Guide to the Common Core


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"The CCSS identify a spiraling set of skills necessary to prepare students for success. The standards are designed to teach students how to think. They call for increased comprehension, synthesis of information and the ability to clearly express learning. To facilitate the deep learning experiences supported by the CCSS, a shift in instructional practices is necessary." --Susan Oxnevad

Instructional Shifts to Support the Common Core Visit Susan Oxnevad's blog and check out her Thinglink of tools to support the Common Core.

Common Core State Standards Initiative Learn more about the Common Core! This is a great website to share with parents.

Leadership for the Common Core Resources, crosswalks, videos, parent information, information for teachers of the Related Arts...it's all here on this Symbaloo webmix of CCS links!

Response: Ways to Develop Creative Thinking in the Common Core
What are some tools teachers can use to address common core standards while developing creative thinking? You'll find three teachers' responses here, complete with the strategies to implement them. Although two of the responses are primarily targeted to English Language Arts, the tools are applicable in other disciplines as well. Be sure to check out all three responses.