CCSS Update: Volume III, Issue 20, July 1, 2014The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Update includes information regarding the implementation of the CCSS.
New Video Resources
Achieve the Core Stories of Success
Stories of Success is a unique collection of short video interviews highlighting the positive experiences of teachers implementing the Common Core State Standards. Six teachers offer you a glimpse into their classrooms. These teachers have diverse backgrounds, and teach different grades and different subjects, but they are united in the excitement they feel watching their students rise to meet higher expectations. To view these videos, please visit Achieve the Core Stories of Success Web page .
Other Video Resources
Let’s Chat Core: Simplifying Text Complexity
Let’s Chat Core is an ongoing Teaching Channel series designed to help educators understand and implement the Common Core State Standards. Sarah Brown Wessling is a high school English teacher in Johnston, Iowa. She is the 2010 National Teacher of the Year and is the Teacher Laureate for Teaching Channel. Please visit the Teaching Channel Let’s Chat Core: Simplifying Text Complexity Web page .
Inside Mathematics CCSS for Mathematical Practice
This site includes a collection of videos that feature excerpts of math lessons in K–12 classrooms that feature the standards for mathematical practice in a variety of settings to emphasize the many different ways teachers may enact these standards with different learners. Please visit the Inside Mathematics CCSS for Mathematical Practice Web page .
Southeast Comprehensive Center CCSS Video Series – Mathematics
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) videos are designed to support states, schools, and teachers in the implementation of the CCSS. The videos were created in collaboration with the states in the Southeast Comprehensive Center region based on their needs for professional development support for the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Each video is an audiovisual resource that focuses on one or more specific standards and usually includes examples/illustrations geared to enhancing understanding. The intent of each content-focused video is to clarify the meaning of the individual standard rather than to be a guide on how to teach each standard, although the examples can be adapted for instructional use. Please visit the Southeast Comprehensive Center CCSS Video Series – Mathematics Web page .
Council of the Great City Schools Common Core Works Mathematics Video
The CGCS-developed video “From the Page to the Classroom: Implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in Mathematics” provides the background of the CCSS, emphasizes the three instructional shifts inherent in the standards, and features Jason Zimba one of the lead writers of the Common Core. The video has start and stop points to allow for discussion to build a shared understanding of the shifts. Please visit the CGCS Mathematics Videos Web page .
Teacher Channel Video Series Playlist: English Language Learners
This video series was produced in conjunction with Stanford University’s Understanding Language initiative and examines the key shifts found in the CCSS. The videos highlight opportunities to grow students’ disciplinary knowledge and English language skills in heterogeneous classrooms. Please visit the Teaching Channel Video Series Web page .
Local Video Spotlight
Sacramento City Unified School District Teachers Talk about Common Core
Teachers from schools in the Sacramento City Unified School District talk about how the Common Core State Standards have changed their instructional practice. Please visit the SCUSD Teachers Talk about Common Core Web page .
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