Kentucky’s Standards-in-Action Initiative
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An Overview of the Kentucky Adult Education Common Core State Standards Professional Development Model
Kentuckys Standards-in-Action Initiative
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Presentation Points: How KYAE has 1) implemented the SIA Innovations2) worked to sustain the innovations3) provided support to the programs
1Context: College and Career Readiness
Senate Bill 1For Kentucky, it was all about timing.
In 2009 KY passed legislation charging the state to:reduce college remediation rates and increase college completion rates
The action plan called for adoption of content standards aligned to college and career readiness. In 2010 Kentucky was the first state to adopt the CCSS.
As the whole state began to embrace the CCSS, KYAE was just completing participation in OVAEs SIA Initiative. Due to the positive feedback we experienced from our SIA pilot programs, KYAE decided to use the innovations to help programs move to instruction based on the CCSS.2SIA Innovations
We knew we wanted to implement all four innovations in sequence- but how?
3Implementation Considerations Capacity Timeframe PD Contractors Role Delivery ModelLogisticsCommunication Sustainability
Should we add a few programs each year or statewide implementation?
This decision would impact all our other decisions.
How would we design the delivery model?
How would we utilize our PD contractors?
What was a realistic goal for completion? you dont want to overwhelm instructors yet they must be given ample time to work with the innovations
How could we assure that programs continue to use the innovations as they establish standards-based instruction for the CCSS?4CapacityTrain staff in all 120 programs
Hours /YearSIA Requirements1000+ hoursFace-to-Face Sessions 200-999 hoursFace-to-Face Sessions or Online SIA Course0-199 hoursNo required PDWith the exception of ESL only instructors, we would require program directors and instructors across the state to participate. Explain chart.5SIA Innovations Over Three Years
We decided to implement the four innovations over 3 years, beginning in the fall of 2011 and finishing in the spring 2014.Explain division of innovations see chart. 6KYAE PD ContractorsCollaborative Center for Literacy Development (CCLD) at University of KY
Adult Education Academy at Morehead State University
National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL)
Kentucky Educational Television (KET)
Our PD partners would be deliver the trainings. We would involve Go through list and explain their roles.7Delivery ModelLearning Communities
The face-2-face participants had the option of choosing to work on either the ELA standards or the math standards, or they could elect to participate in both content area trainings. With their choices in hand, we divided the state into 10 learning communities so that the numbers would be manageable and took the PD to them.
Two facilitators with 5 LCs each.8Face-to-Face Delivery DesignYear 1
(Go through chart)Involving the program director (Learned from Pilot) Divided each innovation into 2 sessions with assignments to complete in their program. ELA Example:Content of the f-2-f Unit 1AUnpacking assignments to be completed in their program with the help of a virtual coach and posted on Angel. 4 weeks later, they returned for Unit 1BCoach present at f-2-f
Math in spring with different contractor9Face-to-Face Delivery Design Year 2
Same format with addition of a final debriefing meeting where program directors presented the results of their programs lesson study.10
Face-to-Face Delivery Design Year 3
The format changes somewhat in Year 3:we conducted the program director orientation via a webinar rather than f-2-fWe combined ELA and math instructors, resulting in the need for 16 LCs across the stateWere emphasizing the recently released CCR Standards, giving instructors the option of CCR Standards or the K-12 Common Core standardsWe increased the f-2-f time to 4 days with all group assignments being completed and posted before leaving the trainingWe added a section on the need for formative assessment to help students master the demands of the standards revisited the work of creating units from Innovation 2, having instructors evaluate the units that were submitted during Innovation 2 trainings last year
Program directors and lead instructors will return in four LCs to practice the fourth innovation in early 2014, conduct their observations over six weeks, then return for one last culminating session in late March.
11Sustaining the InnovationsStage 1: Assessing the context for scaling up
Stage 2: Garnering stakeholder support
Stage 3: Integrating the SIA innovations into the current infrastructure
Stage 4: Full implementation!The challenge of any professional development is the extent to which it is utilized by its participants. As of the most recent grant awards, KYAE now requires programs to deliver standards-based instruction. At the end of Year 3, all programs will have to submit an implementation plan that sustains the innovations learned over these 3 years. To assist programs in developing their plan, KYAE has begun an effort to lead programs through the four stages of sustainability as identified by OVAE for the Standards-in-Action Initiative. These stages are (read slide). KYAE sends the programs a set of guiding questions for each stage, allowing several months for program staff to consider their responses. Programs have recently submitted their Stage 2 responses and will be receiving their Stage 3 questions in early 2014. 12Resources to Support SBEProgram materials for the delivery of standards-based instruction
To implement the SIA innovations, programs need access to the templates provided in the trainings. At KYAE weve created two web pages dedicated to the standards, the SIA materials, and documentation of our trainings. I want to take a moment to walk you through these pages. Go to www.kyae.ky.gov/educatorsGo to CCSS page firstMention: ELA Standards, Appendix B and C (student writing samples that exhibit the qualities of exemplary performance at a specific grade for a particular type of writing (narrative, informative/explanatory, or argument), Unpacking and resource alignment charts with the standards populated.Go to Professional Development Materials and point out available linksGo to CCR Standards pageMention: What is different and what is the same. Include GED Crosswalk
Beyond Three YearsKYAE SIA Resources
Online courses (10-12 hours) developed and facilitated by the National Center for Family Literacy
English/Language Arts and Mathematics Facilitator Guides
Short videos to accompany the facilitator guides
To address future changes in personnel we continue to provide the online SIA courses. These courses are now available through NCFL for other interested states.
For anyone interested in learning more about our training sessions or wanting to adapt our materials, everything is documented in the facilitator guides and videos available on our web site.
14State PerspectiveParting thoughtsMotivation for change
Completion of SIA Materials
Teaching strategies to support the standards
Sustaining standards-based instruction in all programsAs we emphasize the need for college and career ready graduates, we are attempting to change not only what is taught in our programs, but how it is taught. Until beginning this process, unlike adult education programs in other states, our programs didnt have standards to use in instruction. Even now, not all programs have embraced the use of standards to direct instruction. But were much further along than when we began with many programs embracing the change. Helps: The announcement that the 2014 GED would be aligned to the standardsParticipation as a program rather than individual PDWorking in learning communitiesInvolving the program director
New role for some of our program directors Weve begun this shift and will continue to emphasize this expectation.
Completion of SIA Materials- KYAE can provide the templates, but it is up to the program directors to provide the time and leadership to create SIA Materials for Use in their program.
The higher standards require instructional strategies that incorporate the skills employers are requesting. Such strategies must be a focus of future PD.
Sustaining standards-based instructionrequired in contract to deliver SBE, implementation plans submitted by all programs as the final phase of the sustainability work. Support visits should help programs implement their plans.
15three crucial interlocking elements: the standards themselves, teaching to the standards, and accountability. Standards-in-Action Guidehttp://www.adultedcontentstandards.ed.gov/standardsInAction.asp
There are any number of ways to incorporate the SIA innovations into your PD. Each state must find their own path. I encourage any state considering the use of these innovations to examine them as presented in SIA guide. You are welcome to utilize any of the resources available on our Web site now and in the future.
The point is that we want our students to be the real winners- we want them to leave us better prepared for college and careers. We wish you success with your students and welcome the opportunity to assist you as best we can.
16Contact InformationKYAE PD Team 502-573-5114
Gayle Box, [email protected] Bullock, [email protected] Donna Potter, [email protected]
Presentation Video: http://youtu.be/Ug6ztkpx4t8
Feel free to contact any member of our KYAE PD team with questions.17