Connecticut Core Standards

Resources - School and District Leaders

Handbooks and Toolkits

Tools to Help Monitor Implementation

Video/Webinar Resources

  • iTunes U Courses, Created by Teachers for Teachers - These iTunes U courses were developed by a group of classroom teachers to explain the Shifts in ELA / Literacy and mathematics required by the Common Core. Presented in partnership with The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), they showcase a combination of materials from as well as additional curated resources and interactive activities. These courses were designed to provide a robust self-learning opportunity for individual teachers and to offer high-quality, credible materials that can be used to support professional learning communities in schools.( 
  • 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. ( 
  • 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. (