LDC CoreTools users in the Community of Practice have asked for improvements in CoreTools that would enable them to specify precise grade-level Common Core standards in their modules instead of the more general anchor standards that have been used in the past. This major improvement has been implemented and is now accessible in LDC CoreTools!
Join us in congratulating these teachers for their LDC modules, which have been reviewed by members of the national LDC jurying team and rated exemplary. The exemplary modules have been included in LDC CoreTools and are available across our national community of practice to help other teachers improve their practice and lead students across the country to academic success.
On January 30, 2014, 68 participants from across the country attended a full day workshop on the LDC module jurying system in Denver, Colorado co-hosted by the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE) and the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC).
LDC CoreTools is an online collaboration workspace where teachers can access, design, modify, and share lesson plans across content areas to create powerful instructional materials that help prepare students to meet the literacy demands of the Common Core.
Based on invaluable feedback from the community, we continue to enhance LDC CoreTools, providing new features, functionality, and resources to meet the needs of educators across the country. Check out the latest LDC CoreTools developments!
SCALE has created a rigorous jurying process for LDC modules that is central to helping LDC teachers: (1) share high-quality Common Core-aligned exemplary modules across our community, (2) create a standard, accurate process for reviewing modules and providing teachers with actionable feedback for revision, and (3) establish professional learning experiences for LDC teachers and coaches.
Since LDC’s debut as a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping educators ensure every student graduates from high school with the literacy skills necessary for success, Executive Director Chad Vignola has been working to build an enthusiastic team to support the LDC community. We’re pleased to introduce the newest LDC staff.
One of my favorite writing genres for argumentative teaching tasks is the editorial. Examples are easily accessible on almost any topic are easily accessible, and students may be able to publish in the school or local newspaper.
Preparation for the Task
Imagine students getting their first assignment in college or a career-training program. Think about the skills they would need to complete it successfully: noticing the parts of the assignment, figuring out what would qualify as a good job and how to earn a good grade, and figuring out how to schedule the work. Include these skills in your module.