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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 Mandie Tix.

BEdA Training - Fall Quarter 2022-23

In equity work, we often forget many other identities that are ostracized by society. While it is true that leading with race gets to the heart of equity, we have a responsibility in higher education to ensure our programs are accessible to our students. We affirm our commitment to collective liberation and interdependence. No body, or mind can be left behind. Only moving together can we accomplish the revolution we require.

Educators can take an active role as advocates for their students with disability and accessibility concerns. The focus of this session is to encourage Basic Education for Adults programs to create an inclusive and accessible classroom environment beyond accommodations for a range of students with disabilities. Faculty can expect to learn how to set curriculum development norms to enable every student to have accessible content and classroom instruction beyond course modifications. We are asking that providers also invite the disability and/or accessibility personnel for your agency, institution or organization.

Time Commitment:
·         Canvas: October 31 - November 4, 2022
·         Zoom: November 4, 2022 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

·         MarcusAntonio Gunn, BEdA Policy Associate
·         Terry Lee Watson, Strategies for Justice

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, 2022

·         Karen Lee, Lake Washington Institute of Technology
·         Taraji Belgachem, Seattle College District

Overview: The “Leading with Racial Equity” learning space will focus on what it means to center students who are Black, Indigenous, and students of color in policies, practices, instruction, curriculum, and navigation. Explore the system vision of leading with racial equity and connect with efforts in your organization while challenging yourself to take bold action that advances opportunity for students of color, with particular emphasis on BEdA programs that serve the highest population of students of color in the Washington CTC system.

Format: This is an online training that includes three live webinars on October 21st, November 18th, and December 11th. Participation in the live webinars is mandatory. Participants will work at their own pace to meet the assignment deadlines. Facilitators are available to answer questions and will provide feedback on submitted assignments within three to five business days. Attending at least two webinars and successfully completing all required activities in Canvas with 75% as a final grade participants will receive an application badge through Badgr. All discussions and reflections are submitted in Canvas unless otherwise noted.

Time Commitment:
·         Canvas: October 17 - December 11, 2022
·         Zoom: Equity Session 1 - October 21, 2022 from 9 a.m. - Noon
·         Zoom: Equity Session 2 - November 18, 2022 from 9 a.m. - Noon
·         Zoom: Equity Session 3 - December 9, 2022 from 9 a.m. - Noon

·         MarcusAntonio Gunn, BEdA Policy Associate
·         Monica Wilson, SBCTC, Director of Student Success Center

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 2022 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 12-October 9th. The orientation also offers two live Zoom sessions, the first on September 9th from 9:00-11:00 am will include a meet and greet as well as an overview of the Canvas Course. The second event will take place October 7th from 9:00-11:00am and will include an orientation debrief and provide space for questions and answers.

Time Commitment:
·         Canvas: September 9 - October 9, 2022
·         Zoom: Directors Welcome, September 9, 2022 from 9 - 11 a.m.
·         Zoom: Directors Debrief, October 7, 2022 from 9 - 11 a.m.

·         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: September 9 - October 16, 2022
·         Zoom: Faculty Welcome, September 12, 2022 from 1 - 2 p.m.
·         Zoom: Faculty Debrief, October 5, 2022 from 3 - 4 p.m.

·         MarcusAntonio Gunn, BEdA Policy Associate

In alignment with SBCTC mission and the values of “humor/exuberance” and “people matter,” we are pleased to announce the professional development event Sustaining Instruction Past COVID: A New Normal.

BEdA Faculty are expressing a need to collaborate, learn and heal together. This trainings brings together Corrections Education, ESL and HSC into a community of inquiry and practice. Built as a roundtable, this event aims to assist faculty with building and sustaining instructional practices for faculty searching for the most efficacious ways to promote student success.

Time Commitment
·         Zoom: November 14, 2022 from 9 a.m. - Noon

·         Jessica Strickland, Shoreline Community College
·         Lijiao Serven, Everett Community College
·         Liselotte Thompson, Centralia College

The aim of this training is to recall and strengthen previously acquired knowledge and skills. The 2-hour training, in combination with the answers to your questions, will enhance your understanding of WABERS+ procedures and raise your awareness of recent system updates. These trainings are offered each quarter so staff can attend as needed.

Time Commitment:
·         Zoom: November 10, 2022 from 9:00am to 11:00 am

·         Mandie Tix, BEdA Program Specialist II

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