Resources tied to the implementation of the Common Core Standards
Last Updated: Dec 7, 2015
- Common Core State Standards Initiative
"The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy."
- SCDOE Common Core Support Site
Lists training opportunities and links to archived webinars.
- Get the Common Core iPad App
- How to Plan Rigorous Instruction
Robyn R. Jackson takes you step by step through the process of planning rigorous instruction what great teachers do to ensure students have a learning destination that s worth working toward and that the path they take to get there will help them pass the big tests and become engaged learners, effective problem solvers, and critical thinkers.
- Common Core Standards....Only the Beginning
Download the free white papers document by Barbara Blackburn.
- SC ELA Standards At-a-Glance
- Using Lexile to Match Readers to Text
An excellent resource explaining how to determine Lexile levels of readers and text.
- The CCSS: Supporting Districts and Teachers with Text Complexity
Resources to be used to educate teachers and others about text complexity.
- 5 Things Every Teacher Should be Doing to Meet the Common Core Standards
- Resources for Understanding the CCSS
An educator's guide to websites, organizations, articles, and other resources looking at the new system of standards and how they will be assessed.
- COREpedia.org: The Common Core Standards Resource
COREpedia is a resource tool to assist you in the understanding and implementation of the Common Core State Standards. From this site, you can find information quickly on the standards and link to the latest resources.
Visit the Chief State School Officers website to view a series of video vignettes created to explain the Standards in far greater depth.
- Common Core on the Teaching Channel
Teaching Channel is a video showcase -- on the Internet and TV -- of innovative and effective teaching practices, including several on teaching with the Common Core.
- Smarter Balanced Assessmenents
"The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is developing a system of valid, reliable, and fair next-generation assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English language arts/literacy (ELA/literacy) and mathematics for grades 3-8 and 11."
- Use of Video in the Core Curriculum
Great ideas for use of video in the classroom from Barry Brit t. Don't forget that D5 has a subscription to Soundzabound - a royalty free database of music. If you would like more information see your school librarian for more details.