Program Support PD Center: All Resources, Research and Curriculum

Teaching Tolerance: Classroom Resources
A rich website offering film kits (with viewer guides), lessons, customized learning plans, and social justice anchor standards.
The Danger of a Single Story
In this TED Talk, Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice—and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.
Why Focus on Cultural Competence and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy?
This brief article addresses four areas that are essential for the development of a culturally competent educational practice and the implementation of a culturally responsive pedagogy.
College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education
The College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) for Adult Education present a set of standards that reflect the content most relevant to preparing adult students for success in colleges, technical training programs, work and citizenship—in the areas of English language arts/literacy (ELA) and...
What's the Value of Higher Education in New England?
This 16-page, graphically-rich summary outlines the increases in earning potential and employment for attainment of associate’s, bachelor’s, and graduate/professional degrees. Region-wide and state-specific date are presented.
Employability Standards: Implementation Guide for Instructional Practices
This concise rubric outlines teaching strategies and related classroom activities for each of ten professional standards.
Foundational Skills Framework: Resources
This tool blends a skills self-appraisal chart with numerous competency checklists covering content and life-skill areas.
Guide to ELA Classroom Activities That Promote Life Skills, College, and Career Readiness
"This Guide provides suggested classroom tasks that combine the academic knowledge and skills described by CCR Standards with behaviors and composite skills needed to succeed in college, workplace, and civic life."
Transitions Integration Framework
This comprehensive rubric "defines the academic, career, and employability skills essential for adult learners to successfully transition to post-secondary education, career training, the workplace, and to enrich community involvement."
Addressing Implicit Bias
This webinar, presented April 2019, posits that we all have implicit biases. The challenge: how do we acknowledge and respond to such biases? Numerous criteria, examples, assumptions, and recommended steps are included.