The Common Core State Standards Initiative • Collaborative effort to develop a common core of K-12 English language arts (ELA) and mathematics standards - 2009 • 48 states • 2 territories • District of Columbia • The Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI) coordinators • National Governors Association (NGA) • Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) • Indiana State Board Education - August 3, 2010 • Indiana adopted in 2010
Why Common Core State Standards? • Prepare students for college, career, and life. • Students are globally competitive. • Focused, coherent, and clear standards help clarify expectations. • Expectations are consistent across the states. • Collaboration across the state and across state boundaries - educators can: • Pool resources and expertise • Create and share teaching/learning resources • Work together in professional learning communities
Anticipated Assessment of Common Core State Standards • New multi-state tests for the Common Core State Standards will include assessment of reading and writing in technical subjects - 2014-15 • These tests will contain: • Periodic assessments of reading narrative and informational text • Specific writing tasks utilizing the provided text • End-of-Year Assessments that include multiple choice and innovative, technology-enhanced test items • Additional information on Common Core Assessments • http://www.doe.in.gov/commoncore then click on Indiana’s Teaching and Assessment Timeline
Common Core State Standards for Literacy in Technical Subjects • Purpose for CCSS Literacy Standards in Technical Subjects • As we prepare students for college or careers, every teacher is responsible to support and instruct students in reading informational text within each of their own content areas.
Common Core State Standards for Literacy in Technical Subjects • Standards for Literacy in Technical Subjects • Embedded in grades K-5 • Separate content-specific literacy standards are provided for grade bands of 6-8, 9-10, and 11-12 • 10 Reading Standards • 10 Writing Standards • Implementing Common Core Literacy Standards in Technical Subjects will begin in SY 2011-2012
Reading Standardsfor Technical Subjects • Knowledge of content-specific vocabulary • All content areas currently utilize content/domain specific vocabulary in order to aid students in comprehension • Analyze, evaluate, and differentiate primary and secondary sources • Synthesize quantitative and technical information, including facts presented in maps, timelines, flowcharts, or diagrams • All content areas ask students to engage in learning this way • Intentional and explicit instruction for students as they interact with discipline-specific text • No longer “Reading Across the Curriculum” but reading within each content area.
Writing Standardsfor Technical Subjects • Write arguments on discipline-specific content and informative/explanatory texts • No longer “Writing Across the Curriculum” - teaching writing tasks specific to each discipline. • Make arguments or claims and support those with the use of data, evidence, and reason • Apply domain-specific vocabulary through writing exercises unique to each discipline
Common Core State Standards for Literacy in Technical Subjects • Common Core Literacy Standards are used in coordination with each content area’s Indiana Academic Standards • The literacy standards DO NOT replace Indiana Academic Standards but are to be integrated into current content standards • Consider connections between the Common Core Literacy Standards and our Academic/ Content Standards.
Indiana Academic Standards and the Common Core Literacy Standards for History/Social Studies Grade Band K-2 Source:
Indiana Academic Standards & the Common Core Literacy Standards for Technical Subjects Grades 6-8 Source:
Indiana Academic Standards & the Common Core Literacy Standards for Technical Subjects Grades 9-10 Source:
Next Steps for Implementing Common Core Literacy Standards • 10 reading &10 writing standards for Technical Subjects • Become familiar with the standards in the grades you teach • Identify existing connections • Examine current lessons • Collaborate with others • Modify lessons to incorporate literacy standards • Examples of possible lesson modifications: • Students respond in writing instead of orally to a problem posed • Students read and analyze additional resources and informational text to expand content in textbook
Materials and resources will be available through the DOE Common Core Website: • http://www.doe.in.gov/commoncore/ • Individual content areas will develop sample lessons aligned with the Common Core Literacy Standards • Posted in IDOE Learning Connection Communities • Professional development activities that address the Common Core Literacy Standards • Contact us, visit our subject specific websites firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.doe.in.gov/opd/hlth_pe/welcome.html