"The secret of education is respecting the pupil."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Links of Interest
There are several website links of interest that are especially pertinent this year to all of us who are interested in education, whether we are a principal, teacher,parent or student. When you have a free moment, check out these sites. I think you will find them quite timely and worth the read.
- For information on the new APPR teacher evaluation system, the new Common Core State Standards, and the Race-to-the-Top initiative: nysed.gov
- Here is some great information on what the new Common Core State Standards look like in action: commoncore.org (The Common Core Mapping Project)
- Integrating technology is embedded in the CCSS and the new APPR. This website offers wonderful information and resources:http://www.pbs.org/teachers/librarymedia/tech-integration
- Additional information on CCSS, Teacher/Leader Effectiveness, Inquiry/DDI, and news and events from SED can be found at the following link: http://engageny.org/
www.parcconline.org PARCC is a 24-state consortium working together to develop next-generation K-12 assessments in English and math. PARCC benefits:
Students who will know if they are on track to graduate ready for college and careers
Teachers with regular results available to guide learning and instruction
Parents with clear and timely information about the progress of their children
States with valid results that are comparable across the member states
The nation as it is based on college- and career-ready, internationally-benchmarked CCSS