Common Core

Bringing Excitement to the Common Core with IXL

A case study of Enterprise High School in Enterprise, Mississippi

May 11, 2016

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For Admins, In the Classroom
Bringing Excitement to the Common Core with IXL

Enterprise High School serves 300 students in rural Mississippi. When the school implemented the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Algebra I teacher Jacqui Lewis wanted a program that would help with this transition. IXL Math brought the standards to life for her and her students—and brought new energy to her classroom.

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Teacher Tips to Help Students Do Their Best on Testing Day

March 23, 2016

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In the Classroom
Teacher Tips to Help Students Do Their Best on Testing Day

Testing season is here in full force. You’ve spent the year preparing students as best you can, and now it’s time for them to show what they’ve learned. But even while they put their academic knowledge to the test, you can help them succeed with some of these tips to make students’ school day as conducive to testing as possible.

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Strategies to Prep for Spring Testing

Administrator Blog Series, Part 3

February 8, 2016

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For Admins, In the Classroom
Strategies to Prep for Spring Testing

Spring testing season can be a stressful time—for both students and teachers! But if you start planning now, you can have a roadmap to keeping your entire school or district motivated and prepared for the challenges ahead.

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How IXL Can Save You Time with the EngageNY Curriculum

EngageNY/IXL Lesson Alignments Available to Download

February 1, 2016

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For Admins, In the Classroom
How IXL Can Save You Time with the EngageNY Curriculum

Do you use EngageNY math in your classroom? Are you struggling to complete all the necessary lesson components during your instructional time? We’ve enlisted the help of IXL Training Specialist Lauri Susi to break down the intended philosophy behind EngageNY and to show how using IXL with this curriculum can actually save you time! And, we even have two EngageNY/IXL lesson alignments available for download.

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Back to School: Get your students ready for new standards and assessments with IXL

August 19, 2015

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In the Classroom
Back to School: Get your students ready for new standards and assessments with IXL

Whether you’re teaching to the Common Core or your state’s standards, getting students ready to meet these benchmarks and succeed on high-stakes assessments can be a huge challenge for the new school year. IXL can help you and your students, with our comprehensive content that is aligned to Common Core and all state standards. Keep reading to learn more about how to use IXL to achieve success on standards!

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5 Common Core Resources

September 17, 2013

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Common Core
5 Common Core Resources

Now that school is in full swing and widespread adoption of the Common Core State Standards is well underway, here are a few resources to help you navigate amid all the buzz. 1. My 10 Greatest A-ha Moments in Working with the Core – 2010 National Teacher of the Year and co-author of the book Supporting Students in a Time of Core Standards Sarah Brown Wessling explains how she came to understand the Common Core and what it means for her and her students. She discusses her changed attitude about state standards and shares insights from her journey in this informative and inspiring white paper from the Teaching Channel. 2. Common Core Math Activities – Are you looking for math lesson plans that align to Common Core?

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Should the Common Core Include Computer Science?

December 11, 2012

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Common Core, In the Classroom
Should the Common Core Include Computer Science?

Last week, two Google representatives co-authored a piece in the Huffington Post about what they consider to be a “major flaw” in the Common Core State Standards: the lack of computer science content. Maggie Johnson and Jordan Lloyd Bookey, Director of Education and University Relations and the Head of K-12 Education, respectively, seek to raise awareness on the issue. They cite the latest employment projections for 2010-2020.

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Conquering the Common Core

September 11, 2012

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Common Core, In the Classroom
Conquering the Common Core

Are you anxious about the Common Core State Standards? The CCSS are intended to provide a consistent understanding of what students should learn in order to be successful in college and the workforce. By the same token, they also help teachers and parents know how best to help students prepare for the future.

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