• Introductory Videos on the Common Core State Standards

    Collection of brief videos introducing the Common Core State Standards.

The Creation of the Standards

  • The Creation of the Standards

    Susan Pimentel, contributing author to the Common Core State Standards for literacy, explains the process that went into creating the Standards. Nine minute video.

Discussing the Shifts

  • The Common Core in the Classroom

    Dr. Sandra Alberti of Student Achievement Partners gives a presentation on the Shifts teachers need to make in order to implement the Common Core in their classrooms. 36-min video.

  • David Coleman on the Common Core State Standards

    David Coleman, John B. King, Jr., and Kate Gerson discuss the key shifts that are required in mathematics for the Common Core State Standards.

ELA / Literacy Video Collection

Collection of brief videos explaining how and why the Common Core State Standards for ELA / Literacy are different from previous standards.

  • Core Task Project

    Reflections from teachers in Washoe County School District on what it has meant to begin to implement the CCSS in ELA/Literacy in their classrooms. 7-min video.

  • Teaching is the Core

    A look at how educators in New York State have been working to implement the Common Core in their classrooms and schools. 8-min video.

  • The Balance of Informational and Literary Texts in K-5

    A video emphasizing the importance in having a balance in informational and literacy texts in grades K-5.

  • The English Language Arts Standards: Key Changes and their Evidence

    A video that shares historical context of the need for change in the ELA / literacy standards and describing the critical shifts from earlier standards.

  • Speaking and Listening: The Key Role of Evidence

    The ELA / literacy standards for speaking and listening and the key role of evidence.

Math Video Collection

Collection of brief videos explaining how and why the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics are different from previous standards.

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

    Explanation of who wrote the Standards, how, and why by CCSS lead writers Jason Zimba and William McCallum. From the Hunt Institute. 8-min video.

  • The Shifts in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

    More thorough introduction to the Shifts in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics by CCSS lead writer David Coleman. From the EngageNY. 13-min video.

  • The Mathematics Standards and the Shifts They Require

    Brief introduction to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics by CCSS lead writer Jason Zimba. From the Hunt Institute. 1-min video.

  • The Importance of Coherence in Mathematics

    CCSS lead writer William McCallum explains the importance of connections within mathematics and the value of students understanding the structure and coherence of the subject. From the Hunt Institute. 5-min video.

  • Don’t Leave Out the Math: Phil Daro on Teaching

    Using a series of examples, CCSS lead writer Phil Daro stresses the value of teaching mathematics in greater depth and avoiding “clutter” in the curriculum. 5-min video.

  • The Common Core Shifts in Mathematics

    Teachers speak about the Shifts in Mathematics required by the Common Core State Standards. 5-min video.

  • Educators on Focus

    Educators across the country discuss implementing the shift of Focus in the classroom.