ASTAU Common Core and 21st Century Skills Series : 2012-13
Depth of Knowledge
Link to a website with detailed information on the Depth of Knowledge
Depth of Knowledge Chart
Great visual of the Depth of Knowledge concept
Common Core General Tools and Resources
- LACOE Common Core Website
The Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE), Division of Curriculum and Instructional Services is committed to providing up to date information regarding the implementation of the Common Core State Standards along with tools and resources to support all districts.
- Digital Citizenship
Digital Citizenship is a concept which helps teachers, technology leaders and parents to understand what students/children/technology users should know to use technology appropriately. Digital Citizenship is more than just a teaching tool; it is a way to prepare students/technology users for a society full of technology.
- Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.
- NC Common Core Instructional Support Tools
This Instructional Toolkit is designed to help teachers pattern their instruction and classroom student assessments to the state's newly adopted curriculum. Please use this toolkit in conjunction with state- and district-level professional development to help you make the transition to the new standards in your classroom.
- EngageNY - Curriculum Exemplars
The curriculum exemplars provide valuable support for implementing the Common Core State Standards
- LACOE ITO Webinar-Digital Citizenship
This webinar centers on what it takes to be a responsible digital citizen in the 21st Century. Bernie Trilling, co-author of 21st Century Skills, participates via video conference.
Common Core Resources for Parents
- California State PTA - Parent Guides to the Common Core State Standards
- CCSESA-California's Common Core Standards - Parent Handbook
- EngageNY - Shifts for Students and Parents
A critical component of a student’s success in school is dependent on what and how they learn at home. This practical guide provides steps that parents can take to improve their child’s learning of the Common Core.
- Career and College Readiness
Achieve’s Future Ready Project is a one-stop resource center designed for advocates of college and career readiness.
- Parent Roadmaps to the Common Core Standards
- Hunt Institute
To further aid states as they continue to implement the Common Core State Standards (Standards), the Hunt Institute and the Council of Chief State School Officers have commissioned a series of video vignettes that explain the Standards in far greater depth.
Common Core Mathematics Resources
- K-5 Math Teaching Resources
This site provides an extensive collection of free resources, math games, and hands-on math activities aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Our math printables are suitable for use in math centers, small group or whole class settings. Instructions for each activity are presented in large print on a task card in child-friendly language to enable students to work on tasks independently after a brief introduction to the task.
- Illustrative Mathematics
Illustrative Mathematics provides guidance to states, assessment consortia, testing companies, and curriculum developers by illustrating the range and types of mathematical work that students experience in a faithful implementation of the Common Core State Standards, and by publishing other tools that support implementation of the standards.
- Inside Mathematics - Common Core State Standards/Standards for Mathematical Practice
Welcome to Inside Mathematics, a professional resource for educators passionate about improving students' mathematics learning and performance. This site features classroom examples of innovative teaching methods and insights into student learning, tools for mathematics instruction that teachers can use immediately, and video tours of the ideas and materials on the site.
- Math Vocabulary
These comprehensive math vocabulary lists are based on the Common Core State Math Standards and are organized by grade level. The lists are also organized by the key K12 Common Core math content categories (geometry, measurement & data, etc.). These hundreds of academic vocabulary lists, comprised of thousands of key math terms, can be used with all twenty-five of VocabularySpellingCity's learning activities.
- California Mathematics Project - CaCCSS-M Resources
- Standards for Mathmatical Practice
Inside Mathematics - Standards for Mathematical Practice
- NCTM Illuminations: Activities
Illuminations has 108 online activities available. Select which types of activities you’re looking for, and click Search.
Online Math Games
Common Core English Language Arts Resources
- Interactive Language Arts
Online resources for Teachers
- Achieve the Core
Free high-quality resoures to educators now doing the hard work of implementing the Common Core standards.
ReadWriteThink's mission is to provide educators, parents, and afterschool professionals with access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering the very best in free materials.
- Text Project.org - Text Complexity Resources
Articles and resources focused on Text Complexity.
- Inspiration - Sample Lesson Plans to Teach Common Core State Standards
Sample lesson plans provided by Inspiration - Inspiration is required.
Granite School District - Vocabulary Lists for ELA and Mathematics
Common Core State Standards
- CDE - California State Standards Information Page
The California Department of Education Common Core State Standards information page. This page includes the California's Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics.
- Common Core State Standards Initiative
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The standards were developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts, to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce.
Depth of Knowledge and Technology Matrix
Matrix of technology resources which can be applied to the different Depth of Knowledge Levels.
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Professional Learning Modules - March 2013
The California Department of Education, working in conjunction with county offices of education and other content experts, has developed Common Core State Standards Professional Learning Modules that are available online at no cost. More information and links to the modules are at: http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc/ccssplm.asp