Connecticut Core Standards

Video Resources - ELA

Video Libraries

  • UPDATED Teaching Channel CCSS Video Library offers useful supports for implementing the Common Core State Standards. The site includes 256 videos that are useful for communications opportunities or professional learning and also includes many lesson plans for teachers that include videos of the CCSS instructional shifts in action. (  
  • Expeditionary Learning Instructional Videos - These instructional videos help educators analyze practices they may want to adopt, customize, or use as a provocation for reflection and discussion. Topics include: Learning Targets; Checking for Understanding; Using Data with Students; Models, Critique, and Descriptive Feedback; Student-Led Conferences; Celebrations of Learning; Passage Presentations with Portfolios; Standards-Based Grading; Literacy; Inspiring Excellence; Management in the Active Classroom; Differentiation. ( 
  • America Achieves Common Core website helps teachers to implement the Common Core by showing videos of real classrooms and teachers demonstrating key shifts of the Common Core. The site also has downloadable lesson plans and worksheets, examples of student work, as well as links to videos of teachers analyzing their own lessons and progress in implementing Common Core. (
  • Teaching the Core Archive - This collection of classroom videos and associated lesson materials is a curated subset of the original collection from Teaching the Core now located on Achieve the Core.  The videos were developed to support K-12 educators implementing the Common Core State Standards. They show real-life classrooms, with all the real-life challenges and successes found therein.
  • EngageNY Video Library provides instructional videos to support professional development. (
  • LearnZillion offers teaching podcasts for targeted Common Core Standards. It equips teachers with a collaborative professional learning platform, and offers teachers, students and parents a growing library of high quality, digital resources developed by expert teachers directly from the Common Core State Standards. (
  • GRAMMAR: Khan Academy’s newest subject -The free videos, practice exercises, and assessments help students (and teachers) learn Standard American English at their own pace. Exercises include punctuation, parts of speech, style and usage, and conventions. (  
  • Khan Academy provides an extensive library of content for K-12, math, science such as biology, chemistry and physics, the humanities with playlists on finance and history. Students can practice at their own pace and make use of interactive challenges, and videos from any computer with access to the web. (
  • NBC LEARN- Offers free video collections and resources to supplement lessons and units for Language Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, STEM & Innovation. Sample collections include Mysteries of the Brain, Writers Speak to Kids, Finish the Dream, the Science of Innovation, and the Sustainability of Water. ( 
  • OpenEd in collaboration with The Smithsonian provides teachers with free videos and other resources to supplement classroom lessons. 
  • HippoCampus – is a free, core academic website that delivers rich multimedia content--videos, animations, and simulations--on general education subjects to middle-school and high-school teachers.

Professional Development

Exemplary Video Lesson Samples