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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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Using QR Codes to Differentiate Instruction

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Lack of reading skills, which require practice

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Woodie Flowers: What is the Future of Education?

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Education, the Brain, and Common Core State Standards

Documentary filmmaker Ramona Persaud uses the perspective of the Brain-Targeted Teaching Model to examines likely benefits and practical applications of the Common Core State Standards.

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Two Paths: How Will You See the Common Core?

Bob Lenz and Ken Kay propose schools and districts help teachers understand what is visionary about Common Core standards and how they can help drive college and career success for students.

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Games and the Common Core: Two Movements That Need Each Other

Milton Chen, Senior Fellow with GLEF, suggests that the game-based learning and Common Core movements could be mutually beneficial to one another.

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Planning a Lesson, Telling a Story

Math teacher and professional development specialist Karen Lea explains how planning a lesson is a lot like telling a story, and how important it is to hook students with a good beginning.

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Modeling: Essential for Learning

Math teacher and professional development specialist Karen Lea discusses the importance of instruction by modeling, and takes her examples from possible lessons that meet the Common Core Standards.

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Teaching Students to Analyze Complex Nonverbal Texts

Blogger Todd Finley looks at Standard 9 of the CCSS and, with his usual flair, suggests an entertaining range of complex nonverbal texts for students to analyze.

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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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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 Series

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

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Common Core and Planning: Organizing a Unit of Instruction

Edutopia blogger Todd Finley explains how the Common Core allows for creativity in the ways teachers can plan a unit, and suggests several strategies for hitting the standards while still exercising your free will.

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Planning a Lesson, Telling a Story

Math teacher and professional development specialist Karen Lea explains how planning a lesson is a lot like telling a story, and how important it is to hook students with a good beginning.

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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: Screencasting in the Fourth Grade Math Classroom

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns suggests three screencasting apps as a way to develop the 21st century skill of communicating clearly while helping fourth graders hit their Common Core Math Standard.

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Student Responses to Common Core Instruction and Assessment

Neurologist, teacher, author and Edutopia blogger Judy Willis considers the brain-based reasons for why some students are reacting negatively to the Common Core and its emphasis on 21st century skills.

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