This course provides the teacher with an introductory overview of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the implementation of which the NYCDOE has been a leader in since 2012. These standards were developed with the aim of ensuring that students in every state be held to the same level of expectations, as they gain the knowledge and skills to prepare them for college and careers. In the course, the teacher will learn how and why the CCSS were developed, and come away with a practical understanding of what CCSS implementation and assessment look like in math and English Language Arts (ELA) instruction. The teacher will also learn how to infuse the CCSS into other subject areas, such as science and social studies. Finally, the course contains strategies for teachers to help parents understand and support the implementation of the CCSS in their child’s classroom. All of the information and practices shared in this course are designed to equip teachers to foster student achievement with the CCSS.