VIVA Arizona Charter School Teachers Idea Exchange - Home

Arizona charter schools have a history of being more agile than other public schools. As the nation embarks on an ambitious plan to move all public schoolchildren onto a Common Core curriculum, Arizona charter teachers have the opportunity to share what they have learned about adopting new curricula and adapting to new systems.
VIVA (Voice Ideas Vision Action) Teachers is your chance to share your experience and have an impact on public policy around the implementation of the Common Core. Superintendent John Huppenthal and State Board President Jaime Molera are anxious to hear what you have to say.

We need your ideas, your classroom experience, and your participation.

Share your voice. Speak out. Make change happen!

 

VIVA is a nonprofit whose goal is to raise the level of teachers' voices in education policy. This online conversation is being conducted by VIVA Teachers in partnership with the Arizona Charter Schools Association. This conversation is open only to Arizona charter school teachers, content area specialists, guidance counselors and other instructional professionals who have direct contact with students. Join us and leverage your expertise, ideas and professionalism to effect change.
 

Our Question

Arizona charter schools have more experience and agility in adopting change than other Arizona public schools. By the 2013-2014 school year, all Arizona classrooms will move to Common Core standards. As a charter teacher, what are you doing in your classroom and school to prepare for this transition? What more needs to be done on a classroom, school, and state level to ensure that the new Common Core Standards lead to higher student achievement?
How can online schools get more ...
DIANE W., High School
Online schools have a set curriculum.  In the case of my school, the curriculum is ...
Comments (0) | 31st May 2012
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The Key to a Smooth Transition
Marie O., Special Content Area
     This is a topic that I am very passionate about. In order to have a ...
Comments (0) | 22nd May 2012
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Taskstream
Jonathan R., High School
Taskstream.com is a website I use to create lessons and attach current Arizona State ...
Comments (0) | 21st May 2012
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NCTM & NCTE Resources
Charlene M., High School
 I am thrilled by the idea that the NCTM and MCTE are behind the implementation of ...
Comments (0) | 12th May 2012
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Incorporating primary sources into ...
Amanda H., High School
The Common Core Reading Standards for Informative Texts require that teachers start ...
Comments (1) | 12th May 2012
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Re-writing
Debbie C., 1st Grade
 Our grade is re-writing the writing and reading standards to reflect those shown in ...
Comments (0) | 11th May 2012
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Incorporating Common Core Standards ...
Charlene M., High School
One of the significant differences between the Common Core Standards and existing Arizona ...
Comments (9) | 23rd Apr 2012
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New Curriculum to align to Common Core
Amiee D., 2nd Grade
I teach at an Excelling, A+ charter school, however I am sad to say that we are ill ...
Comments (8) | 19th Apr 2012
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Common Core Antithesis of Charter ...
Debbie N., 6th Grade
Charter schools were developed to give parents a choice in their child's education.  ...
Comments (8) | 28th Apr 2012
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Aligning Common Core Standards with ...
Celesa P., 8th Grade
Good Morning I received an email from Dr.Marzano title Aligning Common Core Standards ...
Comments (7) | 8th May 2012
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A Great Book for Study Group
Charlene M., High School
We have selected Pathways to the Common Core; Accelerating Achievement, by Lucy Calkins, ...
Comments (5) | 25th Apr 2012
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Shared Inquiry = Common Core Success
Neal R., 7th Grade
Given that Common Core Standards are integrated skills, they represent an opportunity for ...
Comments (4) | 29th Apr 2012
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This idea focuses on the thorny issue of aligning teacher evaluations with the Common Core and dives into the question of "teaching to the test." It sparks some strong discussion. What do you think?
 

Aligning Common Core ...
Celesa P., 8th Grade
Good Morning I received an email from Dr.Marzano title Aligning Common Core Standards ...
Comments (7) | 8th May 2012
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