All posts tagged “Race to the Top”

Aligning to the Common Core without sacrificing your standards

Earlier this week, I recounted my first day of performance based assessment design with a new group of teachers and administrators. If you happened to read, you might remember that […]

Links and Pins from Where I’ve Been: Informed Perspectives on the Common Core

Some may have noticed my absence from this space for well over a year. This was an intentional break inspired by my growing disappointment in how most people were choosing […]

One way to design dynamic units with the Common Core? Don’t start with the Common Core

Perhaps you’re more than little bit invested in the idea of increasing job satisfaction for yourself and for those that you work with even as you’re Racing to the Top. […]

Aligning to the Indicators of our Vision

Since last spring, I’ve had the opportunity to ask well over 1000 educators what their vision is for the graduate they hope to produce. I’ve asked them what their vision […]

How Can We Race to the Top in Ways that Increase Job Satisfaction?

I think this is a critical guiding question for every educator in New York State right now, particularly those who are facilitating work with the Common Core Learning Standards, APPR, […]

Gap Analysis and the Common Core Learning Standards

This week, I’m sharing out some of the processes I’ve used to help teachers build a fluency with the Common Core Learning Standards. First, I returned to the importance of […]

Unwrapping the Common Core Learning Standards: Why, When, and How

In order to mine a standard’s true meaning, you typically have to unwrap it a bit. The purpose of this work is to distinguish the standard’s explicit and implicit meaning. […]

Developing a Fluency with the Common Core Learning Standards

At first glance it might seem like we are doing this already, but teaching confidently with the CCLS challenges us to understand them with depth. Glancing at the standards is […]

Strategically Planning to Realize Vision

Last week, I began sharing some of the thinking and work that I’m doing relevant to Race to the Top. As I began facilitating sessions with teachers and administrators last […]

What’s at the Top, Anyway?

What does it mean to Race to the Top? Ensuring that students leave schools prepared for college and career is the ultimate goal of course, and as a Network Equivalent […]