Have you been asked by your state or administrator to incorporate

Common Core State Standards Math and ELA/Literacy into your music classroom?

 It is easy to incorporate if you understand the “why” and “what” of the Common Core State Standards.

The book provides the tools.COVER CommonCore

The Online Course makes it easy to understand.

Only learn what a K-5 music teacher needs to know to incorporate Common Core in music.

Lesson plans on this site include grade-level Common Core State Standards at the bottom of the digital download.

Click to Download Lesson Plan with CCSS Template


Common Core in K-5 Music Online Course

Step-by-step informative videos to watch at your convenience.
Practical assignments lead you through developing your own lesson plans.
Common Core State Standards charts to make lesson planning easy.
Lesson Swap with others, sharing music lesson ideas that incorporate Common Core Math and ELA. (Many lesson ideas already posted for your immediate use!)

 Course Overview

A practical online course for the K-5 music teacher.

COVER CommonCoreYou are a music teacher first, incorporating the Common Core second.

Music teachers do not have time to research Math and ELA-Literacy standards. 

I studied the Common Core in detail to save you time.  In this course, I break it down into easy-to-understand segments, walking you through the “how” to include CCSS into your music lesson plans easily, step-by-step.

At the end of eight weeks you will:

  • No longer fear and dread “Common Core.”
  • Understand only what a K-5 music teacher needs to know about Common Core.
  • Have created lessons with Common Core using your existing lesson plans or create new as needed.
  • Lesson swap with music teacher! Cutting your work in half! (Common Core incorporated.)
  • Be able to articulate and document what we already do in music in Common Core lingo.
  • Have completed a practical, ready-to-use implementation plan for the your school year.
  • PLUS! K-5 Common Core charts to make lesson planning easy!
How does the online course work?
  • 8 weeks 
  • Weekly video to watch.
  • Weekly assignments to complete. All assignments are practical and relevant to YOUR curriculum.

Outline of the 8 course sessions and assignments.

Session 1: Making Sense of Common Core State Standards – an overview

  • 2-hour video instruction followed by Q & A chat room.
  • Video: Introduction to class and how to use the online course system.
  • Video: Overview of the “why” and “what” of Common Core.
  • Organizing your existing music lessons/curriculum in preparation.
  • Reading assignment: Pages 7 – 13
  • Reading assignment: http://www.corestandards.org/other-resources/
  • Reading assignment: Study ONLY the lowest grade level you teach at http://www.corestandards.org/Math/


Session 2:  Understanding Common Core Math Standards – Grade K-2 Focus 

  • 2-hour video instruction followed by Q & A chat room.
  • Understanding Mathematical Practice Standards. (Good news for music teachers! We’re already applying them!)
  • Understanding K-2 Critical Areas in Math.
  • Summary of K-2 Grade Level Math Concepts.
  • Knowing what to look for in your school district’s math curriculum.
  • Brainstorm K-2 music lessons with Common Core standards incorporated.
  • K-2 Common Core Math Standards Charts and Websites for Music Lesson Planning.
  • Reading assignment: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Practice/
  • Reading assignment: Study content standards for grade levels K-2 at http://www.corestandards.org/Math/
  • Working Assignment: Compare your existing K-2 music lesson plans, marking easy places to incorporate K-2 Grade Level Math Standards.
  • Working Assignment: Create three K-2 music lesson plans with Common Core incorporated.
    • Use existing plans if available.
    • Document the CCSS codes used in the lesson plan.
    • Use the assigned lesson plan template.
  • Lesson Swap Math and Music ideas.

Session 3:  Understanding Common Core Math Standards – Grade 3-5 Focus 

  • 2-hour video instruction followed by Q & A chat room.
  • Review K-5 Critical Areas in Math.
  • Focus on 3-5 Common Core Math.
  • Summary of 3-5 Grade Level Math Concepts.
  • Knowing what to look for in your school district’s math curriculum.
  • 3-5 Common Core Math Standards Charts and Websites for Music Lesson Planning.
  • Comparing your existing music lesson plans and marking easy places to incorporate Grade Level Math Standards.
  • Reading assignment: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Practice/
  • Reading assignment: Study content standards for grade levels 3-5 at http://www.corestandards.org/Math/
  • Working Assignment: Compare your existing 3-5 music lesson plans, marking easy places to incorporate 3-5 Grade Level Math Standards.
  • Working Assignment: Create three grade 3-5 music lesson plans with Common Core incorporated.
    • Use existing plans if available.
    • Document the CCSS codes used in the lesson plan.
    • Use the assigned lesson plan template.
  • Lesson Swap Math and Music ideas.

 Session 4:  Understanding Common Core ELA/Literacy Standards – Grade K-2 Focus

  • 2-hour video instruction followed by Q & A chat room.
  • Understanding College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards.
  • Focus on K-2 Common Core ELA/Literacy.
  • Understanding K-2 Grade Level ELA/Literacy Standards.
  • Knowing what to look for in your school district’s ELA/Literacy curriculum.
  • K-2 Common Core ELA/Literacy Standards Charts and Websites for Music Lesson Planning.
  • Comparing your existing music lesson plans and marking easy places to incorporate Grade Level ELA/Literacy Standards.
  • Lesson Swap ELA/Literacy and Music ideas.
  • Reading assignment: http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/
  • Reading assignment: Study content standards for grade levels K-2 at http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/
  • Working Assignment: Compare your existing K-2 music lesson plans, marking easy places to incorporate K-2 Grade Level ELA-Literacy Standards.
  • Working Assignment: Create three grade level K-2 music lesson plans with Common Core incorporated.
    • Use existing plans if available.
    • Document the CCSS codes used in the lesson plan.
    • Use the assigned lesson plan template. 

Session 5:  Understanding Common Core ELA/Literacy Standards – Grade 3-5 Focus

  • 90-minute video instruction followed by Q & A chat room.
  • Understanding College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards.
  • Focus on 3-5 Common Core ELA/Literacy.
  • Understanding 3-5 Grade Level ELA/Literacy Standards.
  • Knowing what to look for in your school district’s ELA/Literacy curriculum.
  • 3-5 Common Core ELA/Literacy Standards Charts and Websites for Music Lesson Planning.
  • Comparing your existing music lesson plans and marking easy places to incorporate Grade Level ELA/Literacy Standards.
  • Lesson Swap ELA/Literacy and Music ideas.
  • Reading assignment: Study content standards for grade levels 3-5 at http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/
  • Working Assignment: Compare your existing grade level 3-5 music lesson plans, marking easy places to incorporate 3-5 Grade Level ELA-Literacy Standards.
  • Working Assignment: Create three grade level 3-5 music lesson plans with Common Core incorporated.
    • Use existing plans if available.
    • Document the CCSS codes used in the lesson plan.
    • Use the assigned lesson plan template. 

Session 6:  Video Lesson Swap

  • 90-minute video instruction and lesson swap with Q & A chat room.
  • Lesson Swap Common Core and Music ideas.

 Session 7:  Putting it all together – Math & ELA/Literacy in K-5 Music 

  • Lesson Swap!
  • Examples of incorporating Common Core Math and ELA into Music.
  • Recording and reporting Common Core implementation in music to your administrator.
  • Lesson Planning Common Core Charts and websites provided to use with your existing lesson plans.
  • Working Assignment: Create three grade level K-5 music lesson plans with Math & ELA/Literacy Common Core incorporated.
    • Use existing plans if available.
    • Document the CCSS codes used in the lesson plan.
    • Use the assigned lesson plan template.

Session 8:  Your Common Core in Music implementation plan complete!

  • Video instruction followed by Q & A chat room.
  • Additional tips for implementing Common Core in K-5 Music
  • Reflection and professional growth
    • How has your perspective changed?
    • What is your opinion on Common Core after taking this course?
    • Do you understand the why and what of Common Core, and understand how to incorporate it into your music classroom?
  • Working Assignment: Creating your Common Core in Music implementation plan.  (Chart templates provided.)
    • PLANNING FALL/WINTER LESSONS (1st semester)
    • PLANNING WINTER/SPRING LESSONS (2nd semester)
  • Last step for a successful year and one less headache!
  • Your Common Core in Music implementation plan for the your school year complete!

Course Requirements:

  • COVER CommonCoreLaptop or Computer with speakers and an Internet connection for the weekly webinars with chat room.
  • Watch weekly webinars.
  • Book and digital downloads

 

 

You are a Music Teacher first,
incorporating the Common Core State Standards second.

Common Core in K5 Music Online Course

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Sharon@SharonBurch.com