A quote from the article…”Adult literacy in 2012 means being able to synthesize information from multiple online sources to write a blog post or substantive email. It means analyzing which online tools will best serve your communications purpose. It means making smart decisions about what information is useful online, and how to curate and filter the endless stream of data coming in. It means reviewing your digital footprint and learning how to take some control over what information you broadcast to the world, from your tweets, profile pictures, and recommended links. While the common core addresses some of the above skills, its guidance is far too vague, especially for those teachers who are uncomfortable with new technologies.”
Two FREE webinars about the Common Core math standards are coming up. We’re presenting, the great folks at TenMarks are sponsoring. It’s going to be good. And practical. And informative. (This concludes our shamless self-promotion…did I mention they’re FREE? Ok, now I’m done.)
If I could recommend reading one piece about how to implement the Common Core, it might be this one by Wiggins and McTighe. Their approach has framed a lot of what I’m working on with my own school, and I think other schools could benefit from knowing more about the role UbD can play in the CCSS transition.