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BEdA Training Fall Quarter

Following are specific trainings provided by BEdA staff. Each training lists the BEdA Staff that are involved in that training. If you have general questions regarding our trainings, please contact Christy Lowder.

BEdA Training - Fall Quarter 2023-24

This training is designed for individuals who are beginning their journey with EDI, who have questions they may be afraid to ask and who may not see the connection between equity efforts and their specific role. In addition to building an EDI vocabulary, participants will explore concepts that include identity, structural oppression, understanding bias and interrupting microaggressions within a context that centers Basic Education for Adults programming and students. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore and share their campus and program efforts surrounding EDI and to learn more about what SBCTC is doing to advance equity and close equity gaps for all students, with a particular emphasis on students in Basic Education for Adults programs.

This training is the first of three and a required prerequisite for Leading with Racial Equity, offered annually, Winter quarter.

Time Commitment:
·         Canvas: October 16 - December 31, 2023

Facilitator: 
·         Kate Orellana, BEdA Program Administrator

Teachers learn the fundamentals of contextualization, the fundamentals of team teaching Teachers and how to integrate standards and outcomes and how to develop lesson plans, assignments, and assessments.

This course requires full collaboration from the teaching team, so for this specific training to live up to its intended purpose, we are asking that faculty sign up and participate as a team! 

Space is available for up to 12 teaching teams. Teaching teams are committing to a five-week course with approximately 20 hours of participation and content. The course is completely asynchronous with no required synchronous components.

Time Commitment
·         Canvas: October 10 - November 18, 2023

Facilitator: 
·         Karen Lee, Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Participants will learn the history and three major components of I-BEST, contextualization, team teaching and navigation. They will also learn how to integrate standards and outcomes. As well as how to develop lesson plans, assignments and assessments. Participants will learn how to provide equitable student centered support services both in and out of the classroom.

Time Commitment:
·         In-person:  November 17, 2023

Facilitator: 
·         Nicole Hopkins, BEdA Policy Associate

This in-person conference is offered with student support staff specifically in mind - whether their role in BEdA is as a navigator, advisor, transition specialist, with intake and enrollment or assessment, etc. The conference will be focused on participants reflecting on their own role in supporting students, and understanding the agency and responsibility they have in their daily practice, and utilizing skills, tools, and strategies to advocate for students up the chain.

Time Commitment:
·         In-person:  November 16, 2023

Facilitators: 
·         Kate Orellana, BEdA Program Administrator
·         Nicole Hopkins, BEdA Policy Associate
·         Hanan Al-Zubaidy, Associate Director for Corrections Education
·         MarcusAntonio Gunn, BEdA Policy Associate

The purpose of the orientation is to provide the essential information that new Directors, Deans or Administrators in a federally funded Basic Education for Adults program need to be successful in their role, and to answer any and all questions you may have. The 2023 orientation will be offered in a hybrid format, with a number of Canvas modules.

The online asynchronous (Canvas) portion of the training will be held from September 11-October 8th. We will hold an in-person gathering on the campus of the SBCTC September 15, 2023 will include a meet and greet as well as an overview of the Canvas Course. The second event will take place October 6th from 9:30-11:30 am over zoom and will include an orientation debrief and provide space for questions and answers.

Time Commitment:
·         Canvas: September 11 - October 8, 2023
·         In-person: September 15, from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
·         Zoom: Directors Debrief, October 6, 2023 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Facilitator: 
·         MarcusAntonio Gunn, BEdA Policy Associate

This asynchronous course is designed for instructors who have entered the Washington Basic Studies system in the last year and provides an overview of the Washington Basic Education for Adults system and current initiatives within the system.

Time Commitment:
·         Canvas: November 27, 2023 - January 14, 2024

Facilitator: 
·         Kate Orellana, BEdA Program Administrator

Please join us for the Teaching the Skills that Matter 2023 Cohort A. Teaching the Skills That Matter (TSTM) is a national framework that supports teachers with integrating the nine skills the matter to adult students using three approaches that work best across five critical topic areas. The TSTM framework is an asset to faculty teaching in any and every environment, including corrections and offline learning environments, community-based organizations, and rural areas.

Cohort Time/Activity Commitments Members of this learning community will convene in person at Green River College for the cohort kick-off, have two (2) virtual convening, and access learning materials in an asynchronous Canvas course to deepen their understanding of the content, share how they are implementing changes, and gain feedback from their colleagues. Further, participants will contribute to a repository of resources that can be used in any setting, including corrections and offline learning environments.

**When signing up participants are agreeing to:
Attend the in-person TSTM cohort kick-off! 
       November 17, 2023, at Green River College; 8 AM – 4 PM
-  Optional attendance at a Drop-in Office Hour, 
       December 1, 2023, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM 
Attend two virtual trainings; three (3) hours (total);
        January 19th & February 23rd, 2023. 11:30 AM – 1 PM. 
Commit to facilitating two lessons (TSTM made lessons or integrating TSTM framework into an existing lesson). 
Submit lesson reflections (with guided questions) one week prior to the virtual trainings; two (2) total.

Facilitators: 
·         Christie Knighton, Highline Community College
·         Dawn Kroontje, Whatcom Community College
·         MarcusAntonio Gunn, BEdA Policy Associate

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