Common Core Essentials

Resources to Guide Common Core Implementation

Problem-Based Learning and the Common Core

This post is broken into a reflection and set of Resources (click here to skip to them).  I hope both are useful! Reflection: Problem-Based Learning in mathematics is really blossoming … Continue reading

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Kansas-Text Complexity, PD Modules, and Math Flipbooks

The ELA and Literacy resources homepage (also start at the Kansas Common Core page to see all they have available) offers a vast and useful set of resources ranging from powerpoints, visual … Continue reading

May 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Algebra 1 Common Core Resources

There is a growing number of online resources for this foundational high school course including more traditional sets of resources that are comprised of an organized set of files as … Continue reading

May 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Close Reading and the Common Core

The evolving perspectives on “close reading” and its place within the common core have started to yield a wide variety of different perspectives and  a set of excellent resources.  The … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · 3 Comments

Arizona State Resources-Interpreting the Standards

Arizona: Common Core State Standards Initiative. Arizona has done an exemplary job unpacking and interpreting the standards in both ELA and mathematics. In both, especially in math, they also offer … Continue reading

March 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

California-Excellent Mathematics Resources and ELA Bookmarks

Math: A site for anyone in the building, district, or private sector that is involved in math education.  This particular page from the site is a link to their ever-growing … Continue reading

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Achieve the Core

Achieve the Core is a growing site assembled by Student Achievement Partners to collect tools made by and for teachers to help with implementation of the common core state standards.  It … Continue reading

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Tennessee Common Core Standards Resources

This is the site of Tennessee’s clearing house for curriculum. From this page you can access a plethora of ELA, Mathematics, and Science resources. When clicking to ELA and Math … Continue reading

March 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Districts Working on #commoncore

Jordan-Granite Consortium, Utah These two districts have separately and together provided an amazing number of resources in both ELA and Math (with some very compelling work in Mathematics).  While there … Continue reading

March 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Utah and North Carolina-Unpacking and Teaching the Standards

Both of these states (see also Arizona) have done a tremendous job unpacking the standards, interpreting them, and providing entry points for teachers’ to translate the standards into their curriculum. Utah’s … Continue reading

March 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mathematics Assessment Project

The release of simple, incredible, practical, and profound professional development modules by the Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP) has encouraged me to post them as a separate “common core essential.”  Their … Continue reading

March 17, 2012 · 2 Comments

Delaware-ELA Concept Organizers, Math Progressions, and more

Delaware has done solid work creating resources to support teachers as they interact with the new standards. The resources are built around common templates, example units, and organization of concepts … Continue reading

March 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

New York City-Student Work and PD tools

New York City has created or adopted common-core aligned tasks and placed them before their students.  The set of tasks as well as anchor student work have been provided to … Continue reading

March 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Math and ELA Performance Task Resources

See the full gallery on Posterous The upcoming changes in assessment from both of the large assessment consortia include a separate assessment component that are labled as “Performance Tasks.” Here … Continue reading

March 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Text Complexity and Lexile Scores

As you focus on shift three of the ELA Common Core (EngageNY’s definition of the six shifts), look to lexile.com for pre-scored Lexile Ranges of many texts.  You can also … Continue reading

March 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

EngageNY-Curriculum Exemplars and Common Core Video Series

From their website: “Welcome to EngageNY – your one-stop shop for resources related to New York’s Race to the Top reforms. This page was designed specifically with teachers in mind. … Continue reading

March 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Illustrative Mathematics and Common Core Tools

Illustrative Mathematics and Common Core Tools are two intimately related and critical sources of information on the design, interpretation, and implementation of the common core math standards. Common Core Tools … Continue reading

March 6, 2012 · 1 Comment

American Association of School Librarians-21st Century Skills, Common Core, and Research

The American Assoication of School Librarians (AASL) developed a compelling, complete, and carefully crafted set of standards that outline 21st Century Skills.  They have taken their standards one step further … Continue reading

March 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Five Assessment Consortia

While nearly everyone has heard something about The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) and The Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) few have heard of … Continue reading

March 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

California-Excellent Math Resources

A site for anyone in the building, district, or private sector that is involved in math education.  This particular page from the site is a link to their ever-growing set … Continue reading

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My Group Genius for Teachers

While this site is an invitation only site in its current form, but it still holds a wealth of information on two key “collaboratives” that are working to develop curriculum … Continue reading

March 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Achieve the Core

Achieve the Core is a growing site assembled by Student Achievement Partners to collect tools made by and for teachers to help with implementation of the common core state standards.  It … Continue reading

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Ohio-Model Curricula

Ohio has developed model courses in ELA and mathematics based on the standards and has posted them for all to use. They offer examples, pedagogical tips, scope and sequences, and … Continue reading

February 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Indiana-Detailed Course Outlines and Curriculum Maps

Indiana has taken the lead in mapping out model courses and sequencing the common core standards into courses of study.  It is a great place for teachers to start thinking … Continue reading

February 28, 2012 · 1 Comment

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