External Common Core Resources

Posted: Tue, 05/01/2012 - 10:39am Updated: Fri, 02/22/2013 - 2:56pm

Over the past two years, 46 states and the District of Columbia have adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), allowing for increased collaboration across the country. The websites below represent some of the top free resources that are currently available to help teachers, parents, and the general public understand the transition that must be made to implement the CCSS.

  1. Achieve the Core - Student Achievement Partners, which was founded by the writers of the Common Core standards, provides fres, high-quality resources to educators now doing the hard work of implementing these higher standards. Be sure to check out Steal These Tools!
  2. Common Core Mathematics Tools - Dr. Bill McCallum, one of the lead writers of the CCSS for mathematics, frequently updates his blog with news about tools that are being developed to support implementation of the CCSS.
  3. Engage NY> - The New York State Education Department has built an online, collaborative platform to allow educators and the public to access and share resources that are working for CCSS implementation.
  4. Illustrative Mathematics - Illustrative Mathematics provides guidance to states, assessment consortia, testing companies, and curriculum developers by illustrating the range and types of mathematical work that students experience in a faithful implementation of the CCSS, and by publishing other tools that support implementation of the standards.
  5. Lesson Ideas for the Common Core - The Teaching Channel has developed a series of short videos to help teachers begin incorporating the CCSS into their lessons.
  6. Standards for Mathematical Practice Videos - Inside Mathematics provides classroom examples of innovative teaching methods and insights into student learning, as well as tools for mathematics instruction that teachers can use immediately to implement the CCSS.
  7. The Common Core Classroom Project - America Achieves provides modules that exemplify the key shifts the CCSS are bringing to pedagogy in classrooms across the United States.