This page includes links to resources which may be helpful for arts educators striving to integrate Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects and Standards for Mathematics into their instruction. It is important to note that while there is a shared expectation for literacy, the Common Core State Standards supplement, but do not replace, discipline-specific standards.

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The National Core Arts Standards framework defines four creative practices that are used in all arts disciplines: Imagine, Investigate, Construct, and Reflect.
According to recent research of the College Board (2013), all four creative practices were referenced throughout the CCSS for ELA and Math:
  • The practice of reflection was the most frequently cited, appearing in every set of standards
  • As might be expected, the habit of investigation was referenced most frequently in the standards for reading, while construction was often referenced in the standards for writing.
  • The writing standards had the greatest number of connections to the creative practices.
  • All eight of the Standards for Mathematical Practice contained multiple references to all four creative practices.

General Common Core Resources


Resource Type

Name of Resource

Description

Link

Website
Common Core and the Arts
AEP is providing this (ever-growing) selection of resources to help AEP Partner Organizations, arts educators, school leaders, and policymakers develop a better understanding of the Common Core and what the movement means for the arts.
http://www.aep-arts.org/resources-2/common-core-and-the-arts/
Website
Common Core State Standards Initiative
The home site for the Common Core States Standards Initiative (CCSSI) provides a strong baseline of information for those interested in learning more about the Common Core. Selected resources from this site include:
http://www.corestandards.org/
Website
EduCore
This channel features video and documentation about the Common Core—its history, adoption, concepts, and uses.
http://educore.ascd.org/channels/02d1bb32-0584-4323-908e-df822f4fc68f
Video and Transcript
Bringing the Common Core to Life
A presentation by David Coleman for the New York State Department of Education which provides an overview of Common Core and how it might be implemented within the classroom. Available here is the ability to stream or download the video, or download a transcript of the event.
http://usny.nysed.gov/rttt/resources/bringing-the-common-core-to-life.html
Video and White Paper
From Common Core to Curriculum: Five Big Ideas
"The standards are not the curriculum, they are the building code. They reflect important, desirable outcomes and we must meet them, but we don't cover them check-by-check ... we want to create an interesting, rich curriculum where teachers and students want to live," says Jay McTighe.
Visit the ASCD website to watch his video interview with Educational Leadership's Marge Scherer, during which he delves into why the standards "just make sense" and discusses key challenges.
Website
Open Educational Resources Commons: Common Core
A resource site providing a wide range of resources for understanding and implementing the CCSS.
http://www.oercommons.org/search?batch_size=20&sort_by=search&f.search=common+core
Website
NCDPI English Language Arts Wikispace
This wiki provides instructional resources for the NC K-12 English Language Arts Common Core State Standards. You will find various presentations and support documents that have been shared with teachers, administrative support and other stakeholders.
http://elaccss.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/
Website
NCDPI Mathematics Wikispace
This wiki provides instructional resources for the NC K-12 Mathematics Common Core State Standards. You will find various presentations and support documents that have been shared with teachers, administrative support and other stakeholders.
http://maccss.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/
Instructional Tool
Quick Reference Guides for the NC Standard Course of Study
Includes ALL NC standards (CCSS, NC Essential Standards, Extended Content Standards) for Grades K-8. Excellent resource for curriculum planning for teachers of all content areas.
Order at http://www.ncpublicschools.org/publications/
Free PDF download at: http://aplus.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/Reference+Guides
Blog
State Superintendent's Bloc: What Does the Common Core Mean for NC?
In her blog post for Feb. 7, State Superintendent June Atkinson talks about the Common Core State Standards and what they mean for educators and students in North Carolina.
http://www.ncpublicschools.org/statesuperintendent/blog/
Blog
Teacher Uses Film to Teach Analytical Skills
As teachers work to implement the Common Core State Standards, they should consider using film to help teach students analytical skills, writes high-school language arts teacher Jessica Keigan. In this blog post, she writes about her approach to teaching students such skills, including conducting a literary analysis of a film. Students then are asked to analyze the cinematic decision-making behind the film, and to conduct a critical analysis.
Education Week Teacher (premium article access compliments of EdWeek.org) (12/12)
Blog
How Will Common Core Change What We Do?
Changes are in store for teachers at all levels in states that have adopted the Common Core State Standards, education consultant Erin Powers writes in this blog post. The standards emphasize the role of all teachers in the development of students' literacy skills, and in math, focus will shift to the application of real-world skills -- rather than passing a test, Powers writes.
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/common-core-change-teaching-erin-powers
Webinar
Meeting the Demands of the Common Core (IRA)
Mentoring Readers of Science and Technical Texts - webinar with Doug Buehl (Edgewood College); sponsored by Thinkfinity.
http://www.thinkfinity.org/docs/DOC-10646
Instructional Tool
Mentoring Readers, Writers, and Thinkers in Academic Disciplines
(Doug Buehl, Adolescent Literacy Consultant). Examines increased specialization of literacy development including taxonomy self-questioning charts for various subjects, including history, music, science, math, and technical subjects.
http://arareading.org/doc/Little_Rock_2010.pdf
Parent Tool
Parents' Guide to Student Success (PTA)
National PTA® created the guides for grades K-8 and two for grades 9-12 (one for English language arts/literacy and one for mathematics). Created by teachers, parents, education experts, and others from across the country, the standards provide clear, consistent expectations for what students should be learning at each grade in order to be prepared for college and career.
http://pta.org/parents/content.cfm?ItemNumber=2583
Instructional Tool
Acquiring Vocabulary
From the CCSS for ELA and Literacy: explanation of vocabulary and Tier I, II, and III vocabulary implications across content areas.
https://www.visualthesaurus.com/cm/wordshop/vocabulary-and-the-new-common-core-standards/CoreStandardsVocab.pdf
Website with Resources
Focus on Shifts in Mathematics
A variety of videos and tools accessible from EduCore: Tools for Teaching the Common Core
http://educore.ascd.org/Resource/Content/bddadf91-56f4-4eb4-a615-aedacd5bebd3
Instructional Tool
Common Core Implementation Tools and Resource Guide
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) has announced the release of an updated edition of the Common Core Implementation Tools and Resources Guide. CCSSO developed this list of free tools and resources to point states, districts and educators toward promising ideas and tools to support the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. This guide is free, and educators are welcome to distribute this document widely and post it directly to their own websites.
http://www.ccsso.org/Documents/2012/Common_Core_Resources.pdf
Instructional Tool
Support Videos for the Common Core in Mathematics
The Southeast Comprehensive Center developedCommon Core State Standards (CCSS) videos to support states, schools and teachers in the implementation of the new standards. The videos were created in collaboration with the states in the Southeast Comprehensive Center region based on their need for professional development support for the implementation of the Common Core. Each video is an audiovisual resource that focuses on one or more specific standards and usually includes examples/illustrations geared toward enhancing understanding. The intent of each content-focused video is to clarify the meaning of the individual standard rather than to be a guide on how to teach each standard, although the examples can be adapted for instructional use.
http://secc.sedl.org/common_core_videos/
Instructional Tool
Interactive Chart for 6-12 Literacy Standards

http://rt3nc.org/objects/standards/cclitmap/

Arts and the Common Core


Resource Type

Name of Resource

Description

Link

Presentation
NCDPI CCSA Presentation
Presentation on Arts and the Common Core from the Collaborative Conference on Student Achievement (Spring 2013)

Paper
A Review of Connections between the CCSS and the Next Generation Arts Standards
This paper provides a detailed review of CCSS connections with the Next Generation Arts Standards, summarizing research conducted by the College Board as part of the standards writing process.
A Review of Connections between the CCSS and the Next Generation Arts Standards (College Board)
Paper
Guiding Principles for the Arts: Grades K-12
Developed by David Coleman, (one of the authors of the CCSS), this is a discussion of the ways in which arts education intersects with the Common Core areas.

Instructional Tool
Online Writing Instruction Examples
These North Carolina writing examples are specific to the arts and are aligned with the CCSS for ELA and Literacy. (Note: you must log in to NC Education or create a free account to access this resource).
https://center.ncsu.edu/nc/course/view.php?id=1191
Professional Development
Literacy in the Arts
NC Regional Professional Development focusing on artistic literacy and proficiency in the arts, including implications for alignment with the CCSS for ELA and Literacy.
http://ances.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/RESA+2013
Learning Modules
CCSS and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects
These online learning modules provide an introduction to the 6-12 literacy standards in the Common Core and provide examples of connections with specific content areas.(Note: you must log in to NC Education or create a free account to access this resource).
https://center.ncsu.edu/nc/course/view.php?id=1551
Webinar
Common Core: What are the Possibilities for the Arts?
A webinar hosted by Grantmakers in the Arts and conducted by Julie Fry and Richard Kessler regarding the implications of the Common Core for arts education. The presentation slides are also available separately.
http://www.giarts.org/2011-Web-Conference-Series/arts-education-common-core-what-are-possibilities-arts
Symposium
Creativity, Critical Thinking, and the New Common Core State Standards
A symposium co-hosted by the Los Angeles Unified School District Arts Education Branch and the Museum of Contemporary Art, bringing together school leaders, teachers, and educators from arts organizations to discuss the impact of the Common Core on their work.
http://edu.moca.org/education/teachers/commoncore
Curriculum Mapping Project
Common Core Curriculum Maps: English Language Arts - Art Guide
Highlights places where ELA instruction could be enhanced by connecting a genre or particular text, or a theme of a unit, to works of art, music, or film; connected to CCSS.
http://commoncore.org/maps/resources/art
Website
Common Core for Art Teachers
Resources for aligning Fine Arts / Visual Arts / Digital Arts to the Common Core Standards. More to come, including downloadable CCSS aligned lessons and units on Pinterest. Note: these resources have not been vetted for alignment or quality by DPI, the user will have to determine appropriate use.
http://pinterest.com/mikefisher821/common-core-for-art-teachers/
Blog entries
ARTSblog by Americans for the Arts
Includes many Common Core and the Arts-specific blog entries by multiple authors (Susan Riley, David Coleman, Jeanne Hoel, Richard Kessler, Lynne Munson, Natasha Hoehn, and others)
http://blog.artsusa.org/tag/common-core/
Blog
Artistic Literacy and the CCSS: NC's Approach
In an effort to send a cohesive message, honor the integrity of the arts discipline standards, and set the stage for the National Core Arts Standards, North Carolina has taken an approach of focusing on what it means to be artistically literate (as defined in the National Core Arts Standards) and aligning these principles with the Common Core expectations for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects.
http://seadae.org/Blog/blog/February-2013/Artistic-Literacy-and-CCSS--NC-s-Approach.aspx
Blog
Taking a Stand for Art Education
Common Core 360: School Improvement Network blog
http://www.schoolimprovement.com/common-core-360/blog/common-core-standards-art/
Instructional Tool
8th Grade CC Vocabulary Cards: Visual Art
From the Arts and Education Exchange (Illinois) - Where the Arts and Common Core Intersect - Created by Amy Johnson of Georgia
http://www.artseducationexchange.org/where-arts-and-common-core-intersect
Webinar
The Common Core State Standards and Its Implications for the Arts
A webinar conducted by U.S. Department of Education. Examines impact on national arts standards development and implications for arts educators.
https://educateevents.webex.com/educateevents/lsr.php?AT=pb&SP=EC&rID=49464532&rKey=a7bbf2ae37d6e2ec
Webinar
Art and the Common Core
EdWeek: Feb. 19, 2013, 2-3pm (will be archived). As educators work to help students meet the demands of the Common Core State Standards in English/language arts and mathematics, many arts education advocates are making the case that the arts can be a valuable partner. For example, some teachers are seizing on works of art as “text” to be the subject of a close reading, much like a novel or essay, as called for in the new English standards. This Education Week webinar will feature two experts to discuss the potential of arts integration with the common core and to provide practical examples of how to put the concept into practice.
http://www.edweek.org/ew/marketplace/webinars/webinars.html
Research
Literacy and Arts Education
Multiple studies available through ArtsEdSearch (sponsored by the Arts Education Partnership) demonstrating a positive relationship between arts education and young children's literacy and language development.
Link to studies
Article
Arts Education Seen as Common Core Partner
EdWeek article highlighting connections with the arts and the CCSS.
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/12/12/14arts.h32.html?tkn=LPNFhwEWClDSnB6ofZzTLFH9ykMpG7lwxuHt&cmp=ENL-CCO-NEWS1