QD Learning Seminar

Unpack Common Core State Standards for Math

Speakers

  • Dr. Wu, Professor at National University
  • Dr. An, Professor & Director at Cal State Long Beach Teacher Education Department
  • Mrs. Villaverde, Teacher at Santa Ana Unified


Dr. Wu and Dr. An are both our academic consultants. Mrs. Villaverde will be the instructor for our common core courses for Grade 3-5.

Slides

Recordings

Professor Wu gave an overview about Common Core State Standards.

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Common Core Seminar - Professor Wu by QD Learning
Mrs. Villaverde talked about her Common Core experience. The rest of the seminar was Q&A.

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Common Core Seminar - Mrs. Villaverde And QA by QD Learning

Recap

Dr. Wu walked us through the basics of common core state standards. Few things worth noting:


  • 2014-2015 was the first year participating states including California done the new CCSS assessment.
  • 3 major shifts in Math: focus, coherence and rigor.
  • 2 sets of standards in Math: content and practices.
  • CCSS ELA focuses equally on informational text as well as literature.



Mrs. Villaverde then shared her view on common core and her experience being a 5th grade teacher. She pointed out

  • Under common core, one of the keys is knowing that it is not enough to remember the formulas; students need to understand why.

She also walked through the structure of our upcoming courses. Please see details below.


During Q & A, Mrs. Villaverde, Dr. Wu and Dr. An covered

  • Some basics of CAASPP - how the tests are graded
  • The structure of CAASPP - computer adaptive test & performance test
  • The required skills (typing being the fundamental skill) student should have in order to be successful in taking CAASPP
  • and more

Our Upcoming Courses

Unpack Common Core State Standards for Math and Achieve Success in CAASPP - Grade 3

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Unpack Common Core State Standards for Math and Achieve Success in CAASPP - Grade 4

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Unpack Common Core State Standards for Math and Achieve Success in CAASPP - Grade 5

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All courses will begin around March and run for 5 weeks. The courses will complete before the SBAC/CAASPP tests start. Each course fee will be $350.

The exact day/time have not been determined. Please take an interest survey below by 2/13 and let us know. We will send you the announcement once they have been arranged.

Enroll the class

If you are interested in taking the course around March for Grade 3,4 or 5, please enroll here. We look forward to working with you shortly. It will be fun and rewarding.

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