- Deadline Extended: Training of Trainers Nomination Period Now Open
- May 16 Webinar: Implementing Professional Learning to Improve Student Learning
- Common Core State Standards and Adult Education Teacher Effectiveness
- CALPROgress is now available
- Register for Teaching Critical Thinking Online Workshops in Real Time
Dear Colleagues –
The California Adult Literacy Professional Development Project (CALPRO) is pleased to open the nomination period for the annual Training-of-Trainers (ToT) Institute. This year the ToT will be held in Sacramento on Wednesday and Thursday, June 26 and 27, 2013.
The purposes of the ToT Institute are to develop a cadre of certified trainers to facilitate CALPRO professional development modules and to build professional development leadership in the adult education field. This year the ToT will offer facilitator training in two modules:
- Evidence–Based Writing Instruction
- Math Instructional Strategies
Please see the nomination form for a description of the content, training expectations, and background and experience sought in candidates. Also, please note that this opportunity is not for educators who are interested only in the writing or math content of the modules; please nominate only those educators who understand the expectation of facilitating training sessions after being certified at the Training of Trainers.
Nomination deadline has been extended to Friday, May 10, 2013. Click the following link for the nomination form and additional information:
Download Application for Nomination Form CALPRO ToT June 2013 [PDF]
to Improve Student Learning
After you have completed a great professional learning course, implementation is the next obvious step but it can be daunting. Join this Webinar and learn how to choose ideas and strategies from your professional learning that best meet the needs of your students, plan appropriate implementation, and incorporate these new strategies into your regular teaching schedule.
- Introducing, Implementing, and Incorporating Professional Learning into Your
Schedule: Thursday, May 16, 2013; 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Register for this Webinar here
Webinar objectives and additional details appear in the Event Calendar. After the Webinar, join a follow-up discussion inside CALPRO's e-CoP at http://calproecop.groupsite.com, where you can network with other educators, access additional resources, and learn how to help improve your students' learning.
Enrollment is limited and on a first-registered, first-enrolled basis.
Register for this Webinar through CALPRO's Event Calendar.
The California Department of Education and CALPRO are pleased to announce the publication of a research brief entitled Common Core State Standards and Adult Education Teacher Effectiveness, an introduction to the new standards with implications for the adult education classroom.
Click here to link to the publication.
The latest publication of CALPROgress is now available at http://calpro-online.org/calprogress.asp. The theme of this edition of the newsletter is Implementation.
in Real Time
Now more than ever, our adult learners need to develop their critical thinking skills. Whether our students plan to pursue workforce training, postsecondary education, or simply need to make sense of the information-saturated everyday life in the 21st century, being able to think critically is essential. Join the following three online workshops offered in May, and learn how to help your students become better critical thinkers, problem solvers, and decision makers!
May Online Workshops – Teaching Critical Thinking
- Session 1: Critical Thinking and Metacognition
Tuesday, May 7, 2013; 3:30 to 5:00 pm
- Session 2: Problem Solving and Decision Making
Thursday, May 9, 2013; 3:30 to 5:00 pm
- Implementing Critical Thinking Strategies
Tuesday, May 14, 2013; 3:30 to 5:00 pm
A subject expert will facilitate these highly interactive professional learning events. For more information, including workshop descriptions, visit http://calpro-online.org/onlinerealtimeworkshops.asp
Enrollment is on a first-registered, first-enrolled basis.
Sign up today through CALPRO’s Event Calendar.