who we are

WHO WE ARE

The New Jersey Department of Education has made available the Collaborative Online Resource Exchange in collaboration with CCSSO to meet the needs of educators and community members who want to locate standards-aligned resources. This site is by educators and for educators. Contribute your learning resources, access existing resources, and collaborate with other New Jersey educators. Thank you for the work you do to ensure every student has a chance to reach her/his potential.

Educators should expect to find and contribute, lesson plans, classroom activities, assessment items, videos and professional learning resources. These resources are developed by you, the educator, or found on existing sites. Educators also can participate in professional learning through blended learning modules and other on-line learning platforms.

As a registered user of this site, you can search for something to use tomorrow or build a unit or yearlong plan by creating a collection of saved resources. You can share your experience and suggestions by rating and commenting on the resource. You can view the rating and comments to better inform your own implementation. You can stay updated about recently uploaded content by signing up for a personalized resource feed, and, when you find things worth sharing, you can send resources to a colleague by simply clicking on the “share” button.

We invite you to register and take advantage of the wealth of knowledge, expertise, and curriculum development work of fellow educators across all of New Jersey. Become an active member of this community today by contributing resources you have developed or collected. By sharing, all registered users benefit from one another. The power of this site is entirely dependent upon an active and engaged user community.

WHAT ARE STATE-ALIGNED STANDARDS?

With the adoption of the Common Core State Standards in 2010 for English Language Arts and Mathematics, New Jersey as well as 45 other states and the District of Columbia have embarked on more rigorous standards so that students graduate high school ready for college and career. New Jersey also has standards in place for Health & Physical Education, Science, Social Studies, Visual & Performing Arts, and World Languages (NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards, 2009). All resources on this site are aligned to New Jersey’s state-adopted standards and are intended to support educators implementing these standards in their classrooms.
HOW CAN YOU USE THE RESOURCES ON THIS SITE?

1Navigate the standards or search by keyword to find the appropriate resources for students.
2Build and save a collection of resources that you can use in your classroom.
3Browse curriculum and resources to see what your child should be learning and how to help them.