Saturday, March 16, 2013

Rethinking Learning in the 21st Century

In reviewing a document that came across my screen today addressing Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and what they mean for interdisciplinary teaching, one of the first links was to this video, which I have seen before, but thought to share now for discussion purposes.

In addition, the resource "The Common Core: 12 Discussion Starters for Secondary Teachers" includes links to a wealth of resources, all worth exploring.

Each day, new information emerges related to common core standards. Some of the online resources lead to lesson plans, others articulate the merits and demerits of the standards, while others address the inevitable standardized testing. Recently, there's been a spate of articles about machine-scoring of essays.  For instance, check this article, "Humans Fight Over Robo Scoring."

What's your favorite common core resource?  What's been your response to the standards?  Are they new, or old shoes with remodeled soles?

1 comment:

  1. Hi Judy,

    Love how you wrote about the connection of 21st century learning and the Common Core.

    The other day, I was reading Scott McLeod's post, What does it mean to be 'aligned to the Common Core?' and pondered the connection between 21st century learning and the Common Core. Specifically, I pondered how the shift in teaching pedagogy for 21st century learning is the same shift needed for the Common Core. It's that digging deeper for meaningful learning rather than staying on the surface to do well on multiple choice tests.

    I like how you captured that in your post. Thanks!

    Kind regards,