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New Standards Resources

Common Core Links and Information

These documents and website links are tools for educators to use as we transition and implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) that were adopted by North Carolina. Additional resources are provided that will help schools align curriculum, instruction, and assessment with the new standards.

Content Literacy Strategies

Key Takeaways

Key concepts found in the K-12 Common Core State Standards in Mathematics and English Language Arts.

Mathematics Key Takeaways

English Language Arts Key Takeaways

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

The SBAC brings together 30 states, including North Carolina, to create a common, innovative assessment system for Mathematics and English Language Arts that is aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Click here for an Overview.

Hunt Institute Videos

Common Core State Standards: Principles of Development

Common Core State Standards: A New Foundation for Student Success

The Mathematics Standards: How They Were Developed and Who Was Involved

The English Language Arts Standards: Key Changes and Their Evidence

General Resources

Region 8 WNC Wikispace

Templates for RESA Training

Following are online resources organized by subject.

ELA/Literacy

Doing What Works: Research-based education practices online

Reading Rockets

Read Write Think

NCTE National Gallery of Writing

ZooBurst: Create your own interactive 3D pop-up books

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE) (ELA resources)

National Writing Project

Tagxedo (create word clouds from famous speeches, new articles, etc.)

Text Complexity

TextProject (help for struggling readers)

Social Studies/History

Teaching American History

Museum Box

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (History and Social Studies resources)

Tenement Museum

National Archives Digital Classroom

Math

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

Khan Academy

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (Math resources)

Inside Mathematics

K-5 Math Teaching Resources

Math Forum

Science

National Science Digital Library

Discovery Education

American Museum of Natural History

Technology

Live Binders

50 Ways to Integrate Technology in Your Classroom Tomorrow

Education Web

21 Activities for the 21st Century Classroom

Edmodo: Secure Social Learning Network for Teachers and Students

Pod Bean

Animoto (create video slideshows)

Keepvid (download streaming videos)

Yola (create your own free website)

ABCYa (K-5 educational computer games and activities)

TED

Teaching Channel

Arts

21st Century Skills Arts Map

Artopia

Glogster (create online posters)

Google Art Project

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (Arts and Music resources)

National Gallery of Art Classroom

Aviary Education

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Kennedy Center Arts Edge

Dance: I Can Statements

Music: I Can Statements

Theatre: I Can Statements

Visual Arts: I Can Statements

Research Skills

WebQuest

Quick Links