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Common Core.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Read about why collaboration and communication matter in the #commoncore classroom. 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.

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

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

Looking for ways to integrate PBL into the Common Core? Check out this blog about utilizing PBL projects to shift your curriculum. #PBL #commoncore Thanks to the @Buck Institute for Education for contributing!

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

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

Learn how this art teacher implemented the Common Core in her classroom.

Research Report: Year 3 of Implementing the Common Core State Standards: State Education Agencies’ Views on the Federal Role.

Read Linda Darling Hammond's thoughts on high-quality assessments that don't need to break the budget.

Read this blogger's perspective of the Common Core reviving the civic mission of schools.

The Center for K-12 Assessment & Performance Management at ETS provides an assessment overview of the CCSS, including assessments for ELL students.

Watch PBS Newshour: In Defining What Public School Students Should Know with Common Core State Standards, Teachers Wonder 'How?'

Smarter Balanced offers practice and pilot tests for the CCSS.