CCRS Implementation Cohort

Participation in the year-long CCRS Implementation Cohort prepares program teams to align curriculum and instruction to the CCR standards, develop a long-term standards implementation plan for their program, and, ultimately, improve learning outcomes for students. Participating teams ideally consist of at least one program administrator/coordinator, one math teacher, and one English language arts (ELA) teacher.

Cohort Objectives

  1. Upon completion of the training, local program teams participating in the cohort will be able to:
  • Articulate the benefits of standards-based education for their program, staff, and students.
  • Improve instruction and courses to incorporate shifts and standards appropriate to student levels.
  • Align materials and resources used regularly in ABE instruction.
  • Articulate which standards are being addressed in courses and instruction.
  • Develop a long-term standards implementation plan for their local program.
  1. Upon completion of the training, administrators participating in the cohort will be able to:
  • Conduct standards-focused classroom observations and teacher feedback sessions to support implementation and improve instruction.
  • Identify supports and resources instructors may need to implement standards-based instruction.
  1. Upon completion of the training, instructors participating in the cohort will be able to:
  • Continue to apply the key CCRS ELA and math instructional shifts and the Standards for Mathematical Practice in their classroom practice.
  • Access the ELA and math standards for the content and CCRS levels of the students they teach.
  • Improve units, lesson plans, and assignments to incorporate shifts and standards appropriate to student levels.
  • Participate in standards-focused classroom observations and teacher feedback sessions to support implementation and improve instruction.

Cohort Activities

The cohort involves the following activities:

  • Kick-off webinar and content-specific webinars
  • CCRS Institutes I & II – 2 full days in the fall and 2 full days in late winter
  • Ongoing, active, and thoughtful participation in our online cohort community via Schoology
  • Participation in program-based team meetings and completion of implementation tasks throughout the year
  • Coaching calls,as needed

NOTE: Participants must attend ALL components of the cohort training (both in-person and virtual) and actively participate in activities required between meetings.

Supports for Participants

  • Travel costs (hotel and mileage) for participants traveling more than 50 miles one-way to the in-person workshops will be reimbursed by ATLAS.
  • In order to support participation, programs will receive a stipend of $400 per team member upon each participant’s completion of all required cohort activities.

CCRS Cohort Eligibility Requirements and Application Process

Programs apply using this form in teams (one application per team). Participating teams should consist of at least one administrator/coordinator from a program, one math teacher and one English language arts (ELA) teacher. An ideal team would be comprised of 1 administrator, 2 math teachers, and 2 ELA teachers.

  • Applications will be accepted from an individual ABE program site or group of ABE sites that intend to work collaboratively on standards implementation.
  • Ideally, a minimum 3 people per team; maximum 5 people. (Note: There may be an opportunity to add people to your team depending on the total number of applicants, or to attend individually. Not sure what to do? Just ask!)
  • All team members must have completed CCRS Foundations training in either Math or ELA (congruent to your cohort role as a Math or ELA attendee) prior to the beginning of the cohort activities.

Questions or suggestions around CCRS offerings?

Please contact the CCRS Lead for ATLAS, Kristine Kelly.