Achieve the Core is full of free content designed to help educators understand and implement the Common Core State Standards. It includes practical tools designed to help students and teachers see their hard work deliver results. achievethecore.org was created in the spirit of collaboration.
Brokers of Expertise provides Common Core State Standards Learning Modules: This series is the product of collaborative efforts between the California Department of Education and content and professional learning experts throughout California to help educators transition to the Common Core State Standards. The series includes at least ten modules that will be completed by September 2013, and are available in both online and on-site professional learning formats.
EngageNY : The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is engaging teachers, administrators, and education experts across the State and nation in the creation of curriculum resources, instructional materials, professional development materials,samples of test questions, test specifications, and other test-related materials that will help with the transition to the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS).
LACOE Common Core Resources
LACOE Common Core State Standards website is a resource to communicate to our educational community about the Common Core State Standards and the Smarter Balanced Assessment System. The Los Angeles County Office of Education is proud to present tools and resources that can be used by our schools and districts as they transition to CCSS and SBAC.
Webcast Interview with Classroom Teachers and Elementary Principal
This webcast features a conversation with Rebecca Valbuena, fifth grade teacher, Stanton Elementary School, Glendora USD and first grade teacher Tammy Keiser and Principal Michael Long at Lake Marie Elementary School in South Whittier SD. Hear their thoughts about the instructional shifts, challenges, and benefits to using close reading in social studies to meet the Common Core State Standards for ELA while also providing students’ conceptual understanding of the rights and responsibilities of informed, engaged citizens in the 21st century.
Grade One: Why We Need Rules and Laws
This first grade exemplar demonstrates techniques for helping students closely read and reread passages of their social studies textbook about the importance of rules and laws to answer text dependent questions through dialogue, writing, and formal presentations.
Grade Five: The Role and Responsibility of Citizens and Government in a Representative Democracy
In this fifth grade exemplar, students focus their reading on the Preamble, the Articles and Bill of Rights of the U.S.