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Common Core Implementation Workbook
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Achieve and the U.S. Education Delivery Institute have developed a practical Common Core Implementation Workbook for all states in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).

The workbook uses a proven performance management methodology known as “delivery” to lay out clear action steps for states and districts. It provides relevant information, case stories of good practice, key questions and hands-on exercises for leadership teams to complete together. Regardless of your state's timeline, the workbook offers state and district leaders the means to plan for the CCSS and then drive successful implementation.

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Reading
Provider:
Achieve and U.S. Education Delivery Institute
OER Commons
Provider Set:
Common Core Reference Collection
Progressions Documents for the Common Core Math Standards
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The Common Core State Standards in mathematics were built on progressions: narrative documents describing the progression of a topic across a number of grade levels, informed both by research on children's cognitive development and by the logical structure of mathematics. These documents were spliced together and then sliced into grade level standards. From that point on the work focused on refining and revising the grade level standards. The early drafts of the progressions documents no longer correspond to the current state of the standards.

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Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Arizona Board of Regents
OER Commons
Provider Set:
Common Core Reference Collection
ASCD Common Core Policy and Implementation
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ASCD Director of Public Policy David Griffith shares in-depth information about the various effects the adoption of the Common Core State Standards have had on education policy from the Department of Education down to the school district level. Using his insight from the field, Common Core State Standards Lead Strategist Efrain Mercado shares common hurdles and questions associated with implementing the new standards.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
ASCD
OER Commons
Provider Set:
Common Core Reference Collection
Author:
David Griffith and Efrain Mercado
ASCD Common Core 101 Webinar
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Now that the Common Core State Standards are coming to just about every school, what every school leader needs is a straightforward explanation that lays out the benefits of the common core in plain English and gets everyone thinking about how to transition to this promising new paradigm. In this webinar, John Kendall, author of Understanding Common Core State Standards, gave an overview of the new standards in English language arts/literacy and mathematics, highlighting their key aspects. He also suggested transition activities for teachers and districts to consider, including Creating a Crosswalk, which compares the content of the common core with your current standards. Developing transition documents that support deeper understanding of the Common Core State Standards by using current standards as a bridge. Taking the longer view of implementing the common core systemically.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
ASCD
OER Commons
Provider Set:
Common Core Reference Collection
Author:
John Kendall
ASCD Transitioning to the Common Core State Standards: Making Your Efforts Effective Through a Focus on Text Complexity Demands
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How do the Common Core English language arts standards differ from their predecessors? What do they emphasize? What are logical focus points for early implementation? The English and language arts standards depart radically from their predecessors with their insistence on text complexity and close reading skills.

This session, presented by David Liben from Student Achievement Partners, offered a look at various aspects of text complexity: how it is defined by the standards, as well as a range of measurement tools—including some newly developed and tested by the Race to the Text project—and how to use the tools for professional development. The focus on text complexity, close reading, and informational text has clear education implications as well. The presenter will examine some strategic focus areas for literacy instruction and explore ideas for bringing all constituencies to a fuller understanding of the Common Core standards and the features that make text complex.

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lecture
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
ASCD
OER Commons
Provider Set:
Common Core Reference Collection
Author:
Meredith and David Liben
ASCD The Common Core of a Whole Child Approach
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Too often, high standards and a whole child approach are seen as opposite ends of the education spectrum. In this webinar, Molly McCloskey debunks the myth of standards versus support and shares the relationship between the Common Core State Standards and a school improvement approach that ensures each child, in each school, in each community, is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. Going beyond the silos of too many school reform efforts, this webinar will explore integration, collaboration, and comprehensive framing rooted in high expectations for student and staff achievement.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
ASCD
OER Commons
Provider Set:
Common Core Reference Collection
Author:
Molly McCloskey
ASCD Creating Communities of Support for Implementing the Common Core State Standards
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You don’t have to implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) alone! District, school, and classroom personnel can collaborate and create communities of support toward successful implementation. In this webinar, Judy Carr will provide specific protocols and processes that attendees can use immediately. In addition, participants will: Explore questions and processes for gaining shared understanding of the standards. Discover how to become critical consumers. Learn how to use data and engage in "Data Dialogues" as a key element of collaboration. Learn how to support learners to successfully attain the CCSS.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
ASCD
OER Commons
Provider Set:
Common Core Reference Collection
Author:
Judy Carr
Common Core State Standards Mathematics Curriculum Materials Analysis Project
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The purpose of the CCSS Mathematics Curriculum Analysis Project is to provide a set of tools that will assist K-12 textbook adoption committees, school administrators, and K-12 teachers in selecting mathematics curriculum materials that support implementation of the newly developed CCSSM. The tools are designed to provide educators with objective measures and information to guide their selection of mathematics curriculum materials based on evidence of the materials‰ŰŞ alignment with the CCSSM and support for implementation of the CCSSM in classrooms.

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Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Council of Chief State School Officers
OER Commons
Provider Set:
Common Core Reference Collection
ASCD Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy: Shifts and Instructional Implications
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During this session, participants will learn about the overarching priorities of the Common Core State Standards for English language arts and literacy. Alberti will discuss the major instructional shifts required by the standards, including the evidence behind the shifts. These same shifts will be represented in both consortia assessments. Additionally, Alberti will present a few recommendations regarding how to introduce changes in a thoughtful, concrete way to prepare both teachers and students for full implementation of the standards.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
ASCD
OER Commons
Provider Set:
Common Core Reference Collection
Author:
Sandra Alberti
NYC 8th Grade Expressions and Equations
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The task and instructional supports in the following pages are designed to help educators understand and implement tasks that are embedded in Common Core-aligned curricula. While the focus for the 2011-2012 Instructional Expectations is on engaging students in Common Core-aligned culminating tasks, it is imperative that the tasks are embedded in units of study that are also aligned to the new standards. Rather than asking teachers to introduce a task into the semester without context, this work is intended to encourage analysis of student and teacher work to understand what alignment looks like. We have learned through this year‰ŰŞs Common Core pilots that beginning with rigorous assessments drives significant shifts in curriculum and pedagogy. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) support is included to ensure multiple entry points for all learners, including students with disabilities and English language learners.

Subject:
Algebra
Ratios and Proportions
Material Type:
Assessment
Provider:
New York City Department of Education
OER Commons
Provider Set:
Common Core Reference Collection
Got Text Complexity?  Selected Literature for Common Core Standards in English Language Arts
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This bibliography was developed to highlight some of the outstanding trade books published for older children and teens that can be used for the text complexity component of the CCS in grades 6-12.* All of the books have been selected based on their literary quality and other components of qualitative evaluation. Many of the books offer sophisticated narrative structures and other characteristics factored into quantitative evaluation. And the list as a whole offers a wide variety of books reflecting diversity of subject matter and style, allowing for a range of choices in matching reader to text and task.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
OER Commons
University of Wisconsin
Provider Set:
Common Core Reference Collection
Author:
Megan Schliesman and Merri V. Lindgren
CCSS Text Selection Toolkit
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Preparing students for lifelong literacy requires their interaction with texts of appropriate type and complexity. This text selection toolkit includes: 1) a Text Selection Guideline that offers educators guidance on selecting appropriate texts for teaching and assessing specific ELA Reading standards and bundles of standards for Grades 3-12; and 2) CCSS Text Suitability Review Form that helps educators analyze specific texts according to the principles in the Guidelines. The review form guides educators through CCSS analysis to determine what instructional purposes texts will support. It also captures analysis, codings, and recommendations in a standardized format to facilitate collaboration across networks of educators.

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Arts and Humanities
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Odell Education
OER Commons
Provider Set:
Common Core Reference Collection
Building the Foundation - A Suggested Progression of Sub-skills to Achieve the Reading Standards: Foundational Skills in the Common Core State Standards
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This document is based on an analysis that determined the sub-skills students need to achieve in each of the Foundational Skills (K–5) in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). It contains five sections, each targeting one grade level in: Print Concepts, Phonological Awareness, Phonics and Word Recognition, and Fluency. It also includes instructional examples aligned to the sub-skills, giving teachers samples of activity types that facilitate acquisition of the sub-skills. Each chart includes up to three grade levels to inform instruction for students who are either struggling and need extra support or intervention, or for students performing above grade-level expectations and require enrichment, to allow a teacher to see which skills should have been mastered in the previous year and what students are preparing for in the upcoming years.

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Arts and Humanities
Reading Foundation Skills
Material Type:
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Center on Instruction
OER Commons
Provider Set:
Common Core Reference Collection
ASCD Common Core: Assessment Shifts
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Discover the kinds of formative and summative classroom assessments that best coordinate with the new generation of testing consortia for the Common Core State Standards. Participants will take a close look at the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments and discover how to create classroom assessments that form a balanced system that supports student learning and aligns to the Common Core State Standards. In addition, Brookhart will overview SBAC and PARCC assessments. Identify assessments shifts. Share the implications of the Common Core for school-based formative and summative assessments.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Assessment
Lecture
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
ASCD
OER Commons
Provider Set:
Common Core Reference Collection
Author:
Susan Brookhart
Preparing Students for College, Career and Citizenship
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A California Guide to Align Civic Education and the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects. This resource guide provides educators with practices to equip all students with reading, writing, listening and speaking skills and the knowledge, skills and dispositions to become responsible engaged citizens of the 21st century in a coherent, integrated manner that will be meaningful and relevant. The practices in the guide provide civic education approaches to meet the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. The lesson activities in each of the grade spans follow a natural progression that builds students’ historical knowledge of the foundations of democracy, an understanding of how America’s constitutional principles are reinterpreted over time, and the skills and dispositions needed for effective citizenship. Applied knowledge of history, government and civics is necessary for developing civic competency. Therefore, each series of lessons calls for students to actively participate in activities that strengthen reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in the context of civic dialogue, debate, persuasion and action.

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Arts and Humanities
Reading Foundation Skills
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
Los Angeles County Office of Education
OER Commons
Provider Set:
Common Core Reference Collection
Criteria for Resources Aligned to Common Core State Standards in Mathematics
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Developed by one of the authors of the Common Core State Standards, the seven criteria for resources outlined in this document should guide development of curriculum modules and accompanying materials. Seven criteria are: Promote Effectiveness, Quality Materials, Develop Mathematical Practices, Balance of Approach, Capacity-building, Content Alignment, Comprehensiveness.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
EngageNY
OER Commons
Provider Set:
Common Core Reference Collection
Author:
Jason Zimba
Illustrating the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice
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These pages include NCSM developed materials and resources, work undertaken in collaboration with other organizations, and participating in conferences and other initiatives that promote shared understanding of the CCSS.

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Teaching/Learning Strategy
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National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics
OER Commons
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Common Core Reference Collection
Common Core: Publishers' Criteria
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Document Publishers’ Criteria for the CCSS in ELA/Literacy for Grades K-8 Provides criteria for publishers and curriculum developers as they work to ensure alignment of materials in grades K-8 with the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and literacy for history/social studies, science, and technical subjects. 9-pg PDF.

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English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Achieve the Core
OER Commons
Provider Set:
Common Core Reference Collection
Introduction to ELA / Literacy Shifts
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This 1-2 hour module provides participants with an introduction to the key shifts required by the Common Core State Standards for ELA / Literacy.

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Arts and Humanities
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
OER Commons
Student Achievement Partners
Provider Set:
Common Core Reference Collection
Measuring Text Complexity
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Rather than focusing exclusively on literacy skills, the Common Core State Standards set expectations for the complexity of texts students need to be able to read to be ready for college and careers.

This resource outlines three steps that will help teachers choose texts that are on grade level for the CCSS.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
OER Commons
Student Achievement Partners
Provider Set:
Common Core Reference Collection