CCSS Update: October 2014

Opportunity to Participate

Participate in the ELA/ELD Instructional Materials Adoption

The State Board of Education and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction are seeking candidates to serve on review panels for the 2015 Primary English Language Arts/English Language Development (ELA/ELD) Instructional Materials Adoption and are especially in need of current classroom teachers. Panel members will evaluate instructional materials for use in kindergarten and grades one through eight  (K–8), inclusive, that are aligned with the California Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects and the California English Language Development Standards. You can learn more about the adoption process on the California Department of Education (CDE) English Language Arts Instructional Materials Web page and on the ELA/ELD Adoption Reviewer Application Web page.  The online application will remain open until the required number of reviewers is met.


New Resources

Mathematics Resources for Parents and Guardians

The CDE’s Common Core Team has received several requests from parents who want to know more about the instruction their child is receiving in mathematics. To address this need, the Common Core Team has made available the Mathematics Resources for Parents and Guardians Web page. On this page, parents are first advised to work with their child’s teachers as they are the most familiar with the mathematics program being used at their child’s school. Parents are also provided with information about the transition to newer methods of mathematics instruction and resources that explain the CCSS for mathematics and provide suggestions for parents and guardians for supporting their child’s academic success. Please feel free to share this resource with parents and guardians in your community.

Updated CCSS Resource Highlights

Two years ago we shared with you, as part of a Back-to-School edition of the listserv, the CCSS Resource Highlights handout. This document has been updated with the latest and most popular CCSS implementation resources which are full of helpful information for educators at any level of implementation. Feel free to share the updated CCSS Resource Highlights (PDF) handout with your educator community.