Educators in Search of Common Core Resources

From Education Week:
As states and districts begin the work of turning common academic standards into curriculum and instruction, educators searching for teaching resources are often finding that process frustrating and fruitless…

Greg Netzer, Principal from Independence Mo.:

“There seems to be very little out there, or it’s just not in places we can find it,” Mr. Netzer said. “To say we are prepared for common core would be a misconception.” (read more in Education Week’s article below)

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/02/24/22resources_ep.h31.html

@ Navigation North, we are working to help get educational repositories tagged to Common Core State Standards and loaded into the Learning Registry so more teachers will have easy access to the best materials for their students. To see what some of those materials look like when you query the right data from the Learning Registry, go to Common Core Labs and simply browse the CCSS for those resources we have assisted with so far.

www.commoncorelabs.com

BUT, if you would like to see the real power of shared data in the Learning Registry, check out how these very materials listed above, when aggregated within an existing educator community portal (in this case, CTE Online national portal), can be structured to not just share the resource but also the standards data and resulting educator materials being developed such as activities and lessons.

Resource: Amazing Cells
Type: Interactive Media
Producer: Genetic Science Learning Center (Univ. of Utah)
Publisher: NSDL (National Science Digital Library) & AMSER (Applied Math and Science Education Repository)
Funder: NSF (National Science Foundation)
Educator Community Destination: Career and Technical Educators Online (CTE Online)
URL: http://www.cteonline.org/portal/default/Resources/Viewer/ResourceViewer?action=2&resid=203473 

Educator Use (paradata): 254 Views / 86 Visits / 3 Favorites / 1 Lesson Developed by Sharon Johnson (Biotechnology Teacher, San Diego)
Common Core Standard: ELA/Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects/Gr.9-10/Standard 4: Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9–10 texts and topics. 

Now here is the really cool part, the activity around this resource as being generated by teacher above in the CTE Online community, can be captured and shared back to the Learning Registry. Then, as another online community looks to pull good, CCSS aligned resources from the Learning Registry, such as the California online educator community portal Brokers of Expertise did, they can ingest both the resource metadata, and the additional information and activities that have occurred with the resource in other communities. The CTE Online generated educator materials and work created around the NSDL materials published to the Learning Registry are now available in California’s Brokers of Expertise community to help illuminate new, related materials and standards connections.

Resource: Cell Size and Scale
Type: Interactive Media
Producer: Genetic Science Learning Center (Univ. of Utah)
Publisher: NSDL (National Science Digital Library)
Funder: NSF (National Science Foundation)
Educator Community Destination: Brokers of Expertise
URL: http://www.myboe.org/portal/default/Resources/Viewer/ResourceViewer?action=2&resid=108020

Educator Use (paradata): 328 Views / 54 Visits / 2 Favorites / 31 Shares / 2 Lessons / 9 Activities / 4 related resources
Common Core Standard: ELA/Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects/Gr.9-10/Standard 9. Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.

And that’s just the beginning of what is possible with shared, open data in the Learning Registry as being developed and honed here at Navigation North Learning!

By | 2022-03-14T11:26:48+00:00 October 16th, 2012|