Understand the Big Picture
Understand the standards for mathematics and ELA/literacy and the Shifts they require.
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The Standards and
Where They Came From
Understand the Standards and how they were developed.
Short video about the process of creating the Common Core State Standards.
Full-text of the K-12 Standards. Interactive version available here.
Full-text of the K-8 and high school Standards. Interactive version available here.
A presentation about the CCSS design and development process, as well as a brief overview of the Mathematics and ELA / Literacy standards
A primer for the Common Core State Standards that explains how the Standards were developed and current implementation efforts across the country. Authored by the Alliance for Excellent Education.
Video vignettes from the Hunt Institute that discuss the big picture and the key changes of the Common Core.
How are mathematics and ELA / Literacy different under the Common Core?
A document explaining the biggest changes in mathematics and ELA / Literacy and a quick reference card on the shifts.
CCSS for Teachers: The Shifts, is a collection of iTunes U courses designed by classroom teachers in partnership with the CCSSO, that explain the Shifts in ELA / Literacy and mathematics required by the Common Core.
Professional development materials focused on building an understanding of the Shifts.
A collection of PDF's detailing the mathematical content emphasized in the Standards by grade level. These can be used as guides to inform instructional decisions regarding time and other resources.
Brief article gives an overview of the shifts required by the Common Core State Standards and how to make them.
Collection of brief videos introducing the Common Core State Standards.
Ready-to-use modules include PowerPoints, videos, facilitator's instructions, and hands-on activities.