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Teaching and Learning

This guide is starting point for all students majoring in or taking classes within the School of Teaching & Learning. This guide will help you with all aspects of your projects and research.

National/Common Core Standards & State Standards

Illinois State Board of Education

Illinois Learning Standards
Illinois Learning Standards were adopted from the Common Core ELA and Mathematics standards in 2010 and now encompass all disciplines taught in PK-Grade 12 Illinois schools. Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Social Science's "C3 Framework" were adopted as part of this revision to the 1997 Illinois State Standards.

College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

C3 FRamework

National Council for the Social Studies, along with partner organizations, completed the C3 Framework in 2013.  It has been integrated into the Illinois Learning Standards for Social Sciences. College, Career, and Civic Life (c3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards is available for consultation in the TMC Pro section and for circulation in the 4th floor stacks.

Next Generation Science Standards

Next Generation Science Standards Icon

Next Gen Science Standards (NGSS) were published in April 2013 and are based on the Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas developed by the National Research Council, a part of the National Academy of Science. (The report can be read online free.) Milner Library has a 2-volume publication on NGSS: Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States.

The Next Gen Science Standards include Three Dimensions to each individual standard. It is important to read the information about the dimensions, as they have real-world application to the teaching of science through the standards

The standards can be viewed in three ways:

  1. By Disciplinary Core Idea (DCI);
  2. By Topic
  3. By Individual Performance Expectation.

Milner Library has access to an eBook, Translating the NGSS for Classroom Instruction, that may help you translate/implement the standards for classroom use.

These standards have been integrated into the Illinois Learning Standards for Science.

Teaching and Learning Librarian

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Caitlin Stewart
Milner Library: Office 614C
(309) 438 - 3442