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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.

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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

Explore 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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How the Common Core Supports Deeper Learning

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5 Ways to Partner With Your School Counselor on the Common Core

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Common Core Sample: Plumbing the Dark Mysteries of National Standards

With an entertaining soup of mixed metaphor, blogger Gaetan Pappalardo rants about the apparent shortcomings and multiple unknowns of the Common Core State Standards.

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Implementation of the ELA Common Core State Standards Across the Country

In the final blog of this series, Virginia Goatley and Brenda Overturf examine how the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are being implemented throughout the U.S.

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Common Core: Seven Opportunities to Transform English Language Arts Curriculum

In the second of their series, Virginia Goatley and Brenda Overturf look at how the Common Core State Standards can help teachers build a new language arts curriculum.

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Introducing the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards

The International Reading Association's Virginia J. Goatley and Brenda Overturf introduce the ELA CCSS and provide context to those who are new to the standards.

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Lesson Planning and the Common Core: A Unit Based on TED.com

Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron shares a blended genre unit where students research and write their own persuasive speeches in the TED.com format.

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Argumentative Writing Is a Key Focus in Common Core Standards

Regardless of the subject, argumentative or persuasive writing is a key component of Common Core Standards.

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Radical Curriculum Sharing at the Open High School of Utah

A curated list of high quality open source English/language arts curriculum

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How Well Do Schools Communicate?

What's the current public attitude towards public schools? Anne O'Brien discusses the 2014 Gallup Poll findings and ponders positive ways the data can be used by teachers and schools.

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From Coverage to "Uncoverage!"

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller starts the conversation about how effectively teachers may or may not be covering their material - and how PBL can help make it stick.

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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.

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How PBL Prepares Students for CCSS Test Performance Tasks: Part 2 - PBL is Already Aligned for Assessment

In the second of two blogposts, John Larmer of the Buck Institute for Education reviews how the eight essential elements of PBL can fit (sometimes neatly, sometimes not) within the expectations of Common Core assessment.

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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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The Common Core Debate: One Teacher Vs. The Experts

Perhaps the most authoritative voices on the Common Core's effectiveness should be those of veteran teachers with hands-on experience about how students learn.

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Alien Educational Practices: A View From Far, Far Away

Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips channels Alkar, an alien anthropologist genuinely puzzled by this thing the Earthlings call 'ed reform' as witnessed in the brouhaha around 'Common Core' (whatever that is).

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