Games and the Common Core: Two Movements That Need Each Other

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Recently I witnessed two expert panels discussing critical issues for our educational system — on the same day. The first one was on implementing the Common Core for English-language learners; the s

Susan Grigsby‘s insight:

I LOVE this statement: "Importantly, we should recognize that the Common Core Standards in language arts and math are outcomes, not subject areas, and that there should be multiple paths to achieving the higher and deeper standards through, for instance, project-based learning, experiences in nature, integration of the arts, and the fast-moving world of games and simulations." Yes, yes, yes. Make the curriculum "common" but give students "uncommon" ways to demonstrate learning.

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