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BEdA Training and Technical Assistance

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.

Training Calendar

Check out our calendar to see when training is offered throughout the year.

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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 Troy Goracke.

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+ 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.

Flipped Classroom

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+ Roundtable

High School+ (HS+) field experts and SBCTC staff will answer a wide array of questions regarding HS+ 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 Monica 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 Troy Goracke.

Reading Apprenticeship

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.

Team Teaching

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.

SBCTC offers trainings targeted or tailored to a BEdA provider’s specific needs. Submit trainings requests three to six months in advance to:

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