Throughout the course of this school year, Atomic Learning has been following several teachers to see how they are transitioning classroom lessons to implement the CCSS. Videos captured from these observations are part of the trusted ed tech training leader’s Atomic TechCore solution, 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.
Catlin Tucker is one of those teachers working through the challenges of implementing the standards in her California English classroom. Here's a preview of the training Catlin has helped develop to assist her peers in implementing the CCSS in their lessons: http://youtu.be/A25IqcouUns
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.
The introduction of new standards are creating quite a bit of stir and a bit of confusion. Not only have the CCSS changed the content being taught, more than half of the standards contain a technology component. To help with the change, Atomic Learning has developed Atomic TechCore to help educators implement the new standards.
Last week, we introduced Catlin’s story. This week, meet Tim, who is video journaling his story on how the CCSS affect his math classes.
Aligning curriculum to the Common Core is a major task many school leaders and teachers are working through. In this video, hear from a former district employee about a new resource to help school leaders in building and executing a solid Common Core implementation roadmap.
Learn more about Atomic Learning's Atomic TechCore solution.
Learn how to transform your classroom lessons to teach Common Core State Standards in the Atomic Catalyst course starting October 11th! Register today!
Check out this Education Industry Insight presentation at the Gilfus Education Group's Innovation Showcase Theater: "Planning for the Technology Components of Common Core" presented by Jeffrey Roth of Atomic Learning. Recorded at the annual ASCD Conference, Philadelphia, March 2012.
For a demo of Atomic TechCore, Atomic Learning's suite of tools developed to guide school leaders in building their Common Core implementation road maps, click here.
The Atomic TechCore solution from Atomic Learning helps school leaders and educators plan and execute a solid road map for curriculum to meet the requirements of the Common Core State Standards.
New to the Atomic TechCore solution is the lesson entitled "Fish Tank: Research, Writing, & Presentation," which uses an online wiki to create a collaborative environment where students present and discuss information related to an allegorical story they have read. Students will learn Internet search techniques, as well as how to evaluate the information they find on the Web for credibility and accuracy.
Is your district struggling with developing a strategic plan to meet the requirements of the Common Core State Standards? Atomic TechCore, a suite of tools for school leaders to build their Common Core implementation roadmaps, is now available.
Atomic TechCore consists of a set of customizable planning and collaborative network tools that assist administrators in identifying the professional development and technology needed for their district to transform teaching to align to Common Core standards, and in communicating the resulting findings and implementation plans to those impacted within the district.
The Atomic TechCore solution includes:
• Planning tool for school leaders
• PD and lesson plans for teachers
• Lesson assignments for students
This new Atomic Catalyst instructor-led PD course is centered around Atomic TechCore’s Lesson Wizard, where classroom lessons are created that empower students to achieve the rigor of the Common Core State Standards.
Upon completion of the course, learners will:
Unpack the Common Core State Standards identifying the knowledge and skills called for in the standards they need to teach.
Identify classroom activities that will help develop an enduring understanding.
Design 3 lessons that meet specific CCSS.
Evaluate the process of transforming an existing lesson to meet CCSS and creating an original lesson that meets the standards.
Transforming Classroom Lessons to Teach Common Core Standards
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.
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