Achieve the Core (Website)
This comprehensive website compiles and organizes CCRS/GED assessment resources, including tools for 1) assessing text complexity, 2) matching learners to texts, and 3) informal classroom-based assessment.
The Hunt Institute (Website)
The Hunt Institute is leading the movement to transform American education. The site includes videos which provide an overview of the shifts, strands, and standards.
I Choose C (Video)
A short computer-animated video titled, Why We Need Common Core: “I choose C”
LINCS Resource Collection on Assessment (Website)
This is a national depository for resources on assessment, which includes the NIFL Assessment Strategies and Reading Profiles site.
Leadership and Change
Leadership Characteristics that Support School Change
Putting a Price Tag on the Common Core (Fordham Institute)
Statewide Use of Professional Learning Communities (PDF)
The Structure is the Standards
by Phil Daro, Bill McCallum and Jason Zimba
Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)
Professional Learning Communities: What Are They And Why Are They Important?
Professional Learning Communities. Public Schools of North Carolina.
Professsional Learning Communities. The Annenberg Institute for School Reform. (PDF)
What Is a Professional Learning Community?
Richard DuFour. (2004).
DuFour, R., DuFour, R., Eaker, R., & Many, T. (2010). Learning by doing: A handbook for professional learning communities at work. (2nd edition). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press. ISBN: 978-1932127935
Instructional Practices and Lessons
America Achieves (Website)
This Gates Foundation Project provides lesson videos illustrating the key shifts, videos of teachers discussing their lessons, editable lesson plans, and links to other related websites.
Aspen Institute (Website) Materials for teaching close reading skills that are tied to standards. This site also provides leadership materials.
A site offering thousands of authentic, free passages with evidence-based question sets, as well as lessons tied to the standards.
Teaching Channel (Website) A video showcase, on the Internet and television, of innovative and effective teaching practices in America’s schools. Lessons include such topics as evidence based writing and close reading of nonfiction.