We compiled the Common Core resources most often recommended at workshops across the state. Your first stop is always the CTA website (cta.org).
Here’s what you’ll find on the CTA website
Issues and Action — cta.org/commoncore
Includes tips for getting started, background information, implementation guides, teacher-developed lesson plans, Leadership Planning Guide, learning labs, and more.
Instruction and Professional Development — cta.org/ipd
Includes resources, networking opportunities, discussion groups, podcasts, forums and CTA workshop materials for Common Core and other professional development topics.
NEA has great resources, too
NEA Common Core State Standards Toolkit — nea.org/commoncore
This toolkit is a downloadable document that contains six areas for understanding, including English language learners, students with disabilities, and professional development.
Lesson plans — cc.betterlesson.com
Browse more than 3,000 lesson plans for grades 9-11 created by 130 creative math and English language arts teachers (including CTA members) aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
For more Common Core resources and information, visit cta.org/ccss.
GPS Network — www.gpsnetwork.org
Via the Great Public Schools (GPS) Network connect with teachers nationwide, collaborate and find resources on the new standards.
California Department of Education
What you’ll get from the CDE — www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc
Members tell us they visit the California Department of Education website for the following:
Common Core Search has perhaps the best search engine using keywords on filters on all things CCSS. Find the link under the “Resources” heading.
Lists of approved mathematics and English language arts supplemental instructional materials that bridge the gap between instructional materials based on the 1997 standards and the CCSS.
CCSS communications toolkit including various parent documents translated into 17 languages.
Special Education Resources including guidelines and educational standards describing what students should know and be able to do in each subject in each grade.
Professional Learning Modules for various grades and in all subject areas. Located at www.myboe.org.
More resources and why we like them
California State PTA Parent Guide — www.capta.org
Great guide for talking to parents about Common Core and assessments.
Good general information, specifically on the Basal Alignment and Anthology Alignment.
A wide variety of lesson plans and videos. Members really liked the Q&A section.
Check out the professional development kits for teachers and administrators.
Find K-8 practice problems for numbers and quantity, algebra, functions, geometry, and statistics and probability.
Find classroom videos, teacher interviews and bilingual parent tips for English language development.
Back to Main Page