Common Core Video Series

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Education Commissioner John King, David Coleman, and Kate Gerson explain every key aspect of Common Core standards in depth. By viewing this 15-part series, New York educators and administrators will learn step-by-step how to implement the Common Core for ELA/Literacy and Math in their schools and classrooms. You’ll also gain a deeper understanding of the rationale behind the Common Core and what it will mean for students across our state.

  • Close Reading of Text: MLK "Letter from Birmingham Jail"

    This video from EngageNY's Common Core Video Series features David Coleman, a contributing author to the Common Core State Standards, modeling a close reading of Martin Luther King’s "Letter from Birmingham Jail."

    Grades: 13+
  • Common Core in ELA/Literacy: An Overview

    This video provides an overview of the Common Core State Standards in ELA/Literacy. New York State Commissioner of Education John King and contributing author David Coleman discuss the background of the Common Core State Standards.

    Grades: 13+
  • Common Core in ELA/ Literacy: Getting Started

    In this video from EngageNY's Common Core Video Series, New York State Education Commissioner John King frames the opportunities for educators to work with and apply The Common Core State Standards.

    Grades: 13+
  • Common Core in ELA/ Literacy: Shift 1: PK-5: Balancing Informational Text and Literature

    This video features a discussion between New York State Commissioner of Education John B. King Jr., David Coleman and Kate Gerson addressing Shift 1 – PK-5: Balancing Informational Text and Literature.

    Grades: 13+
  • Common Core in ELA/ Literacy: Shift 2: 6-12 – Building Knowledge in the Disciplines

    This video from EngageNY's Common Core Video Series features a discussion between New York State Commissioner of Education John B. King Jr., David Coleman and Kate Gerson addressing ELA Shift 2 – 6-12: Building Knowledge in the Disciplines.

    Grades: 13+
  • Common Core in ELA/ Literacy: Shift 3 – Staircase of Complexity

    This 15 minute video from EngageNY's Common Core Video Series features a discussion between NYS Commissioner of Education John B. King Jr., David Coleman, and Kate Gerson addressing ELA Shift 3 – Staircase of Complexity.

    Grades: 13+
  • Common Core in ELA/ Literacy: Shift 4 – Text Based Answers

    This video from EngageNY's Common Core Video Series features a discussion between New York State Commissioner of Education John B. King Jr., David Coleman and Kate Gerson addressing ELA Shift 4 – Text Based Answers.

    Grades: 13+
  • Common Core in ELA/ Literacy: Shift 5 – Writing from Sources

    This video from EngageNY's Common Core Video Series features a discussion between NYS Commissioner of Education John B. King Jr., David Coleman and Kate Gerson addressing ELA Shift 5 – Writing from Sources.

    Grades: 13+
  • Common Core in ELA/ Literacy: Shift 6 – Academic Vocabulary

    This video from EngageNY's Common Core Video Series features a discussion between NYS Commissioner of Education John B. King Jr., David Coleman and Kate Gerson addressing ELA/Literacy Shift 6 – Academic Vocabulary.

    Grades: 13+
  • The Gettysburg Address: An Exemplary Curricular Module in Literacy

    David Coleman, a contributing author to the Common Core State Standards, describes an exemplary module that he and his fellow authors have designed in this video from EngageNY's Common Core Video Series.

    Grades: 9-13+
  • Preparing for Close Reading with Students

    This video from EngageNY's Common Core Video Series features a discussion between New York State Commissioner of Education John B. King Jr., David Coleman and Kate Gerson on Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail."

    Grades: 13+

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