This presentation - School`s Out Washington

The Why and
How of Common
Core and
April 18th, 2014
Out of school educators are
the link between schoolbased curriculum and the rest
of a student’s world.
--Elena Silva
Carnegie Corporation
 Welcome
& Get to Know You
 What are the Common Core State
Standards (CCSS)?
 CCSS Implementation: Transitions and
 AYD and the Common Core: Academic
Outcomes and Alignment
Learning Objectives
Participants will:
 understand what the Common Core State
Standards are and the role they play within
afterschool and youth development
 understand how you can use the standards
and the Habits of Mind to support program
 identify helpful resources for aligned activities
and communication tools for staff and
Logistics and Agreements
 Bathrooms,
breaks and phones
 Varying opinions regarding CCSS
 Agreements
 Introduce
 Share
one word that comes to mind when
you think of Common Core State
Circle Time
Step into the circle if the statement is true
for you…
Common Core
State Standards
Explaining the Common Core in 3 Minutes
The Common Core
State Standards
 High
Academic Learning Standards
 Math and English Language Arts
 Every Grade Level
 Adopted by 44 states
Learning standards compared
to a curriculum…
Learning Standards
 set goals around what students should be
able to know and do at the end of each
 made up of teaching and learning
materials that teachers use to help
construct their day-to-day lesson plans.
Who Developed
Common Core?
non-partisan group of governors and
state school chiefs began working in
partnership on shared standards in 2009.
 Hundreds
of teachers, education
researchers, mathematicians, and other
experts across the country provided input
and guidance in a collaborative process.
Why Common Core?
WA adopted
Common Core
because these
standards and the
aligned teaching
resources and tests
will help students be
better prepared for
college and work.
Currently in Washington
 Less
than half of our students graduate
from high school ready for college;
 Washington has the 12th largest
achievement (or opportunity) gap in the
country; and
 By 2018, 2 out of every 3 jobs in WA will
require a college degree or certificate.
Smarter Balanced
Testing Timeline
Pilot Test was presented to students at about 5,000
schools across the Consortium.
Field Test of the entire pool of Smarter Balanced
items is expected to involve students in about 15
percent to 20 percent of Consortium schools, and
will gather the information necessary for final
evaluation of item quality.
Three Shifts in ELA/Literacy
 Building knowledge
through content-rich
 Reading, writing and
speaking grounded in
evidence from text, both
literary and informational
 Regular practice with
complex text and its
academic language
The Three Shifts in Mathematics
Focus: Strongly
where the
standards focus
Coherence: Think
across grades and
link to major topics
within grades
Rigor: Require
fluency, and
Let’s take a look!
 Choose
a set of standards that are in the
age group you work with.
 Read the standards.
 Break into pairs and share two things with
your partner:
 What
do you notice about the structure and
content of the standards? Is it different from
what you expected?
 What activities are you already doing that
support the standards?
do you
Afterschool & Youth Development’s Role
Support children and
youth by…
(your mission here)
Aligning with CCSS and/or
meeting academic
quality programming
Foster Habits of Mind
Build effective partnerships with
We know that quality AYD programs enhance
student achievement.
The Common Core Standards: What do they mean for Out-of-School time? The Forum for Youth Investment, July 2012
Quality &
We know high quality Expanded Learning
Opportunities are correlated with students
gains in academic achievement, school
engagement, and social and emotional
Connecting High-Quality Expanded Learning Opportunities and the Common Core State Standards to
Advance Student Success, Council of Chief State School Officers, 2011,
Afterschool and Youth Development
programs (whether or not ELO)
 Increase
engagement and sense of
 Provide opportunities for voice and leadership
 Build strong connections between school,
community and families
All of these outcomes support
success in school and life.
Connecting High-Quality Expanded Learning Opportunities and the Common Core State Standards to
Advance Student Success, Council of Chief State School Officers, 2011,
Offer Quality Programming
 Washington
State Program Quality
 Assessment and Improvement, Program
Quality Initiative
 Washington State Core Competencies for
Child and Youth Development
 Ongoing professional development
Quality Practices that Align
with CCSS
 Thematic
 Inquiry-based Learning
 Project-based Learning
 Collaborative Learning
 Using Multiple Grouping Strategies
 Combine fun with academic rigor
 Youth Voice
From: Getting a Head Start on the Common Core, Summer Matters
Focus on Learning Goals
Promote Critical Thinking: use open-ended
Communicate Learning Objective: share with
youth the learning or skills building focus
Reflect: check-ins at end of activity for
understanding and to encourage
connections to pervious experiences
Build Skills: link activities to age-appropriate
academic and developmental skills, build indepth subject knowledge
From: Getting a Head Start on the Common Core, Summer Matters
Habits of Mind
Afterschool and Youth
Development Field use
the term Habits of Mind,
the CCSS call it:
English/Language Arts
Mathematical Practices
See Handout
Activities that support building
Habits of Mind…
In small groups,
brainstorm activities that
align to the
provided on the flip
chart paper.
Foster Habits of Mind
 Practice
 Implement
engaging activities
 Teach effective
learning habits
Connecting High-Quality Expanded Learning Opportunities and the Common Core State Standards to Advance
Student Success, Council of Chief State School Officers, 2011,
Build Effective Partnerships
with Schools
 Build
on school day curriculum
 Communicate with families
 Participate in professional development
 Share child/youth data
Connecting High-Quality Expanded Learning Opportunities and the Common Core State Standards to Advance
Student Success, Council of Chief State School Officers, 2011,
If your program is designed for academic
success or you have aspirations of receiving
academic outcome related funding…
 Get
to know Habits of Mind and
 Build staff awareness of standards for
the grade level they are working
with and
 Identify specific academic needs of
individual youth and
 Intentionally link program activities
and outcomes to Habits of Mind
If your program is not an ELO or
focused on academic
 It
is still important for staff to be aware of CCSS
 Useful to be aware of Habits of Mind and
what programmatic activities support Habits
of Mind and
 Know that quality programs foster executive
functioning skills, dispositions and
social/emotional skills that support academic
Planning for
Academic Outcomes
 Be
 Take this information
back & share with staff
 Develop an action plan
 Build staff skills
Encourage and provide
professional development
opportunities on partnership
building, program quality
improvement and fostering
Habits of Mind
Use the action planning worksheet to set at
least one CCSS related goal.
Keep in mind the three key ingredients to
aligning with CCSS
Quality Programming
 Habits of Mind
Effective Partnerships
do you
Write on post-it and
place on the correlated flip chart
What is one action you can take to
intentionally link Habits of Mind to current
program activities?
What is one action you can take to engage
and support parents’ education on Common
Given your work with youth, families, and
school staff, what supports and resources do
you need to be successful?
Emily A. Emerson, Statewide Training Manager
[email protected]
Common Core State Standards Initiative
Habits of Mind
Next Generation Science Standards
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
Ready WA
Parent Roadmaps
FAQs on Common Core State Standard website
Parent’s Guide to Student Success
How to read the CCSS for teachers and helpful for AYD staff
and parents

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