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Matt Townsley
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April fools has started. 

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+Cassy Townsley and I have been attending +Stonebridge Church for 11 years.  If you're looking for a church in the Cedar Rapids area, we'd love to see you on a Saturday night or Sunday morning! 

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I couldn't be more excited to see my brother +Eric Townsley  transition into his new role beginning July 1. 

http://www.prairiepride.org/news/?p=747 

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A new project: first two (of 12) episodes of a standards-based grading video podcast (vodcast?) with +Eric Townsley  and Iowa ASCD. 

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Matt Townsley commented on a post on Blogger.
Hi Karl.  A question I have isn't directly related to your lesson plans, but instead to the process your district is using to align instruction with CCSS.  For example, when I read CCSS, I see an explicit list of math standards students should learn in 6th grade.  When I read CCSS, I see an explicit list of math standards students should learn in grades 9-12, however courses and grade levels at the high school level are not dictated.  One might come to the conclusion "Algebra 1" as we previously knew it is no longer.  It would be up to each district (or state?) to determine which standards students should be learning during the first high school credit bearing course (perhaps formerly known as "Algebra 1")....with Appendix A (http://www.corestandards.org/assets/CCSSI_Mathematics_Appendix_A.pdf) serving as a conversation starter.  As a curriculum guy currently struggling through the process I'm anxious to learn more about how your district/building/state handling this shift.  Are you able to share any insights into the broader CCSS 9-12 standards to courses shift? 

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Russ Goerend was tagged in Matt Townsley's album.
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This Hangout archive has been my Saturday morning background noise.  Dewey, standards-based grading, Lortie's apprenticeship of observation --- wish I could have joined in!  I left a suggestion for a next discussion via Google Moderator.  Thanks +Raymond Johnson !

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Good times today! 

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Matt Townsley hung out with 1 person. <a class='ot-hashtag' href='https://plus.google.com/s/%23hangoutsonair'>#hangoutsonair</a>Brian Townsend
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