Professional Development Opportunities to Support Collaboration and IETPosted on 03/06/2017
With increasing legislative focus on Integrating Education and Training (IET), known best practices of collaborative teams are needed now more than ever. The need to connect across departments and come out of individualized silos is evident as schools move toward integrating adult basic education and English language acquisition with workforce skills and career technical education. CALPRO offers two distinct professional learning opportunities to assist adult educators and administrators with understanding the concept models associated with IET as well as with developing and implementing an ongoing collaborative process that creates a system for sustainable school improvement.
Professional Learning Communities Institute
Two face-to-face sessions supported by an online component
Application link: http://calpro-online.org/documents/2017_PLC_Institute_Application_12_16_2017.pdf
Application deadline: March 17, 2017
Why attend the CALPRO Professional Learning Community Institute?
A Professional Learning Community (PLC) can help schools improve and be more accountable by impacting teaching and learning. The power of PLCs to improve schools is well documented, but according to research, understanding and implementation can be inconsistent. Join us at the CALPRO PLC Institute to explore core characteristics and processes for effective implementation of your own professional learning community that focuses on student learning outcomes and creates a system for sustainable school improvement. In the current climate of increasing rigor in academic content, implementation of new standards, a greater focus on postsecondary transitions as well as integrating education and training, and regional articulation among service providers, the PLC Institute is particularly relevant and timely.
Integrated Education and Training (IET) facilitated online course
March 27 – April 24, 2017 (four weeks, 100% online)
Application link: http://calpro-online.org/documents/CALPRO_Integrated_Education_and_Training_2017_Online_Course_Application.pdf
Application deadline: March 20, 2017
Why attend CALPRO’s online course on Integrated Education and Training?
In this course, participants work in agency-based teams of educators and agency administrators to develop plans for implementing an instructional model that successfully integrates adult education basic skills instruction (i.e., Adult Basic Education or English has a Second Language) with workforce skills and career technical education. The course emphasizes Co-teaching and Alternating Teaching models but also includes details of Vocational ESL/ABE-specific and Cluster Vocational ESL/ABE models.
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