abcteach provides lesson plans, games, and activities for teachers to use in their classroom.
Achieve the Core
This website gives educators information about working with common core.
America Achieves provides common core information through videos and lesson plans.
ARTS Education Partnership
Integrating the arts into the common core.
Read through bi-weekly articles highlighting Common Core standards and provides state updates for education professionals.
The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) is an endorsing partner of the Common Core Initiative. The ASCD provides general resources on the Common Core Standards, implementation resources by state, and professional development resources.
Common Core is a source for quality education standards, programs, and curricula. We’re also the place to find data on why a comprehensive education in the liberal arts and sciences is important, and on the status of liberal education today. Common Core is working to bring exciting, comprehensive, content-rich instruction to every classroom in America.
Common Core Newsletter
Register to receive biweekly newsletter on the Common Core from the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education.
This collection of common core information provides resources to material to better understand the evolving realm in education.
Common Core State Standards: Implementation Tools And Resources
The Common Core State Standards: Implementation Tools And Resources is a list of tools and resources that support state education agencies, districts, and educators to implement the Standards. The guide provides information on instructional support, implementation planning, connecting English Language Learners to the Standards, and defining college readiness.
Common Core Works
Common Core Works was created by the Great City Schools to provide reliable information, tools, and resources for applying the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English Language Arts/Literacy, Mathematics, and the Next Generation Science Standards. The site provides videos, road maps, and resources to support quality instruction and raise student achievement.
Core Learning Resources
Core Learning Resources was launched to help teachers and students improve academic achievement in classrooms. We've provided a space for resource sharing. We've mapped Internet content to the core standards, you can access kid-friendly websites to show students what the standards say and represent.
Common Core State Standards Initiative was designed to provide a clear and consistent understanding of what students are expected to learn so that they have relevant knowledge and skills to be successful in college and future careers. The site provides detailed descriptions of the Standards and resources to educate states on specific implementation guidelines.
Council of Chief State School Officers Resource Listing
Resource Listing of publications, ebooks, podcasts, webinars, websites, and more intended to increase the capacity of state education agencies.
These are digital resources that help foster creativity, collaboration, and research that follow the core curriculum maps.
Here are some helpful tips from other teachers about common core.
Educators 4 Excellence
Here are some recommendations from the classroom for implementing common core.
EduCore is a website that is dedicated to providing educators with easy access to professional development resources aligned to the Common Core State Standards. The site provides tools for teaching the Standards, activities for teachers to make the Standards sustainable, and much more.
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is a website that provides a plethora of education web tools for teachers and educators. The site provides varying cheat sheets and other resources on the Common Core Standards that are free.
Edutopia provides resources to help understand the common core standards.
EngageNY provides a toolkit for parents to work with their children at home and further their common core learning.
Framework for English Language Proficiency Development Standards
The Framework for English Language Proficiency Development Standards was developed by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) to communicate to English Language Learners (ELL) stakeholders the language practices that all ELLs must acquire in order to master the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The goal is to ensure well crafted English Language Proficiency (ELP) standards so that students receive the rigorous education they need to graduate high school and be college ready.
With Front Row, the advanced break-down of the Common Core ensures that a student doesn't miss any part of a standard that would later prevent him or her from advancing.
Heinemann supports teachers as they refine their craft and adjust to the shifting educational landscape.
The Hunt Institute
A series of video vignettes commissioned by the Council of Chief State School Officers that explain the Standards in greater depth. The videos were developed to help diverse groups understand the Standards, improve teaching, make classrooms more effective, and create shared expectations.
International Reading Association
The IRA provides resources that help teachers with ELA Common Core State Standards.
Kahn Academy Common Core Map
Kahn Academy provides thousands of questions that align with the common core mathematics standards.
Helping students reach their potential through a connected community of administrators, teachers, parents, and students. Learning.com helps K-12 teachers and administrators improve student learning through curriculum solutions and assessments, delivered in a digital learning environment.
Teacher crafted resources that are made directly in line with the common core standards.
Library of Congress
The library of Congress offers a ‘ search by standards’ query which lets you select your state, grade level, and subject for a list of free teaching materials aligned to the standards.
On this website teachers work on identifying levels of understanding, targeting students for intervention, and improving learning and instruction.
Math and Common Core Activities - Pinterest
Fun activities for teachers to use in their classroom that align with the common core.
All of the math lessons from Math Goodies are aligned with the common core standards.
Math Playground is a website that is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for mathematics that provide instructional videos, math games, and problem solving activities for grades one through six.
National Association for Gifted Children
A compilation of resources in key areas to assist university personnel, administrators, and coordinators of gifted programs at state and local levels in implementing the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for gifted learners. These resource links include assessments that measure the depth and breadth of a student’s knowledge within a domain of talent development; curriculum units of study that are already differentiated and research-based; instructional strategies that employ the use of higher-order thinking skills; and programming options that include acceleration, enrichment, and extended learning beyond the classroom.
A resource for parents who want to be involved in and understand the common core standards.
Parent's Guide to Student Success
The Parent's Guide to Student Success was created by the national Parent Teacher Association (PTA) to provide an overview on what children should be learning in mathematics and English language arts/literacy. The guide breaks down the academic Standards by each grade and how parents can support their students at home. The guides are available for free in both English and Spanish.
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and the US Education Delivery Institute have developed a comprehensive workbook that applies a proven performance management methodology to lay out action steps for states and districts for the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The workbook includes information on case stories of good practice, key questions, and hands on exercises for leadership.
Partnership For 21st Century Skills
The Partnership For 21st Century Skills (P21) is a national organization that advocates for 21st century readiness for every student so that they can compete in the global economy. P21 provides a free downloadable Common Core Toolkit that includes an alignment overview, lesson vignettes, and comprehensive resources.
From how to fund the initiative, to preparing teachers for the instructional shifts, to helping students meet new more rigorous expectations, Pearson is here to help you meet all the challenges that come with common core.
Scholastic provides tools to help their staff stay up on common core changes.
Scholastic Common Core
Scholastic recently launched this free package of instructional materials, professional development resources, and assessment templates to help teachers bring the Common Core into the classroom. Also included are teaching tips, videos, and a nonfiction reading list.
Share My Lesson
Share My Lesson is a free platform where teachers can exchange lesson plans and advice regarding the Common Core State Standards. The site has over 250,000 user uploaded videos and resources and also includes a Common Core Forum.
Here, teachers and parents can find thousands of common core aligned materials.
Here are resources that provide information about the common core to parents and educators.
Begin the journey to transformative learning! Common Core Pathways are designed to aid your implementation process with on-site professional development. You can choose one pathway to explore or mix and match any combination.
The Teaching Channel provides free membership to create an online community in which teachers can learn, connect, and inspire each other to improve outcomes for K-12 students across America. The website provides over 175 videos on how to effecively teach to the Common Core Standards.
Teaching Channel – Common Core Elementary
Here, Elementary school teachers can find resources for improving their classroom activities and aligning with common core.
Teaching the Core
Teaching the Core helps teachers understand what matters most in educating today’s youth.
Teachers Pay Teachers
Lesson plans, games, and other resources to meet common core standards shared by teachers.