Voltz, Deborah, Sims, Michele and Nelson, Betty (2010). Supporting the Classroom with Materials for Instruction. ASCD.

This is a chapter from a book called Connecting Teachers, Students, and Standards. The chapter offers multiple methods to maintain similar learning gains in diverse student populations. It starts with an explanation of a Universal Design for Learning and models many different techniques, including but not limited to auditory, visual, cultural, and technological methods.

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Barakos, L., Lujan, V. & Strang, C. (2012). Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) Catalyzing Change Amid the Confusion. Center on Instruction.

This document offers an overview of the role of STEM in current educational improvement efforts and provides a brief history of STEM initiatives and publications.  The document captures important trends, clarifies the goals and approaches of STEM initiatives, and presents several important considerations for state and district educators in developing STEM programs that serve the needs of their students.

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Council of Chief State School Officers. (2012). Common Core State Standards: Implementation Tools and Resources. Council of Chief State School Officers.

CCSSO developed this list of tools and resources to point administrators to promising practices and tools to support Common Core State Standards implementation. Links to resources that support implementation for reading and math, and links specifically for principals, are included.

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Martin, S. (2012). Common Core State Standards – Resources. Oregon Department of Education.

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are laying the foundation for teaching essential skills in reading and math. This guide, put together by the Oregon Department of Education, provides a variety of resources including videos, brochures for parents, and learning modules. After selecting a content area, resources are displayed that support awareness of the standards,  transition to the new standards, and action in implementation.