Friday, August 3, 2012

Common Core Resources from CCSSO

Had a great introductory call with the Council of Chief State School Officers and their team focused on helping states implement Common Core State Standards. They are very excited about our work with the PARCC Educator Leader Cadre and we learned a great deal about the resources that they have to offer! Just for your weekend enjoyment! (PS: big news coming soon about our PARCC ELC resources for all)

Council of Chief State School Officers’ CCSS resources.-
·         Information about the Standards for Parents, Teachers, Principals, and Higher Education
·         Resources for State and District Leaders
·         Mathematics Common Core State Standards Resources
·         ELA Common Core State Standards Resources
·         Implementation Resources Created by States
·         Assessment consortia Information

Additional articles from CSSO on Common Core are attached.

·         Parent guides in English and Spanish for every grade level K-8 as well as high school ELA and high school math
·         Guides include:
o   Key items that children should be learning in English language arts and mathematics in each grade, once the standards are fully implemented.
o   Activities that parents can do at home to support their child's learning.
o   Methods for helping parents build stronger relationships with their child's teacher. 
o   Tips for planning for college and career (high school only).