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BEdA Training Spring Quarter

BEdA Training - Spring Quarter 2024-25

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.

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. Educators can take an active role as advocates for their students with disability and accessibility concerns.

The focus of this hybrid training (Canvas & Zoom) 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.

Time Commitment
·         Canvas: April 8-19, 2024
·         Zoom: April 19, 2024 from 9:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m.

·         Terry Lee Watson, Strategies for Justice
·         MarcusAntonio Gunn, SBCTC, BEdA Policy Associate
·         Kate Orellana, SBCTC, BEdA Program Administrator

This is required training for individuals serving as CASAS Cadre in the 2024-25 academic year. By the end of the CASAS Cadre Refresher, participants will have reinforced their understanding of SBCTC assessment policy and CASAS protocols.

This training is optional for Program Directors who are not Cadre Members. Each provider should maintain two (2) CASAS Cadre members. See the CASAS Cadre Roles & Responsibilities document attached for additional details. Please forward this registration to all who serve as CASAS Cadre. Anyone starting a new role as CASAS Cadre should register for the New Member CASAS Cadre training in addition to this webinar.

Time Commitment
·         Zoom: April 24, 2024 from 1:30-3:30 PM 
·         Zoom:
April 25, 2024 from 9:30-11:30 AM

·         Scott Toscano, SBCTC, BEdA Program Administrator

I-BEST Teacher Training is a teaching-team led training that prepares faculty for team teaching and collaborative planning. Participants will learn effective team teaching strategies and practice integrating career-technical and adult education outcomes and indicators to support contextualized learning in the classroom. 

Time Commitment
·         In-person: May 24, 2024 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

·         Nicole Hopkins, SBCTC, BEdA Policy Associate

This training is intended for any team who is new to teaching in I-BEST, or it can be a refresher for veteran I-BEST teams.

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: April 8 – May 17, 2024

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

This training will focus on the initial implementation of BEdA’s new reporting system, LACES. Program leaders and staff will learn about reporting changes in LACES and how they impact NRS data collection, reporting, and other systems. Local teams will engage in activities that will help them explore those changes further and practice leadership strategies and approaches for communication with their faculty and staff as they plan for adjustments in required state reporting and data collection.

This training is intended for program leaders (likely your CBS representative) and data entry staff. This training is limited to two-person teams and a list of expected participants is attached. Please only register participants whose names appear on this list. All other registrations will be cancelled due to limited space. If you need to request a substitution, please contact Scott Toscano,

Time Commitment:
·         In-person: May 8, 2024 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
·         In-person: May 9, 2024 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

·         Shannon Stangis, LiteracyPro Systems (LACES)
·         Scott Toscano, BEdA Program Administrator
·         Christy Lowder, BEdA Project Specialist III

Participating in this NRS Refresher is required for all BEdA Deans and Directors and strongly recommended for other team members with program coordination responsibilities in order to reinforce NRS requirements.

Time Commitment:
·         Zoom: May 22, 2024 from 1-3 PM
·         Zoom: May 13, 2024 from 9-11 AM

·         Scott Toscano, SBCTC, BEdA Program Administrator

The aim of this training is to recall and strengthen previously acquired knowledge and skills and give updates on any planned programming changes. 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.

Time Commitment:
·         Zoom: June 9, 2024 from 9:30-11:30 am.

·         Scott Toscano, SBCTC, Program Administrator

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