Survey for Today

November 27, 2012

9:00 - 3:30, ESU 10 Kearney

  • The Curriculum Bucket group led by Kate Hatch has Donlynn Rice lined up to provide a one-day overview of the common core standards. This was identified as a pressing need and we look forward to the presentation and appreciate Donlynn's efforts.

  • The following description includes more information about the training: Nebraska is among the vast majority of states who have participated in the discussion of the Common Core Standards for reading and for mathematics. As part of the process of standards revision in Nebraska, the Nebraska standards are being aligned with the Common Core Standards. On November 27, 2012, NDE Curriculum and Instruction Administrator will provide an overview of the Common Core Standards. The following topics will be discussed:Understanding structure (Math and LA)Text complexity and implications? What does an assessment look like? How does it fit with College/Career Ready and 21st Century Skills?


Links and Resources
K-12 Center ETS
Achieve the Core
Common Core Video Implementation Series - Hunt Institute YouTube Channel
CCSS Introduction PDF

English Language Arts Resources

Common Core for ELA PDF
Nebraska Reading Conference

Math Resources





November 28, 2012

9:00 - 3:30, ESU 10 Kearney

Survey for Today
  • The Curriculum Bucket Group also brought forward the suggestion to provide training about Marzano's Proficiency Scales. As such, we have worked out a arrangement with the Marzano folks to make this available. The following description includes more information about the training:

    Providing clear learning goals and scales can help ensure effective lessons and that students are continually aware of their progress. Learn how Marzano's Proficiency Scales can be used to target instruction, link to assessment, be utilized in the grading process, and as a way to provide feedback. ESU SDA's own Mitzi Hoback, Suzanne Whisler, Lenny VerMaas and Toby Boss will provide training about the Marzano Model, proficiency scales, and their importance.

  • Participants will receive the resource: Becoming a Reflective Teacher

Marzano Research Laboratory Site
Standards Based Grading Webinar
Today's Meet Transcript

Video Links
Five Minute University
English Study Group (Sketch Show)
Awareness Test (Moon Walking Bear)
Mr. D

Handouts