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"If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow." ― John Dewey

If you are interested in taking any of these trainings please contact your Regional Program Manager or Regional Adult Education Specialist.


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CCRS Alignment of VALRC ABE/ASE Trainings
This alignment chart covers facilitated on-site and online trainings, indicating the ABE/ASE language and/or mathematics content focus of VALRC's professional development offerings for ABE/ASE instructors.

CCRS Teacher-Leadership Institute
This in-depth training on the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education, their key advances, and their instructional and staff development implications is provided to select teacher leaders and regional specialists from Virginia's 22 regional adult education programs. 15 hours

Intro to the English Language & Literacy College & Career Readiness Standards for Adults
This course serves as an introduction to the College and Career Readiness Standards. 3 hours

Intro to CCRS Module 1
This is module 1 of 3 of the Introduction to College and Career Readiness Standards for adult education. .5 hours

Intro to CCRS Module 2
This is module 2 of 3 of the Introduction to College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education. .5 hours

Intro to CCRS Module 3
This is module 3 of 3 of the Introduction to College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education. .5 hours

VAECP ABE/ASE Instructor L1
VAECP Instructor Level 1 focuses on basic awareness of the landscape of adult instruction in ABE/ASE. This includes the history of adult education and its relevance to today’s ABE/ASE programs, the field of adult education, an introduction to content standards, formal and informal assessments, an introduction to National Reporting System measures, and fundamental principles of instruction in the adult education classroom. VAECP highlights different approaches and methods with a focus on how to design effective lesson plans for the unique learners in your classroom. 40 hours

VAECP ESOL Instructor L1
VAECP Instructor Level 1 focuses on basic awareness of the landscape of adult instruction in ESOl. This includes the history of adult education and its relevance to today’s ESOl programs, the field of adult education, an introduction to content standards, formal and informal assessments, an introduction to National Reporting System measures, and fundamental principles of instruction in the adult education classroom. VAECP highlights different approaches and methods with a focus on how to design effective lesson plans for the unique learners in your classroom. Online facilitated course. 40 hours

VAECP Instructor L2
Level 2 is the second in the three-tiered program for adult educator instructor certification in Virginia. Level 2 Online is a combined ESOL / ABE-ASE instructor course.

Requirements: Eligible participants include anyone who completed an instructor Level 1, whether face-to-face or online format. Participants will be required to deliver a unit of instruction to adult learners and therefore must be actively teaching in some context.

Goal: Teachers will design and deliver integrated education and training that helps adult learners reach higher levels of achievement. Online facilitated course. 40 hours

Introduction to Standards-Based Instruction with the ELPs
This 3+ hour, face-to-face workshop designed to introduce teachers to the English Language Proficiency Standards. Workshop objectives include: (1) navigate the ELPS document, (2) distinguish between social and academic language, and (3) describe how instructional practices incorporate the three key shifts of the CCRS. The length and content of the workshop can be adjusted to fit your program or region's needs. Please contact our office if you would like to schedule this workshop for your program or region.

Designing Instruction with the ELPs
This is a 3+ hour, face-to-face workshop designed to build on teachers' introductory knowledge of ELPS. Wrokshop objectives include: (1) identify instructional practices that aligh with the ELPS, and (2) design instruction that engages the adult ELLs and aligns with the ELPS. The length and content of the workshop can be adjusted to fit your program or region's needs. Please contact our office if you would like to schedule this workshop for your program or region.

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