Common Core standards. Yes, I know there are National Common Core standards, but each state that I investigate has "tailored" the standards to their own state.
Since almost all educators in the U.S. are facing these new, rigorous standards, I hope we can begin to gather a set of resources to assist us. I do believe that here in AZ and quite likely in other states, teachers have been and will continue to develop lessons which are built on the new standards. I wonder if we can begin to share those here in Engage?
And in this current discussion area, let's share some implementation resources. I'll start with a site presenting a video series made by Engage NY.
Can you contribute?
Cathie, it sounds like your collection might be particularly good to share here in Engage! There have been Unit Plans shared by participants here in the community before. Have you tried creating a group for each course group and asking them to share their plans here? Need help, just mention it. I can lead you to instructions for that sort of thing.
This is a math site aligned to Common Core that I learned about on EngageNY - http://www.learnzillion.com/
It's free and teachers can not only assign but keep track of student progress with each concept similar to Khan Academy's toolkit.
EngageNY has lots of resources! Be sure to click "Common Core" at the top of the page, but there are other resources as well at the site for New York!
Thanks for sharing!
You, too can have a handy app on your mobile device if you want to look up any of the Common Core Standards!
I don't think this is "just for geeks," as many educators I know are talking about these standards these days.
Hey, please add some resources and let us know if these apps are useful to you. Stories, anyone?
I'm fascinated by the fact that Texas (and one or two other states) are rejecting the Common Core standards currently. Here are links to two articles (The one in the NY Times references the one from the Texas Tribune) on the topic.
Texas teachers: stay tuned to your local information!
What do teachers think of this information?
I have been working on a website called Common Core Conversation http://www.commoncoreconversation.com where educators can find free resources, strategies, lessons, ideas, information, and assessments for addressing the Common Core standards in the classroom. I welcome comments, questions, and suggestions. Kristina Holzweiss, The Laptop Lieberrian (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Kristina- thank you so much for sharing these great resources and ideas around Common Core. I am going to use your provided website of Common Core Conversation http://www.commoncoreconversation.com plus the Common Core rubric creator Common Core Rubric Creation Tool in my next tech workshop to assist educators with understanding the importance of student learning targets, and assessment infused with accountability.