Prepping for PARCC, Part III

Prepping for PARCC, Part III

This is Part III of a series dedicated to making the transition to Common Core State Standards and preparing for the Literacy component of the new PARCC assessment. Previous posts have focused on gaining familiarity with CCSS (Prepping for PARCC, Part I) and building...
Prepping for PARCC, Part II

Prepping for PARCC, Part II

In my last post (Prepping for PARCC, Part I) I referenced a conference session I had attended in search of the most up-to-date answers about the upcoming literacy component of the PARCC assessment. I have pages of notes and links and have tried to synthesize that...
College Readiness in a New Tech HS

College Readiness in a New Tech HS

Yesterday a group of us from CTL visited the Columbus Signature Academy (CSA) in Indiana. CSA is part of the New Tech Network of schools that are organized around project-based learning principles, one-to-one use of technology, and culture of collaboration and...

Common Core, Project Based Learning and Engagement

Building on this previous blog entry by Mary Rudd I’d like to touch on the issue of how we might use the Common Core Standards and Project Based Learning to engage students. As this video shows people will do the previously unthinkable if the right buttons of...