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Tech Thursday: Pt. 2 STEM to STEaM's Ties to Common Core

Welcome back, anti CCSS Warriors, for Part 2 of my “STEM to STEaM: Ties to CCSS” article. In yesterday’s portion, you got the basic foundation of how STEM and Common Core became united. 1,189 more words


Missouri adopts controversial education standards - Common Core thought to leave students unprepared for elite colleges

Community Free Press (Springfield, MO) – Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Author: Dillan Conn

Forty-five states across the country, including Missouri, have adopted a set of education regulations dictating new standards in mathematics and communication arts. 1,340 more words

News Writing

Summer SDE Opportunities

Just because it’s nearly summer doesn’t mean your year is over!

This summer, the Idaho State Department of Education is offering workshops focused on science and social studies. 84 more words


Monday Musings: Anti CC Phrases, Galore!

This Memorial Day Weekend, the anti CCSS Warriors have been super in participating in the #my3anticcswords or #myanticcswords campaign.! We know the Core stinks! We know the damage the entire educational reform is reeking on our students of ALL ages and educational choices. 293 more words


Adapting Curriculum

I have developed my understanding of HOPE standard O2, which says that teacher candidates offer appropriate challenge in the content area. What this means to me is that I took the curriculum that I have, and altered it so that it would effectively engage all of my learners. 438 more words


NYTimes' Late-- and Poorly Analyzed-- Acknowledgement of Opt Out Movement's Effectiveness

On Thursday, the NYTimes finally acknowledged that the opt out movement was having an impact on the “reform” movement but missed the boat completely on their analysis of why it is happening. 637 more words

Assessment Using TenMarks

P3 – Practice standards-based assessment.
Teacher candidates use standards-based assessment that is systematically analyzed using multiple formative, summative, and self-assessment strategies to monitor and improve instruction. 240 more words