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What: This brief, useful, engaging, online, self-paced mini-course provides an overview of the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education for English Language Arts and Literacy (CCRSAE-ELA).

Why? For standards-aligned curricula and standards-aligned teaching, you need to know the standards!


This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • New staff
  • Anyone who needs to learn about the CCRSAE instructional shifts for ELA
  • All of us, as a refresher on the instructional shifts of the CCRSAE-ELA

How: This fully online, self-paced, lightly facilitated course is composed of readings, videos, and activities. Activities include the use of Internet resources, informal knowledge checks, and journaling.


  • Starts the first Tuesday of every month, September–November 2018 and January–June 2019
  • Stays open for three weeks
  • Takes 3–4 hours, working at your own pace
Learning Objectives: 

Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the origins and purposes of the CCRSAE
  • Locate and navigate the CCRSAE for ELA
  • Explain the importance of the three instructional shifts prompted by the CCRSAE for ELA
  • Access key resources related to standards-based ELA instruction
  • Incorporate basic teaching approaches that address the three instructional shifts
  • There are no PD prerequisites. However, you may benefit from watching the 20 minute video introducing the CCRSAE–ELA.
  • Basic familiarity with an internet-connected computer is necessary.
01/08/2019 - 8:00am
End Date: 
01/22/2019 - 11:00pm
Online course
PD Center: 
Topic Area: 
ABE/Adult Education
College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE)
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