Archdiocese of Philadelphia - Administrators' Academy

July 12, 2011 ~ Using Technology to Support the Common Core Standards

This opening workshop will focus on integrating technology into the Common Core Standards. Using online resources and other tools of the trade to enhance the implementation of the Common Core.

House Keeping

I will be modeling tech use as we go through today's workshop.
Our first space we will join is TodaysMeet

Today's Meet

Please log into the back channel chat.
Back Channel Chat

Delicious Tag


You do not have to know how to use delicious to have access to the resources.
Later when you have time if you want to know more go to the resources below.


9:00 - General Welcome, Introductions and Context

9:20 - Setting the Stage- Common Core for a Changing World

A passionate student is a learning student. Using digital media students are building their own learning experiences, constructing meaning, and collaborating in teams to solve authentic content-based problems.Common core provides the structure. Teachers who use the CCSS framework combined with emerging technologies are discovering we can have rigor without sacrificing excitement. Leaders who understand how to model these techniques help their students succeed the 21st Century.


KWL- What do you know? What do you wonder?

Someone at your table use this link to add your ideas.

Quick explanation of CCSS

10:30 - Break


10:45 - Schooling for the 21st Century: Common Core and PBL

In this follow-up to her opening keynote, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach focuses on real-world examples of learning environments that extend the walls of the traditional classroom, offering new possibilities and igniting a passion for learning. Evidence based on exemplary practices in education suggests that new models of teaching and learning have the power to improve educational outcomes dramatically. Come learn how to have it all—including both creativity and rigor—when delivering Common Core curriculum. The secret: Focus on student passion and interest.

12:00 - Lunch


1:00- 1:45 - The 21st Century Instructional Leader

As the people of the world are becoming increasingly connected, the nature, use, ownership, and purpose of knowledge are changing in profound ways. Our goal as educational leaders is to leverage these connections and changes as powerful means to improving teaching and learning in our schools. We will discuss walk throughs, formative assessment, and more.

1:45- 3:00 - Leverage the Wisdom of the Crowd

If using technology is so easy, why is implementation so difficult? Preparing students for the 21st Century calls for collective action of all stakeholders and this workshop looks at the steps needed to build momentum and garner buy-in from the entire school community. Participants will discuss ways to plan collectively and strategically for the future, develop a professional development plan for 21st Century skill building, and make sure all students have equitable access to a 21st century education.


What is back channel chat?

What is Delicious?


Join our mini learning community for today.

In this first activity you will learn:

  • more about what Edmodo is
  • how to create your free account
  • how to create a group for teachers or students

Edmodo is a Web 2.0 tool that allows teachers to safely share ideas, files, assignments, videos, projects, etc.with students and with other teachers in real time. It is a safe and secure social learning site for classrooms. Edmodo does not require student email addresses and only the people who have the group code can see the students.

The educator must first register (for free). Then they can create a group or groups for their class. Students (learners) will then register and use the teacher’s code to join that class. On the front page of Edmodo, there is a video: What is Edmodo? Review this video later to learn more.

To see an example of Edmodo, register for a free teacher account. Once you are in Edmodo, on the left hand side are the words “Groups Join or Create”. Click on Join and use the following code: enemov. This will allow you to join our group for today's workshop. We will introduce ourselves there and take a quick poll.