The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were developed to ensure that students in every state adhere to the same level of expectations as they gain the knowledge and skills they need for college and careers. Whether you are new or experienced with the standards, it can sometimes feel intimidating to figure out how to navigate them or how to fulfill them on a practical level in your classroom.

In this course, you will learn how and why the CCSS was developed, and what implementation looks like in math, English Language Arts (ELA), and other subject areas such as science and social studies. You’ll develop teaching approaches that will help you weave together content and practice standards so your students will understand content deeply and also be able to apply it practically. In addition, you’ll cultivate ongoing assessment strategies to help you understand how assessment works within the CCSS (beyond year-end summative evaluations).

With the knowledge and techniques from this course, you will be able to navigate the CCSS with confidence and apply the standards to your curriculum so you can set your students up for success well beyond your classroom.