Resources for Administrators

As a district administrator, you have the important task of not only ensuring that your teachers are informed of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), but that they are implementing the updated standards in their classrooms.

Most likely, your teachers will have many questions about the CCSS, so to help familiarize yourself with many of the frequently asked questions, as well as the myths vs. the facts, see the links below.

There are many myths surrounding the CCSS. Please take a moment to get the facts regarding CCSS:
CCSS Myths vs. Facts
CCSS Frequently Asked Questions

Powerpoint presentation on CCSS for teachers CDE Powerpoint presentation and VCOE Powerpoint presentation


Common Core Standards Transitional Tools and Resources:

A Look at Grades Seven and Eight in California Public Schools (April-2012, PDF; 1MB; 99pp.)
A Look at Grades Seven and Eight in California Public Schools: Transitioning to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics is an online publication that contains grade-level chapters with short descriptive narratives and the content standards for the CCSS in English language arts and mathematics.

Transitioning to the CCSS in English Language Arts and Mathematics (PDF; 5MB; 265pp.)
A Look at Kindergarten Through Grade Six in California Public Schools: Transitioning to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics is a publication that contains grade-level chapters with short descriptive narratives and the content standards for the CCSS in English language arts and mathematics. The publication is excerpted from A Look At Kindergarten Through Grade Six in California Public Schools, an online resource that provides information regarding all curricular content areas. To order a hard-copy of the publication, contact the CDE Press Sales Office at 1-800-995-4099 or by e-mail sales@cde.ca.gov.

A Look At Kindergarten Through Grade Six in California Public Schools is a compilation of subject-matter curriculum, including information about the Common Core State Standards, organized by individual grade levels. (Published October 2011)

(Note: The October 2011 Editions contain minor content, grammatical, and format changes to the previously released prepublication versions.)

http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/cc – California Common Core State Standards & resources
http://p21.org/tools-and-resources/publications/p21-common-core-toolkit – has suggested grade level activities tied to Math Practices
http://www.teachingchannel.org/videos – left index, click on Common Core Standards
http://commoncore.pearsoned.com/ – Interviews with Phil Daro, CCSS author
http://commoncore.pearsoned.com/index.cfm?locator=PS11Ye     ELA Sally Hampton interview
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheHuntInstitute#g/u   interviews with McCallum & Zimba, authors
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1rxkW8ucAI     Standards of Mathematical Practice, McCallum & Zimba videos
http://ime.math.arizona.edu/progressions/     Bill McCallum, Univ. of Arizona
http://www.insidemathematics.org     Sample math problems, rubrics, discussions, videos
http://illustrativemathematics.org  Sample activities to illustrate grade level math content standards
http://www.mathedleadership.org/ccss/index.html   Sample tasks
http://achievethecore.org/  Samples to help with transition

 

Resources for Teachers

As a teacher, you may be apprehensive about the California Common Core Standards however, we would like to reaffirm that the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are not intended to completely replace the current content area standards. Rather, they are intended to build upon the standards that you are already teaching in your classroom. The CCSS were created to assist you in helping your students increase their learning of real-world skills and knowledge so that they are well-equipped to compete in a global society.

There are many myths surrounding the CCSS. Please take a moment to get the facts regarding CCSS:
CCSS Myths vs. Facts
CCSS Frequently Asked Questions

Powerpoint presentation on CCSS for teachers CDE Powerpoint presentation and VCOE Powerpoint presentation


Common Core Standards Transitional Tools and Resources:

A Look at Grades Seven and Eight in California Public Schools (April-2012, PDF; 1MB; 99pp.)
A Look at Grades Seven and Eight in California Public Schools: Transitioning to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics is an online publication that contains grade-level chapters with short descriptive narratives and the content standards for the CCSS in English language arts and mathematics.

Transitioning to the CCSS in English Language Arts and Mathematics (PDF; 5MB; 265pp.)
A Look at Kindergarten Through Grade Six in California Public Schools: Transitioning to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics is a publication that contains grade-level chapters with short descriptive narratives and the content standards for the CCSS in English language arts and mathematics. The publication is excerpted from A Look At Kindergarten Through Grade Six in California Public Schools, an online resource that provides information regarding all curricular content areas. To order a hard-copy of the publication, contact the CDE Press Sales Office at 1-800-995-4099 or by e-mail sales@cde.ca.gov.

A Look At Kindergarten Through Grade Six in California Public Schools is a compilation of subject-matter curriculum, including information about the Common Core State Standards, organized by individual grade levels. (Published October 2011)

(Note: The October 2011 Editions contain minor content, grammatical, and format changes to the previously released prepublication versions.)

http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/cc – California Common Core State Standards & resources
http://p21.org/tools-and-resources/publications/p21-common-core-toolkit – has suggested grade level activities tied to Math Practices
http://www.teachingchannel.org/videos – left index, click on Common Core Standards
http://commoncore.pearsoned.com/ – Interviews with Phil Daro, CCSS author
http://commoncore.pearsoned.com/index.cfm?locator=PS11Ye     ELA Sally Hampton interview
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheHuntInstitute#g/u   interviews with McCallum & Zimba, authors
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1rxkW8ucAI     Standards of Mathematical Practice, McCallum & Zimba videos
http://ime.math.arizona.edu/progressions/     Bill McCallum, Univ. of Arizona
http://www.insidemathematics.org     Sample math problems, rubrics, discussions, videos
http://illustrativemathematics.org  Sample activities to illustrate grade level math content standards
http://www.mathedleadership.org/ccss/index.html   Sample tasks
http://achievethecore.org/  Samples to help with transition

 

Resources for Parents

Thank you for taking the time to inform yourself on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and what they mean to your student. The goal of the CCSS is not to replace the curriculum that your student is learning in school. The CCSS are intended to supplement the current standards, as well as ensure that your student leaves school with the real-world skills and knowledge that he or she needs to succeed in college and/or career.

Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the CCSS facts and upcoming events:

Common Core State Standards Parent Handbook is a document created by the California County Superintendent’s Education Services Association in consultation with the PTA.

Common Core Grade Level Curriculum, A Look at K-6 is a compilation of subject-matter curriculum, including information about the Common Core State Standards, organized by individual grade level.

Grade Level Curriculum Webinar Series (iTunes) is designed to provide an overview of the Grade Level Curriculum documents with a focus on Common Core State Standards.

CCSS Myths vs. Facts
CCSS Frequently Asked Questions

Parents’ Guide to Student Success” prepared by the National PTA. (Available in English and Spanish.)

 

Resources for Students

Are you curious about what the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) mean to you as a student?

Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the CCSS facts:
CCSS Myths vs. Facts
CCSS Frequently Asked Questions