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Common Core Special Issue: December 2012
A Glance at the Common Core State Standards
An Interview: Ayanna Cooper and Anita Bright
Two experienced educators discuss what U.S. teachers can look ahead to in the coming years regarding the Common Core State Standards for math and language arts. Read More
CCSS: What's Happening for ELLs?
by John Segota, TESOL

Since the inception of the CCSS, several major initiatives have begun to address the needs of ELLs as they relate to the CCSS and the role of English language proficiency.
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Standards That Impact English Language Learners
by Diane Staehr Fenner and John Segota
Dr. Diane Staehr Fenner and John Segota discuss language proficiency and ELLs, and the relationship between different sets of standards and the CCSS. Read More
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Blending Common Core and TESOL Standards for ELLs
by Judith B. O'Loughlin & Lynore Carnuccio

Read a snapshot of both the Common Core State Standards and the TESOL English Language Proficiency Standards, and learn about how the Common Core State Standards can be supported and guided by TESOL's standards for the academic success of your English language learners. Read More
TESOL and the Next Generation Science Standards
by David T. Crowther

The Next Generation Science Standards are being developed and will soon be piloted in 26 states. The Standards add a dimension of learning for all children that provide a context for understanding science and language. Learn about the Standards and how they connect to English language teaching. Read More
Common Core State Standard Resources
Common Core State Standards for ELLs:
This Colorín Colorado resource section includes articles, research reports, video interviews, and implementation guidelines.
Common Core Works: From the Page to the Classroom:
The Council of the Great City Schools provides information, tools, and resources for implementing the CCSS.
Blog: Common Core and ELLs: 
Dr. Diane Staehr Fenner writes a blog for Colorín Colorado focusing on the implementation of the CCSS with ELLs.
Stanford University’s “Understanding Language” Project:
Access sets of teaching resources that exemplify high-quality instruction for ELLs and that correspond to the CCSS. View the teaching resources for English Language Arts. Resources for mathematics and science are still being developed.
The Common Core Challenge for ELLs:
This article, published by NASSP, discusses what it will take for English language teachers to effectively implement the CCSS.
Larry Ferlazzo’s “The Most Useful Resources For Implementing Common Core”:
This list provides a great overview of many English language teaching CCSS-related articles.
Application of Common Core State Standards for English Language Learners (PDF):
Read this brief overview from the Common Core State Standards about considerations for applying the CCSS with ELLs.
Common Core Sessions at the 2013 TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo
 Attending the 2013 TESOL convention in Dallas, Texas, USA? Consider checking out these sessions, all focused on the Common Core State Standards and English language education. Go to the online itinerary planner to search for these sessions and read about them.
  • Incorporating Language Objectives Into the Common Core State Standards
  • Best Practices in the Era of Common Core State Standards
  • Helping ELLs Reach the Common Core Standards
  • Common Core Standards and ESL: Theoretical and Methodological Issues
  • The Future of Assessment for English Learners Under the Common Core
  • Teaching Academic Literacy to ELLs Using the Common Core Standards
  • Helping Teachers Implement the Common Core State Standards With ELLs
  • Conceptualizations of Language: Examining “Academic Language”
Register in advance for these ticketed CCSS-related sessions:

Pre- and Postconvention Institutes
Pre- and Postconvention institutes (PCIs) offer in-depth, hands-on professional development at the TESOL convention:

  • Common Core: A Framework for Making Standards Accessible to ELLs
  • Academic Urgency: Discourse Across Content Using WIDA and Common Core
  • Blending TESOL PreK–12 and Common Core Standards for Academic Success

K–12 Dream Day
TESOL's K–12 Dream Day in Dallas devotes an entire strand, "Taking on Common Core" to application of the CCSS for ELLs:

  • Fission or Fusion? Exploring Fallout of the Common Core
  • Mathematics for Everyone: Making the Common Core Work for ELLs
  • Multiple Standards, Multiple Assessments: What Are Educators to Do?
  • Blending TESOL PreK–12 ELP Standards With CCSS for ELL success

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