New York Core Advocates, recognize the diversity of our state and want to learn with and collaborate with educators and leaders around our state to meet the diverse needs of our students.
In ELA/literacy, New York students come to school with different levels of knowledge, language, and vocabulary which impact students' ability to access complex texts. In mathematics, students perceive mathematics topics as discrete entities, limiting their access to the depth of grade-level content.
To address these state focused standards-based challenges this we aim to:
- ELA/literacy Campaign: Understand the importance of complex texts and how incorporating them into a text set will not only improve students’ vocabulary and content knowledge, but overall reading ability.
- Mathematics Campaign: Understand the coherence map and how understanding the connections of the standards between grades improves student performance.
NY Core Advocates are currently working on understanding the impact of using complex texts, especially in text sets that can be teacher created and using the coherence map to understand the connections of the math standards.
Our Professional Learning Community works to improve instructional practice through ongoing professional development and collaborative learning. Our ELA team focuses on meaningful use of complex text; reading, writing and speaking grounded in evidence; and building knowledge through rich nonfiction. Our math team strives to provide instruction to students that demonstrate focus, coherence, and rigor.
We as NY Core Advocates recognize the diversity of our state and want to learn with and collaborate with educators and leaders around our state to meet the diverse needs of our students. To achieve this we aim to:
- Understand the importance of complex texts and how incorporating them into a text set will not only improve students’ vocabulary and content knowledge, but overall reading ability
- Understand the coherence map and how understanding the connections of the standards between grades improves student performance.
Core Advocate Spotlight
Since becoming a Core Advocate, Merrie Maxon, a principal in Silver Creek School district, has found that the work of deeper learning and target rich environments has allowed the teachers to delve into understanding coherency in math and supporting students in understanding the value of coherency in mathematics. The teachers, under her guidance, have diligently worked to understand how to navigate the coherence map through the work of a group called The Nutty Mathematicians. The professional learning community emphasized the importance of the application of the learning in support of the learning targets to meet the standards spanning across the grade levels. The increased focus and concentration on this work is invaluable to meeting the learning outcomes and ensuring vertical and horizontal alignment. Silver Creek Central School District recently appointed an instructional and assessment specialist with a concentration in math, as a Teacher on Special Assignment. The specialist plans to provide guidance in the coherency, ensure student needs are met through the core, prepare students and teachers for computer based testing, support teachers in data collection for driven instruction, and consistency across the grade level PreK-12th grade. Teachers at Silver Creek will connect field work and tie in experts to support the real-life applications of the learning opportunities through the pursuit of excellence in learning.
Who we are
New York Core Advocate Captain - Carolyn Glicklich
Carolyn is currently a Middle School Learning Specialist in New York City, but has also been a special education teacher and coordinator in Boston, as well as a third grade classroom teacher in Harlem. Carolyn has been passionate about learning as much as possible about the Common Core since it was adopted. In addition to her work with Student Achievement Partners, which started in 2014, Carolyn has also worked with The Achievement Network on editing their math assessments and with EdReports in reviewing ELA Curriculum.
ELA Leadership Team:
ELA Content Lead : Kris Cole
Math Leadership Team:
Math Content Lead : Susan Yagielski
Are you interested in learning about best practices and sharing that with fellow colleagues?
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