Common Core State Standards

Amee Evans Godwin   April 13, 2016
All too often, the school librarian is an underutilized member of the team. As the use of digital content in school grows ever more connected to improved teaching and learning, school librarians must be tapped as experts in addressing digital information needs across...
Amee Evans Godwin   March 08, 2016
 ISKME’s “Teachers Advancing Common Core Learning” project builds networks of teacher collaborators around OER authoring and sharing ISKME has been facilitating teacher authoring of open educational resources (OER) through working with a...
Amee Evans Godwin   August 24, 2015
  An anchor text is the central text around which a lesson or unit is built. This may be, for example, a narrative piece, a data set, or an image. Students across disciplines engage with this anchor text throughout a lesson or unit, using it as base upon which to build...
Amee Evans Godwin   August 18, 2015
Try this teacher-created lesson on OER Commons: “Cross Curricular Approach to the Child Labor Practices of the 1800s and 1900s Industrial Revolution” Teachers embodying instructional leadership—this is the ultimate goal driving ISKME’s work bringing teachers together across...
Amee Evans Godwin   June 24, 2015
  ISKME’s “Teachers Advancing Common Core Learning” project addresses teachers’ familiarity with Common Core standards and multi-disciplinary learning through their collaborative authoring of new and adapted curriculum The project is part of the Teacher Practice...
  ISKME’s “Teachers Advancing Common Core Learning” project addresses teacher isolation by building networks of collaborators. The project is part of the Teacher Practice Networks Initiative, supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.   Here’s a bird’s...
Cynthia Jimes, Ph.D.   July 07, 2014
For the past 18 months, as a researcher and lead on ISKME’s Primary Source Project, I have been part of a group of twelve educators across eight states to create an open collection of primary sources and lessons that meet the Common Core’s requirement for increased used of...
Kevin Drinkard   July 24, 2013
Many adults claim to be bad at math. I hope as math teachers incorporate Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics, more students will learn to appreciate – even love – math. Students who develop this drive will appreciate math as adults, and be well-positioned for...
Lisa Mount   July 23, 2013
It used to be that only language arts teachers were expected to help their students learn to read, write, speak and listen. But Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have changed this. Now, all teachers are required to build their students’ literacy skills. This is good news....
Braden Welborn   July 09, 2013
Teachers collaborating to bring the Common Core to life—sounds simple and sensible. But what does it look like in practice? Members of the Center for Teaching Quality’s Collaboratory are already knee-deep in implementation. I asked them to share some starting points for...