Want to learn more about Common Core? Check out the Common Core website for great resources for teachers and parents.

Inside this 3-Minute Classroom Problem Solver video, learn how to utilize the Common Core website for an overview of the ins and outs of Common Core State Standards. You'll find key information about how and why the standards were created, how the standards apply to your state, and supporting information for Language Arts and Math curriculum.

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Do you think this website is useful for you as you navigate Common Core Standards? Let me know what you think in a comment on this article.

Where to Learn About Common CoreLooking for more resources? Take a look at SimpleK12's course catalog for hundreds of professional development videos designed specifically for teachers. Here are a couple of my favorites:

Helping Your Students Become Critical Thinkers for Common Core and Beyond. Have you wondered how the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) help students develop critical thinking skills? Join presenter Dr. Jayme Linton as she shares specific ways in which the CCSS for English Language Arts and Mathematics focus on developing students' critical thinking skills. Identify critical thinking skills in the CCSS and explore strategies for helping students become critical thinkers. Learn practical ways to develop students' critical thinking skills that are aligned with the Common Core State Standards.

Common Core and PARCC: Websites and Apps to Help Students Meet the Challenge. Have you and your students been tasked with meeting Common Core State Standards (CCSS) or with taking part in PARCC testing this year? While this may seem daunting, there are things both teachers and students can do to help students meet the standards and prepare for testing. Join Brad Currie as he explores a plethora of applicable websites and apps specifically aligned to Common Core and PARCC testing. He will share a variety of engaging ways for students to improve their knowledge base in Language Arts, Mathematics, and Typing using technology. Come discover how you can help promote the success of all your students.

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Monica Burns is an Education Consultant, EdTech Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator. Monica works with teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible at all grade levels. She has conducted well over 50 unique training sessions for SimpleK12, click here to take a look at more videos from Monica.

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