Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Resources

  • http://www.aspendrl.org/portal/browse/CategoryList?categoryId=281 – Tools for Teachers & Professional Learning Modules. Includes topics such as “Implementing the CCSS: The Role of ILTs and LASW,” “Tools for Teachers: Close Reading and Text-Dependent Questions,” “Tools for Teachers: Designing Close Reading Instruction,” “Tools for Teachers: Engaging in Academic Writing,” and  “Tools for Teachers: Text Complexity and the CCSS.” Final 2 modules to be released this fall. Each module comes with a PowerPoint presentation and facilitator’s guide designed for PD instructors, as well as a suite of supplemental exemplars, worksheets, and related resources for deep engagement with the topics.
  • Implementation of the CCSS: A Transition Guide for School-Level Leaders  from The Aspen Institute, together with Education First, Insight Education Group, Student Achievement Partners and Targeted Leadership Consulting: http://www.aspendrl.org/portal/browse/DocumentDetail?documentId=1882&download
  • The Student Achievement Partners website (www.achievethecore.org) has recently been upgraded and now includes:
    • New resources in ELA/literacy and mathematics including additional Common Core–aligned materials and resources for struggling students;
    • Essential actions for school and district leaders, accompanied by CCSS-aligned tools and resources;
    • Two new professional development modules including PowerPoints, videos, facilitator’s instructions, and hands-on activities;
    • Evidence guides for instructional practice, designed as developmental tools, that provide specific guidance for what the CCSS for ELA/literacy and mathe-matics look like in planning and practice; and
    • Information on how educators can support the Common Core beyond their school communities.

 

  • Wyoming PBS Learning Media (http://wyoming.pbslearningmedia.org/) is an on-demand, free-of-charge, media service developed especially for PreK-12 educators.  It provides instant access to thousands of classroom ready, curriculum targeted interactives, videos, images and audio clips from PBS and public media partners.  By simply registering you have access to:
    • Classroom resources supporting Common Core and State Standards
    • 20,000+ digital assets designed to support student achievement
    • Content that can be saved, tagged and easily shared with colleagues and students.

 

  • P21 Common Core Toolkit: A Guide to Aligning the Common Core State Standards with the Framework for 21st Century Skills

http://www.aspendrl.org/portal/browse/DocumentDetail?documentId=1882&download. A comprehensive guide offering a variety of tools and timely resources, the P21 Common Core Toolkit provides:

  • Alignment Overview: A high-level summary of how the P21 framework and the Common Core State Standards support each other
  • Common Core / P21 Examples: Lesson vignettes that demonstrate “what it looks like” to align instructional practices with both the common core and P21 skills
  • Common Core Resources: Compilation of useful links for states and districts working to implement the Common Core State Standards
  • Assessment Resources: Compilation of background reading on the issue of assessment and the 4Cs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • National Governors Associationhttp://www.nga.org/cms/home/nga-center-for-best-practices/center-divisions/center-issues/page-edu-issues/col2-content/main-content-list/common-core-state-standards.html
  •      The Master Teacher Project  CCSS Website: NEA and BetterLesson have launched a new web site, http://cc.betterlesson.com/mtp  where master teachers share what works in the classroom. It features more than 3,000 classroom-ready lessons that are easily accessible and can be integrated into any curriculum. This new BetterLesson product was built entirely for the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and features the lessons of 130+ Master Teachers (MTs), who represent every K-12 grade level for math and English Language Arts & Literacy. This is one of several long-term partnerships NEA has pursued to support its members’ professional development and leadership in the teaching practice; members have been recruited around the country to participate and develop comprehensive materials along with these partner organizations. BetterLesson aims to help those teachers become more prepared by providing 5 to 10 lessons for every single common core standard. By the fall of 2015, BetterLesson will have more than 16,000 Master Teacher lessons live.
    • CC BetterLesson Built for the Common Corehttp://cc.betterlesson.com/ .
    • Video series on Teaching Channel offers innovative ideas for teaching math: Six videos — each less than 3 minutes in length — shine a spotlight on strategies to inspire math learning. The videos, released by the Teaching Channel and produced with the American Federation of Teachers, demonstrate successful math teaching practices aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The videos describe seating arrangements conducive to work stations, note-taking strategies, using color to support mathematical thinking and more. https://www.teachingchannel.org/blog/2014/01/16/routines-to-support-mathematical-thinking/
    • NEA Academy online courses based on CCSSThe NEA Academy offers online learning (many of which are approved for Wyoming PTSB credit). The NEA Academy courses are offered at specially-discounted rates to WEA/NEA members. Go to: http://www.neaacademy.org/quickref.html#ccss to see courses aligned to CCSS.
    • Great Public Schools (GPS) Networkwww.gpsnetwork.org.  The Great Public Schools Network is a place where teachers, parents, school support professionals, and community members share ideas and resources to improve student success.  It is free and open to all!