A K-12 math team collaborated in creating tools about the practices to enhance understanding and planning
The President of Core Knowledge challenges fellow publishers to complete an alignment rubric
A math teacher explains how to recognize math tasks that help students craft strong mathematical arguments
How the Louisiana DOE is developing PD and looking for connections to help all districts maximize the impact of standards-aligned materials
A math teacher explains how well-designed materials can help students learn to deal with challenging math problems
Where to Find High-Quality Curricular Materials for ELLs in the Public Domain
How to determine whether instructional materials support ELL's needs
What do teachers need to know to make decisions about adapting math materials?
A New York math specialist explains how he’s enhanced his school’s curriculum with tasks from Illustrative Mathematics.
How building specific mathematical knowledge in teachers can strengthen classroom instruction
An administrator’s guide to promoting teacher innovation
How administrators can help teachers sort through the clutter in today’s math textbooks
CCSS author Jason Zimba shares how he uses flashcards with his daughters.
A Brookings Institution report explains how much we DON’T know about instructional materials in use in today’s classrooms.
A high school English teacher shares 10 ways classroom teachers can influence curriculum
If you’re not satisfied with the quality and CCSS-alignment of your existing math materials, here are five tips to improve them.
New training modules on the IMET’s Non-Negotiables and Alignment Criteria
The K-12 OER Collaborative plans to create a year-long open educational resources curriculum.
Well-designed materials help students tackle challenging math problems
New case studies share a look at the process of adapting math and ELA materials
The Coherence Map can help you uncover gaps in understanding and find resources to supplement your instructional materials.
What to look for in instructional materials that align to the SMPs
Achieve and SAP are looking for instructional materials aligned to the CCSS to address weaknesses in existing materials
Achieve created a rubric and review process to facilitate peer reviews
Learn how the Collaborative is planning on creating and vetting materials.
The K-12 OER Collaborative is working to create Common Core-aligned resources
Developing a process for teachers to adapt instructional materials in mathematics
Keep up-to-date with the latest media coverage of instructional materials
An SAP math specialist explains how small changes to the IMET can have a big impact on users
A panel of experts met to pinpoint the biggest problems with today’s math textbooks: here’s what they found
The challenging, yet rewarding process of adapting instructional materials
Why Louisiana chose to share all its curricular reviews online and where you can see the findings
What are the differences between a traditional review and an IMET review? A teacher who’s done both explains.
A Kentucky teacher explains what the CCSS Math Shifts mean for classroom materials
How Milwaukee built a review team that reflected the needs of the teachers and students
Washington's work to identify OER and put them to use in classrooms
What are OER? Where can you find them? How should you use them?
How Louisiana communicated its alignment concerns to publishers
An introduction to supplementing and adapting instructional materials
Educators from Granite Falls uncovered benefits to reviewing that they hadn’t anticipated
A teacher explains the unexpected connection she uncovered between materials reviews and the classroom
When is the right time to use the IMET? Whether you’re purchasing, supplementing, designing, or simply building capacity, the IMET can help.
Reviewing instructional materials for CCSS alignment means looking for evidence of the Standards and the Shifts
As instructional materials reviews are made public, how should states and districts use that information?
Today’s review teams will function differently than review teams of the past, requiring new skills and experience
Selecting and training the review team
Advice on selecting and training strong review teams
Even when districts approach materials review processes from different perspectives – and with different objectives – collaboration provides important benefits
The Shifts are a powerful frame to help drive understanding of the Common Core
Even though many districts are not in a position to purchase new materials in the short-term, training reviewers now is a smart long-term investment
Welcome to Aligned, a publication dedicated to the conversation about Common Core-aligned instructional materials
Breaking district and state lines in the journey toward finding Common Core-aligned materials
Details Louisiana's instructional materials review process
Designed by some of the lead writers of the Common Core, the IMET is a free tool that states and districts are using to evaluate the alignment of instructional materials to the Common Core
One district leader explains how joining the Instructional Materials Task Force offered an opportunity for collaboration, professional development and deeper clarity on the Standards