Resources

 

Surveys of Enacted Curriculum: Content & Instruction In Focus

Information about the Surveys of Enacted Curriculum process and benefits

 

Common Core Implementation Video Series

The Hunt Institute and CCSSO Release Common Core Implementation Video Series

 

The Common Core State Standards: Supporting Districts and Teachers with Text Complexity

To provide states with additional Common Core State Standards implementation support, the Council of Chief State School Officers hosted a one-hour webinar on Thursday, January 26th at 2 p.m. EST to share tools and resources to support teachers and districts on text complexity, which is the linchpin of the ELA standards.

 

The Common Core Standards: Engaging Higher Education

On April 5, 2012, CCSSO hosted a webinar on engaging higher education in Common Core implementation.

 

Mathematics Common Core Standards and the Concept of Focus

On April 30 at 2 p.m. ET, CCSSO hosted a webinar on the Common Core mathematics. Our presenter was Ellen Whitesides, advisor for the Math SCASS. The webinar included a presentation on the concept of focus in the Math standards, the work of the Math SCASS, and information on the Illustrative Mathematics Project.

 

Webinar: The Use of the Surveys of Enacted Curriculum (SEC) Data and Transition to the Common Core

On March 21, CCSSO hosted a webinar titled, "Transition to the Common Core Standards: What Do Educators Need to Know". The presenters included Carolyn Eastman, CCSSO Consultant, and Nicole, who focused on critical changes in methods and content of curriculum that teachers will need to incorporate into their instruction, including examples of instructional strategies consistent with the transition and a short video clip that illustrates an instructional strategy with teaching fractions. The recording and use of the power point presentation are being made available for broad use by educators and leaders interested in learning about the key transitions to instruction and curriculum under the Common Core Standards. Users may decide to convene a group of teachers and leaders to watch and listen to the recording together and use it as a basis for discussion. The webinar discussion was led by Andrew Hinkle, Ohio special education specialist and Rolf Blank, CCSSO program director.

 

Webinar: Language Arts Instructional Strategies for Special Education Teachers and All Teachers

On April 10, CCSSO hosted a webinar, supported by the Kansas EAG State Consortium project, titled “Language Arts Instructional Strategies for Special Education Teachers and All Teachers”. Presenter Lisa Campbell, ELA and special education specialist and professional development leader of Hamilton County, Ohio, focused on critical changes in methods and content of instruction in language arts in the elementary grades under the Common Core Standards that teachers will need to incorporate into their instruction and curriculum. The recording and use of the power point presentation are being made available for broad use by educators and leaders interested in learning about the key transitions to instruction and curriculum under the Common Core Standards. Users may decide to convene a group of teachers and leaders to watch and listen to the recording together and use it as a basis for discussion. The webinar includes discussion led by Deborah Matthews, special education specialist in the Kansas State Department of Education.

 

Webinar: The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts: Shifts and Implications for ELA Instruction

On April 12, CCSSO hosted a webinar, supported by the Kansas EAG State Consortium project, titled “The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts: Shifts and Implications for ELA Instruction”. Presenters Meredith and David Liben, ELA instructional specialists and professional development leaders, work with Student Achievement Partners, a nonprofit organization founded by three of the contributing authors of the Common Core State Standards that assembles educators and researchers to design actions based on evidence to improve student achievement. The webinar includes discussion led by Sandra Warren, ASES SCASS adviser, and Kris Shaw, ELA specialist in Kansas State Department of Education. The recording and presentation are provided for broad use by educators and leaders interested in learning about the key transitions to instruction and curriculum under the Common Core Standards.

 

Webinar: Transition to the CCSS for Teachers of Student with Significant Cognitive Disabilities" Aligning Instruction to Standards

On April 16, CCSSO hosted a webinar, supported by the Kansas EAG State Consortium project, titled “Transition to the CCSS for Teachers of Student with Significant Cognitive Disabilities" Aligning Instruction to Standards”. Presenter Karen Erickson, special education expert at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, focused on important transitions in instructional approach for teachers of students with significant cognitive disabilities. The webinar includes discussion led by Andrew Hinkle, special education specialist at the Ohio State Department of Education and Rolf Blank, CCSSO project principal investigator. The recording and presentation are provided for broad use by educators and leaders interested in learning about the key transitions to instruction and curriculum under the Common Core Standards.

 

CCSSO Webinar: One Percent Assessment Consortia and the Common Core

On July 10 at 2 p.m. ET, CCSSO hosted a webinar to provide an overview of the two 1% percent assessment consortia, Dynamic Learning Maps and the National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC) Partnership. These new alternate assessments that serve students with the most significant cognitive disabilities will be aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and are expected to fit cohesively within the comprehensive assessment systems under development by the federal grant recipients: the Partnership for Assessment Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (Smarter Balanced). Both DLM and NCSC are to be ready for use by the 2014-15 school year, the same year in which the comprehensive assessment systems will be operational. Rachel Quenemoen, NCSC, and Neal Kingston, DLM, discussed similarities and differences between the consortia and how their work connects to the Common Core, which was followed by Q&A with the audience.