Archive for September 17th, 2011


Common Core State Standards

September 17, 2011

English Language Arts and Math

As I am sure many of you know the Common Core State Standards have been developed in Math and English Language Arts (ELA). The Arts national standards are being reinvented as I have written about in past blog posts and will continue to do so in the near future.

This post is to give you some updated information on ELA and Math Common Core State Standards. The Hunt Institute and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) have commissioned a series of videos that explain the standards in greater depth.

These videos were developed to help diverse groups – educators, policymakers, parents – better understand the breadth and depth of the Standards and how they will improve teaching, make classrooms better, create shared expectations, and cultivate lifelong learning for all students. The segments are organized into separate Mathematics and ELA sections, and demonstrate critical concepts related to each.

These links will take you to the videos that have been created. To access the full introduction to the Standards video vignettes, please click here:
To access an introduction to the Mathematics video vignettes, please click here:
To access an introduction to the English-Language Arts video vignettes, please click here:

Along with the three listed above you can access all the videos at

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