• Online teacher resources

    City Schools supports professional learning in numerous ways, including school level and through district-wide professional development offerings.  

    In addition to formal learning opportunities, teachers may find the following websites and online resources helpful for furthering their own professional knowledge on teaching and Common Core topics. It is important to note that City Schools does not endorse these sites and offers them as a resource in your understanding and developing teaching practice aligned with the Common Core State Standards.
    The not-for-profit Teaching Channel offers more than 100 videos on Common Core–aligned lessons, ideas and effective teaching practices. Free registration is required.
    The nonprofit professional association ASCD provides this resource for “teaching the Common Core,” featuring videos and documents about the standards’ history, adoption, concepts and uses.
    Developed by the American Federation of Teachers and TES Connect, this platform has Common Core teaching resources and provides an online community where teachers can collaborate with, encourage, and inspire one another.
    This website encourages teachers to “steal its tools” for Common Core-aligned curriculum development.
    Common Core resources developed by teachers for teachers.
    The Common Core State Standards resulted from the work led by the Council of Chief School Officers and the National Governors Association. These standards build on the foundation laid by states and are research- and evidence-based, aligned with college and career expectations, rigorous and internationally benchmarked. 
    Although developed by the New York State Education Department for New York educators, the Common Core–focused information instructional materials, activities and videos on this website are broadly applicable in any state that has adopted the standards.
    Pearson Education works side by side with states, districts, teachers, students and parents to ensure that every child is prepared for college and career.
    McGraw-Hill Education is a digital learning company that draws on its more than 100 years of educational expertise to offer solutions that improve learning outcomes around the world, including resources dedicated to supporting implementation of the Common Core.
    Resources for project-based learning, social-emotional learning, and access to new technology.


    The Mathematics Common Core Toolbox

    Agile Mind, the developer of programs used in schools districtwide, teamed with the University of Texas at Austin to develop this set of tools and instructional materials designed to help teachers better understand and implement the Common Core State Standards for mathematics.
    Illustrative Mathematics provides Common Core–focused tasks, videos, lesson plans and curriculum modules.
    Khan Academy Common Core Map
    The nonprofit Khan Academy provides educational videos and lessons for teachers, students and parents in various subjects. Kahn Academy relates its mathematics lessons to specific standards from the Common Core, by math subtopic and grade level.
    This site features classroom examples of teaching methods and tools for mathematics instruction, including video tours of the ideas and materials on the site.

    Language Arts

    Library of Congress
    Common Core lessons, materials, presentations are available for English language arts searchable by grade.

    Readworks.org (Reading)
    This nonprofit organization offers free, research-based reading comprehension lesson plans and curriculum for grades K-6. The program is aligned with Common Core State Standards and based on the latest reading research; it is designed to help teachers boost their students’ reading comprehension skills.

    National Council of Teachers of English
    The National Council of Teachers of English is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. 

    The Reading & Writing Project

    The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project have teaching resources including research, curriculum development, tools and methods for teaching reading and writing, for using performance assessments and learning progressions to accelerate progress, and for literacy-rich content-area instruction.

    English Language Learners

    Colorin Colorado
    Teachers who work with English as a Second Language learners will find ESL/ESOL/ELL/EFL reading/writing skill-building children's books, stories, activities, ideas, strategies to help PreK-3, 4-8, and 9-12 students learn to read.


    Resources for teachers with ELL and ESOL students.