ELA Standards, Part 1: Alignment and Curriculum Development will have participants investigating the standards, the connections among strands and throughout grade bands. Investigating vertical alignment of the standards will assist grade level teachers to target specific concepts and skills to the correct depth of knowledge. Participants will also address how to personalize learning by the use of a framework to consider student needs. Additional resources will supplement strategies and experiences. Audience: Grade 4-10 ELA teachers, interventionists, SpEd teachers, and instructional coaches. Presenters: Joann McRell, KSDE K-12 ELA Consultant, and Darla Smith, Assistant Director of Smoky Hill Education Service Center.