Category Archives: CCSS

10 Websites, with Free resources, to Assist with CCSS Implementation

If you are looking for help with the implementation of Common Core, the websites listed below will help. Most include free curricular resources, well matched to the CCSS, that any educator can opt into and/or they can be used to … Continue reading

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Instructional Moves to Help you with the Common Core

Over the course of the last three years, as teachers asked for assistance with the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, three questions consistently came up: What is the research that governs why we are being asked to shift … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Readiness Resources

Kindergarten teacher Haley Snyder has created a webpage detailing how parents can support their children with the Nevada Academic Content Standards/Common Core. There are three specific areas to help families including sections on, What is Common Core, Kindergarten Prep, and Parent & … Continue reading

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Resources from April 12th

At the Core Advocate conference in Chicago, the following PowerPoint and Word document were shared. The PowerPoint and Word document help frame part of Washoe’s implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

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Free Programs to Help Students Learn to Type

As many of you know, portions of the 2014-2015 PARCC and SBAC assessments will require students to type their responses to questions. (You can take the SBAC practice test here.) Consequently, there is a renewed push to help students become … Continue reading

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Accessing Sample Assessment Items

Green Bay Area Public School District Assessment Coordinator, Stephen Miller, has posted a Youtube video describing how educators can access sample SBAC assessment items. If you are having any difficulty navigating the Smarter Balanced website, Miller’s brief three minute and … Continue reading

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Publisher’s Criteria Webinar

The Council of Great City School and Student Achievement Partners hosted a webinar describing the Common Core State Standards Publisher’s Criteria (here). You can download the criteria for K-2 here and for 3-12 here. The webinar highlights key features of … Continue reading

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