Common Core Standards Video Series

New York State Education Commissioner John King, David Coleman and Kate Gerson explain key aspects of the Common Core English Language Arts standards in depth. This video series will provide the rationale behind the Common Core Standards and what it will mean for students. 

Common Core in ELA/ Literacy: An Overview
This 14-minute video provides an introduction to the standards, as well as fodder for a discussion about what it will mean to implement these standards.  The vidoe helps to answer: Why the Common Core? Why Now? What are our takeaways regarding the 6 shifts in instruction for ELA/ Literacy?  
Application of the Common Core State Standards to help ensure students’ successful content mastery is discussed.

 
Common Core in ELA/ Literacy: Shift 1: PK-5: Balancing Informational Text and Literature
This is a 10 minute video which features a discussion between NYS Commissioner of Education John B. King Jr., David Coleman (contributing author to the Common Core) and Kate Gerson (a Sr. Fellow with the Regents Research Fund) addressing Shift 1 – PK-5: Balancing Informational Text and Literature.
 
Common Core in ELA/ Literacy: Shift 2: 6-12 – Building Knowledge in the Disciplines
This is an 8 minute video which features a discussion between NYS Commissioner of Education John B. King Jr., David Coleman (contributing author to the Common Core) and Kate Gerson (a Sr. Fellow with the Regents Research Fund) addressing Shift 2 – 6-12: Building Knowledge in the Disciplines.
 
Common Core in ELA/ Literacy: Shift 3 – Staircase of Complexity
This is a 15 minute video which features a discussion between NYS Commissioner of Education John B. King Jr., David Coleman (contributing author to the Common Core) and Kate Gerson (a Sr. Fellow with the Regents Research Fund) addressing Shift 3 –Staircase of Complexity.
 
Common Core in ELA/ Literacy: Shift 4 – Text Based Answers
This is an 11 minute video which features a discussion between NYS Commissioner of Education John B. King Jr., David Coleman (contributing author to the Common Core) and Kate Gerson (a Sr. Fellow with the Regents Research Fund) addressing Shift 4 –Text Based Answers.
 
Common Core in ELA/ Literacy: Shift 5 – Writing from Sources
This is a 12 minute video which features a discussion between NYS Commissioner of Education John B. King Jr., David Coleman (contributing author to the Common Core) and Kate Gerson (a Sr. Fellow with the Regents Research Fund) addressing Shift 5 –Writing from Sources.
 
Common Core in ELA/ Literacy: Shift 6 – Academic Vocabulary
This is a 6 minute video which features a discussion between NYS Commissioner of Education John B. King Jr., David Coleman (contributing author to the Common Core) and Kate Gerson (a Sr. Fellow with the Regents Research Fund) addressing Shift 6 –Academic Vocabulary.
 
The Gettysburg Address: An Exemplary Curricular Module in Literacy
This is an eight minute video in which David Coleman, a contributing author to the Common Core State Standards, describes an exemplary module that he and his fellow authors have designed.
 
Close Reading of Text: MLK “Letter from Birmingham Jail”
This is a 15 minute video in which David Coleman, a contributing author to the Common Core State Standards, models a close reading of Martin Luther King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”

Preparing for Close Reading with Students
This is a 30 minute video which features a discussion between NYS Commissioner of Education John B. King Jr., David Coleman (contributing author to the Common Core) and Kate Gerson (a Sr. Fellow with the Regents Research Fund) on the first 20 paragraphs of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”