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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.

How the Common Core Supports Deeper Learning

The change that the Common Core demands from us is considerable, but it's not radical.

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.

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.

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.

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14 Examples of High Quality Civic Learning Opportunities

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How the Common Core Supports Deeper Learning

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The Role of PBL in Making the Shift to Common Core

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When Teachers and Administrators Collaborate

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How the Common Core Supports Deeper Learning

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Teacher Leadership and the Common Core State Standards?

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Meaningful Connections: Objectives and Standards

Math teacher and teaching strategist Karen Lea looks at meaningful ways to connect learning objectives with Common Core State Standards.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Common Core in Action: Teaching Online Ethics

Edutopia blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron looks at a key element of digital citizenship - responsible use of intellectual property - and slots it into the eighth grade Common Core Standard for gathering, using and attributing relevant information.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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