WEBINAR on COMMON CORE STANDARDS FOR HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES AND SCIENCES
This is an audio presentation with the following:
* the rationale behind the common core standards in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects.
* the need for teachers to know about them
* guidance for teachers in using them
* specific ways the standards can be used to build literacy in history/social studies, and technical subjects.
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TEACHING CHANNEL - DIFFERENTIATION FOR COMMON CORE
With Common Core, teachers will need to pull teaching practices from SDAIE (specially designed academic instruction in English) to reach more students. The techniques used here benefit ALL students. A highly effective approach in delivering instruction is through differentiation. Here teachers keep to a major theme, but allow students different ways to demonstrate understanding of that theme. In the class, notice how both EOs and ELLs are all on task but at levels they can handle.
STANDARDS LEAD TO CRITICAL THINKING AND ANALYSIS ON THE PART OF STUDENTS
Here is another overview on how the full implementation of Common Core will benefit all students by challenging them to think, analyze, persuade, dissect, etc. challenging informational text. Common Core will better prepare our students to go on to work or university and succeed. Seniors will finally graduate at or above grade level in their language and math abilities. It will take a few years to reach this point, but it is possible.
ELL TEACHER PROS