Common Core State Standards Lesson Plans




Unwrapping the CCSS: Opening your students' minds

At holiday time, you search for the perfect gifts to share - and open those given to you with gratitude. You can open the way for your students by layering thematic curriculum to build depth, complexity, and ultimately, the joy of lifelong learning.

This blueprint lesson plan was created by Dr. Lee Tincher, Assistant Chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at American College of Education. Tailor this plan to meet the needs of your classroom.

Click here for the webinar. Download the Unwrapping Blueprint Lesson Plan.

Unwrapping the CCSS



Once Upon a Time: New literacies in CCSS

When is reading more than reading? The new literacies include reading a picture as well as a webpage. In this webinar, test your own reading skills with real world applications, and understand how new literacies are shaping education.

This blueprint lesson plan was created by Dr. Lee Tincher, Assistant Chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at American College of Education. Tailor this plan to meet the needs of your classroom.

Click here for the webinar. Download the New Literacies Blueprint Lesson Plan.

New Literacies Blueprint Lesson Plan | American College of Education



Contrasting the Old and New with CCSS: New approaches to thinking

Begin with the end in mind - but how? Using current standards, this webinar explores possibilities and explores how the CCSS create learning environments more appropriate for 21st Century thinking. Discover new ways to ask the right questions.

This blueprint lesson plan was created by Dr. Lee Tincher, Assistant Chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at American College of Education. Tailor this plan to meet the needs of your classroom.

Click here for the webinar. Download the Contrast Blueprint Lesson Plan.

CCSS Blueprint Lesson Plan | Contrast | American College of Education



Test-Drive Transitions to CCSS: Making the shift

Imagine driving your dream car. Without a vision of where you are headed, you might never reach your desired destination. Shifting gears, in both driving and in learning, takes skill. Find ways to help students shift their thinking.

This blueprint lesson plan was created by Dr. Lee Tincher, Assistant Chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at American College of Education. Tailor this plan to meet the needs of your classroom.

Click here for the webinar. Download the Transitions Blueprint Lesson Plan and Progression of Learning.

Transitions to CCSS | Blueprint Lesson Plan | American College of Education



Controversy by Example

What's all the controversy about? Headlines abound as states reconsider CCSS. However, current events create learning opportunities. Find ways to use controversy to introduce important concepts in your classrooms.

This blueprint lesson plan was created by Dr. Lee Tincher, Assistant Chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at American College of Education. Tailor this plan to meet the needs of your classroom.

Click here for the webinar, and click here for the lesson plan.

Controversy by Example | free lesson plan | American College of Education






Once Upon a Time: New Literacies in CCSS

When is reading more than reading? The new literacies include reading a picture as well as a webpage. In this webinar, test your own reading skills with real world applications, and understand how new literacies are shaping education.

This blueprint lesson plan was created by Dr. Lee Tincher, Assistant Chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at American College of Education. Tailor this plan to meet the needs of your classroom.

Click here for the webinar. Download the New Literacies Blueprint Lesson Plan.

New Literacies Blueprint Lesson Plan | American College of Education 


Once Upon a Time: New Literacies in CCSS

When is reading more than reading? The new literacies include reading a picture as well as a webpage. In this webinar, test your own reading skills with real world applications, and understand how new literacies are shaping education.

This blueprint lesson plan was created by Dr. Lee Tincher, Assistant Chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at American College of Education. Tailor this plan to meet the needs of your classroom.

Click here for the webinar. Download the New Literacies Blueprint Lesson Plan.

New Literacies Blueprint Lesson Plan | American College of Education