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

How PBL Prepares Students for CCSS Test Performance Tasks: Part 2 - PBL is Already Aligned for Assessment

How PBL Prepares Students for CCSS Test Performance Tasks: Part 1 - Defining the Tasks

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

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

Common Core, in 9-Year-Old Eyes

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

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

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

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

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

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

Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies

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. 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

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

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

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!

The Role of PBL in Making the Shift to Common Core

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.