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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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Common Core in Action: Using Digital Storytelling Tools in the ELA Classroom

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Teacher Leadership and the Common Core State Standards?

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14 Examples of High Quality Civic Learning Opportunities

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The Role of PBL in Making the Shift to Common Core

Guest blogger Sara Hallermann, Curriculum Development Manager at Buck Institute for Education, looks through the lens of PBL to show how six of the Common Core's big ideas are compatible with this activity-centered approach.

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Growth Mindset and the Common Core Math Standards

Guest blogger Cindy Bryant, moderator of the LearnBop PLC, illustrates how the growth mindset aligns with the Common Core Standards for math.

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Artistic to the Core: Music and Common Core

Guest blogger Karin Nolan, professor, author and lifelong music educator, assures teachers that they don't have to be musicians to successfully integrate music into a standards-based curriculum.

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Common Core in Action: Reviving the Civic Mission of Schools

Edutopia blogger Anne O'Brien outlines how the Common Core State Standards can help promote the civic goals of schools.

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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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Common Core in Action Series

A growing collection of grade-level and subject-specific resources for Common Core-aligned lessons.

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Resources for Understanding the Common Core State Standards

Explore an educator's guide to websites, organizations, articles, and other resources looking at the new system of standards and how they will be assessed.

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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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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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Common Core in Action: Why Collaboration and Communication Matter

Edutopia blogger Rebecca Alber shares discussion strategies aligned to the Common Core that will engage secondary students in more meaningful talk.

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How to Design Projects Around Common Core Standards

A middle-school language arts teacher takes us through her step-by-step process for designing project-based units that are Common Core aligned.

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Project-Based Learning and the Common Core: Resource Roundup

Explore a curated compilation of online resources for aligning project-based learning with the Common Core State Standards.

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Growth Mindset and the Common Core Math Standards

Guest blogger Cindy Bryant, moderator of the LearnBop PLC, illustrates how the growth mindset aligns with the Common Core Standards for math.

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Common Core in Action: How Two Science Teachers are Implementing Common Core

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller visits with two science teachers to learn how they are applying Common Core ELA standards to a subject not specifically addressed by the Common Core.

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