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Career Pathways Institute – Training Currently Available

The trainings listed below are available either in the AEL PD Portal (AELPDP) or as Face-to-Face training (AELF2F). Webinars listed with a link are available on the TWC-AEL website.


Integrated Education & Training (Webinars)
Integrated Education & Training (Trainings)
Integrated EL Civics (Webinars)
Integrated EL Civics (Trainings)
Internationally Trained English Language Learner Professionals (Trainings)
Workplace Literacy (Trainings)


Integrated Education & Training (IET) Webinars:

While these webinars do not constitute PD, they are required components to understanding WIOA and the implementation of an IET

January 4, 2017  IET Webinar  -  Integrated Education and Training Practice and Policy. CLASP recorded a webinar on Integrated Education and Training (IET). Experts from around the country discussed how IET is being implemented and opportunities for practitioners to develop quality IET models. Presenters included: Judy Mortrude, CLASP, Anson Green, Texas Workforce Commission, Sue Lui, Manhattan Strategy, Sara Hastings, U.S. Department of Labor, Andy Nash, World Education, Carol Clymer, Penn State, Blaire Toso, Penn State,  and Amanda Bergson-Shilcock, National Skills Coalition. Available here.

March 3, 2016 WIOA Webinar - Integrated Education and Training #1 - Defining Student Success in WIOA - presented by Anson Green, TWC Adult Education and Literacy. Available at http://www-tcall.tamu.edu/twcael/webinars.htm

March 31, 2016 WIOA Webinar - Integrated Education and Training 2: Reporting Integrated Education and Training Activities - presented by TWC Adult Education and Literacy. Available at http://www-tcall.tamu.edu/twcael/webinars.htm

April 21, 2016 WIOA Webinar - Integrated Education and Training 3: Defining Student Success in WIOA - presented by TWC Adult Education and Literacy. Available at http://www-tcall.tamu.edu/twcael/webinars.htm

June 3, 2016 WIOA Webinar - Integrated Education and Training #2 - Models - presented by Anson Green, TWC Adult Education and Literacy. Available at http://www-tcall.tamu.edu/twcael/webinars.htm

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Integrated Education & Training (IET):

Contextualized Instruction: Making it Work for your Customers and You: 6 PD Credit Hours (AELF2F)
*schedule through your PD Specialist

During this six-hour, interactive workshop, participants will learn about and explore best practices for contextualizing lesson plans around several career clusters, and develop and write contextualized lesson plans for career pathways courses. The target audience includes ABE, ASE, and IET instructors. The workshop will also integrate career skills to help improve basic skills using authentic specific career curriculum. This session may also benefit ELL teachers who want to integrate contextualized curriculum into instruction to support career exploration.

Contextualized Teaching and Learning: 6 PD Credit Hours (AELF2F)
*schedule through your PD Specialist

This workshop was developed to help teachers integrate in their teaching and practicing of academic skills the use of the context of employability skills. This Contextualized Teaching and Learning training will also give the instructors techniques and specific hands on examples that can be readily used in the classroom and in all content areas.

Contextualizing Instruction:  up to 24 PD Credit Hours (AELF2F)
This training was designed by Jobs for the Future (JFF) to help community colleges and adult educators who serve low-skilled adults through the use of contextualized learning. This approach integrates career subject matter with precollege skills development, allowing adult learners to get started more quickly on their chosen career path. Toolkit content covers key characteristics of contextualized learning, concrete steps to take when designing their contextualization approach, strategies to engage students, and considerations related to promoting contextualized learning. Participants meet twice for 1 or 2 days in person and attend 2 interim webinar sessions. Participants are expected to develop and implement contextualized curriculum.

Instructional Strategies for Integrating ABE Into Career Pathways: 6 PD Credit Hours (AELF2F)
*schedule through your PD Specialist

The changing and shifting of focus in Adult Education and Literacy instruction in the wake of WIOA requires lessons to "go beyond content" level instruction. There are several best instructional practices for facilitating this new Career Pathway required in ABE. This training introduces and models three top strategies that will lead to better contextualization of content to move instruction towards Career Pathways focused teaching and learning.

Instructional Strategies for Integrating ELL Into Career Pathways: 6 PD Credit Hours (AELF2F)
*schedule through your PD Specialist
This workshop will provide instructional strategies designed to link the learning of basic English language skills with occupational content by focusing teaching and learning directly on concrete applications in various career context of interest to ELL students. Topics to be discussed will include "soft skills", interviewing, and other vital information for prospective employees.

Integrating Employability Skills: A Framework for All Educators: 3.5 PD Credit Hours (AELF2F)
*schedule through your PD Specialist

As students strive to meet the demands of the 21st century, they are increasingly expected to master employability skills in addition to traditional academic skills. This interactive, 3.5-hour workshop from the College and Career Readiness Center at AIR in partnership introduces participants to the Employability Skills Framework and why it is important for students, helps participants connect employability skills with other educational initiatives, and provides tools and strategies to prioritize employability skills at different levels. 

Preparing Students for Successful Transitions: 6 PD Credit Hours (AELF2F)
*schedule through your PD Specialist

This workshop looks at research-based strategies for helping ELL, ABE, and ASE students successfully transition into postsecondary education and/or career pathways. Participants look at transitions from a process and event perspective and align their current teaching practices to proven research-based models and recommendations made by the Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Supporting Transition and Career Pathways Workshop: 3 PD Credit Hours (AELF2F)
*schedule through your PD Specialist

Starting with an overview of Transition and Career Pathways Models and their requirements, this interactive workshop provides a forum to discuss and brainstorm how teachers in traditional AEL classes can assist and support their program's Career Pathway and Transitions efforts through a series of framed discussions on:

  • How to incorporate student goal setting and career exploration activities in to the classroom in support of available Transition & Career Pathway opportunities.
  • How to incorporate, integrate, and balance both family & work place literacy with basic academic skills in a way that helps students smoothly and successfully take the "next step" in completing their identified goals & objectives.
  • How to identify and leverage local opportunities and resources through community outreach and involvement that can be used to create/support Transition & Career Pathway opportunities when they are available and meaningful workforce preparation activities when they are not.

Tech and Tell: Recruiting for Career Pathways Using Smart Cards: 1 PD Credit Hour (AELPDP)
*online anytime

Tech and Tell: Resources for Career Pathways: 1 PD Credit Hour (AELPDP) 
*online anytime
       

Texas Industry Specific ESL (TISESL): 3 - 25 PD Credit Hours (AELF2F) *schedule through your PD Specialist
Texas Industry-Specific ESL training consists of 6 separate training sessions that include the TISESL Curriculum Overview (3 hours); the TISESL Health Curriculum (6 hours); the TISESL Manufacturing Curriculum (6 hours); the Sales and Service Curriculum (6 hours); the Employability Curriculum (4 hours), and the Communication Scenarios Curriculum (3 hours).  Programs may choose to take any training session independent of the other.  However, for programs totally new to TISESL, it is recommended that a program coordinator and lead teacher first attend a TISESL Curriculum Overview. 

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Integrated EL Civics (Webinar):

While these webinars do not constitute PD, they are required components to understanding WIOA and the implementation of an IEL/CE.

Integrated EL Civics Webinar 10-11-2016 (AELPDP) 
*online anytime

Webinar and associated AEL Letters on Integrated EL Civics programs.

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Integrated EL Civics:

Instructional Strategies for Integrating ELL Into Career Pathways:6 PD Credit Hours (AELF2F)
*schedule through your PD Specialist
This workshop will provide instructional strategies designed to link the learning of basic English language skills with occupational content by focusing teaching and learning directly on concrete applications in various career context of interest to ELL students. Topics to be discussed will include "soft skills", interviewing, and other vital information for prospective employees.

Tech and Tell: Recruiting for Career Pathways Using Smart Cards: 1 PD Credit Hour (AELPDP)
*online anytime

Tech and Tell: Resources for Career Pathways: 1 PD Credit Hour (AELPDP)
*online anytime

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Internationally Trained English Language Learner Professionals (Internationally Trained ELL Professionals):

Counseling to Careers: 14 PD Credit Hours (AELF2F)
*schedule through your PD Specialist

Developed by JFF and adapted for Texas by Sandy Goodman, this training process includes modules 1 through 4 and is designed to help identify and better connect students in adult education programs to “best bet” post-secondary pathways that align with employer demand and student interest. Teams of an adult education director, integrated training and education or transitions teacher along with representatives from the local workforce board, community college, and employer sector participate in 2 full-day training and 2 hour-long conference calls. The also conduct local research on the job market and training opportunities and requirements and develop recruitment materials for at least one "best bet" career pathway.

Career Exploration: It starts with "me": 3 PD Credit Hours (AELF2F)
*schedule through your PD Specialist

This hands-on workshop helps adult education instructors guide adult education students through the college and career exploration process. Teachers will explore the local job market information and develop career and education plan of action for students, learn how to assess student's ambitions, talents, interest and skills, and learn how to present career pathways lessons.

Contextualized Instruction: Making it Work for your Customers and You: 6 PD Credit Hours (AELF2F)
*schedule with your PD Specialist

During this six-hour, interactive workshop, participants will learn about and explore best practices for contextualizing lesson plans around several career clusters, and develop and write contextualized lesson plans for career pathways courses. The target audience includes ABE, ASE, and IET instructors. The workshop will also integrate career skills to help improve basic skills using authentic specific career curriculum. This session may also benefit ELL teachers who want to integrate contextualized curriculum into instruction to support career exploration.

Contextualized Teaching and Learning: 6 PD Credit Hours (AELF2F)
*schedule with your PD Specialist

This workshop was developed to help teachers integrate in their teaching and practicing of academic skills the use of the context of employability skills. The Contextualized Teaching and Learning training will also give the instructors techniques and specific hands-on examples that can be readily used in the classroom and in all content areas.

Contextualizing Instruction (Toolkit):  24 PD Credit Hours (AELF2F)
*schedule with your PD Coordinator

This training was designed by Jobs for the Future (JFF) to help community colleges and adult educators who serve low-skilled adults through the use of contextualized learning. This approach integrates career subject matter with pre-college skills development, allowing adult learners to get started more quickly on their chosen career path. Toolkit content covers key characteristics of contextualized learning, concrete steps to take when designing their contextualization approach, strategies to engage students, and considerations related to promoting contextualized learning. Participants meet twice for 1 or 2 days in person and attend 2 interim webinar sessions. Participants are expected to develop and implement contextualized curriculum.

Instructional Strategies for Integrating ELL Into Career Pathways: 6 PD Credit Hours (AELF2F)
*schedule with your PD Specialist
This workshop will provide instructional strategies designed to link the learning of basic English language skills with occupational content by focusing teaching and learning directly on concrete applications in various career context of interest to ELL students. Topics to be discussed will include "soft skills", interviewing, and other vital information for prospective employees.

Integrating Career Awareness (ICA) Training: 6 PD Credit Hours (AELF2F)
*schedule through your PD Specialist

This six-hour workshop is an opportunity for instructors, counselors/advisors, and administrators to learn about a career planning process that will motivate students and provide them with the tools to reach their career and educational goals. Participants will have an opportunity to explore a variety of lessons from the Integrating Career Awareness into the ABE & ESOL Classroom (ICA) curriculum guide and discuss ideas for incorporating them into their broader curriculum. Programs must provide a printed or electronic copy of the Integrating Career Awareness into the ABE & ESOL curriculum guide for each participant.

Integrating Employability Skills: A Framework for All Educators: 3.5 PD Credit Hours (AELF2F)
*schedule through your PD Specialist

As students strive to meet the demands of the 21st century, they are increasingly expected to master employability skills in addition to traditional academic skills. This interactive, 3.5-hour workshop from the College and Career Readiness Center at AIR in partnership introduces participants to the Employability Skills Framework and why it is important for students, helps participants connect employability skills with other educational initiatives, and provides tools and strategies to prioritize employability skills at different levels. 

Preparing Students for Successful Transitions: 6 PD Credit Hours (AELF2F)
*schedule through your PD Specialist

This workshop looks at research-based strategies for helping ELL, ABE, and ASE students successfully transition into postsecondary education and/or career pathways. Participants look at transitions from a process and event perspective and align their current teaching practices to proven research-based models and recommendations made by the Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Supporting Transition and Career Pathways Workshop: 3 PD Credit Hours (AELF2F)
*schedule through your PD Specialist

Starting with an overview of Transition and Career Pathways Models and their requirements this interactive workshop provides a forum to discuss and brainstorm how teachers in traditional AEL classes can assist and support their program's Career Pathway and Transitions efforts through a series of framed discussions on:

  • How to incorporate student goal setting and career exploration activities into the classroom in support of available Transition & Career Pathway opportunities.
  • How to incorporate, integrate, and balance both family & work place literacy with basic academic skills in a way that helps students smoothly and successfully take the "next step" in completing their identified goals & objectives.
  • How to Identify and leverage local opportunities and resources through community outreach and involvement that can be used to create/support Transition & Career Pathway opportunities when they are available and meaningful workforce preparation activities when they are not.

Tech and Tell: Recruiting for Career Pathways Using Smart Cards: 1 PD Credit Hour (AELPDP)
*online anytime

Tech and Tell: Resources for Career Pathways: 1 PD Credit Hour (AELPDP)
*online anytime
        

Texas Industry Specific ESL (TISESL)3 -25 hours (AELF2F)
*schedule through your PD Specialist

Texas Industry-Specific ESL training consists of 6 separate training sessions that include the TISESL Curriculum Overview (3 hours); the TISESL Health Curriculum (6 hours); the TISESL Manufacturing Curriculum (6 hours); the Sales and Service Curriculum (6 hours); the Employability Curriculum (4 hours), and the Communication Scenarios Curriculum (3 hours).  Programs may choose to take any training session independent of the other.  However, for programs totally new to TISESL, it is recommended that a program coordinator and lead teacher first attend a TISESL Curriculum Overview. 

Transitioning from the Beginning for ELL Learners: 3 PD Credit Hours (AELF2F)
*schedule through your PD Specialist

Transitioning from the Beginning focuses on cross-cultural and academic content requirements, including writing, that facilitate successful transitions for ELL students into ABE, College, Certificate Programs or other career pathways.

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Workplace Literacy:

Counseling to Careers: 14 PD Credit Hours (AELF2F)
*schedule through your PD Specialist

Developed by JFF and adapted for Texas by Sandy Goodman, this training process includes modules 1 through 4 and is designed to help identify and better connect students in adult education programs to “best bet” post-secondary pathways that align with employer demand and student interest. Teams of an adult education director, integrated training and education or transitions teacher along with representatives from the local workforce board, community college, and employer sector participate in 2 full-day trainings and 2 hour-long conference calls. The teams also conduct local research on the job market and training opportunities and requirements and develop recruitment materials for at least one "best bet" career pathway.

Career Exploration: It starts with "me": 3 PD Credit Hours (AELF2F)
*schedule through your PD Specialist

This hands-on workshop helps adult education instructors guide adult education students through the college and career exploration process. Teachers will explore the local job market information and develop career and education plan of action for students, learn how to assess student's ambitions, talents, interest and skills, and learn how to present career pathways lessons.

Contextualized Instruction: Making it Work for your Customers and You: 6 PD Credit Hours (AELF2F)
*schedule through your PD Specialist

During this six-hour, interactive workshop, participants will learn about and explore best practices for contextualizing lesson plans around several career clusters, and develop and write contextualized lesson plans for career pathways courses. The target audience includes ABE, ASE, and IET instructors. The workshop will also integrate career skills to help improve basic skills using authentic specific career curriculum. This session may also benefit ELL teachers who want to integrate contextualized curriculum into instruction to support career exploration.

Contextualized Teaching and Learning: 6 PD Credit Hours (AELF2F)
*schedule through your PD Specialist

This workshop was developed to help teachers integrate in their teaching and practicing of academic skills the use of the context of employability skills. This Contextualized Teaching and Learning training will also give the instructors techniques and specific hands on examples that can be readily used in the classroom and in all content areas.

Contextualizing Instruction (Toolkit): 24 PD Credit Hours (AELF2F)
*schedule through your PD Specialist

This training was designed by Jobs for the Future (JFF) to help community colleges and adult educators who serve low-skilled adults through the use of contextualized learning. This approach integrates career subject matter with precollege skills development, allowing adult learners to get started more quickly on their chosen career path. Toolkit content covers key characteristics of contextualized learning, concrete steps to take when designing their contextualization approach, strategies to engage students, and considerations related to promoting contextualized learning. Participants meet twice for 1 or 2 days in person and attend 2 interim webinar sessions. Participants are expected to develop and implement contextualized curriculum.

Instructional Strategies for Integrating ABE Into Career Pathways:  6 PD Credit Hours (AELF2F)
*schedule through your PD Specialist

The changing and shifting of focus in Adult Education and Literacy instruction in the wake of WIOA requires lessons to "go beyond content" level instruction. There are several best instructional practices for facilitating career pathways requirements in Adult Education. This training introduces and models three top strategies that will lead to better contextualization of content to move instruction towards Career Pathways focused teaching and learning.

Instructional Strategies for Integrating ELL Into Career Pathways:  6 PD Credit hours (AELF2F)
*schedule through your PD Specialist
This workshop will provide instructional strategies designed to link the learning of basic English language skills with occupational content by focusing teaching and learning directly on concrete applications in various career contexts of interest to ELL students. Topics to be discussed will include "soft skills", interviewing, and other vital information for prospective employees.

Integrating Career Awareness (ICA) Training: 6 PD Credit Hours (AELF2F)
*schedule through your PD Specialist

This six-hour workshop is an opportunity for instructors, counselors/advisors, and administrators to learn about a career planning process that will motivate students and provide them with the tools to reach their career and educational goals. Participants will have an opportunity to explore a variety of lessons from the Integrating Career Awareness into the ABE & ESOL Classroom (ICA) curriculum guide and discuss ideas for incorporating them into their broader curriculum. Programs must provide a printed or electronic copy of the Integrating Career Awareness into the ABE & ESOL curriculum guide for each participant.

Integrating Employability Skills: A Framework for All Educators: 3.5 PD Credit Hours (AELF2F)
*schedule through your PD Specialist

As students strive to meet the demands of the 21st century, they are increasingly expected to master employability skills in addition to traditional academic skills. This interactive, 3.5-hour workshop from the College and Career Readiness Center at AIR in partnership introduces participants to the Employability Skills Framework and why it is important for student, helps participants connect employability skills with other educational initiatives, and provides tools and strategies to prioritize employability skills at different levels. 

Preparing Students for Successful Transitions: 6 PD Credit Hours (AELF2F)
*schedule through your PD Specialist

This workshop looks at research-based strategies for helping ELL, ABE, and ASE students successfully transition into postsecondary education and/or career pathways. Participants look at transitions from a process and event perspective and align their current teaching practices to proven research-based models and recommendations made by the Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Supporting Transition and Career Pathways Workshop: 3 PD Credit Hours (AELF2F)
*schedule through your PD Specialist

Starting with an overview of Transition and Career Pathways Models and their requirements this interactive workshop provides a forum to discuss and brainstorm how teachers in traditional AEL classes can assist and support their program's Career Pathway and Transitions efforts through a series of framed discussions on:

  • How to incorporate student goal setting and Career exploration activities in to the classroom in support of available Transition & Career pathway opportunities.
  • How to incorporate, integrate, and balance both family & work place literacy with basic academic skills in a way that helps students smoothly and successfully Take the "next step" in completing their identified goals & objectives.
  • How to Identify and leverage local opportunities and resources through community outreach, and involvement that can be used to create/support Transition & Career pathway opportunities when they are available and meaningful workforce preparation activities when they are not.

Tech and Tell: Recruiting for Career Pathways Using Smart Cards: 1 PD Credit Hour (AELPDP)
*online anytime

Tech and Tell: Resources for Career Pathways: 1 PD Credit Hour (AELPDP) 
*online anytime       

Texas Industry Specific ESL (TISESL):  3 - 25 PD Credit Hours (AELF2F)
*schedule through your PD Specialist

Texas Industry-Specific ESL training consists of 6 separate training sessions that include the TISELL Curriculum Overview (3 hours); the TISESL Health Curriculum (6 hours); the TISESL Manufacturing Curriculum (6 hours); the Sales and Service Curriculum (6 hours); the Employability Curriculum (4 hours), and the Communication Scenarios Curriculum (3 hours).  Programs may choose to take any training session independent of the other.  However, for programs totally new to TISESL, it is recommended that a program coordinator and lead teacher first attend a TISESL Curriculum Overview. 

Transitions for ABE / ASE: 3 PD Credit Hours (AELF2F)
*schedule through your PD Specialist

This training is available with no trainer fee from TRAIN PD Specialist Dr. Glenda Rose, as TRAIN PD resources allow and as justified by PD Needs Assessment and Local PD Plans. This workshop looks at the concept of "transition" as both a process and a movement.  It incorporates adult learning theory as participants learn how to scaffold adult learners in areas such as effective communication in private and group conversations, teamwork, learning strategies, critical thinking, and recognizing and adjusting for bias.  The ABE / ASE version of this workshop looks at the Transitions Integration Framework and specific activities to include in the classroom to help students develop the skills they will need beyond the High School Equivalency (HSE), whether for further training and education or the workplace.

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