Common Core Primer
Common Core Resources


This video is a primer on Common Core. It looks at:

  • What is Common Core?
  • Why was it created?
  • How was it created?
  • What will its assessments look like?
  • How does CTE help prepare for these assessments?

This video was recorded on October 25, 2012 at the Orange County Dept. of Education. It was sponsored by CTEoc, a collaborative of Orange County CTE leadership from all 9 community colleges, 4 ROPs and 13 K12 districts with CTE programs.

The video has been broken down into 6 parts to allow users to jump to specific parts of the primer.


Introduction to Common Core State Standards Discussion (length 3:03)



Introduction to Video on Common Core by Anaheim Union High School District (length 4:04)


Anaheim Union High School District 'Why Common Core' Video (length 3:52)

Halftime in AUHSD: A Common Core Initiative from WESTERNDCC.ORG on Vimeo.



Common Core - What and Why? (length 11:47)


Common Core Assessment - What will it look like? (length 18:41)


Common Core: CTE is there read to help (length 7:42)