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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.

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.

Five-Minute Film Festival: Digging Into the Common Core

VideoAmy has collected this playlist of videos and resources for educators everywhere who are facing the challenge of mapping their practice to the Common Core State Standards.

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.

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The furor over the Common Core

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Common Core and The Dreaded Research Paper

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Common Core and The Dreaded Research Paper

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Using QR Codes to Differentiate Instruction

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Common Core in Action: Writing for an Audience

Edutopia blogger Rebecca Alber provides meaningful writing tasks for all grade levels that are aligned to the Common Core.

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Common Core Standard: Third Grade Math Strategies

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz suggests some student-centered learning methods to meet the Common Core requirement of teaching multiplication and division to third graders.

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Using QR Codes to Differentiate Instruction

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns, a longtime fan of QR codes as classroom tools, is now applying them as a way of meeting Common Core expectations to differentiate instruction.

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11 Tips on Teaching Common Core Critical Vocabulary

Learning and memory specialist Marilee Sprenger writes about vocabulary critical to the Common Core and offers 11 strategies for helping students learn it.

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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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Ideas for Implementing Literacy Common Core in the Non-ELA Classroom

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller provides four ideas for implementing the Common Core Literacy Standards when teaching non-ELA subjects.

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Badges and the Common Core

Teacher and edtech leader Matthew Farber proposes integrating gamers' badges as an assessment and motivational model for teaching the Common Core.

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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, and 4) a...

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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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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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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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What Happens When Instructional Rounds Go District-Wide?

Edutopia blogger Elena Aguilar explores Instructional Rounds, the transformative process of educators observing each other teaching.

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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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Ideas for Implementing Literacy Common Core in the Non-ELA Classroom

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller provides four ideas for implementing the Common Core Literacy Standards when teaching non-ELA subjects.

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