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Information about EduCore's funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and ASCD's involvement.
ASCD is excited to work with LearnZillion and host a sampling of LearnZillion videos on its EduCore website! LearnZillion offers a free, growing set of math and English language resources for grades 2 through 12 that have been developed by expert teachers and are directly based on the Common Core State Standards. LearnZillion's premium participatory curriculum platform enables schools and districts to accelerate the successful implementation of the Common Core, augment the efficacy of their coaches, create classtime capacity to address differentiation needs, and build teacher leaders. You can read all about how LearnZillion came to be and the resources they offer here.
In this March 2012 article, Gina Biancarosa argues that the heart of adolescent literacy reform must be ensuring that students leave high school with the reading and writing skills they need to thrive in the 21st century career and college landscape, rather than just focusing on remediation.
Making formative assessment the norm in every classroom throughout your school is much easier when you have this book's clear guidelines and simple steps. Using examples from their extensive work with teachers, the authors give you the strategic talking points, conversation starters, and ready-made tools. Here's your chance to get what you need to help your school embrace a major cultural change that leads to better teaching and learning.
Making formative assessment the norm in every classroom throughout your school is much easier when you have this book's clear guidelines and simple steps. Using examples from their extensive work with teachers, the authors give you the strategic talking points, conversation starters, and ready-made tools. Here's your chance to get what you need to help your school embrace a major cultural change that leads to better teaching and learning.
Akiak by Robert J. Blake is the story of a sled dog who, despite being injured and disqualified from the Iditarod, perseveres to follow her owner and team of dogs to the finish line. This 4th grade unit centers on the big idea that courage is sometimes necessary to win and that “winning” can mean different things, depending on the situation.
*EXEMPLAR MODULE* Throughout history, military leaders have led conquests in an effort to increase their own or their country’s power. Some of the most exceptional of these leaders have been assigned the label “great” and continue to be featured in lessons on both history and military strategy. Students read a variety of informational and persuasive texts to analyze Alexander the Great’s success in battle and the influence that his success had on countless military commanders who followed, arguing the degree of greatness of this young Macedonian king by answering Template Task 2.
This iTunes U course is intended to give you ideas and resources for your Algebra I classroom. Curated by teachers and for teachers, each course is organized by the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for your grade and content area. The resources listed are meant to be a jumping off point for you, not an end point. In line with the intentions of the CCSS, these courses are not a curriculum; rather, they offer ideas and materials to help you meet the goals and expectations of the standards. We believe that teachers know best what works in the classroom and, therefore, teachers designed these courses. Through a collaboration of Apple Distinguished Educators, members of the PARCC Educator Leader Cadre (ELCs), and ASCD educators, these courses are designed by those in the field working to improve student outcomes.
This iTunes U course is intended to give you ideas and resources for your Algebra II classroom. Curated by teachers and for teachers, each course is organized by the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for your grade and content area. The resources listed are meant to be a jumping off point for you, not an end point. In line with the intentions of the CCSS, these courses are not a curriculum; rather, they offer ideas and materials to help you meet the goals and expectations of the standards. We believe that teachers know best what works in the classroom and, therefore, teachers designed these courses. Through a collaboration of Apple Distinguished Educators, members of the PARCC Educator Leader Cadre (ELCs), and ASCD educators, these courses are designed by those in the field working to improve student outcomes.
Ancient India and China both developed along river valleys and became flourishing civilizations. This module will explore the geography, culture/customs, and the government of these two civilizations. Students will then draw conclusions or make implications in regard to the development and longevity of one of the cultures and how it developed with its own unique government and culture/customs. Students will be assigned one culture for research, and through shared presentations, students will be exposed to both cultures.
Students solve problems using the measures of the interior and exterior angles of polygons, specifically pentagons.
Before the Common Core State Standards were created, Deborah Meier, William H. Schmidt, Chester E. Finn Jr. and Phillip Schlechty shared their perspectives on adopting national standards in general.
The framework of action steps from ASCD's breakthrough guide The Art and Science of Teaching comes to life in this series of DVDs, so educators can see exactly how to implement this comprehensive approach and promote high levels of student achievement. Robert J. Marzano explains the scientific basis for effective teaching, ten questions to guide effective curriculum unit planning, and the relationship between teaching as an art and as a science. An embedded professional development plan with a PowerPoint presentation and teacher handouts is included.
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) require students to learn and be able to correctly use cognitive verbs, also called “academic vocabulary”; educators are tasked with teaching these words. In this September 2013 article, Robert J. Marzano provides an organized list of 227 cognitive verbs separated into 24 semantic categories. Using this list, Marzano outlines five steps teachers can follow to help students develop their understanding of these words.
In The Art and Science of Teaching: A Comprehensive Framework for Effective Instruction, author Robert J. Marzano presents a model for ensuring quality teaching that balances the necessity of research-based data with the equally vital need to understand the strengths and weaknesses of individual students.
On March 25, 2011, ASCD and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation entered into a unique partnership with the potential to transform public education in the United States. The Gates Foundation awarded ASCD a multimillion dollar grant to establish a program to support teachers in the classroom and advance understanding and implementation of the Common Core State Standards in states and districts. The culmination of that effort is the ASCD EduCore™ website.
Learn more about how NSTA and EduCore will be working together to bring you up-to-date science resources.
The leading expert on differentiation, Carol Ann Tomlinson, joins measurement and assessment expert Tonya R. Moon to provide you with a framework for differentiation that improves pre-assessments, formative assessments, summative assessments, grading, and report cards.

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