Anticipatory Set-Consider this....

Partner Discuss: How are the Common Core State Standards helping to create a level playing field for students? In what ways are assessments aligned with these standards helping to prepare students for college and career?

4Cs Webinars

Welcome to the session wikipage!

My name is Donna Albaugh. It is a pleasure to have the opportunity to spend time learning with you. We may change the agenda to meet your requests based on your interests.
What are your priorities right now? What do you already know about Common Core State Standards/NC Essential Standards?

Session Outcomes:
  • Gain an understanding of the differences between Common Core State Standards, NC Essential Standards, and Extended Standards
  • Learn about the English/Language Arts (ELA) shifts
  • Learn about the mathematical practices
  • Learn about the new assessments
  • Learn about the Essential Standards


Wiki Central

Explore DPI resources on Wiki Central. Post a link, resource, or statement about how you may use a resource you explored to the Answer Garden or create an edcanvas-

What did you gain by exploring the DPI resources?... at

Downloadable PPT:

Published on Aug 7, 2012

Keynote from the second general session of the 2012 School Improvement Innovation Summit held in Salt Lake City. Heidi Hayes Jacobs is a best-selling author and the director of Curriculum21.

Watch other keynotes and learn more about this conference at

Explore Resources:

Use the links in the Resource Guide to access web based tools to aid with planning for technology enabled instruction. Explore 2 or more tech tools that are not familiar to you. Discuss with a partner how these resources may enhance teaching and learning.

4 Cs in 21st Century Teaching and Learning:

Communication, Critical Thinking, Creativity, and Collaboration are essential in planning for student engagement for today's learners.
Open the 20th vs 21st century classrooms document, reflect on the changes and consider the implications for you.

Partner Discuss:

Discuss the implications of the 4Cs on teaching and learning in the 21st Century Classroom.

Scavenger Hunt:

Open the document and use the Core Standards link to search for the responses to questions in the scavenger hunt. Record the responses in your Penzu journal. Discuss your findings with a partner.
Link for Common Core Standards:

Open the document and use the ACRE website to access either the Common Core Support Tools (Math and ELA only) or the NC Essential Standards Support Tools to respond to the questions in the scavenger hunt. Record the responses in your Penzu journal. Discuss your findings with a partner.
Link for NC Essential Standards ACRE website:

Reflecting on My Learning

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