In collaboration with leaders from the Open Education Resources (OER) community, Achieve has developed eight rubrics to help states, districts, teachers, and other users determine the degree of alignment of OERs to the Common Core State Standards and determine aspects of their quality. The rubrics represent an evaluation system for objects found within OERs. An object could include images, applets, lessons, units, assessments, and more. For purposes of the evaluation, any component that can exist as a stand-alone tool qualifies as an object. The rubrics in the suite can be applied across content areas and object types. In general, the rubrics should be applied to the smallest meaningful unit. In some cases, this may be a single-lesson or instructional support material, while in others it might be a complete unit of study or set of support materials.
This resource is a presentation about efforts in professional development in Alabama during the early unveiling of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). It was shared during the 2014 NGSS Annual Leadership Meeting.
The Coherence Map is an interactive digital tool that visually displays the connections between the K-8 Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM). The digital map allows users to search by standards, grade levels, and by domains within each grade level. Once a standard is selected, the digital tool maps the standard in relation to other standards both within and across grade levels and domains. The Coherence Map shows two major types of connections using arrows and dashed lines. It uses an arrow (A -> B) to indicate related standards in cases where a student who cannot meet A is not likely to be able to meet B. It uses dashed lines (A — B) to indicate related standards. Every standard is illustrated with an example task and its solution that can be downloaded. The standards also provide links to related tasks, lessons, and assessments, as well as excerpts from the Progressions documents. By illustrating the content structure of the CCSSM, the Coherence Map demonstrates that mathematics standards are not isolated concepts; instead they relate to one another within and across grade levels.
The Introduction to the ELA / Literacy Shifts Module is a 1-2 hour module that provides an introduction to the key shifts required by the Common Core State Standards for ELA / Literacy. The module is meant to be customized and tailored to meet the needs of educators. Professional development facilitators are especially encouraged to customize any or all portions of the module to meet the needs of any particular audience. The module includes the following resources:
PowerPoint Presentation on the key instructional shifts required by the CCSS for English Language Arts and Literacy
Handouts to facilitate and encourage reflective processing of the shifts
An activity to help you become familiar with the content of the standards
Related research and readings that can be used in professional learning communities (PLCs)