ISKME Blogs

Clare Middleton-Detzner    March 20, 2014
At ISKME’s headquarters in Half Moon Bay, California, four Professional Fellows on a U.S. Department of State Open Educational Resources (OER) Exchange Program– education leaders forging new open...
Clare Middleton-Detzner    January 30, 2014
The capture and use of video was a rare activity for most of us until recently. Shooting video was reserved for momentous events, and was not widely considered a tool for everyday life and learning....
ISKME    October 23, 2013
Dan Gwaltney, OER Services Manager Bringing expertise in education, information technology, and project management, Dan Gwaltney joined ISKME in August 2013 as OER Services Manager. For much of his...
Cynthia Jimes, Ph.D.    August 16, 2013
As districts and states begin to prioritize and structure their roll out of Common Core State Standards (CCSS), they are also looking at how to implement formative assessments to capture and...
Ben Fenton    July 30, 2013
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) provide a robust example of how critically important it is to have a dedicated team of leaders in a school working to implement change.  The CCSS...
Kevin Drinkard    July 24, 2013
Many adults claim to be bad at math. I hope as math teachers incorporate Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics, more students will learn to appreciate – even love – math. Students who...
Lisa Mount    July 23, 2013
It used to be that only language arts teachers were expected to help their students learn to read, write, speak and listen. But Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have changed this. Now, all teachers...
Lisa McLaughlin    July 19, 2013
Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are designed to synergize student learning outcomes around common educational goals. However, building on a history of individual state standards, and state and...
Doyle Nicholson    July 11, 2013
As an experienced educator and a member of the Center for Teaching Quality’s Collaboratory, I was asked to share my top tips for principals facing Common Core implementation 1. Ask what staff know...
Braden Welborn    July 09, 2013
Teachers collaborating to bring the Common Core to life—sounds simple and sensible. But what does it look like in practice? Members of the Center for Teaching Quality’s Collaboratory are already knee...