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To provide awareness level training to educators regarding the implementation of the College & Career Ready Standards for Alabama students. Beginning with the overall view of the purpose of the standards, how they were derived, and where our State is headed in the plan to implement ELA and Content Area standards in the 2013-2014 school year. The role for librarians in CCRS implementation.

Review: (Note: use the back button on your browser to return from the pdf.)

In this session we will:

1) Discuss the role that Assessments and Strategic Teaching play in the Standards and tying it all together from Assessments to the Continuous Improvement Plan. (pdf)

2) Provide the Strategic Teaching link to CCBOE resources

3) View a video that advocates for effective teaching and its measurability by the Gates Foundation (~ 3.34 min.)

4) View a second video that explains the benefits of learning from your students by letting them evaluate the course (~ 4 min)

5) Lesson Follow-up and Evaluation


1. Open the pdf lesson file and read the information and view the files that accompany the lesson.

2. Review the link to Strategic Teaching.

3. Review the first video. .

4. Review the second video.

5.Complete the Lesson Follow-up and Evaluation.

6.If you register in STI PD you can earn a one hour credit for this training.

Files and Links:


(NOTE: Clicking your browser's back button after reading the pdf file will return you to this page.)

Note: Draft of latest assessments schedule for implementation--subject to change--draft only.

CCBOE Strategic Website: Click Here

Every Student Deserves an Effective Teacher (Gates Foundation, Video ~3.34 min.)

Teaching Practice: Learning from My Students (The Teaching Channel, Sarah Brown Wessling, Video ~4 min.)

Teaching Practice: Common Core in the Elementary (The Teaching Channel, Video ~14 min.)

Lesson 6 Follow-Up and Evaluation (Must be completed. Click on link.)

Future lessons will provide educators with opportunities to gain a deeper understanding of the , tools that will assist teachers with the standards, and more in-depth coverage of the "Significant Shifts". A tentative plan for future awareness lessons are listed below:

CCRS Awareness Lesson 7 (Final Lesson): CCRS Rewind: Reviewing the Key Shifts and the “Big Picture”

CCRS and Key Shifts

  • Focus on Student Engagement (TWIRLS)

  • Focus on Increased Rigor and Text Complexity
  • Focus on Informational Text and Textual Evidence

  • Focus on Assessment (classroom as well as long-term)

Implementation of CCR Standards—Unpacking the standards and the Insight Tool

Teaching in Action—finding sample lessons, lesson plans, and resources