While somewhat controversial, the Common Core State Standards have been adopted by a vast majority of the states in the country and receive generally high marks from teachers.
Their focus on the “big ideas”, critical thinking skills, and making cross-subject connections will help prepare our students for living in the 21st century, but, the standards are very intimidating!
These 10 Common Core Standards resources will help you make sense of and integrate the new standards into your lessons.
So, without any further adu:
1. Implementation and Self-Assessment Rubric
This 40-plus page document is designed to support the continuous improvement of implementing the new state standards. It will help you stay one step ahead of the suggestions that will come down from state leadership.
2. Online Common Core Resources by Pearson
Pearson’s compilation of resources on how to fund the initiative, prepare for instructional shifts, and to help students meet (and exceed!) the more rigorous expectations.
Thousands of high-quality Common Core resources created by teachers, for teachers!
4. Khan Academy’s Common Core Map
A list of Khan Academy’s videos and how they relate to the Common Core.
5. P21 Common Core Toolkit
A free downloadable guide for aligning the Common Core State Standards with the framework for 21st century skills. You can also purchase hard copies of the guide right on this website.
6. Framework for 21st Century Learning
This framework for 21st century skills is meant to be used with the P21 Common Core Toolkit and serves as a description of student outcomes and support systems.
7. Hunt Institute’s YouTube Channel
Dozens of instructional videos on how to use the Common Core State Standards.
8. Hunt Institute’s Video Guide
A guide that accompanies the instructional videos on the Hunt Institute’s YouTube channel.
9. Common Core Solutions by McGraw Hill
McGraw Hill’s list of webcasts, white papers, presentations, and informational websites and blogs for the Common Core.
10. Common Core Standards App (also available for Android)
Keep the most up-to-date Common Core State Standards at your fingertips with this free app! You can easily sort by subject or grade.
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What Common Core resources have you found on the internet? Feel free to share them with us in the comment section below!