Common Core

5 Common Core Resources

September 17, 2013 Common Core
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Now that school is in full swing and widespread adoption of the Common Core State Standards is well underway, here are a few resources to help you navigate amid all the buzz. 1. My 10 Greatest A-ha Moments in Working with the Core – 2010 National Teacher of the Year and co-author of the book Supporting Students in a Time of Core Standards Sarah Brown Wessling explains how she came to understand the Common Core and what it means for her and her students. She discusses her changed attitude about state standards and shares insights from her journey in this informative and inspiring white paper from the Teaching Channel. 2. Common Core Math Activities – Are you looking for math lesson plans that align to Common Core?

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Should the Common Core Include Computer Science?

December 11, 2012 Common Core
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Last week, two Google representatives co-authored a piece in the Huffington Post about what they consider to be a “major flaw” in the Common Core State Standards: the lack of computer science content. Maggie Johnson and Jordan Lloyd Bookey, Director of Education and University Relations and the Head of K-12 Education, respectively, seek to raise awareness on the issue. They cite the latest employment projections for 2010-2020.

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Conquering the Common Core

September 11, 2012 Common Core
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Are you anxious about the Common Core State Standards? The CCSS are intended to provide a consistent understanding of what students should learn in order to be successful in college and the workforce. By the same token, they also help teachers and parents know how best to help students prepare for the future.

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