A few weeks ago, I was searching for some information on the E-LA Common Core. One site immediately caught my attention because the first thing it said was, “Steal thee tools.” I took a look and found the information to be very helpful. The tools are put out by a non-profit called Student Achievement Partners. It was created by a couple of people involved in the development of the Common Core who wanted to help educators with implementation. Here are some examples of what their site, www.achievethecore.org, provides:
• Common Core Shifts: Three big ideas for ELA/Literacy and three big ideas for Mathematics that capture the major changes in the Common Core.
• Standards Overview PowerPoint: A presentation that give high level information on the Common Core and details on the three shifts.
• Professional Development modules: Designed for individual use or for schools and districts, these provide a facilitator’s guides and presentations with hands-on activities on a variety of topics.
Check out these resources at http://www.achievethecore.org/steal-these-tools or find resources from other great organizations in the Common Core section of our website: http://www.teachtci.com/common-core-state-standards-resources.html.