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BEdA Training Winter 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 - Winter Quarter 2023-24

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: January 29 - February 9, 2024

·         Terry Lee Watson, Strategies for Justice
·         MarcusAntonio Gunn, 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: January 8 - February 16, 2024

·         Karen Lee, Lake Washington Institute of Technology
·         Taraji Belgachem, Shoreline Community College

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.

Time Commitment
·         Canvas: January 15 - March 10, 2024
·         Virtual:  January 19 from 11:30 - 1:30 p.m.
·         Virtual:  February 16 from 11:30 - 1:30 p.m.
·         Virtual:  March 8 from 11:30 - 1:30 p.m.

·         Kate Orellana, BEdA Program Administrator

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 person at (location TBD) 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! 
       March 1, 2024, loction TBD; 8 AM – 4 PM
-  Optional attendance at a Drop-in Office Hour, 
-  Attend three virtual trainings; three (3) hours (total);
        March 15, April 12 and May 3, 2024. 11:30 AM – 1:30 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.

Time Commitment
·         Canvas: March 1 - May 3, 2024
·         In-Person:   March 1, 2024 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
·         Virtual:  March 15 from 11:30 - 1:30 p.m.
·         Virtual:  April 12 from 11:30 - 1:30 p.m.
·         Virtual:  May 3 from 11:30 - 1:30 p.m.

·        Christie Knighton, Highline College
·        Dawn Kjoontje, Whatcom Community College
·        MarcusAntonio Gunn, SBCTC BEdA Program Administrator


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