I recently attended a workshop through Grand Canyon University on Understanding Common Core Standards. I walked away with some really useful resources and I wanted to share 3 of my favorites with all of you.
I have also come across some awesome resources from our Thinkfinity Content Partners that provide details on how their resources align to Common Core. EDSITEment posted a blog about How EDSITEment Can Help You Deal with Common Core.. Here is an example from EDSITEment on of how to use the Common Core Standard “Closer Reading” in Analyzing the American Dream for Common Core: "A Raisin in the Sun."
I was hoping to continue the conversation and am asking you to share some of your favorite resources on understanding and implementing the Common Core Standards. Please include documents, webinars, videos, lesson plans, websites and/or tips.
Dr. Candy Boyd provided an amazing orientation to Common Core in Cleveland. Ohio will be a CC state. Personally, I believe that the Common Core approach will take out the inherent testing bias and elevate all students to be able to compete in a global economy. I am all for it:
Cleveland NPR station also discussed this a.m.:
Thanks for sharing all these great Common Core resources from this site! It is reassuring that the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) has a consortium of 22 states working together and sharing resources. I think that will make people work smarter and not harder plus save money in the long run.
A math teacher I was working with shared the Illustrative Math site with me. Through visual representations, the site displays the type of mathematical work students will experience if Common Core is truly being implemented. She said she uses it almost as a sample objective so she can visually show students what they will be doing during a lesson.
I speak Common Core math
Here are some of my favorites. If you are a Pinterest user, I have a lot more on my Common Core Math Board. Search for Carolyn Marchetti - I am the one in the gray suit and purple blouse.
Bill McCallum's blog (an author of the CCSSM)