As the full implementation date approaches for the Common Core State Standards, there is still a bit of controversy associated with the topic.
Common Core prompts new teaching style: "One of the biggest changes with the Common Core is not what is being taught but how it is being taught," New Bremen Local Schools Superintendent Howard Overman said.
Education Update:It's Complicated discusses Complex Text and the need for students to be able to think critically, comprehend, and cite the text for complex understanding.
Florida education leaders recommend changes to controversial CC benchmarks reflects one way states are handling criticism to the standards. In Florida, 98 change recommendations have been made. It's interesting to note that students will be required to master cursive handwriting. We have been discussing this topic in the Community:
Are you satisfied with the support provided for Common Core? Have you had any specific training related to your teaching practices? Has your state "revised" the standards for your state?
Seven instructional strategies for the Common Core suggests strategies that will help educators implement the new standards.
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First, there is a reminder that reading instruction is everyone's responsibility. Students are responsible for their learning. Secondly, the article states, "new standards require an adjustment to teachers’ instructional practices". The article then moves into recommending 7 strategies, such as, "Understand the expected student outcome for each standard. "
I hope you are able to see this article in its entirety. When I read the list, I truly felt educators have been using these strategies all along.
eClassroom News published an informative article How the ‘four Cs’ fit with the Common Core - eClassroom News that suggests ways teachers can integrate communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking into their existing curriculum.