Common Core State Standards

April 13, 2014 12:11 am - By in Uncategorized

Helping ELL Students Succeed in Math

ICEF Vista Elementary Academy, a school serving primarily low-income students who are English Language Learners, was forced to reduce its operating budget by 20 percent following deep state budget cuts. The school brought in the DreamBox Learning program to meet student needs for math intervention and individualized instruction in a cost-effective manner.

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August 14, 2013 3:05 pm - By in Common Core State Standards

How to help students prepare for CCSS assessments

Common Core Controversy One of the key controversies surrounding the Common Core State Standards has been the question of assessments. Along with a complete overhaul of the academic requirements students are expected to meet comes a new set of online

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July 23, 2013 1:50 pm - By in Common Core State Standards

Early number sense may dictate later math achievements

Deep Understanding of Math: When reviewing the Common Core State Standards for mathematics, it can clearly be seen that there is an emphasis placed on developing a deep understanding of math relationships and practices in students, rather than asking them

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July 16, 2013 4:13 pm - By in Common Core State Standards

In-depth: Explaining the CCSS for math

A lot goes into preparing for full implementation of the Common Core State Standards, and many school districts across the United States have been spent the past few years getting to know the ins and outs of the standards and

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July 5, 2013 1:46 pm - By in Common Core State Standards

How schools can prepare for CCSS assessments

For many states, the rapid approach of the 2013-14 school year not only means full implementation of the Common Core State Standards, but also the reality that they will soon need to be prepared to administer the tests that come

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June 20, 2013 11:43 am - By in Common Core State Standards

Teachers can help both parents and students transition to Common Core

When it comes to Common Core State Standards for math, many are beginning to question if schools will be up for the challenge of taking on more rigorous lesson plans. Although the new curricula will provide students with better preparation

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June 7, 2013 9:30 am - By in Common Core State Standards

Five things every teacher should know about CCSS

The Common Core State Standards: They’re a hot-button issue in American education, and as the implementation deadlines for many states draw near, the debate isn’t quieting down. Teachers find themselves on both sides of the dividing line – some for

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May 30, 2013 10:43 am - By in Common Core State Standards

Explaining fifth grade Common Core math

With many states quickly approaching their deadlines for full implementation of the Common Core State Standards, school districts are working tirelessly to make sure their teachers have a clear understanding of the new academic expectations students will be required to

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May 29, 2013 3:44 pm - By in Blended Learning

Blended Learning Implementation for Elementary Schools by Tom Vander Ark

Tom Vander Ark is author of Getting Smart: How Digital Learning is Changing the World and CEO of Getting Smart, an education advocacy firm. Tom advocates for innovations that customize and motivate learning and extend access to education. In this

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