CDE Common Core Channel Releases First Video
The California Department of Education (CDE), in collaboration with the Comprehensive Center at WestEd, is pleased to announce the availability of the first video of the new Common Core Channel, a set of videos and related resources that provide information and support for implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The first video of this collection provides an overview of the CCSS Systems Implementation Plan for California, approved March 7, 2012, by the State Board of Education (SBE). Please visit the CDE Common Channel to view the video. New videos added to the Common Core Channel will be announced through this listserv soon.
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Get Involved…Become a Reviewer: 2015 California ELA/ELD Instructional Materials Primary Adoption (K–8)
On March 13, 2014, the SBE approved the Instructional Materials Reviewer and Content Review Expert Online Application for the 2015 Primary English Language Arts/English Language Development (ELA/ELD) Instructional Materials Adoption. The SBE and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction are seeking candidates to serve on review panels for the adoption. Panel members will evaluate instructional materials for use in kindergarten and grades one through eight (K–8), inclusive, that are aligned with the California Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects and the California English Language Development Standards. Please access the online application on the CDE English Language Arts Instructional Materials Web page.
SCALE Performance Assessment MOOC Launching September 8, 2014
The Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE) has announced the upcoming launch of their groundbreaking performance assessment Massive Online Open Course (MOOC). The course, Designing for Deeper Learning: How to Develop Performance Tasks for the Common Core, begins on September 8, 2014. For more information about this free course, please visit the Stanford | Online Web page .
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