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Introductory Videos on the Common Core State Standards

Collection of brief videos introducing the Common Core State Standards.


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.

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David Coleman on the Common Core State Standards

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Math Video Collection

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

The Common Core Shifts in Mathematics

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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