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CCSS Update, Volume II, Issue 6, March 5, 2013

This Special Edition of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Update includes information about online professional learning communities.

The implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) provides multiple opportunities for educators to engage in professional learning experiences with their colleagues across California and in other states implementing the CCSS. The online educator communities featured below provide a wealth of classroom implementation resources as well as a chance to participate in professional conversations with the larger CCSS implementation community. Register now to benefit from and enrich these California-based and national efforts.

  • CCSS on Brokers of Expertise External link opens in new window or tab.
    Brokers of Expertise (BOE) now includes a community group for the CCSS. Here you will find educator resources for implementing the CCSS and an opportunity to participate in an interactive environment where participants may comment on or “favorite” resources. If you are not a BOE member, please sign up and join this vibrant community of California educators.
  • Edmodo Basal Alignment Project and Community External link opens in new window or tab.
    The Basal Alignment Project (BAP) builds district capacity to better align existing materials to the English Language Arts and Literacy CCSS while new CCSS-aligned materials are developed and published. School districts, publishers, education organizations and others can link to the site or download and adapt materials for us in the classroom. On this site you can learn more about the BAP and how to access these resources.
  • The Illustrative Mathematics Project External link opens in new window or tab.
    The project aims to illustrate each of the standards using high quality reviewed tasks from teacher leaders. The site provides guidance to all stakeholders implementing the CCSS by illustrating the range and types of mathematical work that students will experience and other implementation tools, and hosts a community of registered users who develop and evaluate math tasks that illustrate the CCSS. Contributors and advisors to the project include CCSS authors William McCallum, Jason Zimba, and Phil Daro.
  • Share My Lesson External link opens in new window or tab.
    Developed by teachers for teachers, this site offers a free platform that gives access to teaching resources and tools and provides an online community for teacher collaboration. The site has a significant collection of CCSS-related resources, covering all the aspects of the standards. Share My Lesson was developed by the American Federation of Teachers and TES Connect.
  • Literacy Design Collaborative External link opens in new window or tab.
    The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) incorporates literacy into middle and high school content areas. Designed to make literacy instruction the foundation of the core subjects, LDC allows teachers to build content on top of a coherent approach to literacy. The LDC framework is used by teachers as common templates to create LDC tasks, modules, and courses designed to teach students to meet CCSS literacy standards while engaging in demanding content.

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