California Adult Literacy Professional Development Project
After the New Year CALPRO is offering many online professional learning opportunities for you to choose from. These classes are just 4 weeks long and require about 3 hours a week of your time. Enrollment is limited, and they fill up fast. Check the CALPRO Event Calendar to learn more and register!
Integrated Education and Training (Online Course)
Jan. 13 – Feb. 9, 2020
This course guides agency teams in creating an action plan for putting into place the necessary foundations for implementing an integrated education and training (IET) model that align with the agency’s IET vision. This training module is designed for teams made up of adult education administrators, basic skills (i.e., adult basic education [ABE], English as a second language [ESL]) instructors, and career technical education (CTE) instructors. Teams of three, representing each of the three roles, are the primary target, but teams consisting of an administrator and two basic skills instructors or an administrator and one instructor can also benefit from the workshop.
Evidence-Based Writing Instruction in the ESL Classroom (Online Course)
Jan. 20 – Feb. 16, 2020
Similar to its previously mentioned ABE counterpart, this course helps participants improve their writing instruction for ESL students by applying 1) research-based instructional techniques, 2) protocols for analyzing students’ work, and 3) guided instructional plans.
Mastering the English Language Proficiency Standards (Online Course)
Feb. 3 – Mar. 1, 2020
This course will introduce participants to the English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards and provide strategies for using the standards to guide and inform instruction. ESL instructors can benefit from familiarity with and reliance on the ELP Standards for Adult Education to guide instruction toward the increased rigor and skills necessary for successful transition to work or to postsecondary training or further education and for participation in communities that adult learners need.
Learn to plan and deliver effective lessons! This course takes participants step by step through the process of lesson design and provides an opportunity to create a lesson plan using the OTAN Online Lesson Plan Builder. Participants will learn up-to-date strategies for planning lessons using a combination of the WIPPEA stages and “backward design.” Using the information and skills taught in this course, participants will find that lesson planning becomes a quick, easy process.
College and Career Readiness Standards: English Language Arts Implementation and Application (Online Course)
Mar. 9 – Apr. 5, 2020
This course focuses on the alignment of teaching materials to the College and Career Readiness Standards on English language arts (ELA) and the application of the standards in the classroom using practical tools and strategies.
Evidence-Based Writing Instruction in the ABE Classroom (Online Course)
Apr. 6 – May. 3, 2020
Want to improve the quality of writing by your intermediate and advanced ABE students? In this course you will learn about research-based instructional techniques, including explicit instruction, and about using rubrics to evaluate assignments and to help students evaluate their own writing. Participants will develop an instructional plan to implement with their own students.
Managing the ESL Multilevel Class (Online Course)
Apr. 13 – May 10, 2020
Learn how to meet the needs of ESL students in a class with skill levels ranging from beginning to intermediate to advanced. This course presents strategies for planning lessons for learners of widely varying language skills.
Through these courses, exchange ideas with fellow educators and get feedback from a subject-expert facilitator while you complete weekly activities and assignments. All courses are entirely online, so you can log in and complete assignments day or night. Each course also includes two scheduled webinars, where you will meet with your facilitator and colleagues for an hour to learn new concepts and share experiences. Participants who successfully complete any one of these courses will receive a certificate of participation; they are also eligible to apply to California State University Sacramento for Continuing Education Units, if they wish.
You can also read more about all that CALPRO offers in the way of online professional development, including 12 self-directed online courses. CALPRO provides professional development services to adult educators from agencies funded by Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (WIOA, Title II: AEFLA). When spaces are available, CALPRO will admit adult educators from non-WIOA funded agencies. There is no registration fee to participate.
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