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Professional Development Opportunities from CALPRO

Posted on 04/08/2014

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Two professional development opportunities are coming this month from California Adult Literacy Professional Development Project (CALPRO External link opens in new window or tab).

Integrate Basic Skills with Career Training

The online course Integrating Education and Training (IET) will help you become familiar with several different models for teaching basic skills and vocational skills at the same time. It will guide you in finding the best model for your program and student needs, and taking the steps needed to make it happen. Have you been hearing about the success of programs that combine basic skills or ESL instruction with vocational classes? Want to create a plan for your agency but not sure where to begin? Consider applying for this CALPRO online course that starts on April 28 and runs for 4 weeks.

This opportunity is intended for agency teams committed to collaborating on the development and implementation of a plan for establishing or building upon an IET model. Agencies must apply as a team consisting of an administrator and a team of two instructors representing two roles: 1) a basic skills (i.e. ABE, ESL) instructor and 2) a technical skills instructor. Teams of three, representing each of the three roles, are preferred, but teams consisting of an administrator and two basic skills instructors will be accepted. Teams consisting of an administrator and one instructor will also be considered.

In this course you will:

  • Review the research on IET models;
  • Assess the degree of readiness of your program to implement an IET model;
  • Identify which IET model is best suited for your program and what next steps are needed to begin implementation;
  • Create an action plan for implementing an IET model.

Submit an application External link opens in new window or tab for your team of one administrator and two teachers by April 21, 2014.


Managing the Multilevel ESL Classroom, an Online Course

Teachers in small programs or off-site locations where many levels are included in one class are always looking for ways to manage instruction and meet the needs of all learners - this course is for you! CALPRO is offering Managing the Multilevel ESL Course, an online course offering many suggestions on how to create and manage activities for several levels at the same time. Join your colleagues from around the state, share your experience, and learn from others who have been there. This four-week course begins on April 28 and runs through May 23. Plan to spend about 3 hours per week completing assignments and interacting with fellow students at your convenience.

Register now External link opens in new window or tab on the Adult Education Training Calendar. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.