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What: This brief, 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!

Please note: This course is a Blackboard course housed at Quinsigamond Community College. You cannot access the online course from the SABES website. You will receive a separate email from Joanne Harrington at Quinsigamond Community College with instructions on how to access the course. 


    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, including the use of Internet resources, informal knowledge checks, and journaling.


  • Offered four times in FY20
  • Stays open for four weeks each time
  • Take approximately four hours, working at your own pace
  • Earn four PD hours by completing all activities
    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.
End Date

Online course
United States

PD Center
SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction PD Center
Topic Area
ABE/Adult Education
College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE)