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BEdA Training Spring Quarter

BEdA Training - Spring Quarter 2021-22

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.

This hybrid learning opportunity is for faculty, staff and administrators who are committed to ensuring there are equitable math pathways available to every BEdA student. This is collaborative work and faculty, administrators, and staff across all mission areas are invited. Please share this invite with all who may benefit.

This training will focus on relationship building between BEdA and MATH departments, exploring the connections between the College and Career Readiness Standards and the Bridges to College Curriculum with examples of curriculum that have been implemented in BEdA, and developing articulation agreements that embed BEdA into math and STEM pathways.

Time Commitment
·         Canvas: April 8 – May 22, 2022
·         Zoom: April 8, April 22, and May 6 from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm

Facilitators: 
·         Dawn Drauss, Lower Columbia College
·         Catie Graham, Lower Columbia College

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. If New CASAS Cadre Member training was completed the in fall, this training is recommended but not required. 

Time Commitment
·         Zoom: April 27, 2022 from 9:00-11:00 AM 

Facilitator:
·         Scott Toscano

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. If New CASAS Cadre Member training was completed the in fall, this training is recommended but not required. 

Time Commitment
·         Zoom: April 26, 2022 from 1:30-3:30 PM 

Facilitator:
·         Scott Toscano

This training will reveal the elevated risk of trauma for students from groups such as Vet’s, former foster youth, American-Indian/Alaska Natives, Black students, refugees, LGBTQ and non-traditional learners through campus/program processes, classroom environment and instruction. In this training, we will focus on culture and how it interacts with the daily schooling experiences of students of color. Through this training, we will impress upon participants to promote a learning environment that is empowering, transforming and validating for students of color.

Time Commitment
·         Zoom: May 27, 2022 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Facilitators: 
·         Vickie Howell-Williams
·         Erin Phillips
·         Xyan Neider

Equity Minded Leadership Development is a six-week, fully online learning opportunity for all faculty and staff who serve students in Basic Education for Adults (BEdA) programs to explore what it means to develop and apply an equity-minded approach to their work.  Leadership requires no formal role or title, there are opportunities for all of us to claim our roles as leaders on campuses and in our communities to advance equity for current and transitioning BEdA students.  This training will provide tools and resources to support individuals in their quest to ensure their leadership practices are grounded in equity.  Training topics will include the review of various equity mindset models, campus and system efforts to impact outcomes for BEdA students, race consciousness, using data to identify trends and gaps, system and institutional awareness, and continuous learning and improvement.

Participants can expect to spend about 5 hours each week working on the course.

Time Commitment
·         Canvas: April 11 – May 20, 2022

Facilitators: 
·         MarcusAntonio Gunn, SBCTC BEdA Policy Associate

Designed as a hybrid training, this interactive learning environment will feature an asynchronous canvas course that will explore using the College and Career Readiness Standards in contextualized instruction, project-based learning, and assessment while advancing equity through culturally responsive curriculum and practices. Faculty can expect to attend an online virtual meeting through zoom where participants can expect to engage through group discussion centered on application, contextualization, and evaluation in their classroom. 

This training is ideal for faculty and staff who are interested in learning and sharing promising practices that accelerate student progression through BEdA and into their college-level program of interest.

Time Commitment
·         Canvas: April 18- May 1, 2022
·         Zoom: April 29, 2022 from 9:00-1:00 

Facilitators: 
·         Michal-Ann Watts, Lower Columbia College
·         Sajonna Sletten, Bellevue College 

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 11, 2022 from 1:30-3:30 PM
·         Zoom: May 12, 2022 from 9:00-11:00 AM

Facilitator:
·         Scott Toscano, SBCTC BEdA Program Administrator

With the pandemic and the pivot to remote teaching, in the past two years, faculty experienced a sudden and steep drop in teachers’ sense of success. Statistically, people of color and women have been leaving higher education at disproportionate rates than white men. As more campuses are opening for face-to-face instruction, faculty are expressing a need to collaborate, learn and heal together. Built as a roundtable, this event aims to assist faculty with building and sustaining instructional practices by creating a community of professionals searching for the most efficacious ways to promote student success.

Time commitment
·         Zoom: May 13, 2022 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Facilitators:
·         Jessica Strickland, Big Bend Community College
·         Lisolette Thompson, Cedar Creek Corrections Center
·         Lijiao Serven, Everett College

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 11 – May 20, 2022

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

WABERS+ for New Data Users PY2020-21 is an online asynchronous self-paced Canvas course to help new data entry staff get an overview of local data collection, review, and reporting requirements as they relate to the WABERS+ application and learn how federal, state, and local provider data are related. This is required training for new WABERS+ users with data entry access and should be completed within the first two (2) weeks of starting the position.

Open all program year FY22
The Teaching the Skills that Matter: Project Based Learning, A Learning Community, a flipped and hybrid professional development experience. 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.

Time Commitment
·         Canvas: May 2- June 10, 2022
·         Zoom: May 13, 2022 and June 3, 2022; 11 am to 1 pm

Facilitators:
·         Chris Wagar, Columbia Basin College 
·         Guava Jordan, Whatcom Community College
·         Christie Knighton, Highline College
·         Lauren Zavrel, Clark College at Larch Corrections Center

Do you find yourself in situations where you are aware of microaggressions occurring, know you should say something but are stuck because you don’t know what to say or how to say it? This is the workshop for you!

Join us in this online space as we learn about and practice various approaches to interrupting harmful language and behavior. In this space, we will focus on the harm that results from microaggressions rooted in racism, sexism, xenophobia, heterosexism, and other social inequities.

Time Commitment
·      Zoom: May 20 from 11 am - 3 pm

Facilitator: 
·         MarcusAntonio Gunn, SBCTC BEdA Policy Associate

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: June 9, 2022 from 9:00-11:00 am

Facilitator:
·         Mandie Tix 

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