With all the talk and the press about Common Core State Standards, we’ve been exposed to many resources. Here are 4 that I go back to often.
Periodic Table of Common Core Standards: The authors describe this as a “tool that could help you pull the big ideas of the standards into one place.” What I love about this infographic are the visual cues.
Five-Minute Film Festival: Digging into the Common Core: This is a new favorite blog for me. Amy Erin Borovoy’s Five-Minute Film Festivals are well-organized and easy to use. On the topic of the Common Core, she provides 10 videos ranging in length from under 2 minutes to over 12 minutes, all designed to help explain CC. Be sure to listen/watch the Common Core Blues – you might smile.
Achieve the Core: A personal favorite, this site has free resources for educators. The professional development section has solid and easy-to-implement resources.
engageNY: This site provides a wealth of information – implementation resources, curriculum resources (I know, NY focus), professional development kits and more. The video, Teaching is the Core, allows us to hear lots of teachers’ voices and hear about student engagement.