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  • Governor Cuomo's State of the State | Teaching Matters
    support of the Governor s early education initiatives Transforming New York s Schools Meeting the education needs of New York s students gives them a path to prosperity and the tools to become productive members of society while also providing a more secure economic future for the state The Governor proposed a series of actions that build on the progress and investments from the last three years to ensure all of New York s students receive a quality education Launch the Smart Schools Bond Referendum The Governor proposed a 2 billion Smart Schools bond referendum to help bring all of New York schools to today s high speed high tech world If approved by voters the initiative will provide students with state of the art classrooms and leverage technology to transform education Smart Schools funds will be allocated to each school district Encourage the Best and Brightest STEM Students to Stay in New York The Science Technology Engineering and Math STEM fields are one of the fastest growing sectors of New York s economy To encourage the best and brightest students to pursue STEM college degrees and build their careers in New York Governor Cuomo proposed providing full tuition scholarships to any SUNY or CUNY college or university to the top 10 percent of high school graduates if they pursue a STEM career and then work in New York for five years Reward the Most Effective Teachers Building on the universal implementation of the teacher evaluation system the Governor proposed creating a Teacher Excellence Fund to help school districts reward the most effective teachers Highly effective teachers in participating school districts will be eligible for up to 20 000 in annual supplemental compensation through the Teacher Excellence Fund Expand and Launch Another Round of NYSUNY 2020 and NYCUNY 2020 The

    Original URL path: http://www.teachingmatters.org/node/433 (2016-02-13)
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  • On the Brink of the Common Core Era, Principals Leading | Teaching Matters | Teaching Matters
    tailor professional development for teachers so that they can adjust lessons to meet the particular needs of students Understand the multiple causes of student difficulties and do all they can to address them Many children come to schools encumbered by problems that require holistic solutions Principals will have to make sure that families and the larger community are engaged and they will need to be resourceful in drawing upon community support to achieve goals In areas such as school discipline and attendance a predominantly rule focused approach might obscure the underlying problems that affect student behavior Looking at root causes and developing creative strategies to address them is essential Have a bold vision for success and develop buy in around a coherent instructional plan The Common Core works in tandem with challenging and common curricula Teamwork among teacher teams and mentors will be a critical way to go forward Principals must make sure that teachers have time to plan their lessons to collaborate with their peers in assessing student work and to modify the approach they take as they incorporate what they learn from analyzing student work in relation to the new standards Communicate the plan effectively to all stakeholders There is likely to be resistance to change The Common Core standards when coupled with well designed lessons and performance tasks hold out great promise for students Principals can help turn parents and personnel into enthusiasts if they provide adequate support and meaningful opportunities for involvement in molding the school culture For principals to meet these challenges they will need help too Here are a few things that must be done to support principals Central administration and state leadership must provide principals with collaborative support and strategic help rather than merely applying pressure Outside experts must be willing to roll up their sleeves and help principals in designing strategies and interventions that are appropriate for their schools They should be able to point to schools that principals can visit to obtain guidance and learn from examples where the common core has been implemented successfully They must also have an array of tools and best practices to recommend to principals who are searching for ways to meet the needs of teachers and students The most effective way for schools to improve student achievement is to improve teacher quality This goal must be the priority and student learning must be treated as the basis for evaluating strategies Support them with sufficient training and mentorship The task of being a principal is complex and with current controversies over evaluation and learning standards many educators are under considerable stress Principals need time to plan peers to collaborate with and mentors to consult Allow them flexible funding that meets their school s needs Principals are on the front lines and schools are not die cut As a matter of both respect and practicality school administrators need latitude and flexibility as they respond to the particular challenges facing their staff and students Providing principals with flexibility

    Original URL path: http://www.teachingmatters.org/node/410 (2016-02-13)
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  • Civil Rights | Teaching Matters
    12 26pm By Emily Durkin Teaching Matters Program Coordinator and guest blogger Civil Rights Mastery Lynette Guastaferro s blog Read more Comments NYC Students Take a Stand on Social Issues Submitted by Lynette Guastaferro on Tue 05 17 2011 10 56am Hundreds of middle school students will convene at the Intrepid Air and Space Museum and Pace University to take a stand Civil Rights Constitution Today Intrepid Pace Voices and

    Original URL path: http://www.teachingmatters.org/category/tags/civil-rights (2016-02-13)
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  • 8th Grade Students Use Civil Rights Curricular Program as Path for Growth and Mastery | Teaching Matters
    with civil rights issues in a penetrating way Our past experiences have been heartening Young people become passionate about their own stake in policy and politics when they learn how the system works and hone in on specific issues They feel informed in the know and more powerful That sentiment can spur educational growth and even launch a career It is crucial to aim high and that s what the Common Core is all about Voices and Choices has as its hallmark critical thinking the marshaling of evidence and the ability to make a case Student involvement in Voices and Choices culminates at the Annual Civil Rights Student Summit which epitomizes the promise of the Common Core Standards Throughout the six week unit students focus on worthy texts including the U S Constitution and federal legislation They not only engage in critical thinking and analysis as emphasized in the standards but also apply these skills to understanding current civil rights issues and taking next steps raising public awareness and promoting action Back in 2008 three eighth grade students from Queens focused on female soldiers in their presentation Shouldn t Women in the Military Have Rights Protecting Them Now one of them has become an advocate in a civil rights organization As a current college student who was engaged in Common Core level work in 8th grade she is again providing us with a glimpse of what the future has in store much like she did in advocating for women in the military four years before we saw the recent change in the law to allow women in combat Day after day classrooms are exposed to civil rights and constitutional issues in the news The tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School encouraged questions in the gun control debate the death of

    Original URL path: http://www.teachingmatters.org/node/310 (2016-02-13)
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  • curriculum | Teaching Matters
    Submitted by Lynette Guastaferro on Wed 03 13 2013 11 04am Perhaps it s fair to expect that the best and most experienced gourmet chefs will write their own cookbooks and never use a prepared mix for any part of their recipes But that particular preference for creative uniqueness has its limits common core curriculum Lynette Guastaferro s blog Read more Comments Home About Our Team Blog Donate In the

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  • Cooking Up Curricula: Not Always Best From Scratch | Teaching Matters
    students We have found that a well designed rigorous curriculum developed externally but adopted and adapted by teachers to meet their students needs best serves some urban schools How does a principal decide whether to buy or to build And now that we are moving to Common Core standards requiring every teacher to fundamentally redesign their instructional plans what should a principal do Should teachers develop or upgrade units from scratch Here are some specific questions to ponder Does your school have many new teachers who are still struggling with instructional basics Is there a lot of teacher turnover Do new teachers lack access to curriculum guides developed by prior teachers and strike out on their own because they must Are the expectations implicit in the lessons developed by teachers who have gone solo insufficiently rigorous Do teachers need strong examples of Common Core in practice Are teachers asking you for a common curriculum When the answer to most of these questions is yes adopt and adapt And make sure teachers are included every step along the way Once the decision has been made to adopt and adapt creative modification is not only warranted but vital An outside curriculum can be the cause of some of the most uninspired teaching imaginable Have you ever seen teachers going through the motions of scripted curricula without injecting their own personalities spin and excitement That s not the kind of bland diet we want to feed our children What to do We have found that when you combine strong quality common curricula common student tasks and assessments and most importantly professional learning communities something powerful happens First of all research done in urban schools shows students learn more Second we have found that teachers experience an increase in their sense of satisfaction and

    Original URL path: http://www.teachingmatters.org/node/308 (2016-02-13)
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  • Lynette Guastaferro's blog | Teaching Matters
    students alike Teacher Effectiveness Teacher Evaluation Read more Comments Are you a smart consumer of data Submitted by Lynette Guastaferro on Wed 10 24 2012 4 08pm Some simple strategies for schools to use when incorporating student level data in their instructional decision making assessment Data Read more Comments How 60 Kids 3 Teachers and 1 Innovative Principal are Improving Teacher Effectiveness Submitted by Lynette Guastaferro on Mon 07 23 2012 8 53am Rose Kerr is the recipient of the second annual Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize Paul Vallas Read more Comments Five Principals of Schools Where Teaching Matters Submitted by Lynette Guastaferro on Tue 06 26 2012 8 43am The five Finalists have been determined Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize Paul Vallas Principal s Forum Read more Comments Is Every Teacher a Literacy Teacher Reading and Writing in the Content Areas Submitted by Lynette Guastaferro on Fri 05 04 2012 1 07pm There is a growing philosophy that every teacher is a literacy teacher Data TERC Using Data for Meaningful Change Read more Comments Rohatyn Prize for Schools Where Teaching Matters Submitted by Lynette Guastaferro on Thu 03 08 2012 3 43pm There is no question that teaching matters Accordingly this year s 15 000 Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize will highlight innovations in the area of teacher capacity building and effectiveness Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize Teacher Effectiveness Read more Comments Even Nothing Can Be Something Submitted by Lynette Guastaferro on Fri 11 04 2011 8 42am There can be revelatory moments in the data process and times where the data doesn t show anything at all Data TERC Using Data for Meaningful Change Read more Comments A Conversation with Linda Darling Hammond Submitted by Lynette Guastaferro on Wed 10 19 2011 3 34pm Linda Darling Hammond Common Core Assessment Teacher Quality and

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  • Lynette Guastaferro's blog | Teaching Matters
    Much has been made of what these standards will mean for students but what about teachers common core Read more Comments In the News Teaching Matters at Chelsea High School Submitted by Lynette Guastaferro on Thu 07 14 2011 7 18pm Teaching Matters work was featured in a WNYC News report about academic gains being made by students Chelsea High School WNYC Writing Matters Read more Comments Teaching Matters Awards First Annual Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize to Jeanne Rotunda Principal of West Side Collaborative Submitted by Lynette Guastaferro on Mon 07 11 2011 9 55pm NEW YORK July 11 2011 PRNewswire USNewswire Teac 2011 Rohatyn Prize Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize West Side Collaborative Read more Comments Teaching Matters Presents Fourth Annual Summer Forum for Principals with a Focus on the Common Core State Standards Submitted by Lynette Guastaferro on Tue 06 28 2011 9 34am NEW YORK June 28 2011 PRNewswire USNewswire What are the Common Core State Standards and how will this new initiative affect instruction in our schools Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize Read more Comments Why Norm It s Good Form Submitted by Lynette Guastaferro on Mon 06 27 2011 8 31am Data savvy investigators never make important decisions based on a single source common core TERC Using Data for Meaningful Change Read more Comments VOTE NOW for Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize Finalists Submitted by Lynette Guastaferro on Wed 06 15 2011 12 17pm There are only three days left to cast your vote Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize Read more Comments Teaching Matters Announces Eleven Semi Finalists for First Annual Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize Submitted by Lynette Guastaferro on Fri 06 10 2011 8 33am NEW YORK June 10 2011 PRNewswire USNewswire Teaching Matters announces eleven semi finalists for the first annual Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize for School Innovation 15 000 awarded to a school

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