Resources for Professional Development
Bloom vs. DOK Charts:
There are 2 versions of this chart that are similar. The first one was developed by SBAC. The second chart was developed by the Leadership and Learning Center and was shared with the Livingston Principals by Dr. Brandon Doubek. Both charts are accurate and good tools to use in creating a connection between Bloom and DOK levels.
SBAC Tiered Vocabulary List:
This list identifies the differences between Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 words and how these words will be used in the SBAC assessments. Furthermore, this document provides examples of Tier 2 vocabulary words that SBAC will use in their assessements.
Spiraling of a CCSS Document:
This document is an example to be used in how the ELA CCSS are spiraled up from Kindergarten through 12th grade. An activity with this document would include teachers highlighting the differences between grade levels starting with Kindergarten.
Hunt's Institute Video Link:
Here is the link to the video that gives an excellent overview of WHY we need the Common Core State Standards. Excellent way to introduce the importance of CCSS.
Released Assessment Sample Items:
Here is a link to the released sample items from SBAC. They are all labeled by grade level and by subject area.
Unwrapping the Standards Activity:
This process has been provided to us by the Leadership and Learning Center. It allows educators to determine Bloom Level for a standard and directly apply it to the DOK levels. The Bloom levels are curcial for classroom instruction while DOK levels are important in creating assessments.
Articles about CCSS:
These articles can be used with any audience about CCSS. Please preview them first to make sure they meet the needs of your purpose.
The documents below are various protocols which can be used when facilitating text-based discussions. All of these protocols can be found at the nsrfharmony.org website.