All For One and One For All

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Seven entities with vested interest in the area of mathematics and common core state standards have agreed to lend their collective expertise to the formation of a new coalition called MC3.  The organizations include the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM), the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE), the Association of State Supervisors of Mathematics (ASSM), the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC), and the Partnership for the Assessment of Re

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Good Advice From the Top

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I just read a blog post by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics President, J. Michael Shaughness, about the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

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Tidbits from NCSM

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A few weeks ago,  I attended a meeting of the Kansas State Mathematics Leaders.  A good portion of our day was spent discussing the common core state standards and what is known about the future mathematics assessment.  Several of the members attended the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics national convention and reported back to the group.  Here are some of the things they shared.

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Science Standards and the Common Core: Reading Literacy Standards

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Science Standards and the Common Core: Reading Literacy Standards

 

What do the Common Core Science Standards look like?  

 This seems to be a hot question right now and answering this question is a bit tricky as technically there are no Science Common Core Standards, at least not yet.

So what's a science teacher to do?  

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New... and Improved? Assessments

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When it comes to discussions of the common core, the conversation quickly turns to the question uppermost in teachers’ minds,  “What will the new state assessment look like?”   The truth of the matter is, we aren’t sure yet. 

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Common Core Standards--Perspectives from Committee Member

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There is no doubt that Common Core Standards are here.  More states have signed on than have not.  So one might ask who was involved in the development of the standards?  What process was employed to hone in on the agreed upon standards? Perhaps, most importantly, what are the implications of the newly adopted standards.

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PTA Website Tutorial Video

This is a tutorial video for the PTA website www.pta.org, which features Parent Guides to help explain the Common Core.

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KSDE Website Tutorial Video

This is a tutorial video featuring the location of Common Core materials found on the KSDE website www.ksde.org.

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Work in Progress: Some Standards, and a Pretty New Dress!

All Things Common Core is a work in progress, and you're going to see some fairly shocking things from time to time, so bear with us as we move towards having a set of tools in place that will help teachers all over the country share resources and work together to develop lessons aligned to the Common Core Standards. 

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ELA Appendix B: What Does It Have In It For Me?

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If you are a K-12 teacher, are there titles and authors that you recognize below? 

 

Dr. Seuss, Nikki Giovanni, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Amazing Whales, Sarah Plain and Tall, The Story of Ruby Bridges, Tuck Everlasting, A History of Us, Underground Railroad, Dragonwings, Robert Frost, To Kill a Mockingbird, Maya Angelou, The Great Gatsby…these are just a few of the exemplars noted throughout Appendix B. Table of Contents.

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