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TechnoKids Computer Curriculum Aligns with Common Core Standards

What Are the Common Core Standards?
The Common Core State Standards were developed to create a collective set of goals and expectations for student success in America. Arising from an initiative first developed in 2009, the standards have the goal of preparing students graduating from high school for college, careers, and life. By December 2013, forty-five states had adopted the Common Core State Standards and were in various stages of implementation.

How do TechnoKids projects correlate to the Common Core Standards?
TechnoKids Inc. recognizes the value of this standardization and is proud to present new correlation documents for the Common Core. These documents identify how TechnoKids computer curriculum teaches the skills identified by the Common Core Standards in every technology project.

Teachers can now easily make connections between specific standards and each individual TechnoKids computer project. Aligning the standards with a project is simple: for any TechnoKids computer project, view the TechnoKids English Language Arts Common Core correlation document and/or TechnoKids Mathematics Common Core correlation document for that grade level. The specific Common Core standards achieved in that particular project are listed by description and by code identification.

Common Core standards establish what students need to learn but do not prescribe how teachers can achieve these goals. Now TechnoKids Computer Curriculum helps teachers identify, teach, and accurately list the skills students gain in every TechnoKids technology project. Check out TechnoKids Common Core correlation standards today!

How were the Common Core Standards Developed?
The new standards are a comprehensive list of skills that students need to master. With the goal of preparing students to be well prepared to compete with their peers throughout the United States and abroad, a variety of sources was used to develop the Common Core Standards, including:

  • existing state standards
  • feedback from teachers and the public
  • scholarly research
  • international benchmarks
  • surveys of skills needed by students starting college or training programs
  • assessment data describing college- and career-ready performance
  • comparisons to standards from states and countries with high performance scores

How are the Common Core Standards Organized?
The Common Core Standards help teachers at every grade level to ensure their students have the skills and knowledge needed for success. They can also be used by teachers to track student progress. The standards organize learning goals for:

English Language Arts Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language

  • Each grade from Kindergarten to Grade 8
  • Grades 9 – 10
  • Grades 11 – 12

Literacy in History/Social Studies and Science & Technical Subjects

  • Grades 6 – 8
  • Grades 9 – 10
  • Grades 11 – 12

Mathematics

  • Each grade from Kindergarten to Grade 8
  • High School

Implementing Common Core Standards does not require extra work on the part of teachers. Teachers have the flexibility and choice of how to teach the skills. TechnoKids Computer Curriculum and TechnoKids Common Core correlation documents make it easy.