September/October 2013 Issue - Testing/Assessments and Learning Standards
September 13, 2013

Common Core resources

Source: NYSUT United
Caption: NYSUT Vice President Maria Neira speaks with ELT instructors who provide professional development opportunities on Common Core and other topics. Photo by El-Wise Noisette.

For lesson plan templates, how-to videos and more, go to Lessons will be added throughout the school year.

  • The Education & Learning Trust, NYSUT's nonprofit professional development organization serving members who work in education, is co-sponsoring a one-day Common Core institute on Long Island and in Albany and Rochester in early October. For information, go to
  • This year's edition of Educator's Voice, NYSUT's journal of best practices in education, focuses on the state's Common Core Learning Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy. It's available online at
  • AFT's free online resource Share My Lesson - - offers many Common Core lesson plans.
  • The National Education Association offers input from a panel of educators in "Six Ways the Common Core is Good for Students." Go to
  • The State Education Department has posted Common Core materials at