Common Core Courses

571 – Common Core State Standards and the Standards for Mathematical Practice (K-12)

Course ID 571
LAUSD Course Number: NA-13-28
Grade Level: K-12
Start Date: 4/17/15
Duration: 6 Weeks / 135 Hours

 

Course Description:

This course is an introduction to the Common Core State Standards which are rigorous, research-based standards designed to prepare the students of California and the rest of the country with the knowledge and skills for college and the workforce. They are internationally benchmarked to ensure that students will be globally competitive. They form a clear and consistent educational framework that defines what students should understand and be able to do in their study of mathematics.

This course looks at the Common Core through the lens of the Standards for Mathematical Practice. The mathematics discussed include, the use of number lines throughout the standards, a close look at Number and Operations in K-5, Expressions and Equations in Middle School and Building Functions in High School. The course takes participants through an example of mathematical modeling and introduces them to assessment consortium for the Common Core.

Additional DescriptionCourse Credit Options

All Teachstar Online Academy courses offer optional CEUs, Graduate Education Units, Professional Development Credit or Salary Point Credits (LAUSD teachers only).

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)

3 Salary Points
Participants are automatically enrolled through the LZ (Learning Zone) and receive LAUSD Salary Points. A participant may opt out of receiving salary points during the 2nd week of their TeachStar Online course.

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension Credit

4.5 Quarter Units (3 Semester Units)
$200 UCLA Tuition Fee (This is in addition to the TeachStar Online tuition fee.)
Participants are given the opportunity to register with the UCLA during the 2nd week of their TeachStar Online course.

Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado Graduate Units

3 Semester Credits
$165 ASC Tuition Fee (This is in addition to the TeachStar Online tuition fee.)
Participants are given the opportunity to register with ASC during the last week of their TeachStar Online course. In addition to passing the course, a 3-5 page Synthesis Paper is required.

Price: $200.00

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581 – California Common Core Standards for Reading Informational Text (K-5)

Course ID 581
LAUSD Course Number: NA-05-72
Grade Level: K-5
Start Date: 4/17/15
Duration: 5 Weeks / 135 Hours

 

Course Description:

Participants will examine and consider how to begin transitioning to California’s Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (CCSS for ELA) for K-5 Reading Standards for Informational Text. The goal of the CCSS is that all students will be college and career ready in literacy no later than the end of high school. This course provides an opportunity for participants to carefully examine the CCSS for Reading Informational Text. Participants will learn new strategies through video examples, in-depth readings, and interactive activities that will help them apply their learning to their own classrooms and transition to the new standards.

Additional DescriptionCourse Credit Options

All Teachstar Online Academy courses offer optional CEUs, Graduate Education Units, Professional Development Credit or Salary Point Credits (LAUSD teachers only).

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)

3 Salary Points
Participants are automatically enrolled through the LZ (Learning Zone) and receive LAUSD Salary Points. A participant may opt out of receiving salary points during the 2nd week of their TeachStar Online course.

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension Credit

4.5 Quarter Units (3 Semester Units)
$200 UCLA Tuition Fee (This is in addition to the TeachStar Online tuition fee.)
Participants are given the opportunity to register with the UCLA during the 2nd week of their TeachStar Online course.

Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado Graduate Units

3 Semester Credits
$165 ASC Tuition Fee (This is in addition to the TeachStar Online tuition fee.)
Participants are given the opportunity to register with ASC during the last week of their TeachStar Online course. In addition to passing the course, a 3-5 page Synthesis Paper is required.

Price: $200.00

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583 – Common Core Depth and Depth of Knowledge: English Language Arts

Course ID 583
LAUSD Course Number: NA-05-78
Grade Level: K-12
Start Date: 4/17/15
Duration: 5 Weeks / 135 Hours

 

Course Description:

Participants will examine and consider how Depth of Knowledge offers a common language to understand “rigor,” or cognitive demand, in assessments, as well as curricular units, lessons, and tasks. Participants will learn about the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium and how it is developing an assessment system based on the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the DOK levels of complexity. They will understand that these components will provide student data throughout the academic year to inform instruction, guide interventions, help target professional development and ensure an accurate measure of each student’s progress toward career- and college-readiness. Participants will understand how Webb’s four DOK levels grow in cognitive complexity and provide educators with a lens to enable them to create more cognitively engaging and challenging tasks. Participants will learn new strategies through video examples, in-depth readings, and activities to help them apply their learning to their own classroom and begin to integrate the DOK levels and the CCSS standards into their practice.

Additional DescriptionCourse Credit Options

All Teachstar Online Academy courses offer optional CEUs, Graduate Education Units, Professional Development Credit or Salary Point Credits (LAUSD teachers only).

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) (under review)

3 Salary Points
Participants are automatically enrolled through the LZ (Learning Zone) and receive LAUSD Salary Points. A participant may opt out of receiving salary points during the 2nd week of their TeachStar Online course.

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension Credit (under review)

4.5 Quarter Units (3 Semester Units)
$200 UCLA Tuition Fee (This is in addition to the TeachStar Online tuition fee.)
Participants are given the opportunity to register with the UCLA during the 2nd week of their TeachStar Online course.

Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado Graduate Units (under review)

3 Semester Credits
$165 ASC Tuition Fee (This is in addition to the TeachStar Online tuition fee.)
Participants are given the opportunity to register with ASC during the last week of their TeachStar Online course. In addition to passing the course, a 3-5 page Synthesis Paper is required.

Price: $200.00

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