Kentucky’s adult education instructors attend training sessions as part of a three-year professional development plan that is based on Kentucky Adult Education’s adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This training follows the Office of Vocational and Adult Education’s Standards-in-Action Innovations for Standards-Based Education. Instructors develop a full understanding of the knowledge and skills that the CCSS cover. In the video, instructors work together in a learning community to begin aligning their resources to the standards.
This resource is part of the Guide to the Common Core Standards: Kentucky Adult Education collection. KYAE offers these materials for consideration by other adult educators. We recommend interested parties first review each the facilitator’s guide for aligning English/language arts resources to better understand the context of the videos.
Aligning Resources Chart (Document)
ELA Standards (Document)
Levels of Resource Alignment (Document)
Resource Alignment Guidelines (Document)
The professional development session in this clip was designed to help adult education instructors align the resources they use to the common core standards. Adult education trainer Dawn Hanzel shows the group how to analyze a resource and decide if it should be retained, supplemented, or replaced. The process outlined here offers a way for instructors to become familiar with a resource; alerts them if a resource is tightly, partially, or not aligned with standards; and informs them about gaps in coverage.
The list of “Supplemental Media” above includes many of the materials that were provided during the training session.
You can see all of the standards at Kentucky Adult Education’s Common Core Standards webpage.
If you are sharing this process with other adult education instructors, you might find it helpful to follow the Resource Alignment Guidelines.
Academic standards correlations on Teachers' Domain use the Achievement Standards Network (ASN) database of state and national standards, provided to NSDL projects courtesy of JES & Co.
We assign reference terms to each statement within a standards document and to each media resource, and correlations are based upon matches of these terms for a given grade band. If a particular standards document of interest to you is not displayed yet, it most likely has not yet been processed by ASN or by Teachers' Domain. We will be adding social studies and arts correlations over the coming year, and also will be increasing the specificity of alignment.