Common Core State Standards

Principals, other administrators can share KHS opportunities with teachers

The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) offers many field trips designed to support and enhance Common Core English/ language arts standards and 21st-century skills. All programs encourage students to think critically, develop creative points of view and communicate their ideas. Through these programs, students will analyze primary source documents and artifacts while using evidence to support their interpretation. Museum educator led [...]

By |2012-11-21T15:02:12-05:00November 22, 2012|

Leadership forum in Indiana, New York

Road Maps to Common Core Success, an Education Week Leadership Forum, will be held in Indianapolis on March 11, 2013, and in White Plains, N.Y. on March 21, 2013. At this day-long event, participants will hear from state and district leaders, education experts and other colleagues on their Common Core implementations, and discover and share new ideas on curricula, teacher [...]

By |2012-11-08T11:52:15-05:00November 8, 2012|

Common Core State Standards: more information

As schools across the country move toward implementing the Common Core State Standards, a number of national organizations, including the Council of the Great City Schools and the National Parent Teacher Association, have been producing written materials and creating video and audio segments — in multiple languages — designed to explain the standards to parents in clear, jargon-free terms. A [...]

By |2012-10-31T11:37:00-04:00November 1, 2012|

PD opportunity for middle and high school teachers

Kentucky State University’s School of Education has been awarded a grant from the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development (CCLD) to offer high-quality professional development opportunities that focus on the literacy development of students in grades 6-12. More specifically, the grant activities will provide information, resources and instructional strategies related to the teaching and assessment of literacy (Common Core Standards for [...]

By |2012-05-02T14:18:44-04:00May 3, 2012|

21st-century skills need 21st-century assessment

I’ve been spending a lot of time in the 300s section of my school library. As part of my practicum experience for my Rank I in library science, my supervising librarians gave me an assignment to update some of the career titles in our library. As I went through the many outdated career books from the 1990s this [...]

By |2012-05-30T09:23:00-04:00April 12, 2012|

Videos of Common Core Standards forum available

Plenary session videos from the Council on Postsecondary Education’s national forum on the Common Core State Standards are now available via the Council’s channel on YouTube. The videos highlight implementation successes, challenges and next steps by state and national speakers, and are accessible from the links below. Fireside Chat with Kentucky’s Education Leaders What Would Statewide Collaboration Look Like in a [...]

By |2020-10-14T08:00:40-04:00March 22, 2012|

English/language arts conference will focus on literacy

‘The 76th Annual Kentucky Council of Teachers of English/Language Arts Conference will be Feb. 17-18 in Lexington. This year’s theme is Literacy Matters: The Common Core and Beyond. Topics include persuasion vs. argument; subtext strategy; college readiness; transitional intervention; digital storytelling and more. Featured speakers include Education Commissioner Terry Holliday; 2011-12 Kentucky Poet Laureate Maureen Morehead, author of many poetry [...]

By |2012-01-25T10:23:30-05:00January 26, 2012|

CPE gets $720,000 grant for college readiness initiatives

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) was recently awarded a three-year grant totaling $720,000 from Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors to improve college readiness. Kentucky was one of 10 states selected to receive the grant. The grant program, called Core to College: Preparing Students for College Readiness and Success, aims to foster long-term collaborations between state higher education and P-12 entities [...]

By |2012-01-25T10:16:20-05:00January 26, 2012|

Kentucky to develop PD system to support teachers implementing Common Core State Standards

Kentucky will serve as the demonstration state of a new initiative led by Learning Forward to create a statewide, comprehensive professional learning system to support educators as they implement Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and new student assessments. Georgia, Illinois, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Utah and Washington will contribute to the development of the system’s tools and strategies as critical [...]

By |2011-11-08T10:14:25-05:00November 10, 2011|
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