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Need guidance implementing the Common Core? Take a look at these helpful resources to bring creativity to the standards.

PARCC and Smarter Balanced release more sample test items.

Trying to figure out how to align project-based learning with the Common Core Standards? Edutopia is here to help with this great guide!

How to Design Projects Around Common Core Standards

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Will this 9-year-old rise up to the challenge of Common Core? Read his thoughts here.

Common Core, in 9-Year-Old Eyes

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Check out how using blended learning can better prepare students to meet the challenges of the Common Core.

A Two-Gear Construct for Envisioning Blended Learning

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See our updated resource roundup on PBL + Common Core to make sure all your projects align with the new standards.

Project-Based Learning and the Common Core: Resource Roundup

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Educator Josh Work talks about the value of Media Specialists when it comes to implementing Common Core.

The Shift: Media Specialists and the Common Core

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Ted Finley gives his advice for planning and organizing a unit of instruction for the Common Core. #commoncore

Common Core and Planning: Organizing a Unit of Instruction

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Educator Monica Burns describes how screencasting can be used to meet a Common Core Standards and 21st Century skills.

Heather Wolpert-Gawron gives a Common Core lesson plan for teaching online ethics.

10 Visual Literacy Strategies for the Common Core by Todd Finley.

Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies

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Anne O'Brien has found that in recent polls, the majority of educators support the Common Core, but have some concerns about implementation. Read about the surveys and share your thoughts here.

Educator Heather Wolpert-Gawron describes how creating an academic checklist with your students helps with goal setting and independent learning.

"How Are Social-Emotional Learning and the Common Core Connected"? by Maurice Elias.

How Are Social-Emotional Learning and the Common Core Connected?

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Sophia.org offers lesson plan ideas by grade level aligned with the CCSS and Next Generation Science Standards.

Common Core in Action: Teaching Critical Thinking and Questioning.

Common Core in Action: Teaching Critical Thinking and Questioning

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Educator Courtney J. Boddie takes an arts approach to the Common Core to spark learning and engagement.

Common Core in Action: Using the Arts to Spark Learning

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Check out Cindy Bryant's blog on fostering a growth mindset in the classroom can help with the Common Core Math SMPs.

Growth Mindset and the Common Core Math Standards

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Power My Learning offers free K-12 games aligned with the Common Core Standards.

PowerMyLearning Educational Games & Learning Activities for Kids

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The NYC Department of Education offers sample tasks, lesson plans, and units separated by grade level that are aligned with the CCSS.