Week 2 – discussion 1 for class edu695: maed capstone
Week 2 – Discussion 1 for class EDU695: MAED Capstone
Common Core State Standards
Common Core State Standards (CCSS) establish clear expectations for student learning and are the standards for a set of learning for all students in the United States regardless of geographic location. This discussion is focused on CCSS and the role these standards take in the school setting.
There are two parts to this discussion as explained below.
Part One: First, in one paragraph, summarize your understanding of the foundation of the CCSS for Math and English Arts. Next, adopting the perspective of a teacher leader, in at least two paragraphs, evaluate how CCSS (Math and English Language Arts) can be used to influence the use of technology- enhanced differentiated instructional strategies to support the needs of all learners. Finally, in one paragraph, justify why it is important to have purposeful planning of differentiated instructional strategies to promote student learning and provide at least one specific example to support your justification.
Part Two: Include a link to your ePortfolio in your initial post along with a one-paragraph reflection about your experience with the redesign for the Week One Assignment in terms of challenges you encountered and how you overcame those challenges. Be sure to include any difficulties you experienced in revising to meet the components of 21st century student outcomes and 21st century support systems.
Students need to know the knowledge and skills needed to prepare them for math in college, career, and the real world. Please know that forty-five states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense schools have adopted and are implementing the Common Core State Standards. However, since the implementation of CCSS, you now have state leaders flip-flopping on the “goodness “of CCSS for mostly political reasons in my opinion. Our students deserve the best!
What are your thoughts about the political nature of CCSS? Read the PDF file attached to help you frame your answer.