I was reading some material from ASCD today and came across some great free resources for the CCSS!
- ASCD Launches EduCore™ Tool
ASCD introduces the new, free EduCore™ digital tool for educators implementing the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and literacy. The EduCore tool is a repository of evidence-based strategies, videos, and supporting documents that help middle and high school educators transition to the Common Core State Standards. Through a simple registration process, educators can access additional EduCore features, such as the ability to save searches, organize tools, and annotate resources. In the coming months, ASCD will add more mathematics formative assessment lessons and sample literacy modules. A webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, October 3, at 3:00 p.m. ET to provide an overview of the EduCore tool.
- New Common Core Resources on the Inside Mathematics WebsiteClassroom video examples illustrating the math practice standards and videos of exemplary lessons integrating multiple math practices are now available on the Inside Mathematics website. Four new classroom videos of "Number Talks" show students engaged in mental math exercises and conversations, including one from a bilingual Spanish-English classroom. Visit the site to explore free materials and tasks that teachers can use immediately with students.
- PARCC Releases Test Items and Task PrototypesThe Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) released its first set of item and task prototypes for both English language arts/literacy and mathematics. The prototype items may be helpful in building the actual assessment item.