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Use of Standards in myCore

The standards manual is intended to provide assistance to educators who are trying to access standards and incorporate them in their lesson planning via the myCore tool. Through assigning Bloom’s Taxonomy levels to standards, you should start to better understand the message of the standards so you can start adding them to your units and lessons.

 

Quick Tour of Standards

 

 

About Standards

Learning standards define the knowledge, concepts, skills and competency that students should acquire at each grade level and in each content area. Rather than being a retooling of an existing product, myCore was developed with the Common Core State Standards in mind and is delivered to your district with the Common Core math and English language arts standards preloaded. We can then map and upload any other curriculum standards according to the needs of your district or school. Please let us know if you find that your teaching requires the use of a standard set not yet included in myCore so we can enter those standards into the tool for use in your lesson planning.

 

 

Main Standards Features

1. Standards and Bloom’s

2. Fuzzy Feedback, Hints and Helps

 

 

1. Standards and Bloom’s

There are two simple steps to creating new units. The first is a speed bump of sorts to get instructors thinking about how to teach the message of the standard. Since we at Insight are most familiar with Bloom’s Taxonomy, the speed bump we have built into myCore requires teachers to assign Bloom’s levels to standards before they can be added to units. These Bloom's levels will later help with determining appropriate assessments, SMART Objectives and activities.

 

 

2. Fuzzy Feedback, Hints and Helps

While we were developing myCore, we tried to be intuitive about the normal flow of lesson planning based on our Strategic Design instructional approach to lesson planning. We built in light bulb hints to help teachers in places where they might need a little more explanation of what is being asked of them. After assigning Bloom’s levels, there is another type of hint called “fuzzy feedback” that helps coach teachers and norms their responses to Bloom’s coding so they teach standards with the rigor those standards were intended to convey.