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Coherence Across Classrooms

Coherence Across Classrooms

In the mathematics section of the CCRS, we are introduced to the 3 Mathematical Shifts before we even see any of the standards or mathematical practices that are now part of our instruction.  Those shifts include Focus, Coherence, and Rigor. But what does it mean to be coherent across classrooms? Read More

Solving the Case of the Missing Content Standards

Solving the Case of the Missing Content Standards

Looking for ways to integrate all three sets of MN ABE Content Standards (CCRS, ACES/TIF, Northstar Digital Literacy Standards) into your instruction? Join us for an exciting new Cohort experience where you will adapt and create student tasks, lesson plans, and units aligned to the three sets of standards! Read More

CCRS Teacher Workouts – Feel the Burn!

CCRS Teacher Workouts – Feel the Burn!

New CCRS ELA and Math Teacher workouts are focused, fast, and designed to 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. Read More

Introducing “Skills”: Lower Level, CCRS-Aligned Edmentum Custom Courses

Introducing “Skills”: Lower Level, CCRS-Aligned Edmentum Custom Courses

New custom courses in Edmentum Courseware and CCRS-level documentation are now available to help you find just the right materials for your adult learners. There are 13 custom courses for adult diploma competencies (CCRS Levels D-E) and 8 custom courses for lower levels (CCRS Level A-B-C). Read More

We Teach Numeracy, Not Just Math: One Site’s Journey to Improving Numeracy Instruction

We Teach Numeracy, Not Just Math: One Site’s Journey to Improving Numeracy Instruction

A brief look at how the Metro North ABE Blaine Learning Lab made site-wide changes to incorporate math instruction at every level. Read More

Coherence: The Path to the Whole Picture in Math Instruction

Coherence: The Path to the Whole Picture in Math Instruction

Helping students make connections among concepts – both building within and across levels within a domain as well as building across domains – is crucial to their ability to become proficient, independent mathematical thinkers. Read More

CCRS Cohort Applications Due May 31!

CCRS Cohort Applications Due May 31!

Is your program ready to dig into implementing the College & Career Readiness Standards? Would you benefit from a team of teachers and an administrator from your site working together throughout the year with face-to-face workshops, focused time to plan together, and technical assistance from CCRS specialists? Apply for… Read More

Facilitating 12 Math Groups Got You Feeling Down? Try a Little Coherence! (continued)

Facilitating 12 Math Groups Got You Feeling Down? Try a Little Coherence! (continued)

Our road to more coherent CCRS math instruction has not exactly followed the geometric definition of a line, but it has led us to much more coherent instruction for our students. Here are four big takeaways that will continue to inform our team’s journey. Read More

Facilitating 12 Math Groups Got You Feeling Down? Try a Little Coherence!

Facilitating 12 Math Groups Got You Feeling Down? Try a Little Coherence!

Planning instruction in light of the CCRS shift of coherence poses some challenges but offers great rewards. Following from Part 1, this article is Part 2 of a series describing Metro North’s experience with piloting program changes to move toward more coherent math instruction. Read More

Encouraging Speaking and Listening in ABE

Encouraging Speaking and Listening in ABE

While Minnesota ABE teachers have become increasingly proficient at navigating and implementing CCR Standards, incorporating the Speaking and Listening Standards often takes a backseat to those for ELA and math. Get ideas on addressing these standards. Read More