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Common Core Standards
On June 2, 2010, North Carolina adopted the Common Core State Standards in K-12 Mathematics and K-12 English Language Arts released by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers. With the adoption of these state-led education standards, North Carolina is in the first group of states to embrace clear and consistent goals for learning to prepare children for success in college and work.
NC Public Schools Department of Instruction
This site provides information on curriculum, licensure and employment in NC public schools systems.
"Listen, my son, to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching. They will be a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck. My son, if sinners entice you, do not give in to them," Proverbs 1:8-10
Books on Curriculum Design
Rigorous Curriculum Design by
Call Number: LB2806.15 .A375 2010
Publication Date: 2011-04-16
What is rigorous curriculum design? -- How this model came to be -- Connecting curriculum design to the "big picture" -- Overview of curriculum design sequence -- Prioritize the standards -- Name the curricular units of study -- Assign the standards; priority and supporting -- Prepare a pacing calendar -- Construct the unit planning organizer -- Select a unit of study and identify matching standards -- "Unwrap" the priority standards; write big ideas and essential questions -- Create the unit assessments; pre-, post-, and progress-monitoring checks -- Plan engaging learning experiences -- Recommend effective instruction, differentiation, intervention, special education, and English language learner strategies -- Detail the unit planning organizer -- Write the weekly plan; design the daily lesson -- Implement the unit of study -- West Haven's comprehensive redesign of pre-K/12 curricula -- Bristol's established process for curriculum development and revision -- Advice to administrators from administrators -- Rigorous curriculum design glossary: a lexicon of terms.
Supporting Students in a Time of Core Standards by
Call Number: LB1576 .W48845 2011
Publication Date: 2011-01-01
Demystifying the common core state standards -- Reading deeply: themes and ideas within rich texts -- Getting to the point: determining main ideas and summarizing text -- Inferring with support: the heart of comprehension -- Individual considerations: keeping students at the center -- Working collaboratively to enact the CCSS -- Becoming a teacher advocate -- Appendix A: resources -- Appendix B: NCTE principles.
Common Core Curriculum Maps by
Call Number: LB 1631 .C656 2012
Publication Date: 2011-10-04
"The first books to present specific guidance for teaching the Common Core State Standards. Forty-three states plus D.C and the U.S. Virgin Islands have signed on to adopt the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The need for curriculum guides to assist teachers in helping students meet these standards has become imperative. Created by teachers, for teachers, the research-based curriculum maps in this book present a comprehensive, coherent sequence of thematic units for teaching the skills outlined in the CCSS for English language arts in Grades 6-8. Each grade is broken down into six units that include focus standards, suggested works, sample activities and assessments, lesson plans, etc. Teachers can use the maps to plan their year and craft their own more detailed lesson plans The maps address every standard in the CCSS, yet are flexible and adaptable to accommodate diverse teaching styles Any teacher, school, or district that chooses to follow the Common Core maps can be confident that they are adhering to the standards"-- Provided by publisher.
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