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Common Core

What are you wondering about the Common Core?

Transitioning to the Common Core State StandardsKay SammonsJohn SanGiovanni

(Intermediate)http://jsangiovanni.hcpss.wikispaces.netA history48 states and DC committed to developing common core standards in 2009.

The COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS INITIATIVE is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers

3BRIEF HISTORYDesign IntentPreparation: The standards are college and career ready.

Competition: The standards are internationally benchmarked so that students are globally competitive.

Equity: Expectations are consistent of all students.

Clarity: The standards are focused, coherent, and clear.

Collaboration: The standards are a foundation to work collaboratively across state lines to pool resources and expertise to create curricular tools and other materials.

4BASED ON THESE PRINCIPLESEvidence was used to guide critical decisions in the following areas: Inclusion of particular content Timing of when content should be introduced and the progression of that content Ensuring focus and coherenceOrganizing and formatting the standards Determining emphasis on particular topics in standardsEvidence includes:Standards from high-performing countries, leading states, and nationally-regarded frameworksResearch on adolescent literacy, text complexity, mathematics instruction, quantitative literacy Lists of works consulted and research base included in standards appendices

Design Consideration

5International Common GroundStandards from individual high-performing countries were used to inform content, structure, and language.

Writing teams looked for examples of rigor, coherence, and progression.Belgium (Flemish)Canada (Alberta)ChinaChinese TaipeiEnglandFinlandHong KongIndiaIrelandJapanKoreaSingapore

6Standards for Mathematical PracticeDescribe mathematical habits of mindConnect with content standards

Grade Level StandardsOrganized by domains

7BROKEN INTO 2 COMPONENTSMathematical PracticesCircle the verbs in each practice.Summarize the practice.Think about when students might do this in your math class.

Make sense of problems and persevere in solving themReason abstractly and quantitativelyConstruct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of othersModel with mathematicsUse appropriate tools strategicallyAttend to precisionLook for and make use of structureLook for and express regularity in repeated reasoning

Standards for Mathematical Practice

9The Content3rd grade = 37 standards4th grade = 37 standards5th grade = 38 standards

Number - Counting and Cardinality (K)

Number - Operations and the Problems They Solve (K-5)

Number - Base Ten (K-5)

Measurement and Data (K-5)

Geometry (K-5)

Number Fractions (3-5)

Domains of Mathematics (K-5)

11Arranged by these domains

Each grade level includes an overview of cross-cutting themes and critical areas of study

12Change to 3rd grade

Structure of the Common Core13

A cluster from 4th grade

14Fewer standards/objectives but some have more meat in them Need primary example use problem solving or computationWhich of these are representations of ?

15Show with a rectangle 6 different ways.

Where were the practices of mathematics in these problems?

What Were Expecting from MSDEGap analysis of SC and CC Curriculum and toolkit workgroups State Board adoption in Spring 2011State testing no later than 2014Testing discussions include quarterly formative and EOY summative assessments and computer implementation

18What Were DoingParticipating in Gap Analysis Working with MSDE other LEAs* to develop interpretations and implementation materialsDeveloping HCPSS transition/implementation planPD for teachers, administrators, paraeducators, MSTsPreliminary planning for: Content/pedagogy PD (timing and delivery) Reimagined K-5 eguides Formative assessments

*(Baltimore, Carroll, Charles, Frederick, St Marys, Washington, Wicomico) 19Probable HCPSS Timeline

Interpretation and Understanding

What does this objective mean for our teachers and students?

21Going deeper with instruction

22What Were WonderingWhen will we have answers/direction from MSDE?How will we transition (K-2, 3-5)?How will we address gaps (money example)?What will consortium assessments consider?What will be considered A,O,B and how will we determine it?How will we meet the needs of Gifted and Talented students? Will it be appropriate to simply use higher level standards?How will we meet the content needs of our teachers?23What are you wondering about the Common Core?

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