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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Preparing for Common Core Standards & NC Essential Standards

I'm a firm believer in the concept "don't reinvent the wheel".  Thomas Feller, Jr. wrote a nice blog post that compares/contrasts the Common Core Standards and NC Essential Standards.

In a follow up post, he shares a common core scavenger hunt .

One of the differences pointed out by Feller is North Carolina's implementation of the Revised Bloom's Taxonomy (RBT) in developing the Essential Standards.  I found this PDF of Bloom's quicksheets that serve as a great reminder as we transition into the RBT.

The closer we get to implementation, the more resources we will be able to find.
Here are a couple of places to get started.
K-5 Science Essential Standards Wikispaces - at this time, there are support packs developed for 5th grade physical and life science units.

Formative Assessment Suggestions:
Uncovering Student Ideas in Science - list of probes categorized by grade level and unit of study

1 comment:

  1. Check out the Common Core App that I added recently. You'll see the tab floating on the right hand side of this window.