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CCSS Update: Volume III, Issue 2, January 14, 2014

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Update includes information regarding the implementation of the CCSS.

New Resource

New CCSS Professional Learning Module Available from the CDE

The California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce that a new professional learning module (PLM), The Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS): A Comprehensive Framework for Implementing the California Common Core State Standards (CA CCSS) External link opens in new window or tab. is now available online at the Brokers of Expertise California Common Core State Standards (CCSS) PLM Web page External link opens in new window or tab.. This module is part of the CCSS for California Educators series and was developed by the CDE in collaboration with WestEd. The module provides guidance on the systematic integration of instructional supports to support the learning of all students and provides an overview of MTSS as a framework for designing and organizing system-wide resources, strategies, and practices when implementing the CA CCSS for English language arts and literacy. For more information, please visit the CDE CCSS Professional Learning Modules for Educators Web page.

Opportunity to Participate

SBE CCSS Agenda Items

The State Board of Education (SBE) will address five items related to CCSS systems implementation during its January 15–16, 2014 meeting, including the following topics:

  • Update on the Activities of the CDE and SBE Regarding the Implementation of CCSS Systems.
  • 2014 Mathematics Adoption of Instructional Materials: Instructional Quality Commission Recommendations.
  • Update on Statewide Assessment Transition Activities, including Assessment, Technology, and Data Management.

To review these agenda items or watch the live Webcast, please visit the SBE Meeting for January 2014 Web page.


Content Literacy in History/Social Studies K–5 Professional Learning Module

January 23, 3:30 p.m.

The CDE is pleased to present a webinar on January 23, 2013, for the Content Literacy in History/Social Studies K–5 External link opens in new window or tab. PLM. The webinar will provide teachers, leaders, and professional learning providers with both an overview of how to use the module and how to facilitate group sessions using module content. The module is part of the CCSS for California Educators series and was developed in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Office of Education. Please see the attached flyer for complete instructions on how to access the Webinar [This webinar has passed].


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