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What is Common Core Standards

Handbook of Research on Teaching and Learning in K-20 Education
The Common Core Standards define the knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12 education careers so that they will graduate high school able to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing academic college courses and in workforce training programs. The standards were developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts, to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce.
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Teachers as Researchers and Instructional Leaders
Crystal Loose (Penn State University, USA)
Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 16
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4249-2.ch041
Professional development is a necessity for teachers in the K-20 system. To achieve effective teaching, teachers must be engaged in learning. On the job training and professional development provide learning opportunities for professional teachers in K-20 education. To achieve the most authentic professional development, students should be part of the learning process as they are part of the instructional equation. In order to promote lifelong learning of adults, teacher training needs to arise from problems and interests found in their practice. In this chapter, the author discusses Japanese Lesson Study (JLS) as a method for teacher professional development in the area of English Language Arts with emphasis on Situated Learning Theory as a necessary emphasis for teacher learning in K-20 classrooms. Connections are made to the National Common Core Standards as teachers compete globally to prepare students for success.
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Technology Integration in a Southern Inner-City School
A set of standards adopted and implemented by most states in the US with the intent to award excellence in K-12 education and to set higher educational standards of college-ready and career-ready for high school graduates.
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Using Sports to Motivate Math Learners: Examples for Teaching Mathematical Literacy
A set of research-based academic standards in mathematics and English/language arts literacy that outline the skills students should have acquired by the completion of each grade level. The standards are maintained by the Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices. As of 2020, forty-one states, the District of Columbia, and four territories have voluntarily adopted the Common Core Standards.
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