This page features webinars and video tutorials specific to the use of standards in adult education. The standards included in this section are the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRS) and the English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education (ELPS).

Unpacking the CCRS

July 3, 2017

Facilitator: Dave Coleman, ESL Teacher/Advisor, Los Angeles Unified School District

This video provides a brief tutorial on how to unpack the College and Career Readiness Standards. This process can be used to unpack any standards including, but not limited to, the English Language Proficiency Standards.

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Applying the English Language Proficiency Standards

March 14, 2017

Facilitator: Dave Coleman, ESL Teacher/Advisor, Los Angeles Unified School District

This webinar will assists ESL teachers in exploring how the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) are related to the College and Career Readiness Standards, how to make use of two different approaches to the ELPS, and how to apply them in the classroom. The presenter will provides vignettes and case studies and gives you participants the opportunity to share your their own strategies.

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What Teachers Need to Know about the English Language Proficiency Standards

February 14, 2017

Facilitator: Dave Coleman, ESL Teacher/Advisor, Los Angeles Unified School District

This webinar provides ESL teachers the opportunity to interact with the guiding principles of the new English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) and consider how they apply to their teaching. The presenter explains the ELP Standards are organized and how teachers can provide scaffolding for their students to help them meet these rigorous requirements.

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Introduction to the English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education

January 24, 2017

Facilitator: Mariann Fedele-McLeod, American Institutes for Research

In October 2016, the American Institutes for Research, under contract with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, published the English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education (ELP Standards for AE). This report presents and explains the ELP Standards for AE and their relevance to adult education programs. This webinar provides an introduction to the standards, explains the development process (including guiding principles and design parameters), and provides an overview of the structure, use, and supports for the standards that are found in the report. These supports include two views of the standards with their correspondences to the College and Career Readiness Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy, and Mathematical and Science Practices, scenarios that provide examples of instruction based on the standards, a glossary of key terms, and examples of instructional scaffolds and supports for learners at varying levels of English language proficiency. The intended audience for the webinar, and for the report itself, is broad and includes all practitioners involved in the education of adult English Language Learners.

View the recording of the Webinar. (Duration: 64 min.)

Providing Administrative Support for College and Career Readiness Standards Alignment

October 7, 2014

Facilitator: Andre Pecina, Principal, Fresno Adult School

In April 2013, the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE) released the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) for Adult Education which prepare adult students to transition more successfully to postsecondary education and workforce. In the spring of 2014, OCTAE, in conjunction with Standards Work, began offering CCRS training Institutes across the country. Fresno Adult School was one of California agencies to participate in these institutes. This presentation provides administrators with information on how to support implementing the CCRS in classrooms by sharing what it looks like at Fresno Adult School.

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Webinar materials may be downloaded from this recording (download instructions appear at the 56:57-min. marker).

College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education

September 2014

Presenter: Susan Pimentel, cofounder of StandardsWork, Inc., and author of College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education

In this session, Susan Pimentel discusses the College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards for Adult Education. The presentation provides background information on how and why these standards were developed. Pimentel introduces the key advances prompted by the standards for both ELA/Literacy and math, and she shares some of the implications these have for instruction.

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Guiding ABE Learners toward College and Career Readiness

May 30, 2014

Presenter: Wendy Heard, Academic Department Chair and Site Technology Coordinator, Burbank Adult School

Wendy Heard introduces participants to the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education and to Webb's Depth of Knowledge wheel. She also provides practice in identifying which Depth of Knowledge aspects various questions address, with the goal of raising the level of questions that adult students are asked to address. This helps prepare students for more analytical and evaluative thinking required in postsecondary education and on the job. The presenter also reviews how the CCR math standards are constructed and how they change the traditional approach to math instruction.

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Download the slides, the Depth of Knowledge visual, and further resources for this webinar.

Building College and Career Readiness for ESL Learners

May 9, 2014

Presenters: Lori Howard, ESL teacher, coordinator, author and CASAS Program Specialist Coordinator
Sylvia G. Ramirez, Professor Emeritus at MiraCosta College and teacher educator, author and consultant

In this session, participants are introduced to the College and Career Readiness Standards and consider how these standards can be applied to ESL instruction. Participants learned and practiced an approach to unpacking each of the standards by identifying the specific skills addressed, applying the standards to currently used textbooks, and considering what additional activities might be needed to supplement existing texts in order to help ESL learners meet the standards.

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Download the slides and the handout for this presentation.