Common Core – The Big Picture

By | 2016-12-08T10:44:28+00:00 January 13th, 2012|

For this week’s Free Friday video, we’re taking a look at the broad picture of the Common Core Standards.  So much has been said and implied about these standards as they make their way into our schools, but there still seems to be some mystique out there.  This video is my take on what the Common Core Standards are, what big changes are occurring within Reading, Math and Writing, and how the Standards use the 21st Century Learning Skills Profile.  Finally, we’ll take a brief look at how the Arts are the thread that weaves everything together and why Common Core is actually a great pathway for Arts Education and Advocacy.  Please join me in the conversation around this important new issue!


About the Author:

Susan Riley is the founder and President of She focuses on teacher professional development in arts integration, Common Core State Standards, 21st century learning skills, and technology. She is also a published author and frequent presenter at national conferences on Arts Integration and Arts and the Common Core.Susan holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the prestigious Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ and a Master of Science in Education Administration from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD. She lives in Westminster, MD with her husband and daughter.Email Susan