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CCSS Update: Volume II, Issue 3, January 22, 2013

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

New Resources

Stanford University’s Understanding Language Project ELA Unit

The Understanding Language Project at Stanford University has published an instructional unit aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts (ELA) that shows instructional approaches that are likely to help English learners meet the CCSS ELA standards. The unit, Persuasion Across Time and Space, includes more than 230 pages of resources, complete with full student handouts. You may download the full unit from the Understanding Language Teaching Resources Web page External link opens in new window or tab. .

EDC’s Implementing the Mathematical Practice Standards Web Site

Explore the Education Development Center’s (EDC) Implementing the Mathematical Practice Standards Web site External link opens in new window or tab. to learn more about the CCSS for Mathematical Practice and how they can be connected to the content standards. Use their illustrations, centered on student dialogues, to see the Mathematical Practices in action.

Mathematics Common Core Toolbox

The Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin and Agile Mind, Inc. have created The Mathematics Common Core Toolbox Web site External link opens in new window or tab. as a resource designed to support districts working to meet the challenge and the opportunity of the new standards. Here you will find tools and instructional materials designed to help you better understand and implement the CCSS for Mathematics. 

California Spotlight on Stanislaus County Office of Education

Hard-working educators across the nation have produced many resources to transition and implement the CCSS.  Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) highlights many of those essential resources for K–12 educators, parents, and students.  Please visit SCOE Common Core Standards Web page External link opens in new window or tab. to view up-to-date resources.


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