Developed in response to district needs, the Atomic TechCore solution from Atomic Learning consists of a set of tools that assist school leaders in providing teachers the resources they need to address the critical technology components embedded within the Common Core State Standards.
Atomic TechCore provides examples and resources, including:
This year, Atomic Learning is following three teachers as they implement the Common Core State Standards in their classroom. One of those teachers is Tabitha, a Georgia teacher facing the challenges of implementing the standards into her 3rd grade classroom.
In her Atomic TechCore series, Tabitha has addressed planning, technology tools, and specifics for teaching math, ELA, and science aligned to the CCSS.
Does the thought of implementing the Common Core State Standards strike fear into your heart? Does knowing that more than half of the standards have a technology component seem daunting? Let Atomic Learning help. Atomic TechCore provides educators help with unpacking the standards as well as technology infused lessons that align with the CCSS.
Throughout the course of this school year, Atomic Learning has been following several teachers to see how they are dealing with the implementation of the CCSS. Meet Catlin. She is one of those teachers working through the challenges of implementing the standards in her California English classroom.
Atomic Learning gives the Curriculum Director resources to quickly find examples of how technology can support different subject areas and plan and implement Common Core State Standards. Through the use of Classroom ready projects, teachers learn to effectively integrate technology in the classroom, empowering them with forward-thinking training to prepare students for 21st Century careers. These resources can be used as basis for, or to augment, training sessions.
A recent Tech&Learningarticle entitled "Where’s the Tech in the Common Core?" discussed with industry experts insight about how technology will be used to both leverage and manage the delivery of curriculum that meets Common Core standards. Did you know:
Many of the Common Core State Standards identify technology as a key component to achieve the objectives embedded within the standards.
At Atomic Learning, we know and share your passion for creating tech embedded classrooms. And we also know that districts are struggling to figure all these standards out. That's why we developed the Atomic TechCore solution, a set of collaborative planning tools that assist school leaders in building and executing a solid Common Core implementation roadmap.
What is your role in education? Stop by Atomic Learning booth #2623 at ISTE 2012, to share what motivates you. The I AM [an educator] sharing project was created to acknowledge educators (as well as all those who inspire, encourage and support them), and honor all that they do to ensure today's students receive the best education.
When you stop by, not only will you get a free t-shirt, we'll also show you what's new at Atomic Learning. As you know, technology is constantly changing, so we're introducing some exciting new solutions to help you continue your quest to bridge the technology and curriculum gap. Come check out our new solutions to help you with mobile and Common Core initiatives (as well as learn about our new app!)
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Schools are under increasing pressure to implement the Common Core Standards and to develop students’ career and college readiness skills.
Methacton School District, located in a suburb of Philadelphia in southeastern Pennsylvania, is no different. The district is made up of just over 400 staff and more than 5,000 students. Methacton implemented a comprehensive professional development solution to address the challenge of differentiation in technology instruction for educators.
Download this case study to learn how Methacton found a solution that has helped align technology and curriculum which results in increased teacher support and student engagement.
A recent Education Week blog post discussed survey results that revealed teachers are aware of Common Core State Standards, but when asked how prepared the teachers were to implement the standards in their classroom there were mixed feelings.
Word has definitely gotten out among teachers about the Common Core State Standards, new survey data suggest, but many educators do not feel fully prepared to teach them.
This graphic from Scholastic shows the survey findings visually:
Atomic Learning announced the early availability of the new Atomic TechCore solution at the ASCD Conference on Saturday in Philadelphia, PA. The Atomic TechCore solution was developed in response to district needs to address the technology components embedded in the Common Core State Standards.
Several states have not yet adopted the Common Core standards, but all students will be influenced through textbook changes, professional development planning and shared curriculum resources. For the first time, an eighth grade student in Tennessee will be required to learn the same curriculum as a student in California, Wisconsin, or Florida.
Atomic Learning is researching how schools are planning to implement the Common Core State Standards into their curriculum. If your school is implementing the standards, we would appreciate your feedback through this brief survey.
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