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Facilitated Synchronous Workshops (Real-Time Training) from CALPRO

Posted on 03/09/2011

Policy to Performance

This spring the California Adult Literacy Professional Development Project (CALPRO) is pleased to offer six online workshops in real time. Below are additional details about these interactive workshops, including a schedule of events, workshop descriptions, and registration links.

Facilitated by a subject expert, each professional development workshop is divided into two parts of 90 minutes or less. To receive a certificate of attendance, you must attend both parts.

Online workshop requirements: A computer equipped with high-speed Internet access with speakers (or headset); headset or separate microphone to speak and be heard (optional).

For additional information about online workshops in real time, visit the CALPRO Web site.


Advising the Adult Learner: The Teacher’s Role
Schedule: Fri., Mar. 25, 3:00-4:30 pm (Part 1) and Fri., April 1 3:00-4:30 pm (Part 2)

Register online.

It is often the teacher to whom the adult learner first turns for advice on issues ranging from educational and vocational options to employment, family, health, emotional, and legal issues. Do you know when to provide guidance and advice, and when to refer learners to professional counselors and other available community services? In this workshop, you will explore the advantages and limitations of the teacher’s role as advisor, discuss community resources, and identify strategies for listening and responding to student needs.


Integrated and Contextualized Workforce Skills in the Classroom,
Session 1: Integrating Transferable Skills

Schedule: Fri., Apr. 1, 4:00-5:30 pm (Part 1) and Fri., Apr. 8, 4:00-5:30 pm (Part 2)

Register online.

How can you prepare your learners to succeed in the workforce? Find out what employers say are essential skills for today's workforce. This session shows you how to connect transferable skills in the ESL ABE, and ASE classroom to the workplace.


Managed Enrollment
Schedule: Wed., Apr. 6, 3:00-4:30 pm (Part 1) and Wed., Apr. 13, 3:00-4:00 pm (Part 2)

Register online.

What is managed enrollment? Want to learn more about the process? Some programs in California have found managed enrollment to be effective in improving student retention. For maximum benefit, team up with others from your agency and take this workshop together, exploring how you might pilot managed enrollment!


Integrated and Contextualized Workforce Skills in the Classroom,
Session 1: Integrating Transferable Skills

Schedule: Tu., May 3, 4:00-5:30 pm (Part 1) and Thurs., May 5, 4:00-5:30 pm (Part 2)

Register online.

How can you prepare your learners to succeed in the workforce? Find out what employers say are essential skills for today's workforce. This session shows you how to connect transferable skills in the ESL ABE, and ASE classroom to the workplace.


Integrated and Contextualized Workforce Skills in the ABE/ASE Classroom,
Session 2: Contextualized Instructional Strategies
(May 2011)
Schedule: Tu., May 17, 4:00-5:30 pm (Part 1) and Thurs., May 19, 4:00-5:30 pm (Part 2)

Register online.

How can you integrate and contextualize your instruction? Find out what contextualized instruction is and how it benefits your learners to succeed in the workforce. This session offers examples of contextualizing ABE/ASE instruction easily by using workplace activities and forms.


Integrated and Contextualized Workforce Skills in the ESL Classroom,
Session 2: Contextualized Instructional Strategies

Schedule: Tu., May 24, 4:00-5:30 pm (Part 1) and Thurs., May 26, 4:00-5:30 pm (Part 2)

Register online.

How can you integrate and contextualize your instruction? Find out what contextualized instruction is and how it benefits your learners to succeed in the workforce. This session offers examples of contextualizing ESL instruction easily by using workplace activities and forms.