Post for the week of September 24, 2012
This week, the DESE released this document to help schools and districts continue their efforts to implement the new Frameworks: http://www.doe.mass.edu/candi/commoncore/Implementing.pdf.
At this point, districts and schools should be well into their efforts to make sure everyone's on board with the new standards. This document pulls together the most up-to-date information out there.
Let me walk you through the highlights:
PARCC has made their Web site more interactive, so you can search through the new version (2.0, from August 2012) of the Model Curriculum Frameworks.
PARCC Prototype Items (the first draft of what could potentially be new testing) are up on its Web site.
There are 24 K-16 educators participating in the PARCC Educator Leader Fellows program who will be giving presentations on PARCC around the state.
A rubric for evaluating units and lesson for their alignment with the Common Core is forthcoming.
Information on text sets, student writing samples, and new PD courses are coming.
On EDWIN (an online resource for Race to the Top districts) will have Model Curriculum Units and Maps soon.
And much more! Please check out this link for all these helpful resources! http://www.doe.mass.edu/candi/commoncore/Implementing.pdf.
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