Let’s talk Common Core.
As overwhelming as it may seem, there are solid resources that can help both you and your students manuevar through these standards.
Eric Westendorf and Alex Guerrier founded LearnZillion.com, a digital media tool that provides free common core based lessons, all organized in a familiar online video format.
Here is how it works. Five minute video lessons are narrated by a real teacher and illustrated by hand. The result is a skills focused video that students replay as needed.
Who are these real teachers? They are part of the LearnZillion dream team which is composed of over 3000 master teachers with extensive knowledge of the common core standards and a demonstrated ability to deliver concepts to students.
LearnZillion has created a platform where professional development is partnered with teaching. Yes, sometimes teachers need help with teaching concepts, so for educators a coaches commentary is included to offer new perspectives and ideas. Resources also include slides, guided practice, Spanish video lessons, and a downloadable notes template.
With the increased need for differentiation, LearnZillion provides customized video learning where teachers can track student progress.