Tools and Resources

Link and Description

NC Education Site (Online Modules) 
Online Modules for Understanding Standards and Implementing Common Core/Essential Standards
DPI Wiki site
This link will take you to all of DPI’s Wikis where you will find resources for implementing Common Core/Essential Standards for ALL subject areas
Region 1 Wiki site
Information from Regional Trainings and Resources created by Regional schools and teachers.
NC Digital Learning Competencies for Educators
Teachers and administrators should use these competencies to improve their practice and drive student learning within their classrooms.
Western RESA
This link is to the Western RESA work on CC/ES and shares other districts’ pacing and mapping work.
This site hosts tutorials and information pertaining to the online evaluation instrument as well as training materials on the evaluation standards for both teachers and principals.
Common Core Videos and Lessons
The Teaching Channel website has several introductory videos featuring schools that have piloted the Common Core implementation; lessons are also available
21st Century Tools
Daily updates on relevant teaching topics; downloads and other resources.
Common Core Instructional Shifts
EngageNY hosts a video series where developers of the Common Core share insights to the instructional shifts that must take place in order to implement the new standards in English Language Arts (including standards for content area courses) and Math.
Exemplar units posted by EngageNY
SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium
Smarter Balanced is creating online (computer adaptive) assessments for the Common Core. 
Sample Assessments from SBAC
Sample questions for assessments aligned with the Common Core (ELA and MATH) are included as a separate posting.
Engage – Curriculum Exemplars
Common Core Exemplar for Elementary School ELA: Feynman’s “The Making of a Scientist” , Middle School ELA: Monk’s “Words We Live By”, High School ELA Exemplar: Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, and Math Modules.