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NEAZRC AZCCRS Resources

Resources

The resources included below will change as NEAZRC discovers new or better ones, but for now, these are the links that seem most useful to us in our work to understand, implement, and teach the AZ College Career Ready Standards State Standards in the year ahead. The purpose here is not to question them but to help us lead-ourselves and others-through the next few years in a way that makes sense and makes a difference.


AZMERIT Resources

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

TOOLS FOR EDUCATORS AND SCHOOLS

  • Communications Toolkit for Schools – Includes sample parent letters/emails, website copy, FAQs, social media posts, phone message, print ad, talking points, and blogs.
     
  • AzMERIT Webinar - ASBA and AASBO are hosting a webinar on April 14th at 10am called, “What to Expect from AzMERIT and Upcoming Policy Items to be Addressed” for school and district leaders.  Register here.
     
  • Parent Workshops – Expect More Arizona and Arizona PTA are offering free workshops and resources to parent groups and schools across the state. To request a workshop, please email info@expectmorearizona.org.

TOOLS FOR COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Find out more about AzMERIT at ArizonaAimsHigher.org.

AZMERIT Resources Document PDF


Understanding and Implementing the AZ College Career Ready Standards

1. The AZ College Career Ready Standards State Standards and Related Resources
2. The AZ College Career Ready Standards State Standards Explained (Video)
3. AzMERIT Homepage
4. AzMERIT Assessment Support Tools
5. AzMERIT Mathematics Assessment Blueprint
6. AzMERIT ELA Assessment Blueprint
7. Teaching the AZ College Career Ready Standards 101 (Report)
8. Four Myths About the ELA AZ College Career Ready Standards
9. Edutopia AZ College Career Ready Standards Resources
10. Education Week AZ College Career Ready Standards Resources and Coverage
11. Educators Evaluating Quality Instructional Products (EQuIP)
12. Deconstructing College Readiness (David Conley)
13. Achieve the Core (Resources)


AZ College Career Ready Standards State Standards Instructional Resources

1. AZ College Career Ready Standards Curriculum Maps and Resources
2. Educators Evaluating Quality Instructional Products (EQuIP)
3. EngageNY
4. AZ College Career Ready Standards Instructional Resources Clearinghouse
5. Achieve the Core
6. Teaching the Core
7. The Common Core Companion: The Standards Decoded, Jim Burke
8. The Common Core English Language Arts in a PLC at Work, Grades 9-12 by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey
9. Robert Marzano AZ College Career Ready Standards Resources


Mathematics- AZ College Career Ready Standards State Standards Instructional Resources

1. Achieve the Core (Resources)
2. Arizona Department of Education – Educator Resources
3. Arizona Department of Education - Standards
4. Dan Meyer - Blog
5. Dan Meyer - Website
6. Engage NY – Curriculum
7. Howard County – Grades 6-8 Math
8. Illuminations
9. Illustrative Mathematics
10. Inside Mathematics
11. Khan Academy
12. Kuta Software
13. LearnZillion
14. Marilyn Burns – Articles
15. Marilyn Burns – Blog
16. Math Vision Project
17. Mathematics Assessment Resources Service – (MARS)
18. National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
19. NCTM
20. Public Schools of North Carolina
21. Purple Math
22. Teachers Pay Teachers
23. Texas Instruments
24. The Council of Chief State School Officers – Hunt Institute Videos
25. Virtual Nerd
26. XtraMath


Resources for Leaders

1. Culture Sync
2. Society for Organizational Learning
3. Common Core English Language Arts in a PLC at Work: Leader’s Guide, by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Cynthia Uline
4. Solution Tree
5. Learning Forward
6. Dave Logan TED Talk about Tribal Leadership (and Institutional Culture)


NEAZRC AZCCRS Video Library

We will continue to add videos as we find more examples of the AZ College Career Ready Standards in action.

ELA and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects Videos:

      • 1st Grade Writing
      • Kindergarten Close Reading
      • 1st Grade Close Reading
      • 4th Grade Close Reading
      • 6th Grade Close Reading

Math Videos:

      • Teaching the Common Core Math Standards 
      • Dan Meyer: Math Class Needs a Makeover 
      • Phil Daro: Against Answer Getting 
      • My Favorite No (Formative Assessment Warm-Up Idea) 
      • When Am I Ever Going to Use This?

General Videos:

      • TeachingChannel.org
      • EngageNY
      • America Achieves
      • CCSSO AZ College Career Ready Standards Implementation Video Series


Reading Passages

If you are in need of reading passages for your class you have come to the right place. The links listed below provide a variety of reading passages for K-12.

  • ReadWorks: K-8 Passages for Social Studies, Science, Original Reporting and Fiction. Registration is free.

  • Reading A-Z: Leveled reading samples for K-5. Some free examples but must pay to have full access.

  • Science A-Z: Leveled science reading samples for K-6. Some free examples but must pay to have full access.

  • The Digital Textbook: Created by Jim Burke as an alternative to the traditional printed textbook.

  • Articles of the Week: One way that Dave Stuart encourages a non-freaked out approach to Common Core.