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BEdA Training Spring Quarter

BEdA Training - Spring Quarter 2022-23

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.

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, microaggressions, and interruptions 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 surround EDI and 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: April 10 – June 2, 2023

·         MarcusAntonio Gunn, Policy Associate, SBCTC

Please join us for “Aligning and Articulating Math Pathways,” an in-person training for faculty, staff, and administrators committed to ensuring equitable math pathways are available to every BEdA student. We want to invite your institution to participate in this cohort work.

This invite is for faculty, deans, advisors/navigators, and other relevant personnel from mathematic departments of BOTH academics and BEdA. We are asking each provider to build and assign a team to attend. We have allotted each college team five spaces; we only have space for six college teams. CBOs, there is space for you too. Please consider registering, as we have ten spaces available. This training provides an opportunity for collaborative work for faculty, administrators, and staff across all mission areas.

This training will focus on relationship building between BEdA and Academic Math Departments. In this session, we will explore the connections between the College and Career Readiness Standards and the Bridges to College Curriculum, using examples of curricula implemented in BEdA. In addition, participants can expect to dive deeper into developing articulation agreements that embed BEdA into math and STEM pathways.

The asynchronous portion of the training, offered through Canvas, will lead participants through a pre-conference module that includes video, discussion, and reflective opportunities. The synchronous portion of the in-person training at Yakima Valley College will facilitate roundtable discussions to delve more extensively into module topics, challenging institutions to continue building community for sustaining this work.

Time Commitment
·         Canvas: June 5-9, 2023
·         In-person:  June 9, 2023 from 8 a.m to 4 p.m.

·         Dawn Drauss, Lower Columbia College
·         Catie Graham, Lower Columbia College
·         MarcusAntonio Gunn, SBCTC
·         Kate Orellana, SBCTC

This is required training for individuals serving as CASAS Cadre in the 2020-21 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 26, 2022 from 1:30-3:30 PM 
·         Zoom: April 27, 2023 from 9:00-11:00 AM 

·         Scott Toscano, SBCTC, BEdA Program Administrator

The purpose of this training is to share tools, resources and strategies that increase proactive collaboration between I-BEST and Guided Pathways. This will allow us to promote I-BEST program development in the post pandemic college and career landscape.

Time Commitment
·         In-person: April 25, 2023 from 8:20 a.m. to 5 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 10 – May 19, 2023

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

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 10, 2022 from 1:30-3:30 PM
·         Zoom: May 11, 2022 from 9:00-11:00 AM

·         Scott Toscano, SBCTC, BEdA Program Administrator

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. We recognize the importance of truly making this a space that is inclusive of all faculty, and our faculty facilitators bring a depth of nuanced experience with corrections education, equity, diversity, and inclusion, instructional design, English Language Acquisition, and BEdA special programs such as I-BEST, HS+, and I-DEA.

Members of this learning community will access learning materials in an asynchronous Canvas course and convene in synchronous Zoom sessions 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.

Attendees must attend all three virtual sessions.

Time Commitment
·         Zoom: April 14, May 5 and June 2, 2023; from 1 pm to 3 pm each day

·         Dawn Kroontje, Whatcom Community College
·         Christie Knighton, Highline College
·         Guava Jordan, SBCTC, Policy Associate
·         MarcusAntonio Gunn, SBCTC, Policy Associate
·         Kate Orellana, SBCTC, 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 8, 2023 from 9:00-11:00 am.

·         Scott Toscano, SBCTC, Program Administrator

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