Dr. Yong Zhao doesn’t like the Common Core standards. And in this interview he explains why. I’ve said it many times, what we need is some serious critical thinking and dialogue about the Core where ALL voices are listened to–voices from both sides of the argument. So even though I’m optimistic about the CCSS, I still enjoy reading articles like this one. I like bacon, too.
This site, from the Elk Grove (CA) Unified School District, looks like an exemplary resource. Also demonstrates what I think national standards should be all about–sharing, collaborating, and publicly displaying our work. This site is worth a look.
All of these ideas here are tied to the units created by the folks at commoncore.org (which is NOT the official CCSS website…corestandards.org). However, even if you’re not using their curriculum, this offers some interesting ideas about how to integrate art in a more in-depth, standards-based manner.
There are some brilliant Common Core related ideas out there. This is one of them! Tying project based learning and global projects to the CCSS really demonstrates the powerful shifts that the new standards can bring about. This video is worth the watch.