Following are specific trainings provided by BEdA staff. Please refer to the BEdA Staff contact list when you have individual technical assistance needs. Additional information about the following opportunities can be found under Program Development.
Check out our calendar to see when training is offered throughout the year.
To maintain a standardized system, the state provides supplementary annual training in test administration (reinforcing CASAS Implementation Training) and supports cadre members at each grantee institution. Those cadre members are, in turn, authorized to teach others at their schools to administer the tests. Cadre members are re-certified annually in meetings that take place in the fall, and supported through a list serve and updates. Questions? Contact Scott Toscano.
This training focuses on how to get data quality reports and performance reports from WABERS+. We discuss the data elements required in WABERS+ prior to each snapshot. The "snapshot" databases (Data Extract files) are used for in-depth program analysis. WABERS+ training is a prerequisite for Data for Program Improvement (DPI) training. Questions? Contact Scott Toscano.
Data for Program Improvement
Using Data for Program Improvement guides, provider teams learn how to analyze program needs and accomplishments. Participants also learn how to create and use data graphics to enhance communication with internal and external stakeholders. WABERS+ trainings is a prerequisite for the DPI training. Questions? Contact Scott Toscano.
National Reporting System
National Reporting System Data Quality Training is to help providers build and maintain the types of local data collection and reporting systems that promote valid and reliable data necessary for program improvement and accountability. For new directors, training is required for a team of at least three people (director and two key staff). For seasoned directors, updates to NRS are provided at the Council for Basic Skills or in Collaborate sessions. Questions? Contact Scott Toscano.
Bridges to College Math and English
This is an opportunity for BEdA faculty to learn about two new transitions courses and explore ways to implement the curricula in BEdA programs. Developed by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the community and technical college system, these Bridge to College courses are designed to bring high school seniors up to “college readiness.” Questions? Contact Scott Toscano.
Contextualized Instruction and
College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS)
This training on contextualized instruction for BEdA instructors provides evidence-based strategies for instruction that align with High School 21+ and GED® 2014. These strategies incorporate the Washington Adult Learning Standards and College and Career Readiness Standards as the basis for building instructional components. Questions? Contact Troy Goracke.
Participants will learn the definition of a flipped classroom and experience how one looks in action, gain a foundation in using Canvas as a supplement to the face-to-face (F2F) classroom, and practice moving some classroom instruction into the online platform. Questions? Contact Troy Goracke.
HS 21+ Roundtable
High School 21+ field experts and SBCTC staff will answer a wide array of questions regarding HS21+ planning, implementation, and maintenance. Also, opportunities to share ideas and challenges with colleagues will be provided. Questions? Contact Troy Goracke.
New Administrator Orientation
New Administrator Orientation provides training to help new ABE Program Administrators navigate the state and federal ABE systems and understand how they articulate with the community college system. Questions? Contact Cindy Wilson.
New Teacher Orientation
New Teacher Orientation is a 5-week online course designed for ABE, ESL, HSE/GED®, Corrections, Family Literacy, WorkFirst and El Civics instructors who have recently entered the field of adult education or are new to the Washington adult basic education system. Questions? Contact Scott Toscano.
Faculty will gain skills to help students accelerate students' subject area learning and literacy simultaneously, to make metacognitive inquiry a standard classroom practice, to use reading for writing, and to foster learning habits of persistence, problem solving and collaboration. Questions? Contact Troy Goracke.
This training provides an overview of team teaching models, developing aligned course outcomes and indicators, and classroom strategies for new teaching teams and teams that are currently working together in the classroom. Questions? Contact Will Durden
Washington Adult Learning Standards
Two times each year, BEdA offers an online foundation course for ABE and ESL instructors in the Washington Adult Learning Standards. The three-week course provides a basic understanding of the Learning Standards so instructors are comfortable implementing standards based instruction.
Advancing Pathways to College & Careers: Guiding Students Toward Success
July 25 -27, 2016, Yakima Convention Center
Rendezvous has always been about providing opportunities to learn best practices and new techniques to take back and use in the classroom. This year, Rendezvous really delivered with six area-of-interest strands and 14 sessions.
Acknowledgments and thanks to
- All the strand and session presenters for their preparation and eagerness to share their expertise. Without their hard work and contributions, we would be unable to provide this excellent professional development opportunity.
- Our two speakers, Jan Yoshiwara, SBCTC deputy executive director of education services, and Andrew O. Moore, National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education, and Families program director. Their willingness to share their state and national policy and leadership perspective helped inform our thinking and conversations during Rendezvous.
- The panel of employers who helped us explore how providers can work with their local Workforce Development Councils and employers to meet student and business educational needs.
Strand training materials
- Strand - Employability Skills & Employer Engagement
- Strand - Managing Change & Defining, Designing & Implementing Guided Pathways; Quote from Raymond Carver
- Lisa Garcia-Hanson's presentations: Change Management and Guided Pathways
- Bryce Humphreys' presentation: Guided Pathways at Yakima Valley College; Basic Skills Pathway diagram
- Strand - Reading Apprenticeship - Changing the Way We Think About Reading
- Strand - I-BEST / Team Teaching / IEL Civics
- Strand - Radical Math Instruction with the CCRS
- Strand - CCRS / Contextualization / Transition Classes
Session training materials
- Session 2 – I-DEA the Next Frontier
- Session 3 – A Web-Enhanced, Hybrid & Flipped Class walk into a classroom…
- Session 6 – HS 21+ Learning Communities: Kickstart Transitions
- Session 7 – OER
- Session 9 – Chatting with Jon
- Session 10 – Supporting Quality Team Teaching
- Session 11 – Inclusive Instructional Strategies: Using CANVAS to Engage ALL students
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