Common Core Resources for Administrators & Teachers

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
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 at 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

Common Core ELA Crosswalk ”Outline for transitioning from CA Standards to Common Core”

Common Core Mathematics Crosswalk ”Outline for transitioning from CA Standards to Common Core”CCSS: Transitioning & Implementation Tools