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State-Adopted Standards

Digging Deeper into the English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education - Module Three

Digging Deeper Into the English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education,” is the third in a three-part series professional development modules about using the English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards for Adult Education. The training is intended for instructors, instructional leaders, program administrators, and professional development providers.

Analyzing Student Tasks in Relation to Content Demands, Thinking Skills, and Language Use - Module Two

Analyzing Student Tasks in Relation to Content Demands, Thinking Skills, and Language Use” is the second in a three-part series of professional development modules about using the English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards for Adult Education. This training is intended for instructors, instructional leaders, administrators, and professional development providers who are learning to use the new ELP standards in conjunction with their academic content standards.

Building an Effective Standards Implementation Plan

Engage an expert-trainer who will help your state build an effective standards implementation plan or help revise an existing State plan. Services include:
• An initial call to determine important contextual elements specific to your State to help determine your state’s process and speed of implementation (e.g., issues related to budget, your State’s professional development system, College and Career Readiness (CCR) standards trainings that have already been delivered). (1–2 hours)

College and Career Readiness Standards-in-Action Professional Development: English Language Arts and Literacy Advanced Unit 3: Observing College and Career Readiness Standards-in-Action (SIA)

The College and Career Readiness (CCR) Classroom Observation System—and the effective teaching and learning practices at its heart—enables directors or coordinators and other instructional leaders to recognize the components of good standards-based instruction. It is designed to assess how well instructors are teaching to CCR standards and employing effective standards-based instructional strategies. This includes the extent to which lesson content, instructional practices, and classroom assessments are effective and consistent with the demands of CCR standards.

College and Career Readiness Standards-in-Action Professional Development: English Language Arts and Literacy Advanced Unit 2: Focusing on Assignments and Student Work (SIA)

Advanced English Language Arts Unit 2 introduces teacher-friendly tools to facilitate effective standards-based instruction that: (1) delve into the instructional and institutional implications of level-specific College and Career Readiness (CCR) standards, and (2) help shape the approach adult educators will take in teaching the standards—and in sustainably implementing standards-based education. The CCR Student Work Protocol outlined in this unit is designed to evaluate the quality of assignments and their alignment with the CCR standards.

College and Career Readiness Standards-in-Action Professional Development: Mathematics Advanced Unit 3: Observing College and Career Readiness Standards-in-Action (SIA)

In the Advanced Mathematics Unit 3 training, participants will explore the relationship between the key instructional advances for mathematics and the elements of the College and Career Readiness (CCR) Classroom Observation Tool. The CCR Classroom Observation System—and the effective teaching and learning practices at its heart—enables directors or coordinators and other instructional leaders to recognize the components of good standards-based instruction.

College and Career Readiness Standards-in-Action Professional Development: English Language Arts and Literacy Advanced Unit 1: Aligning Curriculum Resources With Standards (SIA)

Advanced English Language Arts (ELA) Unit 1 builds on and extends the content of the foundational-level units. Once instructors clearly understand the intent and meaning of College and Career Readiness (CCR) standards, the next step is to work through how, over time, they will support students in meeting them. This work is at the heart of Advanced Unit 1. The method outlined in this training will empower adult educators in your state to answer two crucial questions:
- Are the curriculum resources we are using tightly aligned with CCR standards?

College and Career Readiness Standards-in-Action Professional Development: Mathematics Advanced Unit 2: Focusing on Assignments and Student Work (SIA)

Advanced Mathematics Unit 2 training introduces teacher-friendly tools to facilitate effective standards-based instruction that: (1) delve into the instructional and institutional implications of level-specific College and Career Readiness (CCR) standards, and (2) help shape the approach adult educators will take in teaching the standards—and in sustainably implementing standards-based education. The CCR Student Work Protocol outlined in this unit is designed to evaluate the quality of assignments and their alignment with the CCR standards.

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