If implemented effectively, these Standards can drive educator effectiveness by honing in on the most critical skills students need to master for success in college and career, and put students on a progressive path towards mastery...
SALT LAKE CITY (PRWEB) May 15, 2014
School Improvement Network, the leader in educator effectiveness resources, today announced a new video segment showing a master teacher applying a fifth grade Common Core lesson that teaches students to debate, evaluate evidence, and create arguments through a debate on bullying. The new video segment and Common Core lesson are available to all educators as part of the weekly publication, “Strategy of the Week.”
“The Common Core Standards are already being integrated into local curriculum by master teachers in hundreds of schools and classrooms,” said Chet D. Linton, CEO and president of School Improvement Network. “If implemented effectively, these Standards can drive educator effectiveness by honing in on the most critical skills students need to master for success in college and career, and put students on a progressive path towards mastery beginning in Kindergarten and continuing all the way until graduation.”
In this Common Core lesson, educators will see a master teacher engage her students in a formal debate about bullying, challenging students to:
- Analyze pieces of evidence and sources to support points of debate
- Assess peers based on outlined criteria
- Participate in a post-debate discussion of things that went well and things that could’ve gone better
This Common Core lesson aligns to standards L.5.6, SL.5.1a-d, 4 & 6.
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