Free Resources from ASCD:
ASCD's CCSS Report
o ASCD has released a new report titled "Fulfilling the Promise of the Common Core State Standards: Moving from Adoption to Implementation to Sustainability" illuminating activities educators and policymakers at all levels can undertake to successfully implement the Common Core State Standards across the nation.
o ASCD's free EduCore™ digital tool, which was funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is a repository of evidence-based strategies, videos, and supporting documents that help educators transition to the Common Core standards in mathematics and English language arts and literacy.
ASCD's CCSS Webinar Series
o Archived Common Core State Standards webinars, including:
§ Implementing the Common Core: Maximize Opportunities for Collaboration and Capacity Building Through Professional Learning
§ Exceeding the Common Core Speaking Standards: Improving the Oral Communication of All Students
§ Practical Strategies and Implications of the Common Core State Standards on Inclusive Settings and Students with Disabilities
§ And more…
ASCD's Core Connection newsletter
o Core Connection is an e-mail newsletter published every two weeks.
The Common Core State Standards Group on ASCD EDge
o The ASCD EDge® social networking platform is a vibrant online community where members discuss a wide range of topics related to the standards. A group devoted specifically to Common Core Standards provides an opportunity for school leaders to help further shape the standards and share resources that support them at both the state and local levels.
ASCD Professional Interest Community-Common Core in the Classroom
o Provides a forum for educators to share their experiences and ideas in making the shift to teaching the Common Core State Standards in their classrooms.