The following are my notes (primarily questions) from:
“Dr. Ted Caron will be illustrating the transition of the English / Language Arts standards and assessments”
Ted Caron, PhD email@example.comDeb Gardner firstname.lastname@example.orgMs. Gardner is Dr. Caron’s partner.Definition of Standards – measuring what kids learned. Definition of prescriptive curriculum – telling teachers how to teach. Does CC include both?Standard seems like a “what they need to know/demonstrate”. Most of what was presented tonight sounds like “how to teach”Will CC facilitate innovation or discourage it?How does CC accommodate diverse goals and not just college? e.g. craft, skilled, etc.How much federal $$ is tied to adopting CC?Why the focus on prep for jobs and college at such a young age?Why are we being so hard on our kids? STA has done a wonderful job over the years. Many parents who went to STA themselves send their kids here because of how well STA has done. Why do we need this added rigor? Why now? What problem are we trying to solve?Creativity not important? Creativity not considered academic anymore?Hearing a lot of judgements about how things are done pre-CC.Reading “any ol’ text” is not allowed. Will there be a list of allowed texts? that sounds prescriptive and not like a standard.