Common Core

The resources included below will change as I discover new or better ones, but for now, these are the links that seem most useful to us in our work to understand, implement, and teach the Common Core State Standards in the year ahead. The purpose here is not to question them but to help us lead—ourselves and others—through the next few years in a way that makes sense and makes a difference.

Understanding and Implementing the Common Core

  1. The Common Core State Standards and Related Resources
  2. Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Resources
  3. Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Resources
  4. The Common Core State Standards Explained (Video)
  5. Teaching the Common Core 101 (Report)
  6. Four Myths About the ELA Common Core Standards
  7. Edutopia Common Core Resources
  8. Education Week Common Core Resources and Coverage
  9. Educators Evaluating Quality Instructional Products (EQuIP)
  10. Deconstructing College Readiness (David Conley)

Common Core State Standards Instructional Resources

  1. Common Core Curriculum Maps and Resources
  2. Educators Evaluating Quality Instructional Products (EQuIP)
  3. engageNY
  4. Common Core Instructional Resources Clearinghouse
  5. Achieve the Core
  6. Teaching the Core
  7. The Common Core Companion: The Standards Decoded, Jim Burke
  8. The Common Core English Language Arts in a PLC at Work, Grades 9-12 by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey
  9. Robert Marzano Common Core Resources

Resources for Leaders

  1. Culture Sync
  2. Society for Organizational Learning
  3. Common Core English Language Arts in a PLC at Work: Leader’s Guide, by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Cynthia Uline
  4. Solution Tree
  5. Learning Forward
  6. Dave Logan TED Talk about Tribal Leadership (and Institutional Culture)
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