Transcript AVID and the Common Core
AVID and the Common Core
An introduction to the California Common Core State Standards and how AVID Strategies support them.
Dave Olney and Mike Horton, RIMS AVID
AVID and the Common Core
AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college
readiness and success in a global
The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the
knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college
Introduction to Common Core
• The Common Core Standards (CCS) were developed by the Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governor’s Association Center for Best Practices, and were formally released on June 2, 2010.
• The focus of the CCS is to guarantee that all students are college and career ready as they exit from high school.
• The committee determined what a graduate would need to be considered “College Ready” and then backwards mapped it to kindergarten.
“These Standards are not intended to be new names for old ways of doing business. They are a call to take the next step. It is time for states to work together to build on lessons learned from two decades of standards based reforms. It is time to recognize that standards are not just promises to our children, but promises we intend to keep.” — CCSS (2010, p. 5) http://www.corestandards.org/assets/CCSSI_Math%20Standards.pdf
What Are the Benefits of the CCS?
Student expectations are clear to parents, teachers, and the general public.
Allows for collaboration with other states on best practices, instructional materials, and professional development.
Reduces costs to the state.
Overarching Goals for K-12 CCS
• • • Ensure that our students are: Meeting college and work expectations.
Prepared to succeed in our global economy and society.
Provided with rigorous content and applications of higher knowledge through higher order thinking skills.
California’s Additional 15%
• • For California, 85% of the standards recommendation must be the CCS.
15% could be additional standards added by California to ensure the rigor.
California’s Additional 15%
Based on the following criteria: Substantively enhance.
Address a perceived gap.
Be defensible to classroom practitioners.
Keep the original standard intact.
Ensure the rigor of California’s existing standards is maintained.
What Does ELA CCSS Focus on?
Application of learning to real world situations.
Technology and media sources.
Justification and evidence.
Expository reading and writing (80% by H.S.).
What Does Math CCSS Focus on?
Number sense in elementary.
Application to real world problems.
Success in algebra and higher level mathematics.
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Deep Reading Strategies Note-Taking Graphic Organizers Vocabulary Building Summarizing Reciprocal Teaching • • • • • •
Cornell Note-Taking Learning Logs Quickwrites and Reflections Process Writing Peer Evaluation Authentic Writing • • • • • •
Skilled Questioning Techniques Costa’s Levels of Thinking Socratic Seminars Tutorials Investigations Questions that Guide Research • • • • • •
Binders and organizational tools Calendars, planners, and agendas Graphic organizers A focused note-taking system Tutorials and study groups Project planning and SMART goals • • • • • •
Socratic Seminars Tutorials Philosophical Chairs Group Activities and Projects Peer Editing Groups Service Learning Projects
AVID Strategy Anchor Standards Key Ideas and Details Craft and Structure Integration of Knowledge and Ideas Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity • • • • • • • • • • Pre-reading inside and outside of text (R) Quickwrites/Reflections (W) Focused Cornell Notes (WOR) Marking, charting, annotating text, critical reading (R) Graphic Organizers (R) Summarizing (R) Dialectic Journals (W) Interactive Notebooks (W) Reciprocal Teaching (R) Socratic Seminars/Phil. Chairs (C)
Anchor Standards Text Types and Purposes Production and Distribution of Writing Research to Build and Present Knowledge Range of Writing AVID Strategy Quickwrites and Reflections (W) Focused Cornell Notes (WOR) Process Writing (W) Authentic Writing – Dialectic Journals/ Interactive Notebooks (W) Research (I) Learning Logs (W)
Speaking and Listening
Anchor Standards Comprehension and Collaboration Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas AVID Strategy Socratic Seminars (IC) Philosophical Chairs (C) Tutorials (C) Reciprocal Teaching (R) Peer Evaluation (W) Questions that Guide Research (I) Group Activities and Projects (C)
AVID Strategy 11.
Anchor Standards Conventions of Standard English Knowledge of Language Vocabulary Acquisition and Use Deep Reading Activities (R) Vocabulary Building (R) Process Writing (W) Peer Evaluation (W) Peer Editing Groups (C)
Standards of Mathematical Practice 1.
Make sense of problems and persevere in
abstractly and quantitatively
Construct viable arguments
the reasoning of others
Use appropriate tools
Look for and make use of
Look for and express regularity in
Rigor and Relevance
Standards call for a paradigm shift in instructional practice and student expectation.
If a teacher asks you what is the difference between our California standards and the Common Core standards – the benefits, goals, and implications, what would you say?
2012 – 13: State Board of Education to adopt Revised ELD and Supplemental Materials aligned to the Common Core 2013-14: Mathematics Framework aligned to the Common Core 2014-15: ELA/ELD Frameworks aligned to the Common Core, scheduled date for new assessments/accountability system
RIMS AVID Write Path Training: Preparing for the Common Core
Write Path English Language Arts I and II Write Path Math I and II Write Path History/Social Science I and II Write Path Science I and II Write Path English Language Learners Critical Reading: Deep Reading Strategies for Expository Text I and II High School/Middle School Writing AVID Success Path Tutorology
Additional RIMS AVID Support
WICOR Walkthroughs Reading/Writing Peer Coaching Tool Regional Coach Support Coordinator Workshops