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Three-Minute Video Explaining the Common Core State Standards




Common Core State Standards' Myths and Facts

Myths and Facts about the Common Core State Standards





Common Core Implementation Video Series


Common Core State Standards: A New Foundation for Student Success

  • Animated introductory segment that tees up vignette series
  • History of Standards, development
  • Promise of college-and-career ready students



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Conventions of Standard English Writing and Speaking

  • Asserts the importance of good grammar
  • Applying complex conventions to writing and speaking as grade levels increase
  • Discussion of formal and informal communications

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Gathering Momentum for Algebra

  • Description of "Algebra Wall" -- a challenge
    for many students under previous standards
  • Ramp building from kindergarten to Algebra
    in all domains

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Helping Teachers: Coherence and Focus
  • Role of teachers in drafting math standards
  • Coherence -- seeing forward and backward
  • Focus-doing fewer things more deeply
  • Details that help teachers
  • Fractions highlighted
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High School Math Courses
  • Careful, prescribed sequence of mathematics
    that builds skills and mastery for elementary
    and middle school
  • Explanation of two reasons for a different approach to high school
  • How mathematics is better connected and
    cohesive at high school levels
  • Modeling and probability/statistics in all
    math subjects
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Literacy in Other Disciplines
  • How ELA Standards apply -- and require
    mastery -- across several disciplines (History/Social Studies, Science, and
    Technical Subjects)
  • In-depth discussion of Madison and
    Federalist Paper 51

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Literary Non-Fiction in Grades 6-12: Opening New Worlds for Teachers and Students
  • Expanded use of literary non-fiction in
    later grades
  • In-depth discussion about the value of
    teacher expertise in cultivating students'
    deeper understanding of complex and
    varied texts

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Literary Non-Fiction in the Classroom: Opening New Worlds for Students
  • Opportunities for students to delve more
    deeply into more varied texts, especially
    literary non-fiction
  • Addresses student engagement with many
    sources: e.g. the Preamble to the Constitution, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, and King's
    Letter from a Birmingham Jail
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Mathematical Practices, Focus and Coherence
in the Classroom
  • Habits of mind
  • Coherence and focus
  • Implications for the classroom
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Mathematics Fluency: A Balanced Approach
  • Balance between procedural fluency and conceptual understanding, with examples
  • Building on required fluencies


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Mathematics Progressions -- From the Student Perspective
  • Student-centered discussion of the
  • progressions in domains from one grade
    to another


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Operations and Algebraic Thinking
  • Detailed description of the three domains
  • of numbers and operations (Operations and Algebraic Thinking; Number and Operations
  • in Base Ten; and Numbers and Operations -- Fractions)
  • Arithmetic as a rehearsal for Algebra
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Ratio and Proportion in Grades 6-8:
Connections to College and Career Skills

  • Ratio and proportion-connections in
  • elementary and middle grades and
  • real-world application
  • Foundations for high school mathematics

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Shifts in Math Practice: The Balance Between
Skills and Understanding

  • General discussion
  • Clear expectations
  • Balance between skills and understanding
  • Higher cognitive demand
  • More time for teachers to go more deeply
  • with their students
  • Preparing students to not only "do" the math,
  • but "use" the math
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Speaking and Listening: The Key Role of
Evidence
  • Standards for speaking and listening
  • Focus on collaboration in multiple settings in
    work or college
  • Preparation, respect, and problem-solving in formal and informal situations
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Text-Dependent Analysis in Action: Examples
From Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from
a Birmingham Jail”
  • In-depth analysis and discussion of Dr. King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • Explanation of the cognitive requirements of the Standards
  • Examples drawn from specific, well-argued paragraphs
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The Balance of Informational and Literary Texts
in K-5
  • Shift the balance to 50 percent informational
    texts and 50 percent literature in elementary
    grades
  • Importance of balance in preparing for later
    grades and non-literary texts

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The Crucial Role of Higher Education and
Business in Developing the Standards
  • Outline of the range of higher education
    professors and practitioners who were
    involved
  • Articulation of business leader involvement

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The English Language Arts Standards: Key Changes and their Evidence
  • Historical context of the need for change in
    ELA Standards
  • Five critical shifts from earlier standards: text complexity; analysis, inference and evidence; writing to sources; mastery of writing and
    speaking; academic vocabulary
  • Importance of academic vocabulary, especially
    for English Learners

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The English Language Arts Standards: What
They Are and Who Developed Them

  • Five principles of development
  • Detailed description of development process
  • General discussion of ELA standards

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The Importance of Coherence in Mathematics
  • In-depth description of coherence in
    mathematics, with examples
  • Need for mathematics domains to fit together
    for college and career preparation
  • Flows of the domains in mathematics; moving
    into a unified whole
  • Algebra as an example
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The Importance of Focus in Mathematics
  • First-year college remediation challenges
  • Mismatch between higher education and
    K-12 -- more mastery of fewer topics vs.
    covering more
  • Focus as it relates to teachers' needs to
    build a solid foundation in early grades
  • Solid early foundation enabling greater
    success later
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The Importance of Mathematical Practices
  • Standards for Mathematical practice --
    processes and proficiencies
  • Habits of mind of the mathematically
    proficient student
  • Description of modeling; applying mathematics outside the math classroom
  • Using mathematics tools in flexible,
    sophisticated, and relevant ways across
    disciplines
  • Technology, structure, and generalization
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The Importance of Mathematics Progressions
  • Progressions, with examples
  • Design of math progressions and how they
    play out in domains over grade spans
  • Connecting topics logically and sequentially
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The Mathematics Standards and the Shifts
They Require
  • General discussion of math standards
  • Aspirations for higher math performance
  • Links and cohesiveness
  • Meeting goals of focus and coherence
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The Mathematics Standards: How They Were Developed and Who Was Involved
  • General discussion of mathematics Standards
  • Aspirations for mathematics instruction at
    higher levels • Greater mastery through focus
    and coherence
  • Review of groups involved
  • General discussion of mathematics
    progressions
  • What is and is not included at the elementary
    level
  • What happens at middle school
  • Discussion of migration away from strands
    and into domains of mathematics
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The Mathematics Standards: Key Changes and Their Evidence
  • General discussion of mathematics Standards
    and goals
  • Description of domains and increased focus
    and coherence
  • Discussion of domains' discrete life spans
  • General description of the differences for
    high school mathematics, including real-world applications and modeling
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Whole Numbers to Fractions in Grades 3-6
  • Detailed description of the progression from
    adding and multiplying whole numbers into
    working with fractions

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Writing to Inform and Make Arguments
  • Analytical writing
  • Rendering complex information clearly
  • Student writing styles/multiple disciplines


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