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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 Mandie Tix.

BEdA Training - Winter Quarter 2021-22

This hybrid learning opportunity is for BEdA faculty, staff and administrators who are committed to identifying and implementing strategies and approaches that create access to STEM pathways for BEdA students.

Over the last decade, BEdA has evolved, integrating technology and digital literacy skills, innovative special programs, and implementation of a guided pathways approach. This training will dive into the experiences of your colleagues as they discuss their experiences in STEM, access and equity, building an equitable STEM syllabus, building relationships across disciplines, and supporting our students. Along the way, we will consider questions like:

What does race have to do with math and science?
How does BEdA integrate with STEM pathways?
How are our practices preparing BEdA students, especially historically underserved students of color and women, for entry into their STEM pathway of choice?

Time Commitment:
·         Canvas: February 10-February 17th, 2022
·         Zoom: February 10th and February 17th from 1:00-3:00 pm

Facilitators: 
·         Emekea Udenze, Yakima Valley College

·         Corey Kline, Everett Community College

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: March 18, 2022 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Facilitators: 
·         Vickie Howell-Williams

·         Erin Phillips,

·         Xyan Neider

Please join us for “Leading with Racial Equity,” a fully online learning opportunity for faculty and staff who work with current and transitioning students in Basic Education for Adults programs to deepen our understanding and practice of leading with racial equity.

This 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.

The training begins January 24, 2022, and continues for eight weeks, ending on March 4, 2022. While it is recommended that participants have previous experience with equity, diversity, and inclusion topics, it is not required.

Time Commitment
·         Canvas: January 24 through March 4, 2022

Facilitators:
·         Monica Wilson, SBCTC BEdA Policy Associate

·         MarcusAntonio Gunn, 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: March 11, 2022, from 9:30 to 12:30

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: January 10-February 28, 2022

Facilitators: 
·         Karen Lee, Lake Washington Institute of Technology

·         Taraji Belgachem, Seattle College District

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: January 31, 2022 through March 11, 2022
·         Zoom:   February 11, 2022 and March 4th, 2022; 11 am to 1 pm

Facilitators:
·         Chris Wagar, Columbia Basin College

·         Guava Jordan, Whatcom Community College

·         Christie Knighton, Highline College

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: February 18 from 11 am - 3 pm

Facilitator: 
·         MarcusAntonio Gunn, SBCTC BEdA Policy Associate

Join SBCTC staff as we spend time unpacking our data, with a focus on collaborative innovation. This hybrid training (Canvas & Zoom) will provide information and approaches for various data sources, highlight innovative practices that center racial equity, and collaborate to generate questions that help us understand, describe, and transform our practices in pursuit of racial, social, and economic justice for our diverse communities.

Time Commitment
·         Canvas: January 24 through February 25, 2022
·         Zoom: February 9, 2022 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Facilitators:
·         Travis Dulany, SBCTC Policy Research Associate

·         Scott Toscano, SBCTC BEdA Program Administrator

·         Monica Wilson, SBCTC BEdA Policy Associate

Join SBCTC staff as we spend time unpacking our data, with a focus on storytelling. This hybrid training (Canvas & Zoom) will ask you to draw on available data resources to develop and share a profile that brings your program to life. Drawing on various data visualization tools and resources to help you frame your narrative, we will craft a snapshot that will help you and your community to identify trends and progress towards your racial equity goals over time.

Time Commitment
·         Canvas: March 14-April 14, 2022
·         Zoom: April 6 from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Facilitators:
·         Travis Dulany, SBCTC Policy Research Associate

·         Scott Toscano, SBCTC BEdA Program Administrator

·         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: February 3, 2022 from 9:00am to 11:00 am

Facilitator:
·         Mandie Tix 

 

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