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Common Core State Standards (Online Courses)

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eProfessional Development (ePD) is an online learning environment developed by the Sacramento County Office of Education. ePD courses provide learners the flexibility of completing the course on their own time and at their own pace.

21st Century Learning: Depth of Knowledge

• Build background for Depth of Knowledge (DOK).
• Compare Webb's Depth of Knowledge and Bloom's Taxonomy.
• Explore the Cognitive Rigor Matrix.
• Practice applying levels of DOK to different types of tasks and assessments.

21st Century Learning: Implementing CCSS Through a Flipped Classroom

• Examine what is a flipped classroom.
• Explore the connection between a flipped classroom, the common core state standards, and college and career readiness.
• Explore examples of flipped classrooms in action.
• Plan how to start flipping your classroom.
• Plan how to start flipping your Common Core State Standards (CCSS) lesson.
• Plan how to start implementing CCSS in your flipped classroom.

ELA & Literacy: Overview

• The goals and key features of the Common Core State Standards Initiative
• Areas of emphasis and the additional 15% included in California's Common Core State Standards
• The structure and organization of California's Common Core State Standards

ELA/Literacy: Informational Text

• Informational text and why it is important to students' success
• How informational text is addressed in California's Common Core State Standards
• Where informational text is taught in our current ELA materials

ELA/Literacy: Text-Dependent Questions

• Explore the importance of text-dependent analysis in implementing the Common Core Standards
• View an example of the use of text-dependent questions
• Study the Reading standards
• Distinguish between text-dependent questions and non-text-dependent questions and apply understanding
• Connect to the core curriculum

ELA/Literacy: Disciplinary Literacy

• Review the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects.
• Define disciplinary literacy.
• Explore the importance of disciplinary literacy.
• Explore an instructional strategy to support literacy in all disciplines.
• Plan to implement the strategy.

Mathematics: Fractions in the Common Core State Standards

• Explore Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
• Develop an understanding of fractions as a number, fractions on the number line, equivalent fractions, comparing fractions, and ordering fractions as seen in the CCSS
• Explore the progression of fractions in the CCSS

Mathematics: Strategies to Engage Students in Mathematical Discourse

• Explore the shifts in instruction with the Common Core State Standards
• Examine components of interactive problem solving
• Learn strategies to help students have productive collaborative conversations

Mathematics: Standards for Mathematical Practice

• Connecting the current structure of a balanced mathematics program with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the eight Standards for Mathematical Practice
• Instructional tasks as related to the Standards for Mathematical Practice
• Exploring how adopted instructional materials supports the transition to the Standards for Mathematical Practice
• Identifying starting points for beginning implementation of the Standards for Mathematical Practice

These courses are available anytime, day or night.

For more information, contact:

Monica Abeyta
(916) 228-2559