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The EduCore™ Digital Tool
ASCD's free digital tool for educators implementing Common Core State Standards offers math and literacy resources for middle and high school, including three templates for argumentation, informational, and narrative reading and writing and more than 20 problem-solving and content-development formative assessment lessons.
ASCD for iPad
The ASCD app for iPad allows customers who purchase e-books from the ASCD Online Store to easily access those files on their iPad and place them in the e-reader of their choice.
ASCD members can also use the app to access their member-benefit publications—Educational Leadership, Education Update, and Policy Priorities.
Published every two weeks, Core Connection is a free e-mail newsletter that tracks policy, trends, and practices related to the Common Core standards.
A Big Welcome to Bahamas ASCD
ASCD welcomes a new affiliate to the community. Bahamas ASCD is highly committed to advancing ASCD's Whole Child Initiative at both the K–12 and higher education levels. Learn more about Bahamas ASCD.
Four Take-Aways for PBL in the ELA Classroom
Educator offers tips for using Project-Based Learning in the English/Language Arts classroom.
Reading in the Content Areas
The Common Core Reading Standards for Literacy call for the explicit instruction in reading strategies across the content areas. The goal? To grow independent, strategic readers. This issue will offer strategies for content-area teachers who seek to help students grapple with complex texts.
Common Core: Now What?
This issue of ASCD Express and the December issue of Educational Leadership look at how curriculum and instruction are changing across the United States to embrace Common Core State Standards in math and English language arts.
Implementing the Common Core Mathematical Practices
Math teachers may not automatically know how to teach the eight Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practices, but this article offers plenty of strategies and resources to help teachers down the path.
Reading for Meaning
Harvey F. Silver, R. Thomas Dewing, and Matthew J. Perini describe how the Reading for Meaning strategy connects to the Common Core State Standards and how to implement it in the classroom.
Why Read-Alouds Matter More in the Age of the Common Core Standards
The narrative read-aloud has an important place in helping children improve reading performance.
Common Core State Standards Focus on Text Complexity
Researchers have learned that the ability to understand complex texts is the most crucial predictor of long-term outcomes such as remaining in college and maintaining a high GPA. Now comes the hard part: What can educators do to make sure students learn to handle more difficult reading?
Common Core State Standards:
A New Foundation for Student Success
This Hunt Institute video discusses the rationale behind the development of the Common Core State Standards.
Watch the video
Common Core Quick-Start:
Focus High School Math on Practices, Critical Areas, and Connections
In the past, students may have gotten by with simply knowing how to solve a math problem; now they need to describe the what and the why of a mathematics skill.
The Common Core Standards Can Help Teachers Make Lessons as Unique as Our Students
Sarah Brown Wessling, an award-winning English teacher, illustrates how two instructors can teach for mastery while also addressing the Common Core standards.
K–12 Parents and the Public
Education Week's blog K–12 Parents and the Public is an excellent place to gain information about issues of parental engagement.
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