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Registration now open! Fall 2016 Online Courses from CALPRO

Posted on 09/12/2016

Registration is now open for 4 online courses from CALPRO. These classes are 4 weeks long, and require about 3 hours a week of your time. Enrollment is limited and they fill up fast. To learn more and register, check the CALPRO Event Calendar External link opens in new window or tab or the California Adult Education Professional Development Calendar External link opens in new window or tab !

  • Managing the Multilevel ESL Classroom
    Oct. 17 – Nov. 13, 2016
    How do you meet the needs of ESL students in a class with skill levels ranging from beginning to intermediate to advanced? This course presents strategies for planning lessons for learners of widely varying language skills.
  • Evidence Based Writing Instruction for the ABE Classroom
    Oct. 18 – Nov. 14, 2016
    Want to improve the quality of writing by your intermediate and advanced ABE students? In this course you will learn about research-based instructional techniques, including explicit instruction, and about using rubrics to evaluate assignments and to help students evaluate their own writing. Participants will develop an instructional plan to implement with their own students.
  • Effective Lesson Planning
    Oct. 24 – Nov 20, 2016
    Plan and deliver effective lessons! This course takes participants step by step through the process of lesson design and helps you create a lesson plan using the online OTAN Lesson Plan Builder. Participants will learn up-to-date strategies for planning lessons using a combination of the WIPPEA stages and “backward design.” Using the information and skills taught in this course, participants will find that lesson planning becomes a quick, easy process.
  • Postsecondary Transitions, Session 1, Getting Started: Key Components, Strategies, and Best Practices
    Oct. 31 – Dec. 2, 2016 (one week break Nov. 21 – 25)
    In Postsecondary Transitions, participants work in agency teams to develop an integrated, comprehensive plan for implementing a coherent, effective postsecondary transition program. In Session 1 participants identify best practices and strategies to implement a successful postsecondary transition program. This course requires an agency team application.

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Exchange ideas with fellow educators and get feedback from a subject-expert facilitator while you complete weekly activities and assignments. All courses are entirely online so you can log in and complete assignments day or night. Each course also includes two scheduled webinars where you will meet with your instructor and colleagues for an hour to learn new concepts and share experiences.

You can also read more External link opens in new window or tab about all that CALPRO offers in the way of online professional development. All CALPRO professional development courses are available for free only to Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funded programs.