Friday, June 7, 2013

3 Minute Video Explaining the Common Core Standards

I know that by now most teachers and administrators have a pretty good idea of what the Common Core Standards are all about. We may not have them implemented, but we're working on it. The folks over at Commoncoreworks.org created a video that explains it to everyone. If you have a colleague or parent who wants to know what the CCSS is all about, send them this video (or a link to this post). The English version is first with the Spanish version following. Share this with your friends! You never know who it might help:

Spanish Version:


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Next Generation Science Standards Have Been Finalized!

The Next Generation Science Standards have finally been published! The 41 member writing team took thousands of responses from state review teams, school districts, discussion groups, and scientific societies to create two rough drafts which have become the finalized product. Click to go the the NGSS website and download the full standards Arranged by Disciplinary Core Idea (DCI) or Arranged by Topic.

Next Generation Science Standards
Supposedly interactive versions of the standards will be available soon which should be great for the more tech-savvy of us. Once you take a look at the standards, come back here and let us know what you think about them in the comments section below. Make sure to explore their site to learn more about the development and implementation of the standards.