ASCD Launches Common Core Resources Project on iTunes U
ASCD has rolled out the Common Core Resources Project on iTunes U. The project is a selection of instructional resources and sample assessment items designed to help educators implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and teach effectively using iPads.
Common Core Resources include 23 iTunes U courses that are free to all educators through ASCD on iTunes U and ASCD EduCore. The courses were designed by teams made up of Apple Distinguished Educators, members of PARCC Educator Leader Cadres and ASCD teachers. Subjects include CCSS math and English language arts for kindergarten through 12th grade.
Each new course presents suggestions to help educators meet the goals of the standards. Educator teams organized the resources by subject, grade level, and standard to provide teachers with targeted resources through the free iTunes U app. These resources include the following:
- Lesson and activity ideas;
- useful apps, books, videos and web content;
- CCSS instructional content and assessment information; and
- PARCC and Smarter Balanced sample assessment items.
The courses are designed to get teachers started forming lesson plans and activities that can help students meet specific standards.
Christopher Piehler is the former editor-in-chief of THE Journal.