Preconference Workshop


Merging Initiatives: Common Core, Content Area Writing and Technology

Rebecca Stuart and Judy Peterson

12/08/12, 8:30 AM-11:30 AM

This workshop focuses on helping learners connect higher-order thinking, 21st-century skills, common core anchor standards and technology. Using an instructional model called Thinking About and Responding to Assignments, participants will learn the structure necessary to create a highly effective content area writing assignment incorporating podcasts.

Links and/or Materials:

Power point presentation:

Link to wallwisher: Merging Initiatives

Link to the Common Core State Standards: For more details go to the CCSS webpage

Link to the ISTE-NETS for Students :

21st century skills for students:

Three types of knowledge and Blooms Taxonomy:

Three types of questions based on the types of knowledge:

The 6 components of a complete TARA:

Planning guide for a TARA:

Instructions for recording a Power Point presentation:

Screencast on recording voice in Microsoft One Note: Recording in One Note

Link to Screenr website Free screencasting tool.