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CCRS Cohort Applications Due June 30! And We’re Going Virtual!!

CCRS Cohort Applications Due June 30! And We’re Going Virtual!!

Looking to strengthen CCRS implementation in your ABE program? Want to network and collaborate in this effort with ABE colleagues from around the state? Don't miss the chance to participate in the 2020-2021 CCRS Cohort beginning this fall! Read More

Skillblox: Streamlining Our Search for Instructional Resources

Skillblox: Streamlining Our Search for Instructional Resources

Are you tired of taking the time to search the internet for the perfect resources to accompany your math instruction? Do you wish there was a searchable database organized by CCR standards and TABE 11/12 competencies to make lesson planning and packet compilation easier? You are in luck! Let me introduce you to Skillblox! Read More

Introducing the New CCRS in Action PLC Facilitation Guide

Introducing the New CCRS in Action PLC Facilitation Guide

Do you have teachers in your program who would benefit from participating in the CCRS Implementation Cohort, but don’t have the time or a schedule that allows for full participation? Has your program already participated in the CCRS Cohort, but you now have new staff you want to get up to speed? The new CCRS in Action PLC might be a good fit for your program! Read More

Virtual CCRS Instructional Leadership Summit: We Got This!

Virtual CCRS Instructional Leadership Summit: We Got This!

Here we are, 6 years into CCRS implementation work in Minnesota! If you are someone who is involved with CCRS leadership in your program (or hope to be), please plan to spend Friday, May 8 with us for the first ever virtual CCRS Instructional Leadership Summit. Spend the day (online!) with us to strengthen your skills to facilitate meetings and workshops and give CCRS guidance to your colleagues. Presenters are CCRS leaders from various contexts and are eager to share their expertise and resources with you! Read More

The 3rd “C” in CCRS – Focusing on Community Right Now

The 3rd “C” in CCRS – Focusing on Community Right Now

College & Career (and Community) Readiness Standards are very much in play right now as we all help our students to navigate this landscape of COVID-19. This article has links to several MN-created math and ELA instructional activities and ideas for how to use them with your own students! Read More

CCRS Cohort Applications Due June 1!

CCRS Cohort Applications Due June 1!

Looking to strengthen CCRS implementation in your ABE program? Want to network and collaborate in this effort with ABE colleagues from around the state? Don't miss the chance to participate in the 2020/2021 CCRS Cohort beginning this fall! Read More

Making Thinking Visible in Math and ELA Instruction: Part 4 – Chalk Talk

Making Thinking Visible in Math and ELA Instruction: Part 4 – Chalk Talk

Reading, doing math, and learning are often silent, individual activities. They are internal, making it hard for us to know how students are tackling complex questions and making sense of course material. In the final article of this series, we take a look at the making students thinking visible through a silent "dialogue" called Chalk Talk. Read More

CCRS Teacher Workouts – Back for More!

CCRS Teacher Workouts – Back for More!

CCRS ELA and Math Teacher workouts are focused, fast, and help teachers move forward with CCRS implementation. Use them in a staff meeting, with a colleague, or independently. Each workout takes just 20-45 minutes and focuses on a key CCRS shift, standard, or practice. Check out the latest workouts! Read More

Making Thinking Visible in Math and ELA Instruction: Part 3 – It’s All about the Questions

Making Thinking Visible in Math and ELA Instruction: Part 3 – It’s All about the Questions

Reading, doing math, and learning are often silent, individual activities. They are internal, making it hard for us to know how students are tackling complex questions and making sense of course material. In the third article of this series, we take a look at the power of questions in making student thinking visible in the classroom. Read More

CCRS in a Literacy Level Classroom? We’ve got you covered!

CCRS in a Literacy Level Classroom? We’ve got you covered!

For any teacher who has thought, “My learners are too low-level to introduce CCRS,” this is the video that you’ve been waiting for! In the fourth video of the "CCRS in the ABE Classroom" series, watch how Barb Murphy of Literacy Minnesota enthusiastically integrates CCRS teaching standards into her literacy level ESL class. Read More