Learn About the Common Core Hub

Common Core OER Collections — High-quality, Common Core-aligned resources carefully gathered from across the web to freely use, and even to reuse and adapt to the needs of your own classrooms and districts. Common Core-aligned curriculum aims to support and challenge all students to develop critical thinking skills and to become independent learners.

Common Core Courses for ELA and Math — Four full-year digital courses, built from the ground up and fully-aligned to the Common Core State Standards, for 6th and 7th grade Mathematics and 11th and 12th grade English Language Arts. Created using research-based approaches to teaching and learning, the Open Access Common Core Course Collection for Mathematics and English Language Arts is designed with student-centered learning in mind, including activities for students to develop valuable 21st century skills and academic mindset.

Common Core Groups — Common Core groups are communities of practice built around finding, curating, and collaborating around resources that are aligned to the Common Core.

Instructional Shifts — Aimed to help experienced educators identify and modify their instructional practice to instantiate the academic behaviors aligned with the Common Core State Standards, the Instructional Shifts section calls out specific resources such as those focused on text complexity, making evidence-based claims, modeling in mathematics and critical reasoning.

Professional Development — Expertly curated professional learning and teacher resources for improving your practice and implementing Common Core instructional shifts in the classroom. Teaching teams can collaboratively use these freely available resources to support implementing the Common Core school and district-wide.

For more background on the Common Core State Standard initiative:
Understanding the Common Core Standards
The Common Core Standards for Math
The Common Core Standards for ELA

Common Core OER Collections

High-quality, Common Core-aligned resources carefully gathered from across the web to freely use, and even to reuse and adapt to the needs of your own classrooms and districts. Common Core-aligned curriculum aims to support and challenge all students to develop critical thinking skills and to become independent learners.

Resources in these collections are open access or licensed for educational use. The contents of these collects can be used to support the Common Core Courses or in a more general way.

Open Common Core Courses

Four full-year digital courses, built from the ground up and fully-aligned to the Common Core State Standards, for 6th and 7th grade Mathematics and 11th and 12th grade English Language Arts. Created using research-based approaches to teaching and learning, the Open Access Common Core Course Collection for Mathematics and English Language Arts is designed with student-centered learning in mind, including activities for students to develop valuable 21st century skills and academic mindset.

Instructional Shifts

Aimed to help experienced educators identify and modify their instructional practice to instantiate the academic behaviors aligned with the Common Core State Standards, the Instructional Shifts section calls out specific resources such as those focused on text complexity, making evidence-based claims, modeling in mathematics and critical reasoning.

Professional Learning

Expertly curated professional learning and teacher resources for improving your practice and implementing Common Core instructional shifts in the classroom. Teaching teams can collaboratively use these freely available resources to support implementing the Common Core school and district-wide.

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