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#9654339 Jun 19, 2014 at 08:54 AM · Edited 4 years ago
Guild Officers
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  1. Where are you from?
  2. What was the most amazing experience of your entire life to this point? *Bonus* What about just the last 365 days?
  3. What do you know about Common Core already? (short and sweet is fine)
  4. What will Common Core do for/to education?
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#9824168 Aug 01, 2014 at 02:52 PM
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Hi I am a Core French teacher from the interior in British Columbia, Canada. I've had many incredible experiences in my life, many of which have included adventures abroad with my students. On a recent adventure, I just spent two weeks cruising the Alaska glaciers. The beauty was magnificent. My understanding of the common core is that it is a set of standards that students will meet that allow them to move beyond content into life learning. I hope that the common core will help students to reach beyond what is expected from them in education and move towards what is pertinent to them as individuals and their personal growth.
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#9826448 Aug 02, 2014 at 07:14 AM
Guild Officers
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Hi, I am a new fifth grade teacher. I have been teaching second grade for the past seven years, so this is a big change for me. I have also recently moved from Idaho to Maine, another monumental change. My most amazing experience is not an actual event but an awareness of the importance of deep and lasting friendships. Trips, possessions and stature will go away, but human connections will remain amidst it all.
I have been teaching aligned to Common Core for the past two years. It has not changed my own teaching significantly. The jury is still out for Common Core. I honestly feel that if they do not make major adjustments to the testing and accountability around Common Core, it could easily fracture public education even more in the next few years. To end on a positive note, I know many of our amazing teachers will make it work as they do with all the new shifts in education. Our goal is always to teach for understanding and hopefully this will help us along that path.
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#9835798 Aug 04, 2014 at 03:02 PM
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This is Kerry, your official Guild Officer for the Common Core Gamified Teacher Camp. I'd like to thank those of you who have introduced yourself already!! It's amazing to see such a wide variety of backgrounds, experiences and adventures. I'm fairly new to 3D Gamelab - I did introduce it to faculty at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Poland, where I spent five months on a Fulbright grant - but this is my first formal Teacher Camp where I am an official Guild Officer. Needless to say, I'm excited to explore the potential of transitioning traditional teacher PD to a quest-based learning environment while delving into the shift to Common Core in the U.S.

Please don't forget to join me on Wednesday for our first live event! Check the calendar for details.
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#9839620 Aug 05, 2014 at 11:43 AM
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This is Paul, I just moved to Venice California from Cincinnati Ohio for my teaching job. The most amwzing experience was when I was brought on stage by my favorite band (Stone Temple Pilots) to sing a song with them at a concert. Within the past year, driving from Ohio to California and seeing the whole US. I know a fair amount about the Common Core from student teaching. While I think it is good in theory, I see it a s restrictive to both teachers and students alike.
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#9860552 Aug 10, 2014 at 09:13 AM
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Hi. My name is Dayna, and I'm an advanced French and beginner Spanish teacher in New Brunswick, Canada. I have taught at an amazing independent school for 12 years. The most amazing professional experience I've had was the successful opening of my first musical as a director. I know absolutely nothing about CC as I'm teaching in Canada, but I'm sure there are lots of things I can apply to my teaching that will be beneficial to my students.
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#9931561 Aug 26, 2014 at 07:55 PM
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1. I am Alex from Minnesota. I teach 6th grade in a public school.
2. The most amazing moment of my life up until this point is definitely the birth of my daughter. Within the last 365 days? Her walking for the first time (3 days ago).
3. Common core is a set of standards students must meet to show understanding of grade level concepts.
4. Common core could solve all of our problems, or create more.
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#11138650 Jun 06, 2015 at 02:36 PM
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I'm Cindi from California. I teach Middle School math.
Enjoying espresso in Italy has to be one of my most memorable experiences to date.
I"ve been incorporating the Common Core standards in my curriculum throughout the school year and work with other teachers to create Common Core materials to be used as supplements in our district.
Common Core may help students have a deeper understanding of the standards in the curriculum. I guess that remains to be seen. NCLB promised standards-based reform. Was it successful? That depends on who you ask.
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