Muir Module 3

CCSS and Student Engagement ~ Muir Middle School - March 30, 2015

The School2Home program is all about student achievement, career and college readiness. Therefore, it is logical to begin student achievement conversations by looking at the Common Core State Standards and the technology that can support student achievement of CCSS.
Objectives: Teachers will

  • become familiar with CCSS and technology support in meeting them.
  • create/revise a lesson focusing on student engagement and the new CCS standards
  • become familiar with ways to improve content vocabulary by using technology tools.
Activity Handouts/Resources

Thanks for coming to learn with us during Spring Break!

Overview of School2Home

Website: School2Home

Common Core Standards - what you know about CCSS?

Activity: Starter Quiz

Google form: Teachers will take a short quiz on the topic of CCSS.  Discuss with a partner:

  • How are you using CCSS now?

  • How are you teaching differently?

Group share out.

Google Form

CCSS and Muir

What Does it Mean to Unpack a Standard?

Unpacking a standard

CCSS requires the use of technology in order for students to be successful in achieving them.


Technology and CCSS


CCSS testing Activity 1: Review sample questions and CCSS standards with technology components highlighted:

ELA: by ELA, SS, Special Ed, elective teachers

Math: by math, Science, and PE teachers

CCSS testing Activity 2: Pair-share

  • How do these sample questions differ from the previous standardized testing questions you required students to do?

  • Where are you  in implementing the CCSS standards?

  • What do the standards require of students and teachers?

  • What will you do to prepare students for CCSS testing?

Common Core in Middle school

Sample questions for ELA

Sample math items

Magic Moment - Web 2.0 tools

Web 2.0 tools


Kathy Schrocks iPads for Learning  page


Pins for iPad compatible apps

Introduction to Gooru

1) Introduction to the Teacher toolkit - teachers examine and practice the three steps (discover, organize, and teach) to creating a Gooru collection.

2)Teachers create another collection for a topic that they will be teaching in the near future.

Website: Gooru

CCSS Lesson Planning Activity: introduction to lesson planning with templates

Introduction to a  lesson planning template that teachers can use to prepare their CCSS lessons.

Lesson Plan Template

See editable file at bottom of page. Use the down pointing arrow to download. This does not work on an iPad. Make a copy with a new title for each new lesson.

Lesson plan creation/modification: Teachers create/adapt a lesson with focus on CCSS, SBAC, and using technology to support success.

Lesson template
Standards support: 

Teaching Channel




Reflection: Share out.

Lunch time!



Module 3: CCSS and Student Engagement



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