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Free Webinars regarding the Transition to Common Core Standards

May 17, 2012 -- 1:51 pm
Following please find a list of the five webinar sessions in the series-- Transition to the Common Core Standards: What do educators need to know?

The webinars were organized by CCSSO as part of the KS EAG State Consortium project “Closing the Opportunity for Students with Disabilities,” and supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.



1. Language Arts Instructional Strategies Transition for Special Education Teachers and All Teachers

http://spaces.ccsso.org/CCSSO/Communities1/Resources/ViewDocument/?DocumentKey=a61c0ef2-fa9d-4007-96f3-e5178557c58b

The webinar key presenter was Lisa Campbell, ELA and special education specialist and professional development leader, Hamilton County, Ohio, Education Service Center. The presenter focuses on critical changes in methods and content of instruction in language arts in the elementary grades under the Common Core Standards that teachers will need to incorporate into their instruction and curriculum. The webinar includes discussion led by Deborah Matthews, special education specialist in the Kansas State Department of Education.
2. Comparing current instruction with the Common Core--Use of SEC Data and Transition in Elementary Mathematics

http://spaces.ccsso.org/CCSSO/Communities1/Resources/ViewDocument/?DocumentKey=f753a0d6-2f1a-4254-9381-827445b3e266

The two presentations in this webinar focused on TRANSITION TO COMMMON CORE STANDARDS. Carolyn Eastman, CCSSO consultant, presented "Using SEC Data to Analyze Alignment of Instruction to Standards," and then, Nicole Paulson, Utah mathematics educator, presented "Transition to the Common Core Standards in Elementary Math." The presenters focused on critical changes in methods and content of curriculum that teachers will need to incorporate into their instruction, including examples of instructional strategies consistent with the transition and Paulson shows a short video clip that illustrates an instructional strategy with teaching fractions. The webinar includes discussion led by Andrew Hinkle, Ohio special education specialist.
3. Common Core State Standards for Mathematics: Shifts and Implications for Mathematics Instruction
http://spaces.ccsso.org/CCSSO/Communities1/Resources/ViewDocument/?DocumentKey=9b9703d5-3ed2-45f5-9525-2d253a3af2be

The key presenter for the webinar was Beth Cocuzza, Student Achievement Partners, a New Jersey mathematics educator and curriculum expert. The session focused on the three key themes in the Common Core Math shifts in instruction: Focus, Coherence, and Rigor. The discussion of the presentation was led by Brett Moulding, educator and curriculum director in Ogden, Utah.

4. English Language Arts Shifts with Common Core Standards and Implications for ELA Instruction

http://spaces.ccsso.org/CCSSO/Communities1/Resources/ViewDocument/?DocumentKey=68c4a866-90be-48d4-9c32-5703b8d5e4a3

The webinar presentation was provided by Meredith and David Liben, ELA instructional specialists and professional development leaders, who work with Student Achievement Partners. They are educators residing in New Hampshire who have worked with many states and districts to discuss the Common Core in ELA. The presenters focus on the critical changes in methods and content of instruction in English language arts under the Common Core Standards that teachers will need to incorporate into their instruction and curriculum. The webinar includes discussion comments led by Sandra Warren, ASES SCASS adviser, and Kris Shaw, ELA specialist in Kansas State Department of Education.
5. Transition to CCSS for teachers of students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities

http://spaces.ccsso.org/CCSSO/Communities1/Resources/ViewDocument/?DocumentKey=84b2fe7b-5c2c-4575-9316-b014dc409c90

The key presenter was Karen Erickson, special education expert at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Her presentation focused on important transitions in instructional approach for teachers of students with significant cognitive disabilities, and new approaches to considering instruction under the Common Core Standards. The webinar includes discussion led by Andrew Hinkle, special education specialist at the Ohio State Department of Education and Rolf Blank, CCSSO program director.

To access the webinars:

Users will need to gain access to the KS EAG Community webpage: spaces.ccsso.org. Five steps are needed to use the Webinar recordings:

a) Click on the weblink for the webinar session of interest –see below (e.g., #1 Language Arts Instructional Strategies.. )

b) You will use the temporary password—“ccsso1” to login to the site for the first time

c) When you login to the site you will be asked to change your password –

Please use something unique that only you know. To do that, click the Profile button in the top right corner of the webpage, by your name. This password will allow easy access when you want to return to the webpage later.

d) Go to the KS EAG Community page – Click on “Communities” in the middle of the top of the webpage and type in “KS EAG” in the Search box.

e) Within the KS EAG Community page, to access the Webinar recording of your choice, click the Library tab, and you will see a list of the five webinars (see the descriptions below). Click on the title of your selection, and when it opens click on “Recording”.


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