The following professional development offerings are available on demand, which allows you to complete the modules at your own pace and schedule. Some modules may require you to register to gain access. The Individual Reflection Professional Development Form is available to agency staff for documentation of on-demand PD activities. Agency administrators can request that staff complete this form when they participate in these activities.
College and Career Readiness Standards
Introduction to the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) and Key Instructional Advances
Estimated time: 15 minutes – These modules will provide an overview of the College and Career Readiness Standards and resources available to support incorporating these standards into teaching.
Using the CCRS ELA Resource Alignment Tool and the Key Shifts
Estimated time: 30 minutes each, plus time to review the resource and use the tools – These modules will walk participants through the process of determining how well an English Language Arts (ELA) resource aligns to the standards. Using ELA Tool 1, participants will learn about each key shift and how to evaluate a resource.
Revising and Improving ELA Resources and Lessons
Estimated time: 30 minutes, plus time to review the resource and use the tools – This module will walk participants through the process of revising a lesson to ensure that it addresses skills from the College and Career Readiness Standards. This process can be used with lessons developed by a publisher or teacher-created lessons.
Using the CCRS Math Resource Alignment Tool and the Key Shifts
Estimated time: 30 minutes each, plus time to review the resource and use the tools – In module 1, participants will learn more about the key shifts and math practices. In module 2, participants will deepen their understanding of the standards by determining how well a resource aligns with the key shifts and incorporates math practices.
- Module 1: Introduction to the Key Instructional Advances for Mathematics and the Math Practices
- Module 2: Using the Math Resource Alignment Tool
Revising and Improving Math Resources and Lessons
Estimated time: 30 minutes, plus time to review the resource and use the tools – This module will walk participants through two tools that can be used to ensure that math lessons address skills from College and Career Readiness Standards. This process can be used with lessons developed by publishers or teacher-created lessons.
Focusing on Assignments and Student Work – Student Work Protocol
Estimated time: 30 minutes for each content area, plus time to review the resource and use the tools – This module will walk participants through the student work protocol, which is a process that can be used by teachers to identify areas for improving an assignment based on student work. After a brief overview, participants can choose to view the student work protocol for math and/or English Language Arts.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
WIOA Module 1: What’s Not New? What’s New that’s Old?
Estimated time: 15 minutes – This module provides an introduction to WIOA which includes explaining the purpose of the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, providing definitions of several key activities and services, and discussing the ways in which much of what your program is currently doing aligns with adult education activities under WIOA. After watching this module, questions are available for you and your staff to use to discuss if you choose to do so.
WIOA Module 2: What’s New?
Estimated time: 15 minutes – This module includes information about required activities under WIOA. It also provides specific information about the Integrated Education and Training (IET) and the Integrated English Language and Civics Education (IELCE) activities.
PA Standards Aligned System Courses
Various courses on teaching strategies, designing curricula, and designing lessons
Estimated time: 10-30 hours – Courses were designed for K-12 educators; you can preview the courses to see if they meet your professional development needs. You must create a free login to utilize this site. After logging in, click on the course catalog option on the menu in the top right. Go the PDESAS.org website for access.