Achive the Core.org is an outfit created by the architects of the new Common Core standards: David Coleman, Jason Zimba, and Susan Pimental. Its a complete free resource for teachers to learn about the core standards.
They recently updated the site with Professional Development Modules which should of great interest to the entire Thinkfinity Teacher Community
Professional Development modules
These flexible, ready-to-use modules intend to support educators in the understanding and effective implementation of the Common Core State Standards.
The modules are intended for use directly by individual educators, in professional learning communities, or for preparing to lead the professional development in a school or district setting. The time required for each module can be customized, suitable for a variety of applications, by expanding the amount of time spent on the activities and in discussion.
Each module contains a facilitator’s guide, PowerPoint presentations with thorough notes, hands-on activities, related readings and research, recommended topics for discussion, and web and video resources. Refer to the Facilitator’s Guide for specific instructions on how to use each part of the module.
We will continue to update these modules based on feedback from the field. Sign up for resource update notifications by clicking the envelope button on modules or individual resources.
To the extent possible under law, we have waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to this work. Any and all components of these modules may be customized to meet the needs of any audience — they may be modified, reproduced, and disseminated without prior permission.
Webinar led by Sandra Alberti and CCSSO, introducing the Professional Development modules in this collection. Please note: Plugin installation may be required.
This 1–4 hour module is designed to provide participants with a deep understanding of the key shifts required by the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
This 1–2 hour module is designed to provide participants with a deep understanding of the key shifts required by the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy.
This 1–4 hour module is designed to promote educators’ understanding of how text-dependent questions support the key shifts in ELA/Literacy.
This 1.5–4 hour module is designed to guide and support principals, content supervisors, central office leaders, and coaches in the work of planning and carrying out the implementation of the Common Core State Standards.