Free EduCore Website Eases Transition to Common Core

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Why We Made It

Prior to the launch of the EduCore tool in August, secondary teachers were in tremendous need of instructional resources that support Common Core implementation in mathematics and English language arts and literacy, but they had access to few or no free solutions that organized and effectively disseminated this content. In the first two months after its launch, EduCore attracted more than 35,000 unique visitors and 10,000 registrants.

What It Offers

The EduCore tool helps mathematics educators understand formative assessment as an integral component of reflective teaching, providing lessons developed by the Mathematics Assessment Project that deliver instructional strategies aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

For English, science, history, and social studies educators, the EduCore site offers Literacy Design Collaborative sample lessons that can be used across grade levels, content areas, and instructional approaches to help students succeed.

Through 2014, ASCD will be following two U.S. school districts, tracking their progress and providing on-site and virtual support as they use the tool for their Common Core professional development.

Free EduCore Website Eases Transition to Common Core

With a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, ASCD created the EduCore tool, a repository of evidence-based strategies, videos, and supporting documents that help educators transition to the Common Core State Standards.

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