Adapting Teaching and Assessment to Meet Common Core Standards

David Fisher with Karen M. Beerer, Ed.D., Chris Meador


In this episode we speak with two Discovery Communications community leaders about the challenges and tools for adapting to meet the common core standards.

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Talking Seriously About Video Games and Common Core

Andrew Miller and Terry Heick with Clark Aldrich


The prospect of using video games to teach common core subjects may still seem far fetched to many teachers. In this inaugural episode we look at the current state of game based learning, the promise, the challenges, some of the most popular games and the road ahead.

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Are We Moving from Common Standards to a Common Curriculum?

Rae Pica with David Sherman, Tom Vander Ark, Justin Snider

pic There has been some buzz around the topic of creating a national common core curriculum. The notion has engendered quite a bit of push back, raising fears of loss of local control. We invited two education advocates and a practicing teacher join us to explore the implications.
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EDWORDS: Latest Common Core Standards Blog Posts

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    How To Improve Student Reading

    Recently on multiple platforms, Robert Pondiscio talked about reading on his way to standing up for Secretary of Education John King. We disagree ab ...

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    by Peter Greene @palan57
    Thursday, 05 May 2016
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    Teaching Common Core By Teaching Environmental Science

    April 22nd is Earth Day. I’ll be spending it in my daughter’s elementary school, helping to coordinate an all-day “Science Day” for a building full ...

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    by Patrick Riccards @Eduflack
    Thursday, 21 April 2016
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    Common Core and Content Can Get Along

    Not a day can go by without someone criticizing the Common Core State Standards or blaming the Common Core for all that ails our public education sy ...

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    by Patrick Riccards @Eduflack
    Tuesday, 09 February 2016
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    Curriculum Mapping, 5 Ideas

    Last week I had the opportunity to attend two days of Curriculum Mapping Boot Camp with Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs and Dr. Marie Alcock in New York City ...

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    by Ross Cooper | @RossCoops31
    Sunday, 27 December 2015
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    Is the Historian's Craft Still Worth Teaching?

    Technology has fundamentally changed how stories are told and information is conveyed. Today, the most engaging content includes not just writing, b ...

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    by David Cutler @spinedu
    Friday, 11 December 2015
  • Where Do the Arts Belong?

    Last week, I had an interesting conversation with one of my sons’ teachers. He has a classroom teacher who delivers the “core” subjects (not my favori ...

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    by Emily Caruso Parnell | @teachontheverge
    Friday, 20 November 2015
  • If It's Not Broken, Don't Fix It!

    They say that necessity creates ingenuity.  There's truth in that.  I was terribly bored when the whole idea of teaching the curriculum thro ...

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    by Sharon Skretting | @SharonSkretting
    Saturday, 28 February 2015
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