Ah, a new week begins. On this RMT Sunday (Riddle Me This), let’s look at who’s minding the education ‘store’ in your state. In other words, how well do you know your state level of education; state level department of public instruction. Answer this, if you can: Does you state
“Want to implement a seamless pre-K through college educational pathway? Drive education and training off business needs? Address skills gaps? Package workforce board and community college offerings to help businesses hire “right-fit” employees?” The above quote is from a workforce collaboration between the NC Dept. of Public Instruction, private corporations and NC Community Colleges. “Key partnerships” is
Okay, it’s Friday again, which means it’s time to break out the “Fib-o-meter”!! This week’s list of statements for you to rate and/or use when helping others learn more about Common Core is below. Like last week, after reading each ‘fact’ or ‘fib’, plot in on the Meter in the
For this entry under “Would You Believe It Wednesday”, we’re looking at Common Core Standards as if we are considering our evening meal choice…ordering ‘delivery’ or ‘dining in’… Your Menu: Just announced yesterday via an email I received, Amplify now offers Common Core Standard aligned lessons, assessments on the go!
I’d like you to go back in time to the first time you heard anything about Common Core Standards. Chances are you may remember the line we got told & sold , ‘just standards’. I do believe, that is one of my ‘favorite’ CCS rhetoric terms. Why? Because it’s such
It’s Monday & what better time to talk about assessments and education. Did you know assessments are NOT education? That’s correct. First off there many different kinds of assessments: formative, summative, diagnostic, norm referenced, criterion referenced and those benchmarked ones are the ones most used in today’s classrooms. (according to
Not knowing who’s a furniture maker, interior designer or not, I wanted to use the word pictures of veneer finishes vs. solid wood for education. Why? Well, because it’s a great analogy. In the world of furniture building you have different kinds of veneers. Cheaper furniture has a layer of