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Teaching Channel's CCSS eBook
Making Sense of Common Core:
An Interactive Guide for Educators


As the Common Core State Standards are implemented in schools across America, teachers need access to resources that frankly explain how to approach these new teaching standards and what they mean for classroom instruction.

This interactive electronic book, written by Teaching Channel's Teacher Laureate and 2010 National Teacher of the Year, Sarah Brown Wessling, is designed to provide an entrance into the Common Core State Standards and help educators gain confidence in their understanding and ability to implement the Core.

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Filled with valuable information, this ebook includes:

  • Step-by-step explanations of the Core through video primers, text, and linked resources
  • High-quality classroom videos that show what the Core looks and sounds like
  • Close examination of specific aspects of the Core such as exemplars, text complexity, and key instructional shifts in math and literacy
  • Carefully prepared professional learning exercises that include narrated video explanations of teaching moments

Making Sense of Common Core is the perfect resource for many of your professional development needs: training, PLC's, parent updates, and much more.


About the Author:
Sarah Brown Wessling is a high school English teacher in Johnston, Iowa. She is the 2010 National Teacher of the Year and is the Teacher Laureate for Teaching Channel. She is a National Board Certified Teacher in English Language Arts/Adolescence and Young Adulthood and co-author of Supporting Students in a Time of Core Standards: English Language Arts, Grades 9-12.