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KYAE Standards Professional Development Three-Year Plan Gayle Box November 18, 2011. Kentucky Adult Education Embraces the Common Core Standards. Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness. In 2002, the share of jobs requiring at least some formal postsecondary education or training was 74%.
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November 18, 2011
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Studies
Reach Higher, America
Overcoming Crisis in the U.S. Workforce
“The National Commission on Adult Literacy calls on Congress and state governments to make postsecondary and workforce readiness the new mission of the adult education and workforce skills system.”
Source: Report of the National Commission on Adult Literacy, June 2008
SB1 College and Career Readiness
New GED test
Kentucky adopts the CCSS
A process to give adult educators the support and encouragement they need to take state standards off the shelf and put them to use for students.
Teaching to the standards
KYAE Common Core Standards for English/LA
KYAE Common Core Standards for Mathematics
Collaborative Center for Literacy Development
Adult Education Academy at MoSU
National Center for Family Literacy
I’m excited about having some uniformity in the classrooms and think it will be easier to share instructional ideas with coworkers.”
“Too often, instructors are simply handed a set of standards and confined to their classrooms without opportunities for inquiry, reflection, and collaboration with their colleagues about how to use the standards and what the outcomes should be.” SIA Unit 1 – p.3
Understanding the Standards
Source: Standards-in-Action Innovations for Standards-Based Education
“Instructors and programs need to know where the gaps are in their current materials so they can fill them appropriately with other resources.”SIA Unit 1 – p.4
“I've never had the opportunity to pick apart the standards I teach and the curriculum I use. Being involved with this project allows all of us to do just that. It will benefit our students, of course, but will also enable us to be better teachers.”
“Underlying the lead-standards approach is a belief that, while all standards are crucial learning outcomes, not all standards are created equal. Some-the lead standards-are useful guideposts for organizing instruction.”
SIA Unit 2 – p.4
Translating Standards into Curriculum
“By working as a team, putting the lesson plan together went smoothly. We had good conversation, ideas, suggestions and feedback. Each team member played an important role. Leaders emerged and instructors helped and supported each other. It was a learning experience for all of us.”
“Students can do no better-or learn no more-than the assignments they are given. That is why it is important to be able to tell from the assignment itself (and the resulting student work) what topics are under study and which standards are being taught and learned.”
SIA Unit 3 – p.12
Focus on Assignments
“Participating in Focus on Assignments has changed the way I look at lessons. I now take a more focused approach with how the lesson relates to the standards.”
“It challenges me to create better, more effective lessons, and it gives me a process to do it.”
“Classroom observations are a hallmark of standards-based instructional leadership. . . When findings from visits to every classroom within a program are analyzed, a clear picture of standards-based instruction emerges.”
SIA Unit 4- p.3
Effective Teaching and Learning Practices
“Being observed helped keep me more aware of watching students’ verbal and nonverbal responses to questions and problems. I felt more ‘tuned in’ with the students, and the students seemed to recognize that, as their participation was better than I anticipated.”