Magoffin County Schools Superintendent Scott Helton reads to North Magoffin Elementary kindergarten students during Read Across America Week. South Magoffin Elementary South Magoffin Elementary Students at North Magoffin Elementary recognized World Diabetes Awareness Day on November 14th by releasing blue balloons to honor all students battling diabetes. Water Drop Lens Lesson at Herald Whitaker Middle School Mrs. Dakota Green's Science Class.  Herald Whitaker Middle School HWMS Cheer Leaders Grand Champions at Hallo Fest, 2016 South Magoffin Elementary students visit the Pumpkin Patch Magoffin County High School HWMS Dance Team--1st Place in Pom, 2nd Place in Hip Hop at Hallofest 2016 North Magoffin Elementary--Visiting the Pumpkin Patch Salyersville Grade School NME Students participate in National Day of Prayer North Magoffin Elementary MCCTC 2016 HWMS Football Team Salyersville Grade School CYC Officers 2016 HWMS Girls Basketball Team Staff of South Magoffin Elementary Magoffin County High School Magoffin County Career & Technical Center 2016 HWMS Dance Team Magoffin County High School Magoffin County Speech Teachers Magoffin County Career & Technical Center North Magoffin Elementary Teachers Superintendent Scott Helton and HWMS Assistant Principal Garland Yates.

Curriculum and Instruction

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ANGELA SKAGGS
Curriculum Coordinator
Common Core Standards for Teachers

The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The standards were developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts, to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce.

The NGA Center and CCSSO received initial feedback on the draft standards from national organizations representing, but not limited to, teachers, postsecondary educators (including community colleges), civil rights groups, English language learners, and students with disabilities. Following the initial round of feedback, the draft standards were opened for public comment, receiving nearly 10,000 responses.

The standards are informed by the highest, most effective models from states across the country and countries around the world, and provide teachers and parents with a common understanding of what students are expected to learn. Consistent standards will provide appropriate benchmarks for all students, regardless of where they live.

These standards define the knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12 education careers so that they will graduate high school able to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing academic college courses and in workforce training programs. The standards:

  • Are aligned with college and work expectations;
  • Are clear, understandable and consistent;
  • Include rigorous content and application of knowledge through high-order skills;
  • Build upon strengths and lessons of current state standards;
  • Are informed by other top performing countries, so that all students are prepared to succeed in our global economy and society; and
  • Are evidence-based.

The Standards

Building on the excellent foundation of standards states have laid, the Common Core State Standards are the first step in providing our young people with a high-quality education. It should be clear to every student, parent, and teacher what the standards of success are in every school.

Teachers, parents and community leaders have all weighed in to help create the Common Core State Standards. The standards clearly communicate what is expected of students at each grade level. This will allow our teachers to be better equipped to know exactly what they need to help students learn and establish individualized benchmarks for them. The Common Core State Standards focus on core conceptual understandings and procedures starting in the early grades, thus enabling teachers to take the time needed to teach core concepts and procedures well—and to give students the opportunity to master them.

With students, parents and teachers all on the same page and working together for shared goals, we can ensure that students make progress each year and graduate from school prepared to succeed in college and in a modern workforce.

For more information on the Common Standards go to http://www.corestandards.org/

Documents

  • Herald Whitaker Middle School Grade 7 Math
  • Herald Whitaker Middle Grade 8 Math
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