To further aid states as they continue to implement the Common Core State Standards (Standards), the Hunt Institute and the Council of Chief State School Officers have commissioned a series of video vignettes that explain the Standards in far greater depth.  

Several of the key Standards writers were asked, in their own words, to talk about how the Standards were developed and the goals they set for all students.  

These Videos were developed to help diverse groups - educators, policymakers, parents - better understand the breadth and depth of the Standards and how they will improve teaching, make classrooms better, create shared expectations, and cultivate lifelong learning for all students.  The Segments are organized into separate Mathematics and ELA sections, and demonstrate critical concepts related to each.

States, schools, districts and teachers can use these videos in a number of ways - including, but not limited to:
  • Start compelling conversations about setting state or district policy goals, orienting staff to new classroom demands, assessing professional development tools, and creating local curricula and instructional materials
  • Help educators understand the major changes and advances in their state standards and their impact on what happens in classrooms
  • Use as strong lead-ins to teacher and administrator engagement in implementation and in setting higher expectations for students
  • Help parents understand the true essence of the Standards – why changes were important, what will be different in the educational experiences of their children, and how shared expectations—between parents and teachers—can help support children’s learning
  • Galvanize support for schools – educating parents and community leaders toward a shared goal of helping all students succeed