Common Core Standards
Engaging At-Risk students using Collaboration infused with TPACK and Inquiry Based Learning synthesizes the use of many strands of common core. Collaboration is a key strand in all secondary grades under the Speaking and Listening Standard. For example strand ccssELA -Literacy.SL71 and sub-strands state the following:
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Come to discussions prepared, having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.
Follow rules for collegial discussions, track progress toward specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.
Pose questions that elicit elaboration and respond to others' questions and comments with relevant observations and ideas that bring the discussion back on topic as needed.
Acknowledge new information expressed by others and, when warranted, modify their own views.
Another strand of common core used for TPACK is found under Grade 6-12 Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects.
Key Ideas and Details:
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts.
Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.
Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.
Students completing the Engineering Design Process Unit and completing Project Protect Our Oceans had to incorporate all the above standards to be successful. Even though these standards are related to science and technical, they can and should be used in all subjects. Common Core standards are designed for students when they graduate from high school to be successful in college, career, and life. The main tenets of common core are: