skills?
In this day and age, it’s critical for students to practice using applicable technology so that they can prepare for life beyond high school. In fact, the Common Core states, “Just as media and technology are integrated …
We are excited to welcome back Ken O’Connor as our guest blogger. This is Ken’s second post for Pearson!
Ken is an independent educational consultant who specializes in issues relating to the communication of student achievement, especially grading and reporting. You can read more about Ken O’Connor on his website.
In my last blog post, I set out to show how I think grades should be determined; in this post, I will explain why I think grades should be determined in those ways.
There are four P’s that combine to produce implementation of …
Is it just me? Or are we seeing a significant increase in the number of articles and stories about the Common Core State Standards in newspapers, on television, and in the blogosphere? I guess it makes sense that the closer we get to the 2014-2015 school year (the first year that students will be tested on the new standards) the more public interest in the standards will develop.
What surprised me recently, however, is the amount of this coverage that is controversial. I first encountered this when a neighbor of mine …
With the new school year, many teachers find themselves implementing or hearing about the Common Core State Standards Initiative. Being that this is a topic that greatly influences education, we’ve decided to highlight one of our older posts about the Common Core State Standards Initiative!
Over the past couple months, many recent high school graduates picked up their belongings and moved away from home. Some of these graduates moved across town, while others moved to a neighboring state or across the country. These young men and young women …
Earlier this week, Ken O’Connor wrote an article about standards-based instruction for the Pearson FWD blog. This informative article highlights that despite the shift of 43 states to the common core standards, most schools and districts are not standards-based. So what is standards-based instruction? Standards-based education calls for clear, published, and measurable academic standards for all school students. “When teachers plan and deliver standards-based instruction, they make the learning goals clear to students, and the clearer the learning goals the more likely the students will be successful.” With …
The Common Core Virtual Conference drew to a close last Friday. The conference was packed with expert information, insight, and goals. Having listened to every session, I’ve personally felt a renewed sense of hope concerning standards and global competiveness.
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Initiative aims to tackle serious problems within our nation’s educational system. The Common Core Standards are important for two reasons:
After listening to our experts during the Common Core Virtual Conference, it is abundantly clear that changes need to be made in education; and the Common …
This summer, many high school graduates will pick up their belongings and move away from home. Some of these graduates will move across town, while others will move to a neighboring state or across the country – taking their first steps towards adulthood. They’ll move on to obtain a higher education or they will enter the hustle and bustle of the workplace – sometimes both.
What are we doing to ensure these young men and women have received the same educational foundation?
Today, each state has its own set of educational standards. …
Over the past couple months, many recent high school graduates picked up their belongings and moved away from home. Some of these graduates moved across town, while others moved to a neighboring state or across the country. These young men and young women are taking their first step towards adulthood. They’ve either moved on to obtain a higher education or they have entered the hustle and bustle of the workplace – sometimes both.