This professionally-made video provides a nice overview about the The Common Core State Standards and what it means for your students and curriculum. It was produced for MCPS (Montgomery County Public Schools) but applies to all teachers that are mo...ving towards the Common Core Standards. (10:07)[more]

This link is NOT a video, but provides 6 PDF documents for Common Core standards for math and reading/language arts/writing in grades K-5. The standards have been re-written into student friendly/parent friendly language.

Visit two elementary English and math classrooms in NYC who have already begun to adapt to the new Common Core standards, and see what changes teachers are making in their practice to adapt to the new standards. (14:11)

Visit two high school English and math classrooms in NYC who have already begun to adapt to the new Common Core standards, and see what changes teachers are making in their practice to adapt to the new standards. (14:14)

From teachingchannel.org, produced by The Teaching Channel

Lesson Objective: See how teaching to the Common Core affects classroom practice. Questions to Consider: How will open-ended problem solving prepare students for future math classes?How will the addition of speaking and listening standards shape clas...sroom activities?How does analyzing lessons for Common Core alignment help this group of teachers with their own practice?
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Visit two middle school English and math classrooms who have already begun to adapt to the new Common Core standards, and see what changes teachers are making in their practice to adapt to the new standards. (14:09)

From teachingchannel.org, produced by The Teaching Channel

Lesson Objective: Learn about the key features and differences of the new standards. Questions to Consider: What is the purpose of the college and career readiness anchor standards?What do you think about the shift to non-fiction and informational te...xt in reading? Shift to non-narrative texts in writing?How can ELA teachers work with history and science teachers to integrate literacy skills?
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From teachingchannel.org, produced by The Teaching Channel

Lesson Objective: See how teaching to the Common Core affects classroom practice. Questions to Consider: How can teachers help students learn to apply math and think about problem solving outside of the math classroom?What does the emphasis on "depth..." look like in practice?How can we make adapting to Common Core a reflection point in our practice? Will the new standards change the way we teach?
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From teachingchannel.org, produced by The Teaching Channel

Lesson Objective: Learn about the key features and differences of the new standards. Questions to Consider: What is the purpose of the standards for mathematical practice? How should these be integrated with the content?How will teaching fewer "topi...cs" in each grade change your planning?What does Dr. Daro say is the solution to closing the achievement gap? How will the standards help?[more]

From teachingchannel.org, produced by The Teaching Channel

Lesson Objective: See how teaching to the Common Core affects classroom practice. Questions to Consider: Does the dialogue in this math classroom sound like your classroom now?What has the culture shift been like for teachers and students?How will th...e shift in emphasis on non-fiction reading and expository and persuasive writing benefit students?
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