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CCSS Update: Volume III, Issue 1, January 7, 2014

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

New English Language Development Resources

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), Getting Started with English Language Development Standards 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 California Department of Education in collaboration with WestEd. This is the first of two modules that focus on the new English Language Development Standards and it is highly recommended that all educators view it before viewing the second ELD module, which will be available in the next few weeks. The module is available in two formats: online independent use and on-site blended group facilitation.

For more information, please visit the CDE CCSS Professional Learning Modules for Educators Web page.

New CDE CCSS and CA ELD Standards Resources Web Page

The CDE has compiled a list of resources to support the teaching of the CCSS with the California English Language Development Standards (CA ELD Standards) including links to archived webinars, professional learning modules, and instructional resources. Please visit the CDE CCSS and CA ELD Standards Resources Web page.

New Videos from the Teaching Channel and Understanding Language

The Teaching Channel Video Series Playlist: English Language Learners External link opens in new window or tab. 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.


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