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What: This engaging, self-paced 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 at all levels
  • Anyone who needs to learn about or review the CCRSAE instructional shifts for ELA

How: This 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 two times in FY23 (November and April)
  • Stays open for four weeks each time; work at your own pace
  • Takes approximately four hours to complete

Earn four PD hours by completing all activities.

Please note: You cannot access this online course from the SABES website. You will receive a separate email from Nancy Keefe at World Education several days before the course begins with instructions on how to access the course in Moodle.

    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
11/16/2022 - 7:00 am
End Date

United States

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