Common Core Learning Standards

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is engaging teachers, administrators, and education experts across the State and nation in the creation of curriculum resources, instructional materials, professional development materials, samples of test questions, test specifications, and other test-related materials that will assist with the transition to the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS). This page contains information on the implementation of the Common Core Learning Standards in New York State. Check back to this page often, as it will be updated regularly. Also, if you have links or information about Common Core Learning Standards you have found to be valuable, and would like to share statewide, please send links/information to the Project’s email,

ISNetworkED Preparing Teachers for Success Webinar with Kate Gerson. WebinarPowerPoint.

Other ISNetworkED webinars on Common Core.

Curriculum Mapping with Heidi Hayes Jacobs: View the Blackboard Collaborate recording of Session 1, October 9, 2015.
(Note: You may have to download Blackboard Collaborate Launcher)

Curriculum Mapping with Heidi Hayes Jacobs: Session 2 Webinar , January 15, 2015. (no download needed)
In this webinar Heidi explores the development of a mapping template to develop curriculum that will align to targeted standards.

Resources used in Session 2 Webinar:

Draft Mapping Template (word version)

Draft Mapping Template (PDF)

Example 1 Faculty Syllabus

Example 1 of Completed Template

Example 2 of Faculty Syllabus

Example 2 of Completed Template

Curriculum Mapping with Heidi Hayes Jacobs: Session 3 Webinar, March 5, 2015 (download needed)
PowerPoint from Session 3.

Curriculum Mapping with Heidi Hayes Jacobs:  Session 4 Webinar. Session 4: Moving to Mapping Software demonstrating curriculum mapping software deisgned for higher education. It was developed by Edutect and will be availalble for free as part of beta testing. PPT from Session 4.

Curriculum Mapping with Heidi Hayes Jacobs: Session 5 Webinar. Session 5: Mapping Review Process. PPT from Session 5.

NYS P-12 Common Core Learning Standards
Resources relating to Common Core Learning Standards may be found by clicking here.

Video Series on the Common Core with NYSED Commissioner John King, Jr.

A look at the National Perspective on the State Standards Initiative
This series of audio and video features Commissioner John King, Jr., Mr. David Coleman, Mr. Jason Zimba discussing the new State Standards Initiatve here in NY.

Resources for Parents/Guardians/Families about the Common Core

Three Minute Video Explaining the Common Core State Standards