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Title: Common Core Standards Initiative (CCSI) Oakland

Common Core Standards Initiative (CCSI) Oakland
  • Todays purpose
  • Provide background information
  • On the Common Core Standards (CCS)
  • On the Common Core Standards Initiative (CCSI)
  • Provide an opportunity for you to discuss,
    consider implications of and reflect on CCSI

Lets Start with a Connector
  • Turn to a couple of people sitting near you and
    share what you already know about the Common Core

Common Core Standards
  • Governors and state superintendents led the
    development of common core standards for grades
    K-12 in ELA and mathematics
  • Standards focus on learning expectations for
    students, not on how students get there

Common Care Standards
  • Why Now?
  • Disparate standards across states
  • Student mobility
  • Global competition
  • Todays jobs require different skills

Common Core Standards
  • Why is this important?
  • Prepares students with knowledge and skills
    needed for success in college and work
  • Ensures consistent expectations regardless of
    students zip code
  • Provides educators, parents and students with
    clear, focused guideposts

Common Core Standards
  • What momentum is there for the initiative?
  • 47 states
  • All but Alaska, Minnesota, Texas, the District of
    Columbia and two territories, have signed on to
    the process
  • 35 states, including Michigan, have or are
    expected to adopt the Common Core Standards
    between June and August , 2010

Common Core Standards
  • Development Process
  • Career and college readiness standards developed
    in the summer of 2009 by national experts
  • K-12 learning progressions were then developed to
    reach these standards, again by national experts
  • Multiple rounds of feedback from states,
    associations, teachers and the public received
    before the June, 2010 completion

Common Core Standards
  • Criteria for the K-12 standards
  • Fewer, clearer and higher
  • Aligned with college and work expectations
  • Include rigorous content and application of
    knowledge through high-order skills
  • Build upon strengths and lessons learned from
    current state standards
  • Internationally benchmarked
  • Based on evidence and research

Common Core Standards
  • English Language Arts Standards
  • Include standards for Reading Literature, Reading
    Informational Text, Writing, Speaking and
    Listening for ELA classes
  • Include separate Standards for Literacy in
    History/Social Studies and Science classes for
    grades 6-12
  • Strong emphasis on deep comprehension of rich
    literature and content area expository text

Common Core Standards
  • Mathematics Standards
  • Students in K-5 develop a solid foundation in
    basic conceptual understandings and procedures
  • In the middle grades, students build on this
    foundation through hands on learning in geometry,
    algebra, probability and statistics
  • High school students apply mathematical ways of
    thinking to real world challenges emphasizing
    mathematical modeling

Common Core Standards
  • Next steps
  • The first draft of College and Career Ready
    Standards for Science have been developed
  • State assessments will be changed to reflect the
  • Two assessment consortiums are developing
    multi-state assessments based on the CCS
  • Fall, 2014 is the current target date for use of
    the new assessments

Common Core Standards
  • What do the experts say?
  • Linda Darling-Hammond, Ph.D. Stanford University
    Professor and nationally known researcher
  • http//

Common Core Standards
  • Standards are essential but inadequate by
  • To be successful, educators also need
  • Curriculum, including units of study, based on
    the standards
  • Instructional materials that align with the
  • A variety of assessments to measure student
  • Resources, tools and time to adjust classroom

Common Core Standards Initiative Oakland
  • The Common Core Standards Initiative (CCSI)
    Oakland will help educators get the rest of what
    they need to succeed
  • Curriculum and units of study
  • Instructional materials
  • Assessments
  • Resources

CCSI Oakland
  • Purpose of the Initiative
  • Put the Common Core Standards into an easy to
    use, unit based curriculum and teaching framework
  • Enable teachers to assess students understanding
    of the standards

CCSI Oakland
  • Benefits of the initiative include
  • Increasing teacher collaboration through
    co-construction and electronic sharing of lesson
    plans and instructional strategies
  • Saving districts the time and money associated
    with designing their own curriculum and
  • Promoting a focus on high quality classroom
    instruction aligned to a coherent curriculum

CCSI Oakland
  • Turn to a couple of people near you and talk
    about what you think might be benefits of this
    new initiative
  • Share a thought from your group

CCSI Oakland
  • To get a better idea of what this initiative
    entails, lets look at a copy of the 3 year Gantt
  • Across the top, you will see a three year time
    line from May, 2010 through June, 2013
  • Down the side you will see a list of tasks to be
    accomplished during this time
  • The gray boxes indicate the work period for each
    task involved

CCSI Oakland
  • What products will the initiative produce?
  • Early deliverables
  • A cross walk between the current and new
  • A consistent framework for unit design
  • A model for student assessment
  • Mid-point deliverables
  • First ELA and mathematics units available
  • Unit related professional development begins

CCSI Oakland
  • Long-term deliverables
  • All grade level ELA and mathematics units
    complete and available on Atlas Rubicon
  • Beginning work on science units
  • Units include framework, suggested lessons,
    instructional resources and assessments

CCSI Oakland
  • What CCSI wont do
  • Promote any one set of resources
  • Be prescriptive to the level of the lesson plan
  • Mandate county-wide classroom assessments
  • Mandate county-wide common/quarterly assessments
  • Attend to elective ELA and math classes

CCSI Oakland
  • Structure of the initiative
  • Steering Committee composed of district
    curriculum directors, superintendents and Oakland
    Schools instructional directors
  • Grade level curriculum writing teams including
    teacher leaders from a variety of districts and
    Oakland Schools consultants
  • Regular, transparent reporting to all stakeholders

CCSI Oakland
  • Tools to support implementation
  • Atlas Rubicon Curriculum Management Software
  • Facilitates teachers management of unit based
  • Facilitates teachers collaboration and sharing
    across grades, schools and districts
  • Aligns curriculum with standards, even when they
    are updated
  • Creates information rich, curriculum focused

CCSI Oakland
  • Tools to support implementation
  • Student and school performance data analysis tool
    currently used by many Oakland districts
  • Will house data related to performance on the
    units of study included in Atlas Rubicon
  • MDE School Improvement Template
  • Data from Atlas Rubicon and INFORM will make
    school improvement planning and reporting more
    efficient and effective

CCSI Oakland
  • Impact on practice
  • Teachers will have immediate, easy access to
    lessons and resources that improve instruction
    for diverse learners
  • Administrators will be more targeted and
    productive in their instructional leadership
  • Students will be exposed to high quality
    curriculum, instruction and assessments
  • Boards of Education will see districts utilizing
    cost effective, coherent curriculum
  • .All intended to increase student learning and

Heres What! So What? Now What?
  • Turn to a few of your colleagues and discuss -
  • What we learned today
  • The implications to your district, students and
  • Next steps

  • We said todays purpose was to
  • Provide background information
  • On the Common Core Standards (CCS)
  • On the Common Core Standards Initiative (CCSI)
  • Provide an opportunity for you to discuss,
    consider implications of and reflect on CCSI
  • How did we do?
  • Please rate us from 1 to 5 (with 5 being high) by
    placing a dot on the chart as you leave