Facebook
Edutopia on Facebook
Twitter
Edutopia on Twitter
Google+
Edutopia on Google+
Pinterest
Edutopia on Pinterest Follow Me on Pinterest
WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Common Core

No matter what your feelings are about the Common Core State Standards, they are a reality in many schools. Check out the growing body of information on how to make them work for students.

Connecting SEL and the Common Core, Part One

It's important that schools focus on children's well-being, emotions, happiness, self-esteem, and potential contributions to society, as well as having a vested interest in systematically teaching the skills required for Common Core success.

How to Change the World: Service PBL in the Common Core Literacy Classroom

The language arts are the building blocks when applying Common Core literacy standards to tangible, effects-driven actions in the real world.

Resources for Understanding the Common Core State Standards

Dig into this complete guide to the best resources to explain the standards and how they will be assessed.

Project-Based Learning and the Common Core: Resource Roundup

A practical compilation of online resources, curated by Edutopia, for aligning project-based learning with the Common Core State Standards.

Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies

Todd Finley, PhD, examines visual literacy through the lens of the Common Core -- suggesting a wealth of visual thinking routines to help students start thinking through, about, and with pictures.

Discuss

Connecting Students with the World at Large

Last comment 5 days 8 hours ago
6 6 101 views

When Teachers and Administrators Collaborate

Last comment 2 weeks 1 day ago
6 1,050 15,196 views

Using the Talk Show Format to Teach History

Last comment 23 hours 31 min ago
6 48 68 views

Leveling the Playing Field with Common Core

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 17:39
2 45 views

Using the Talk Show Format to Teach History

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 19:46
6 48 68 views

Browse

blog

The Gettysburg Address: Literary Nonfiction and the Common Core

Edutopia blogger Todd Finley takes a gimlet-eyed look at the Gettysburg Address as seen anew through the lens of the Common Core State Standards.

5 185 8,492 views
blog

Creating Schoolwide PBL Aligned to Common Core

Eric Isselhardt of Baltimore's Green Street Academy describes how his school is creating PBL curriculum aligned to the Common Core standards.

11 720 21,677 views
blog

Common Core and Print

Humanities teacher and blogger Jonathan Olsen advocates in favor of print over digital media, with specific examples of how regular newspaper reading helps his students meet the Common Core Standards.

4 112 1,229 views
blog

How Will Common Core Change What We Do?

While defining the Common Core Standards, blogger Erin Powers shares implications for teaching, how technology factors in, and several unanswered questions.

32 1,126 37,990 views
blog

Common Core Big Idea 5: Consider Meaningful Assessment

In this fifth of a five-part series, educators Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins discuss how to implement backward design to create meaningful assessments.

3 155 5,145 views
blog

Common Core Big Idea 4: Map Backward From Intended Results

In this fourth of a five-part series, educators Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins show the need to design backward from complex performances that require content.

9 181 8,380 views
blog

Common Core Big Idea 3: Standards Must Be Unpacked

In this third of a five-part series, educators Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins suggest that that educators “unpack” the CCSS into four broad categories -- 1) Long-term Transfer Goals, 2) Overarching Understandings, 3) Overarching Essential Questions,...

2 61 11,509 views

Pages

blog

Common Core, Critical Thinking and Aesop's Fables

Guest blogger and children's author Vincent Mastro uses Aesop's fables as a jumping-off point for teaching critical thinking when he asks young students 'what if?' and filters their answers through 'it depends.'

3 411 4,250 views
blog

Teaching Students Not Standards

Edutopia blogger Rebecca Alber warns of the four pitfalls of educational standards, providing actions teachers and school leaders can take to avoid them.

5 515 4,138 views
blog

Common Core in Action: How One Art Teacher is Implementing Common Core

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller talks with art teacher Cheri Jorgensen about how she has adapted her curriculum to include Common Core ELA standards.

1 146 4,138 views
blog

Common Core in Action: ELA

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns suggests a few strategies and apps to integrate technology in curriculum aligned with the ELA Common Core.

2 207 4,138 views
blog

Still Can't Remember All Their Names?

How using multiple modalities to teach can help you remember student names -- and the activities are Common Core aligned.

2 175 4,068 views
blog

Inquiry, Curiosity, Exploration and the Common Core

Math teacher and professional development specialist Karen Lea looks at the Common Core ELA standards for lessons that will motivate students through inquiry, curiosity and exploration.

2 215 4,026 views
blog

How Are Social-Emotional Learning and the Common Core Connected?

Edutopia blogger Maurice Elias proposes that social-emotional and character development are inseparable from students becoming college, career, and civic ready, the mission of the Common Core.

5 210 3,914 views

Pages