Regional School District 13

135A Pickett Lane, Durham, CT 06422 | 860.349.7200

Staff Resources

Engage NY Common Core Video Series

Engage NY Common Core Video Series

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, you'll  gain a deeper understanding of the rationale behind the Common Core and what it will mean for students across our state.

Produced in partnership with NYS PBS stations WCNY/Syracuse and WNET/New York City, the series illuminates the Common Core through conversations between Commissioner King, a former high school social studies teacher and middle school principal; Coleman, a contributing author of the Common Core State Standards; and Gerson, a Senior Fellow with the USNY Regents Research Fund and a former high school English teacher and principal.

From www.engageny.org

Teaching Channel

Teaching Channel

Teaching Channel is a video showcase—on the Internet and TV—of inspiring and effective teaching practices in America's schools. With the help of the Tch community, their mission is to revolutionize how teachers learn, connect, and inspire each other to improve the outcomes for all K-12 students across America.

Their video library offers educators a wide range of subjects for grades K-12. The videos also include information on alignment with Common Core State Standards and ancillary material for teachers to use in their own classrooms. Check it out by clicking the link above.


From teachingchannel.org


Hunt Institute Video Series


The Hunt Institute put together a series of Videos about the Common Core: its history, development and the promise for college-and-career ready students.




Click on the Link Below to Watch Videos


Common Core State Standards: A New Foundation for Student Success


The English Language Arts Standards: Key Changes and their Evidence


The Math Standards: How They Were Developed and Who Was Involved


The Crucial Role of Higher Education and Business in Developing the Standards

Other Staff Resources

Curriculum Library
   
  District 13 maintains an extensive library of resources. This library is housed in the office of the Director of Curriculum at CRHS. Any item in the curriculum library may be checked out by staff members or parents. This may be done in person or via email (lberry@rsd13.org).
  Curriculum Library by Title
  Curriculum Library by Subject
   
Elementary Curriculum Overview
   
  Click on the link below to see an overview of the K-4 curriculum.
  Elementary Curriculum Overview
   
Core Reading List
   
  Each grade level has identified certain titles that are reserved for use at that grade level.They are primarily works that are used for whole class instruction in thematic units or for classroom read-alouds.
  Core Reading List
   
Core Field Trips
   
  Certain field trips are reserved for particular grade levels or disciplines. All grade-level field trips are linked to curricular topics.
  Core Field Trips