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AFT Share My Lesson website helps teachers transition to Common Core

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While the politicians and profiteers belittle and defame those who serve and teach our children, teachers continue to find innovative ways to achieve greater results. Teachers don’t work to enrich themselves, they serve to enrich the community and their contribution is priceless. The Share My Lesson website is an example of that selfless dedication.

Share My Lesson has reached a milestone of 300,000 user-generated online lesson plans and other classroom resources. It is now the largest digital collection of free materials for educators, paraprofessionals, parents and community organizations. The joint venture between the American Federation of Teachers and TES Connect, which launched in June 2012, has a community of more than 480,000 registered users.

Just recently, Share My Lesson posted "Care Packages," making it easier than ever for users to find the most applicable resources for their classroom. The virtual Care Package is specified by grade or subject and features relevant Common Core-aligned resources for each category.

Share My Lesson allows educators to collaborate with each other through the sharing of teaching and learning best practices. Resources are easily accessible and quality checked through a peer-review process. Among the 300,000 classroom resources is the largest collection of Common Core-aligned lesson plans and other teaching materials—more than 30,000 aligned resources. A team of active and retired teachers travel regularly to cities across the country to work together on reviewing and rating lesson plans, videos and handouts to be added to the site.

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