This post follows On the Horizon: The June Deadline, published jointly by the three SABES Curriculum & Instruction PD Centers. Please read that first for the big picture view.
Support student outcomes by using standards-aligned curriculum.
Good idea. So...what does it mean to be standards-aligned?
Standards-in-Action writes about three main items in a standards-aligned ELA class:
- Texts worth reading / listening to;
- Questions worth discussing and answering; and
- Assignments worth writing / speaking (and assessing, as a teacher).
- Are the tasks worth the time involved?
- Are the texts well written, interesting, relevant, and useful for building knowledge and achieving your objectives?
- Do the questions asked in class, or the questions that students research or respond to in writing, promote thinking?
- How are standards translated into activities that productively engage adult learners?
Potential Next Steps:
- Clarify and prioritize curriculum needs
- Address specific topics of concern
- Extend knowledge about the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE) and about standards-based curriculum development and implementation
- Make the ELA standards come alive in your classrooms
MAKE IT SO!
Register for PD related to the CCRSAE for ELA:
- The Recipe for Success: The CCRSAE and Instructional Shifts (online)
- Making the ELA Standards Come Alive (blended)
- Critical Friends for ELA (face-to-face at your program)
(While the CCRSAE are the focus here, they are woven throughout ALL of our professional development offerings.)
- Curriculum Guidance
- Curriculum Exemplars, Models, and Sources
- Text Sources and Text Complexity
- Connections to other subjects
- CCRSAE, and other standards that might be useful to know about
- ELA Coaches (including support for embedding EBRI in standards-aligned curriculum)
Contact Merilee Freeman, Director (firstname.lastname@example.org, 508-854-4296) to: