Co-Authors

N/A

Track

Research Project / Online Learning

Proposal Abstract

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are a clear set of shared goals and expectations for the knowledge and skills students need in English language arts and mathematics at each grade level so they can be prepared to succeed in their educations, careers, and lives. The purpose of this study was to investigate and compare the impact of two strategies (lesson design with Microsoft Word & lesson design with an online tool) on improving in-service teachers’ knowledge, skills and practices with the CCSS. Half of the master’s degree seeking in-service teachers in two different graduate level courses completed their lesson plans by using MS Word while, the other half completed their lesson plans by using an online tool: lessonfarm.com. At the end of the survey, 105 participants completed an online survey where they answered questions regarding their completed lesson plans. From the survey we gathered that the participants who used the online tool for their lesson plans benefited more from the project. They agreed that creating lesson plans by integrating CCSS helped them develop a deeper understanding of CCSS, and that they now have a better grasp of designing lessons aligned with CCSS.

Session Format

Presentation Session

Location

Room 210

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

 
Mar 31st, 10:00 AM Mar 31st, 10:45 AM

Overcoming Challenges of Common Core Implementation Using an Online Tool

Room 210

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are a clear set of shared goals and expectations for the knowledge and skills students need in English language arts and mathematics at each grade level so they can be prepared to succeed in their educations, careers, and lives. The purpose of this study was to investigate and compare the impact of two strategies (lesson design with Microsoft Word & lesson design with an online tool) on improving in-service teachers’ knowledge, skills and practices with the CCSS. Half of the master’s degree seeking in-service teachers in two different graduate level courses completed their lesson plans by using MS Word while, the other half completed their lesson plans by using an online tool: lessonfarm.com. At the end of the survey, 105 participants completed an online survey where they answered questions regarding their completed lesson plans. From the survey we gathered that the participants who used the online tool for their lesson plans benefited more from the project. They agreed that creating lesson plans by integrating CCSS helped them develop a deeper understanding of CCSS, and that they now have a better grasp of designing lessons aligned with CCSS.