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This series introduces the three key instructional shifts in the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education for Mathematics (CCRSAE for Math): focus, coherence, and rigor. No prior knowledge of the instructional shifts or the CCRSAE is required.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Any practitioner, teacher, or director interested in exploring the key instructional shifts in the CCRSAE for Math

This two-part webinar series introduces the three instructional shifts—focus, coherence, and rigor—described in the CCRSAE for Math. Facilitators will use concrete math examples to explain and illustrate each shift. You will have frequent opportunities to interact through polls and to contribute to the discussion using the chat feature.

  • The first webinar on Focus and Coherence is March 23 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
  • The second webinar on Rigor is March 30 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact Sherry Soares at

    Learning Objectives

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

  • Explain what the instructional shifts are for the CCRSAE for Math
    Provide examples of what each instructional shift looks like in action in the classroom
    Distinguish between teaching for <em>procedures</em> and teaching for <em>conceptual understanding</em>
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)



United States

PD Center
SABES Mathematics and Adult Numeracy Curriculum and Instruction PD Center
Topic Area
ABE/Adult Education
College and Career Readiness
College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE)
Curriculum Development
Curriculum Frameworks/Standards
Mathematics and Adult Numeracy
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