College and Career Readiness
The Common Core Professional Learning Series
The professional learning series is a tool designed to help district personnel facilitate and maintain the implementation of the
Common Core State Standards. There are three levels within the framework, each of which contains tools and resources aligned to
the appropriate phase of implementation described by each category. A short description of each level is given below.
Simply read the description, CLICK THE LEVEL HEADING, and begin engaging with resources.
The first level of Common Core implementation in the classroom is a basic knowledge and understanding of the standards.
Resources at this level help teachers gain the basic information and foundational knowledge needed for initial classroom implementation.

ELA/Literacy & Math Basic Knowledge and Information 
Additional Supports 
Assessment 




























The second level of Common Core implementation is content knowledge and application. Resources within this level correspond to
the four dimensions of the TriState Rubrics and PARCC assessment readiness. These resources are designed to help teachers infuse Common Core elements
into daily classroom lessons and units. 
Rigors of the CCSS 
Key Areas of Focus

Instructional Supports 
Aligned Assessment 
ELA 
Math 













































Level 3  Deep Understanding and Integration
This level represents a deep understanding of the standards, knowledge of the instructional shifts for math and ELA and a commitment to integrating assessment and instructional supports. 