Instructional Resources

From crosswalks to curated content, these instructional resource collections will help you to take your instruction to the next level.

Streamlined Lesson Plan Template

Take advantage of this streamlined lesson plan template to ensure that your lesson plans hit all the right notes. Capture the standards you cover, how you guide the students through them, and much more! Ideal for both new instructors, to guide the creation of lessons, as well as experienced instructors, who can use the template to capture their experience, for the benefit of all.

Math

Begun during the Workshop Wednesday session GED® Concepts: Scope and Sequence for Math (January 27, 2021), this Padlet curates KYAE instructors’ favorite math resources. Feel free to add to the Padlet if you do not see your favorite resource.

KEDC created Math Vocabulary Lists

Link to TABE Math crosswalk

Crosswalks align CCRS Standards, TABE Blueprints, GED® Performance Level Descriptors, and new TABE Skill Descriptions from student diagnostic reports.

math professor at blackboard

Created by Marysusan Houk and Jeff MacDanald for the PL course Introduction to Assessment for Adult Basic Education (Math for TABE 11/12) in FY2019, the study guide is available as a PDF and a Word doc for easy editing. Both versions have answers. The product includes a PowerPoint describing the document, the rationale for focusing on level M, and their reflections on the effectiveness of the study guide.

Pace Learning System’s Test Translation Table shows connections between TABE test items, their TABE domain and skill descriptors, and CCR standards and sub-skills tested by TABE. This resource is intended to increase understanding of the competencies measured by each TABE test form, level, and test item. Analyses are currently available for TABE 11 levels E, M, and D. Content is restricted to site members, but users can create free member accounts.

KYAE Math Google Classroom

Link to TABE Math crosswalk

Exclusively for Kentucky Adult Educators, the math Google Classroom provides downloadable lessons and unit plans aligned to GED® High Impact Indicators. Classroom codes are located in PLC Google Classrooms, from Jo (jbotts@moreheadstate.edu).

RLA

math professor at blackboard

Crosswalks align CCRS Standards, TABE Blueprints, GED® Performance Level Descriptors, and new TABE Skill Descriptions from student diagnostic reports.

Pace Learning System’s Test Translation Table shows connections between TABE test items, their TABE domain and skill descriptors, and CCR standards and sub-skills tested by TABE. This resource is intended to increase understanding of the competencies measured by each TABE test form, level, and test item. Analyses are currently available for TABE 11 levels E, M, and D. Content is restricted to site members, but users can create free member accounts.

KYAE RLA Google Classroom

Link to TABE Math crosswalk

Exclusively for Kentucky Adult Educators, RLA Google Classrooms provide downloadable lessons by skills for levels E and M as well as educator resources for instructional strategies. Classroom codes are located in PLC Classes, from Jo (jbotts@moreheadstate.edu).

ESL

link to pdf of ESL transition to GED pdf

The work of the 2019-2020 ESL PLC focused not only on CASAS and BE training but also on how best to transition our Kentucky ESL students to GED® seekers. The best practices reflect suggested transitions in IELCE programs (contributed by BCTC) and GED® contextualized instruction for non-IELCE programs (contributed by West Kentucky CTC). Both infographic models are accompanied by a FAQ document with contact information for questions. These highlighted models are not meant to be a rulebook to follow; rather, they should be guiding considerations to tailor to local needs and resources.

Jon Reynolds, ESL instructor in Kenton County, created a playlist of video tutorials to teach instructors how to use the BE app on their phones. Teachers will need to make sure they have usernames and passwords for their students to effectively utilize the instructional capabilities at home.

link to a PDF for ESL distance learning ideas

Covid 19 propelled changes in how we reach our ESL students. The 2020-2021 ESL PLC gathered best practices from across Kentucky and borrowed other great ideas from around the country to compile into this one-stop shop infographic for reaching ESL students at a distance in Kentucky.

Literacy Information and Communication System

Programs participating in the IELCE initiative (Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education) can access programmatic resources collected by LINCS. The Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) is a national leadership initiative of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) to expand evidence-based practice in the field of adult education. Follow this link for additional IELCE Resources.

cover of Oxford Picture Dictionary

KYAE conducted professional learning with Jayme Adelson-Goldstein in December 2011. Links to the videos of those sessions can be found on the hyperlinked page. Thank you to Jon Reynolds for making these recordings available.

link to MSU PLC product FY21

This accumulation of webinars covers grammar instruction, project-based learning, vocabulary, etc.; ranges from 1 to 3 hours; and is produced by a variety of vendors/sources.

Elnglish Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education

These ELP standards from American Institutes for Research are intended for use with adult English Language Learners (ELLs) in the adult education setting. They correspond to the CCR Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy, and mathematical and science practices, and should be used as the basis to help ELLs acquire the language knowledge and skills necessary to achieve their postsecondary and career goals.

Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press facilitates a blog for teachers of English to people whose first language is not English. World of Better Learning is the general home page for all categories of blogs. From the home page, choose a category from the pull-down menu; categories include Insights, Techniques, and Tools.

One subsection of World of Better Learning includes a grammar blog covering a variety of grammar issues for ESL students. Many of the posts contain downloadable worksheets and additional resources.

You can create a free account to receive a monthly newsletter containing teaching tips and classroom activities that are included in the Grammar Teaching Tips and Activities blob.

GED®

link to social studies HyperDocs page

This collection of HyperDocs has been created by KYAE instructors.

GED® High Impact Indicators (HII) represent foundational skills that have a broad usefulness across contexts and content. While instruction in HII may quickly impact student test performance, they are NOT more important that the rest of the indicators.

This GED® Testing Service document shows the relationship between the High Impact Indicators and other content indicators assessed on the GED® test. Adult educators can use this resource to create instructional plans addressing multiple skills in a concentrated time.

Performance Level Descriptors explain the skills a student demonstrates in each performance level on the GED® test and the GED Ready® practice test. The four performance levels are Below Passing (1), Passing for High School Equivalency (2), GED® College Ready (3), and GED® College Ready + Credit (4).

Tuesdays for Teachers is a free professional development webinar series designed for educators. This bi-monthly webinar series will take a deeper dive into classroom strategies and techniques for the GED test. Registration for each webinar opens approximately two weeks before the webinar date.

Recent GED® graduate Alice gives you an overview of what to expect on the GED® Reasoning Through Language Arts Extended Response Test. Watch this 8-episode series with your students to take a deeper dive into the skills and expectations that will help students excel on their written responses.

Corrections

Notebook for planning

As part of the professional learning process, instructors create streamlined lesson plans related to the focus of their specific PL electives. This page contains those streamlined lesson plans for Effective Instruction in a Corrections Setting (FY2019).

Kentucky Education Television

The topics found in this collection include instructional resources designed specifically for the adult education field.

Resources in this collection include videos, printable handouts, and self-paced lessons. Learners can study math, reading, and critical thinking skills, and find materials to help them prepare for their high school equivalency tests.