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Common Core State Standards

The Common Core State Standards Initiative is an education initiative in the United States that details what K-12 students should know in English language arts and mathematics at the end of each grade. The initiative is sponsored by the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and seeks to establish consistent education standards across the states as well as ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared to enter two- or four-year college programs or enter the workforce.

Here are some great links that we regularly update with resources that feel are helpful!
Common Core Parent Resources from the Orange County Department of Education.  
These slides are from a parent presentation held by the Huntington Beach Union High School District on January 26, 2015. Dr. Callahan works out of UCLA and serves as the Statewide Co-Director of the California Mathematics Project and has been integral in providing support to our math teachers and administrators. Through a partnership with the Orange County Department of Education, Dr. Callahan has been working with districts to help with the logistic and conceptual changes related to transitioning to the Common Core. In this presentation, titled "Rigorous Mathematics: All Roads lead to Calculus and Statistics", Dr. Callahan covers a wide variety of topics, including assessments, college entrance, the changes to mathematical proficiency, and much more.
Get the Math - How do we use Algebra in the real world? See how professionals use math in music, fashion, videogames, restaurants, special effects .. also offers interactive challenges related to these careers.
Khan Academy - Locate video and exercises that address Common Core Standards in math.

Learn Zillion - You can explore math video lessons from grades 3-9, searchable by topic or grade and also includes additional practice problems.
Parent Communications:
The following link will take you to the California Department of Education website for additional Common Core information:
Technology Competencies
Technology Lessons
Typing Resources

Dance Mat Typing - This interactive series of lessons is provided by the BBC. It is free and very easy to use (personal account log in required).

Power Typing - This very basic website offers 13 specific typing tests to help build WPM and skills.

Sense-Lang - These animated typing tutorials help guide typing students from home positioning to finger motions.

Typing Club - This is a great online program to help practice typing specific rows and letters.