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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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Common Core in Action: Using the Arts to Spark Learning

Guest blogger Courtney Boddie of the New Victory Theater offers a lesson plan to implement the Common Core ELA standards through creative play with the narrative possibilities of reimagining a classic fairytale.

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Pivot Point: At the Crossroads of STEM, STEAM and Arts Integration

Guest blogger Susan Riley, an arts integration specialist, explains that arts integration programs aren't the same as turning STEM programs into STEAM, but that interdisciplinary approaches can be pivot points across multiple content areas.

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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: 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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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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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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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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The Shift: Media Specialists and the Common Core

Guest blogger and middle school teacher Josh Work suggests that the school media specialist can be your most valuable resource for brainstorming, discussing, planning and implementing a technology-enhanced approach to the Common Core.

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Recent Polls: Do Educators Support the Common Core?

Are teachers are in favor of the new national education standards? Edutopia blogger Anne O'Brien presents the results from recent polls.

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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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