The Common Sense Guide to College and Career Readiness Standards (6-Hour)


Presenter: Katherine McKnight, Ph.D.
Core Area: Creativity & Instructional Strategies 
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 6

Many educators feel confused by what exactly Common Core State Standards entail, and why we have them in the first place. Luckily Katie McKnight, Ph.D., is a Common Core expert! Get the scoop on CCSS, learn exactly how they work, and discover how you can use them to improve your classroom differentiation. 

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It seems we’re always changing things in education, from switching out labels (goodbye, non-fiction!), to the benchmarks we expect students to meet. You probably have questions about Common Core State Standards, and you almost certainly know parents who have questions (and opinions) about them! Get a firm grasp on CCSS so you can be equipped to understand, explain, and get the most out of them.

In this course you will learn:

  • Common Core State Standards 101
  • What is and isn’t part of CCSS
  • Reasons for the new standards
  • How to apply CCSS to your classroom
  • Using CCSS anchors to help you differentiate

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79 reviews for The Common Sense Guide to College and Career Readiness Standards (6-Hour)

  1. Bryanna – DEL VALLE ISD (verified owner)


  2. Daniel – PRESIDIO ISD (verified owner)

    I believe this course helps you understand about Common Core, Text Complexity and standards of ELA/literacy in a very accurate way.

  3. Erica – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    Great resource for CCMR

  4. Michael – Fort Frye Local (verified owner)

    I thought this course was very helpful in explaining and providing discussion points for us educators to learn and grow are teaching of common core.

  5. Brittney – River View Local Schools (verified owner)

    Unable to upload files, and inaccessible due to paywall/account necessary

  6. Brandy – LA FERIA ISD (verified owner)

    It was difficult to hear some of the responses of the audience.

  7. Rafael – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    excellent course and very helpful

  8. David – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Great course very informative and detailed

  9. Nick – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    Interesting topic on how it slants to the Common Core standards. Coming from a state that doesn’t use Common Core, our standards mirror is some aspects of the Common Core.

  10. Tonya – GRAND PRAIRIE ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative, great analogies to connect topics, and the presenter was hilarious. He humor helped to grasp the concepts

  11. Robert – SHARYLAND ISD (verified owner)

    This was great. I learned a few things and affirmed some of my educational beliefs.

  12. Derrick – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    Course was informative.

  13. Loren – SOCORRO ISD (verified owner)

    This course has very good topics and information

  14. Alexandra – CONROE ISD (verified owner)

    It was good.

  15. Gregory – DAYTON CITY (verified owner)

    Great refresher.

  16. Gloria – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    It’s a great course to take. The explanation of Common Core was very explicit.

  17. Carmela – ALICE ISD (verified owner)

    This course was a must and should be taken by everyone. Very interesting and informative. Because these are the concepts we are driven by, everyone should be required to take this 6 hour course.

  18. Tylor – SOCORRO ISD (verified owner)


  19. Deborah – UNITED ISD (verified owner)


  20. Brooke – HALLETTSVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    Great presenter

  21. Martha Laura – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    Helped me to learn more instructional strategies on College and Career Readiness that I will be able to use.

  22. Myra – Angleton ISD (verified owner)

    Great information on readiness standards

  23. Anna Jean – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    I am based in Texas, thus I was a little lost. Title was something I was familiar with, but when I started the program I was thrown a curve ball.

  24. Judith – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Helpful and to the point. It gives you the tools to prepare lesson that are college readiness.

  25. Heather – SCHERTZ-CIBOLO-U CITY ISD (verified owner)

    This popped up as a course under GT Differentiation but it is really about Common Core Standards in Language Arts.

  26. Ashley – DRISCOLL ISD (verified owner)

    The course was helpful in some aspects , however; my district is located in Texas and we do not use common core. There were relevant discussions within the course such as text complexity.

  27. Juan – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Great insight, new perspective on how to teach and help our students achieve their goals and have fun doing it.

  28. Jennifer – FLOUR BLUFF ISD (verified owner)

    Presenter is an expert in her field which makes listening and learning worthwhile.
    I liked that she presented what we know as teachers and made what we know the principle of her presentation.

  29. Martha Teresa – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    It was very informative. You get a thorough understanding of Common Core and CCRS.

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