Making the Common Core Standards Work Using Professional Development to Build World-Class Schools

ISBN-10: 1452258570
ISBN-13: 9781452258577
Edition: 2013
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Description: This book examines the rationale for Common Core State Standards and provides the readers with the means to use them to transform their schools into world class educational institutions. The authors discuss: How to merge the Common Core State  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 11/26/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

This book examines the rationale for Common Core State Standards and provides the readers with the means to use them to transform their schools into world class educational institutions. The authors discuss: How to merge the Common Core State Standards and local curriculum in English Language Arts and MathematicsThe challenges that educators face at local schools and in their communities as they move up to and beyond the basic expectations for academic knowledge contained in the Common Core State StandardsA way for school district and school leaders to take advantage of the diversity among faculty, parents and students to differentiate instruction and achieve higher levels of mastery for all students through the artful use of inquiry, guiding principles and double loop feedbackMulticultural issues, school improvement systems and public policy changes that must be addressed for greater school competitiveness and to help students explore and acquire knowledge beyond the Common Core State StandardsThis book provides practical advice, examples, and design considerations that are modifiable for any culture, school, or district that is serious about being part of the new age of American achievement and prosperity.

Dedication
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction: Why American Schools Must Move Toward Common Core State Standards
The World is Flat
The Problem and the Solution: Education
Can Government Rescue Our Schools?
Designing Competitive Curriculum for a Global Economy
Common Core State Standards: What Are They?
Common Core State Standards: More Than Standards With an International Flavor
A Quick Trip Around the World
Moving Forward
The School Leader's Role in Making the Common Core State Standards Work
Creating Guiding Ideas to Implement the Common Core State Standards
Guiding Ideas and Evidence
Getting to How: Operationalize Your Guiding Ideas
Identifying the Innovation
Teaching the Change
The Social and Emotional Literacy Components of the Common Core State Standards
School Leaders and Teachers Partner to Help Students
Inspiring Trust, Creativity, Transparency, and Success: A Framework for Loose Versus Tight Leadership
Building Understanding About the Issue and its Impact on Your Organization
Moving From Understanding to Action
Helping Communities Create a New Future
Designing Local Curriculum to Absorb the Common Core State Standards in English
Real-World Applications
Grades K-2: Phonological Awareness (One Topic)
Grades K-2: Key Ideas and Details and Craft and Structure
Grades 3-5: Fluency (One Topic)
Grade 5: Reading With Fluency and Accuracy
Grades 6-8: Key Ideas and Details (One Topic)
Grades 9-10: English Language Arts Curriculum
Grades 11-12: Reading and Writing
Designing Local Curriculum to Absorb the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics
Comparison of State and Common Core State Math Standard Emphasis
Common Core State Math Standards
Kindergarten Common Core State Standard and Local Curriculum Math Standards
Grade 1 Common Core State Standard and Local Curriculum Math Standards
Grade 2 Common Core State Standard and Local Curriculum Math Standards
Grade 5 Common Core State Standard and Local Curriculum Math Standards
Six Domains of Instructional Strategies for All Students
Purpose of the Math Common Core
Grade 7 Common Core State Math Standards: Ratios and Proportional Relationships
Grades 9-10 Common Core State Math Standards: The Real Number System
Grade 10 Common Core State Math Standards for Geometry: Congruence
Grade 12 Common Core State Math Standards for Statistics: Using Probability to Make Decisions
Challenges to the Implementation of Rigorous Common Core State Standards
Testing Policies Do Not Improve Schools
The Common Core State Standards: Opportunities for Equity and Excellence
Helping Teachers Redefine their Profession
How to Assess Mastery of the Common Core Curriculum State Standards
Direct Instruction
The Power of Formative Assessments
Formative Assessment Examples From Real Schools
Building Successful Schools
Special Education and General Education
The Leadership Challenge: Creating Common Understandings of the Common Core State Standards
The Role of School Leaders
Envisioning Excellence
We Get the Results We Design Schools to Achieve
Vision or Nightmare?
Enter the Common Core State Standards
Dialogue: Providing Opportunity So Facts Influence Opinions
Creating Context for the Common Core State Standards
Teachers Need Deep Understanding of the Common Core State Standards
Identifying Gaps: Current Versus Desired Reality
Creating Systems that Accelerate Learning for All
Multicultural Issues that Teachers and School Leaders Must Face Beyond the Common Core State Standards
Common Core State Standards Lift Us Beyond Difference
What All Teachers and School Leaders Need to Know About Multiculturalism
Grouping and Labeling Students
Building a Multicultural Learning Community
An Effective Intervention in Schools that Improves Instruction and Learning
Creating Sustainable Change in Struggling Schools
Leaders Create the Context and Design for Change to Succeed
Change to Succeed
Homework
Student Work and Deficit Assumptions
Focus Groups
School Leaders
Parent Involvement
Students
Changing Public Mental Models About School Reform
Public Policy: Helpful and Harmful
References
Index

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