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Core Component 1: Classroom Instruction

These selected state and national Web resources support high quality Tier 1, or general education, classroom instruction from across a variety of subject and age ranges.

Core Component 1: High-Quality Classroom Instruction
The following Web sites provide resources to boost Tier 1 student engagement at both elementary and secondary levels through instructional practices infused with the arts, Common Core State Standards, and Universal Design for Learning, along with guidance in selecting research-based practices.

  1. Adolescent Literature Resources for Parents and Educators of Kids in Grades 4-12 External link opens in new window or tab.
    Includes classroom strategies, college readiness, research and reports, book and author talks, multimedia presentations. The Carnegie Corporation.  
  2. Best Evidence Encyclopedia: Johns Hopkins University School of Education's Center for Data-Driven Reform in Education (CDDRE) External link opens in new window or tab.
    Presents reliable, on-going unbiased reviews of research-proven educational programs; funding from US Department of Education (ED).
  3. California Alliance for Arts Education Resources for Educators External link opens in new window or tab.
    Promotes 21st century skills, critical thinking, and collaborative skills by providing resources and ideas for educators to bring the arts into the classroom. Funded by many philanthropic organizations and individual donors, such as William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the James Irvine Foundation.
  4. California Learning Resource Network (CLRN) External link opens in new window or tab.
    Identifies and reviews supplemental electronic learning resources such as software, video, and Internet resources. Identifies learning units aligned to resources and the CCSS. Sponsored by the California Department of Education (CDE).
  5. CAST Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Lesson Builder External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides educators with definitions, models, and tools to create and adapt lessons that increase access and participation in the general education curriculum for all students. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).
  6. edWeb.net External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides a professional social network for the education community to deliver support through online discussions, recorded webinars and resources on education technology and 21st Century skills. MCH Strategic Data and edWeb.
  7. My GroupGenious for Teachers External link opens in new window or tab.
    Improves education through collaboration: includes assessment lessons, tasks, learning modules and instructional tools aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for math and literacy, funded by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
  8. Individual Learning Plans (ILP) External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides information on the variety of ways to establish ILP systems to help all students reach their full potential; research shows ILPs increases motivation and retention. Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).
  9. Selecting a Scientifically Based Core Curriculum for Tier 1 External link opens in new window or tab.
    Presents guidelines for selecting scientifically based instruction/curricula used in Tier 1. By Charles Hughes and Douglas D. Dexter (2008, 3 pp.) RTI Action Network.
  10. Teaching Channel Videos of Exemplary Teaching External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides lessons selected by committee on a variety of relevant topics, such as Common Core State Standards. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
  11. Resources for RTI at the Secondary Level External link opens in new window or tab.
    Highlights online resources that can be used to plan and implement Response to Intervention (RTI) at the secondary level. Webinar (22 min.), PowerPoint, transcript.

The following Web sites have multiple pages of interest on this Core Component:

Questions: Phyllis Hallam | phallam@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-4630 
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