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Common Core: Now What?December 2012/January 2013
The Common Core Ate My Baby and Other Urban LegendsTimothy Shanahan What the Common Core State Standards allegedly say and what they really say.
Putting the Pieces in PlaceRobert RothmanThe author surveys the wide-ranging plans underway to implement the Common Core State Standards.
Making the Shifts Sandra Alberti How to get in gear to drive literacy and math standards forward.
Coming Soon: A New Generation of Assessments Nancy A. DooreyA preview of the kind of assessments PARCC and Smarter Balanced are developing.
Closing in on Close Reading Nancy BoylesThree ways elementary school teachers can foster comprehension.
Go Figure: Math and the Common CoreMarilyn BurnsInsights into how students reason mathematically and a free tool to help analyze their thinking.
What Happens to the Basics? Elfrieda H. Hiebert and P. David PearsonDecoding and fluency skills still need to be taught, but it’s equally important to engage students with compelling content.
How the Common Core Boosts Quality and Equality William H. Schmidt and Nathan A. BurroughsRealizing the potential of the Common Core State Standards presents tremendous challenges, but their enormous benefits will make it worth the effort.
The Common Core Initiative: What Are the Chances of Success? Tom LovelessDespite the cheerleading, prospects for an impact on student achievement are nil.
The Dangers and Opportunities of the Common Core Jacqueline Grennon Brooks and Mary E. DietzThe Common Core State Standards themselves are strong, but the initiative wrongly conflates standards with standardization.
“Think Like a Seminar” Laura Billings and Terry RobertsPaideia dialogues model the thinking skills at the heart of the Common Core State Standards.
Speaking of Speaking John Larmer and John R. MergendollerProject-based learning offers opportunities to build critical thinking and communication skills.
How ASCD Supports the Common Core Efrain Mercado and Sherida Britt With grant support, ASCD has hosted statewide summits and created many new resources to share with educators.
Perspectives/What Now, Educators?Marge Scherer
Double Take/Reviews, research, and relevant reads.
Research Says/Nonfiction Reading Promotes Student SuccessBryan Goodwin and Kirsten MillerInformational reading increases vocabulary and background knowledge.
Art and Science of Teaching/Analyzing Complex TextsRobert J. MarzanoHow to teach students to identify relationships among ideas.
Power Up!/Filtering Fallacies Doug JohnsonWhat to consider when deciding how to filter at school.
Principal Connection/On the Same Page?Thomas R. HoerrDoes your faculty know your definition of good teaching?
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One to Grow On/Teaching Like a Four-Star ChefCarol Ann TomlinsonOutstanding teachers don’t confuse ingredients with dinner.
Tell Me About…/The Lessons You’ve Learned About the Common CoreRead these stories, and contribute your own response to an upcoming question.
ASCD Community in ActionNews and resources from ASCD.
EL Takeaways Six insights about implementing the common core.
The Common Core Standards: Starting NowDavid Liben and Meredith LibenAn abundance of resources gives schools a leg up on implementation.
High Expectations: High SupportsVicki Phillips and Carina WongThrough the Gates Foundation, two collaboratives—one for literacy, one for math—offer an array of free resources to educators.
The Right Climate for the CoreJanet Angelis, Karen Polsinelli, Eija Rougle, and Johanna ShoganClassroom climate will make the difference in whether students can learn to apply core skills independently.
Instigating Thinking in Math ClassJessica HiltabidelA math teacher shares new approaches for teaching math standards through inquiry.
EL Study GuideNaomi ThiersAlso available on iTunes University
Inservice Guest Blogger: Timothy Shanahan
Watch This Spot!This month’s video from the PD In Focus Common Core channel includes teachers’ reflections on the Common Core standards.
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Watch the InterviewJay McTighe talks with EL editor-in-chief Marge Scherer about the promises and challenges of the Common Core State Standards (www.ascd.org/el1212mctighe). See also his white paper, cowritten with Grant Wiggins, entitled “From Common Core to Curriculum: Five Big Ideas,” housed on ASCD’s new online resource EduCore (http://educore.ascd.org).