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Common Core Video Series

This video series was developed through a partnership with the Hunt Institute as part of National PTA’s ongoing effort to provide accurate information about the Common Core State Standards and to assist PTA membership with developing grassroots advocacy skills.

The Common Core State Standard videos were designed to educate parents on the Common Core State Standards and empower them to support the transition at school and at home. The videos highlight three key principles:

  • We need clear, consistent and rigorous standards across the country to ensure all students—regardless of their zip code—graduate with the higher order thinking skills needed for college and careers. 
  • The standards reflect the relevant knowledge and skills that young people need to succeed in college and to build and maintain an American workforce that can compete in the global economy.
  • National PTA’s goal is for parents to be knowledgeable about the standards and new assessments and to support them every step of the way as states transition to the standards.

The Grassroots Advocacy videos were designed as companion videos for our Grassroots Advocacy training. The videos provide a brief overview of the steps PTAs should take in order to effectively advocate for any issue that arises in their school community, state or Federal issues. The videos highlight:

  • Campaign Strategy
  • Coalition Building
  • Meetings with Decision Makers
  • Working with Media/Social Media

The Need for Improved Student Outcomes (Common Core Overview)

Common Core Overview: The Need for Improved Studen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A  brief overview of the new Common Core State Standards and the importance of raising the bar for all students, featuring teachers, parents, PTA leaders, school administrators and elected officials.

Reflections on the Common Core From Educators

Reflections on the Common Core From Educators

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reflections on the positive changes that educators are seeing with the new Common Core State  Standards.

PTA Reflections on Advocacy

PTA Reflections on Advocacy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PTA leaders from across the country discuss the importance of advocacy.

PTA Strategies for Common Core Advocacy

PTA Strategies for Common Core Advocacy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An introduction to PTA’s advocacy training focusing on the steps to create a successful campaign strategy. 

A Conversation with PTA President Otha Thorton

Convo with Otha Thornton

 


 

 

 

 

Reflections on the importance of Common Core by the National PTA President, Otha Thornton.

A State-led Effort

A State-led Effort

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An overview of the history of the standards and how states led this important effort to raise the bar for all students.

Standards Not Curriculum

Standards Not Curriculum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An overview of standards vs. curriculum and a perspective from teachers on how CCSS gives them more flexibility to meet the needs of their students.

A Conversation with Jack Markell, Governor of Delaware

Convo with Jack Markell, Gov of Delaware

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reflections on the importance of Common Core by the Honorable Jack Markell, Governor of Delaware.

Military, Mobility and the Common Core

Military, Mobility and the Common Core


 

 

 

 

 

 

Reflections on the importance of common standards for mobile military families.

Raising the Bar: Implications on Test Scores

Raising the Bar-Implications on Test Scores

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An overview of what parents can expect with the transition to the new CCSS aligned assessments.

English Language Arts

English Language Arts

An overview of the new English Language Arts standards.

Mathematics

Mathematics

An overview of the new Mathematics standards.

School Leaders and the Common Core

School Leaders n Common Core

Reflections on the importance of Common Core from teachers, principals and administrators.

Assessment and the Common Core

Assessment and Common Core

An overview of the new CCSS-aligned assessments