Connecticut Core Standards


Understanding/Implementing the CT Core State Standards in the Classroom

General Overview of the Common Core State Standards 
Common Core State Standards Common Core Implementation for All Students

Video Resources

Video Libraries 

Classroom Resources

Resource Libraries 
  • OpenEd offers Common Core resources in a K-12 educational resource catalog (
  • iConn Dashboard for State Department of Education-provides all students, faculty and residents of Connecticut with online access to library and information resources including licensed databases and specialized research information. (
  • Open Professionals Education Network - This website provides openly licensed education content that can be used in whole or in part. It includes links to photos, videos, audio/music, general recorded lectures & video tutorials, open textbooks, simulations and animation, as well as modular course components and complete courses. (
  • SELA website provides teachers and students nonfiction articles that are Common Core aligned. Each article offers a choice of five different Lexile levels, making it easy for an entire class to read the same content, but at level that is just right for each student.  High interest articles are updated daily on such topics as: War and Peace, Science, Kids, Money, Law, Health and Arts. (
  • FYI for Kids is a collection of engaging and high-quality magazine articles designed to enhance the Common Core classroom’s reading repertoire. The objective of this project is to demonstrate a type of text that is essential for increasing students’ engagement in and proficiency with complex texts—short engaging articles that communicate critical information. (
Resources for Unit/Lesson Development 
  • Authentic Products Aligned to Common Core Writing StandardsThis document focuses specifically on the writing component of final products.  Ideally, these products are created for an authentic audience, one beyond the classroom and the teacher.  (Expeditionary Learning, Plaut and Passchier, January 2015)