This Standards-in-Action training shows adult educators how to observe effective teaching and learning practices that reflect the crucial instructional shifts in literacy and mathematics. The training and tools deepen educators’ understanding of the intent and meaning of current state standards through teacher-friendly tools. They strengthen practitioner knowledge about vital literacy and math content. They also showcase research-based instructional strategies and their usefulness with English learners (ELs). The observation training tools are designed to be formative and forward-looking for administrators, teacher trainers, and other instructional leaders—in which the observer is invested in the instructors’ success. The tools also focus on ensuring instruction productively engages students and connects to their funds of knowledge.