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GED® and CCR Content Areas and Instructional Strategies

GED® and CCR Content Areas and Instructional Strategies

Content Areas

Resources for all four content areas listed below:

 

Science

 

Social Studies (to be added)

 

Mathematical Reasoning


Reasoning through Language Arts

 

Instructional Strategies

Accelerated GED® Programming Overview (134K PDF) -- The Three Rs of Accelerated GED Programming

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development -- The Common Core State Standards make academic vocabulary a shared responsibility across all academic domains. Archer and Hughes (2011) suggest five ways to teach vocabulary before they encounter them in a text in this Introducing Academic Vocabulary to Students article.

Edutopia™: Technology and Teaching: Finding a Balance -- Edutopia™ blogger Andrew Marcinek provides a thoughtful course correction for teachers facing full-on technology integration, offering three suggestions for focusing on media and balancing it with what students should be learning.

Introducing Academic Vocabulary to Students -- The Common Core State Standards make academic vocabulary a shared responsibility across all academic domains.  Archer and Hughes (2011) suggest five ways to teach vocabulary before they encounter them in a text in this article.

KET Videos – KET’s videos include inspirational stories about student who have overcome their educational barriers and made positive changes in their lives. These videos address how to design a program that not only prepares the student to pass a test but gives them the tools to look beyond the GED® tests.

Fast Forward CCR Alignment – This document aligns the Fast Forward online courses with the GED® assessment targets and the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards. Click on the tabs at the bottom of the document in order to view each of the target areas, which include language; reading; writing; numbers, statistics and geometry; and algebraic reasoning.

KET Fast Forward - Online courses that help students prepare for the GED® test. Click here for a full listing of the lessons in the courses.

Federal Registry for Educational Excellence (FREE) -- The Federal Registry for Educational Excellence (FREE) makes it easier to find digital teaching and learning resources created and maintained by the federal government and public and private organizations.

Kentucky Virtual Library -- Open seven days a week, 24 hours a day, the Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL) is dedicated to supplying all Kentuckians with a comprehensive and dynamic collection of information resources.

KYAE Skills U Orientation Toolkit -- The KYAE Implementation Guidelines explains the criteria for enrollment in adult education services.  The success of an adult education program begins with effective intake and orientation procedures. The KYAE Implementation Guidelines are located on the KAERS website after logging in at https://kaers.ky.gov/SignIn.aspx.

KYAE Skills U TV: A new resource for Kentucky educators (227K pdf) -- A video series produced by KYAE highlighting Kentucky adult educators' best practices.

Teaching Channel: Deeper Learning Video Series -- This video series shows what can happen when the Common Core is approached with innovative teaching models that emphasize real-world experience, academic mindsets and collaborative project work.

Teaching Channel: Learning to Read the Core: A View from 30,000 Feet -- Sarah Brown Wessling explains the Common Core Standards and offers insights on how to implement the core in classrooms.

Teaching Channel: Understanding the Common Core Standards -- Sarah Brown Wessling explains how to unpack the standards and the importance of focusing on the skills of the student.