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Tools to help implement technology components of CCSS

Aligning curriculum to the Common Core is a major task many school leaders and teachers are working through. In this video, hear from a former district employee about a new resource to help school leaders in building and executing a solid Common Core implementation roadmap.  Learn more about Atomic Learning's Atomic TechCore solution. Learn how to transform your classroom lessons to teach Common Core State Standards in the Atomic Catalyst course starting October 11th! Register today!
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Aligning curriculum to the Common Core is a major task many school leaders and teachers are working through. In this video, hear from a former district employee about a new resource to help school leaders in building and executing a solid Common Core implementation roadmap.

Learn more about Atomic Learning's Atomic TechCore solution.

Learn how to transform your classroom lessons to teach Common Core State Standards in the Atomic Catalyst course starting October 11th! Register today!

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New Lesson Tool Added to CCSS Planning Solution Addresses ELA Standards

The Atomic TechCore solution from Atomic Learning helps school leaders and educators plan and execute a solid road map for curriculum to meet the requirements of the Common Core State Standards. New to the Atomic TechCore solution is the lesson entitled "Fish Tank: Research, Writing, & Presentation," which uses an online wiki to create a collaborative environment where students present and discuss information related to an allegorical story they have read. Students will learn Internet search techniques, as well as how to evaluate the information they find on the Web for credibility and accuracy.  They will learn how to incorporate the information they find into their own posts on the wiki, provide constructive criticism to the posts of others, and accurately site their sources. Students will be encourages to make connections and follow through on researching their own essential questions that lead to a better understanding of the underlying concepts embedded in this lesson. Not an Atomic TechCore subscriber? Request a demo.

Helping Prepare Teachers to Implement Common Core State Standards

A recent Education Week blog post discussed survey results that revealed teachers are aware of Common Core State Standards, but when asked how prepared the teachers were to implement the standards in their classroom there were mixed feelings."Word has definitely gotten out among teachers about the Common Core State Standards, new survey data suggest, but many educators do not feel fully prepared to teach them."Atomic Learning recently announced the launch of its Atomic TechCore solution, developed in response to these needs to address the technology components embedded in the Common Core State Standards. For additional information and a free demonstration of the Atomic TechCore solution, click here.

Nine Ways the CCSS Will Change Classroom Practice

Have you been wondering about how the Common Core State Standards will affect your classroom? The most recent Harvard Education Letter from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Nine Ways the Common Core Will Change Classroom Practice addresses the key shifts in the standards. In Mathematics Greater Focus Coherence Skills, Understanding, and Application Emphasis on Practices In English Language Arts More Nonfiction Focus on Evidence “Staircase” of Text Complexity Speaking and Listening Literacy in the Content Areas The CCSS add a big change in what educators expect in the classroom: the inclusion of technology in both Mathematics and English Language Arts. If your district needs assistance with planning, Atomic Learning can help! Check out Atomic TechCore for your curriculum mapping needs. 

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Meeting Your Needs for Common Core Planning

Is your district struggling with developing a strategic plan to meet the requirements of the Common Core State Standards? Atomic TechCore, a suite of tools for school leaders to build their Common Core implementation roadmaps, is now available.

Atomic TechCore Supports Districts in Meeting Tech Components of Common Core Standards

Atomic Learning announces the early availability of the new Atomic TechCore solution. Atomic Learning is an edtech leader known for its professional development and tech integration tools for the K-12 market. The Atomic TechCore solution was developed in response to district needs to address the technology components embedded in the Common Core State Standards. To learn more about how Atomic TechCore supports your districts Common Core implementation, visit http://al.atomiclearning.com/techcore.  

Reducing the Costs of Implementing the Common Core State Standards

A recent article in Education Week asks the question “How Much Will the Common Core Cost?” The article highlights money-saving ways to implement the Common Core State Standards, the largest implementation savings are linked to using technology in three areas: curriculum materials, tests, and professional development. At Atomic Learning, we didn’t design Atomic TechCore to save districts money on implementation costs; we designed a product that would allow educators and administrators to collaborate to determine the best way to incorporate the new Mathematics and English Language Arts standards into curriculum. This meant encompassing professional development, lesson planning, and student delivery, in addition to rubrics to gauge learning metrics all in one tool. Learn more.

Helping Districts Develop a Common Core Vision

As Education Week's "Developing a Common Core Vision" post on Learning Forward's PD Watch states: Implementing new standards is not a light-switch change... Taking adequate time in the early stages to develop a vision around which people will coalesce, understanding and building on what has worked in the past, and clarifying the assumptions that are driving decisions will save effort and resources over time and keep the focus on the desired outcome--all students ready for college and career. Atomic TechCore was developed for this purpose. Consisting of a set of customizable planning and collaborative network tools that assist administrators in identifying the professional development and technology needed for their district to be successful in meeting Common Core standards, Atomic TechCore then aids in communicating the resulting findings and implementation plans to those impacted within the district. Learn more about how the Atomic TechCore solution can help your school or district.

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New Course Helps Educators Align Instructional Goals with Technology

In a continued effort to help learners connect the dots between learning and life, edtech training leader Atomic Learning recently added an online course on aligning instruction to technology to its library. "By focusing on instruction and student learning, you eliminate the fear and anxiety that comes from new programs and new devices," said Ron Farrow, Educator and Atomic Learning eLearning Contributor who created the course. "...so the technology is targeted towards a specific goal."