The advent of CCSS heralds many potential changes for teachers. I've been fortunate to be able to work with teachers to help them understand the Core and make a successful transition.
Common Core Resources to Love:
There are many materials on the Internet that are labeled "Common Core," but it is important to vet those resources for accuracy. These are a few of my favorite CCSS resources to utilize.
The Common Core standards are presented in student-friendly "I Can..." statements by grade level on this website. Statements/objectives may be downloaded in PDF.
Developed by the Fresno County Office of Education, this rigor and relevance framework has technology products suggested for each quadrant. What a valuable resources for teachers looking to meet Common Core!
A truly enlightening blog post by Catlin Tucker, blended learning and educational technology guru. In this post, she discusses a practical strategy for increasing the amount of informational text in English classrooms.
This blog post outlines several key points of discussion for technology/pedagogy models that could help students meet Common Core.
A basic outline of six major literacy shifts inherent in Common Core.
Templates are organized by grade level. Each page fully unpacks the standard, including essential skills and concepts, academic vocabulary, question stems, and anchor standard references for college and career readiness. (From Tulare County Office of Education)
Each CCSS math standard is unpacked alongside current California state math standards - an excellent resource for California mathematics educators. (From Tulare County Office of Education)
I really enjoyed reading this blog post from Erica Speaks. I share this post with colleagues whenever I can, because I think Erica does a great job explaining the importance of technology in the Common Core classroom.
This website is a fantastic starting place for educators as they seek to make an effective transition to the Common Core.
"Shift to the Core"
"Meeting Common Core with Film Challenges"
"Common Core in a Nutshell"
Webb's Depth of Knowledge Training
"An Overview of Common Core"
"Common Core: Language Arts and Literacy in All Subjects"