This Conference will offer more extensive practice on the Common Core Standards in the areas of curriculum, literacy strategies across the content areas, technology, assessments and performance tasks.
- Technology, Tools, and Apps for the Common Core Classroom -
In this session, you will see how educators take current curriculum and turn it into
a more interactive practice. This is important as we move towards Common Core
Standards and still compete with the ever technologically advanced student in
our classrooms. Activities will include selections, apps, and tools from a
Google Certified and SMART Exemplary Teacher.
Resources and websites will be given to participants.
Danesa Menge, Teacher, Oakdale Unified School District
Karen Taylor, Teacher, Tracy Unified School District
- Smarter Balanced Assessments Basics -
This session is for those participants who are just becoming familiar with the Smarter Balanced Assessments.
The Theory of Action for the Smarter Balanced Assessments and the types of assessment questions will be provided.
Vernon Gettone, Consultant, CTA Instruction and Professional Development
Jessica Valdez, Assessment Development and Administration Division, California Department of Education
- 6-12 Math: Using the New Math Curriculum Framework -
This workshop will provide an overview, implications and applications of the new Mathematics Framework.
The purposes of the Framework are to guide teachers in the implementation of the California Common Core State
Standards for Mathematics, including the Standards for Mathematical Practice; emphasize the focus, coherence, and rigor of the Standards; and support instruction for ALL students. The Framework also provides guidance on options for higher mathematics
Tom Adams, Division Director, Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division, California Department of Education
Lori Freiermuth, CTA Member, Instructional Quality Commission and Math Teacher, Olympian High School, Sweetwater Union High School District