TRAIN PD Center @ TCALL

2016 TRAIN Professional Development Calendar

 

This calendar includes TRAIN PD Consortium events along with other local, state, and national professional development opportunities and events of interest to adult & family literacy practitioners in Texas. If you know of other professional development opportunities or important dates of interest to Texas practitioners, please submit them to our Calendar Committee for consideration. For more information join one of our email discussion groups so you will always hear about the latest training opportunities. Click here to go to our Discussion Lists page to read about these discussion lists and how to join.

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January 2016

January 6, 2016: Retention Strategies and Working with Adult Learners (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Austin Community College, Eastview Campus, Multi-Purpose Hall, 3401 Webberville Austin, TX from 1:00pm - 3:15pm. The following event is divided into two parts on two different dates. Please see descriptions below. Please register here.

January 6-8, 2016: Grayson January Training (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 6101 Grayson Dr., Denison, TX. Please see descriptions and times below. Please register here.

Training Descriptions

January 6: Morning (9:00am - noon)

ABE Interactive Reading
This interactive workshop will provide participants with a variety of reading strategies to use in their ABE classrooms. Trainer is Tresa Pokorski.

ESL Listening & Speaking
This training is centered on strategies, techniques, and best practices for the lower ESL functioning levels with a focus on listening and speaking. Trainer is Wayne Crandall.

January 6: Afternoon (1:00pm - 4:00pm)

ESL Reading & Writing
An interactive workshop focusing on beginning ESL learners which will provide instructors with techniques and strategies to improve the persistence and performance of lower level English language learners. Trainer is Tresa Pokorski.

Integrating Reading & Writing for the ABE Classroom
This training is centered on integrating reading and writing skills at the ABE level to enhance critical thinking through the use of modeling, scaffolding, and clarity of purpose. Trainer is Wayne Crandall.

January 7: Morning (9:00am - noon)

Planning to plan for the AEL classroom
This training takes a look at the process of creating/adopting a “schedule of planned instruction” for the AEL classroom from the general framework of the learning cycle through selecting, developing, and modifying lessons to meet the instructional goals and objectives of the learning cycle to supporting desired learner outcomes. Trainier is Wayne Crandall.

January 7: Afternoon (1:00pm - 4:00pm)

TEAMS for Teachers/ with TEAMS overview
In this module the trainer will provide participants with an opportunity to look in-depth at student level information that is collected in TEAMS. Participants will have an opportunity to familiarize themselves with navigating the side bar menu in TEAMS, gain knowledge on how TEAMS is built and access student level data from various points. Trainier is Wayne Crandall.

January 8 (9:00am - noon)

Strategies for the Multi-level Classroom
This interactive training focuses on appropriate lesson planning strategies, group strategies, and effective multi-level activities for ESL, ABE and ASE classrooms. Classroom management techniques, test preparation, orientation procedures will be presented. Trainer is Tresa Pokorski.

January 7, 2016: Distance Learning Academy, Module 1 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Arcadia Park Annex, 911 Morocco Avenue, Dallas, TX from 8:30am - 3:30pm. This session is intended for staff and administrators. An overview of state and federal policy requirements for implementing a distance education program. Registration for Module 3 will be completed during the class. Note that Modules 1 and 3 are required for new staff and administrators. If a program is new to distance learning in adult education, an administrator must attend with other staff. Trainer is Jose Garcia. Please register here.

January 7, 2016: Building Persistence and Resilience through Instructional Practices (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 7037 Capitol St., Suite A, Houston,TX from 8:30am - 3:30pm. This training introduces participants to Adult student behaviors and trends as they tend to move through adult education. Participants will be introduced to the Drivers of Persistence developed by World Ed and to the idea of Resilience Building to aid student retention as well as instructional strategies to increase retention. Trainer is Irene Ramos. Please register here.

January 7, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, RLA Strand Session 1 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Austin CC, Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX from 9:00am - noon. The following event is divided into two parts on two different dates. Please see descriptions below. Please register here.

Training Descriptions

January 7, 2016

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, RLA Strand Session 1 of 3, Part 2
Participants will understand the importance of close reading and evidence-based writing skills for both academic and workplace purposes. Participants will learn the basic steps for teaching close reading with an emphasis on identifying evidence from texts which can be used in the writing process. Participants will practice using the steps in close reading through working with text from different content areas, as well as in unpacking high school completion test prompts. Participants will receive resources for texts and various research-based reading and writing strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Alex Baez.

NOTE: Part 1 took place on November 20th, 2015.

January 7, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, RLA Strand, Session 1 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Austin Community College, Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX from 9:00am - noon. The following event is divided into two parts on two different dates. Please see descriptions below. Please register here.

Session Descriptions

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, RLA Strand, Part 1 of 2, Session 1 of 3
(November 20, 2015, 9:00am - noon)

Participants will understand the importance of close reading and evidence-based writing skills for both academic and workplace purposes. Participants will learn the basic steps for teaching close reading with an emphasis on identifying evidence from texts which can be used in the writing process. Participants will practice using the steps in close reading through working with text from different content areas, as well as in unpacking high school completion test prompts. Participants will receive resources for texts and various research-based reading and writing strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Griselda Valerio.

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, RLA Strand, Part 2 of 2, Session 1 of 3
(January 7, 2016, 6:00pm - 9:00pm)

Participants will understand the importance of close reading and evidence-based writing skills for both academic and workplace purposes. Participants will learn the basic steps for teaching close reading with an emphasis on identifying evidence from texts which can be used in the writing process. Participants will practice using the steps in close reading through working with text from different content areas, as well as in unpacking high school completion test prompts. Participants will receive resources for texts and various research-based reading and writing strategies that can be used in the classroom.Trainer is Griselda Valerio.

January 7, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand Part 2 of 2, Session 1 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Austin Community College, Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX from 9:00am - noon. Participants will learn strategies for teaching number sense concepts such as multiples, factors, exponents, absolute value, and the ordering of rational numbers. Also included will be key life skills such as ratios, percent, and scale factors. Each participant will practice using the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, to address these skills as well as to obtain calculator skills needed for future sessions. Trainer is Vaaron Juarez. Please register here.

January 7, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand Part 2 of 2, Session 1 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Austin Community College, Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Participants will learn strategies for teaching number sense concepts such as multiples, factors, exponents, absolute value, and the ordering of rational numbers. Also included will be key life skills such as ratios, percent, and scale factors. Each participant will practice using the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, to address these skills as well as to obtain calculator skills needed for future sessions. Trainer is Amy Velchoff. Please register here.

January 7, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand Part 2 of 2, Session 1 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Austin Community College, Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX from 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Participants will learn strategies for teaching number sense concepts such as multiples, factors, exponents, absolute value, and the ordering of rational numbers. Also included will be key life skills such as ratios, percent, and scale factors. Each participant will practice using the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, to address these skills as well as to obtain calculator skills needed for future sessions. Trainer is William Perry. Please register here.

January 7, 2016: Tech and Tell: An Introduction to OOVO (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 8:00pm - 9:00pm. Oovoo is a free online resource that allows you to video chat, screen share, and instant message with up to 12 people. Similar to Skype it does require a download. Oovoo makes working and learning from a distance easy. Connect with your students! No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 8:00 pm Central on Thursday, January 7th and click the green "JOIN" button. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print!). Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. This training repeats on January 8th.

January 8, 2015: Tech and Tell: An Introduction to OOVO (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 11:30am - 12:30pm. Oovoo is a free online resource that allows you to video chat, screen share, and instant message with up to 12 people. Similar to Skype it does require a download. Oovoo makes working and learning from a distance easy. Connect with your students! No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30 am Central on Friday, January 8th and click the green "JOIN" button. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print!). Learn more at the Tech and Tell page.

January 8-9, 2016: HCDE January In-Service (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Irvington Learning Center, 626 Lindale, Houston, TX on January 8, 2016 at 8:30am - 3:30pm and January 9, 2016 at 8:30am - 3:30pm. Please view session descriptions below and select the sessions you wish to attend on the registration form.

Session Descriptions

January 8, 2016

DL Academy Module 1 (8:30am - 3:30pm - Room 117)
Module 1 explains state and federal policy requirements for implementing a distance education program. Trainer is Denise Guckert.

January 9, 2016

All Day Sessions

BEST Plus (8:30am - 3:30pm - Room 118)
Participants learn to administer and score the computer adaptive software for the state oral language assessment BEST PLUS.

DL Academy Module 1 (8:30am - 3:30pm - Room 117)
Module 1 explains state and federal policy requirements for implementing a distance education program. Trainer is Beth Ponder.

TABE (8:30pm - 3:30pm - Room 211)
This training course provides the CTB/McGraw-Hill certification requirements on the best practices of administering, scoring and interpreting the TABE 9/10. Each participant receives a copy of the official TABE 9/10 training workbook.

Morning Sessions

BEST Literacy (8:30am - 11:30am - Room 115)
In accordance with guidelines of the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), participants study the rationale for the new BEST Literacy Test and acquire sufficient mastery of the BEST Literacy Test to perform duties of a tester in administering , scoring and interpreting the scores.

TEAMS for Teachers with Overview (8:30am - 11:30am - Room 207)
This training provides teachers and other AE staff with an overview of TEAMS, how to access it and utilize it to improve program performance. The session includes a review of the National Reporting System. Trainer is Bill Medina.

Afternoon Sessions

TEAMS for Teachers with Overview (12:30pm - 3:30pm - Room 207)
This training provides teachers and other AE staff with an overview of TEAMS, how to access it and utilize it to improve program performance. The session includes a review of the National Reporting System. Trainer is Bill Medina.

January 8, 2016: Tyler Jr College Master Teacher Academy Session 1 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event).These sessions (Math and RLA) are broken into two days, one on November 20th and one on January 8th. Please see descriptions below. If interested in attending, please contact Resa Wingfield at rwingfield@lcotyler.org. The first part took place on November 20, 2015.

January 8, 2016 from 10:00am - 1:00pm

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, RLA Strand Part 2 of 2, Session 1 of 3
Participants will understand the importance of close reading and evidence-based writing skills for both academic and workplace purposes. Participants will learn the basic steps for teaching close reading with an emphasis on identifying evidence from texts which can be used in the writing process. Participants will practice using the steps in close reading through working with text from different content areas, as well as in unpacking high school completion test prompts. Participants will receive resources for texts and various research-based reading and writing strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Rich Roper.

January 8, 2016 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand Part 2 of 2, Session 1 of 3
Participants will learn strategies for teaching number sense concepts such as multiples, factors, exponents, absolute value, and the ordering of rational numbers. Also included will be key life skills such as ratios, percent, and scale factors. Each participant will practice using the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, to address these skills as well as to obtain calculator skills needed for future sessions. Trainer is Gareth Wingfield.

January 9, 2016: Paris Junior College January In-Service (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at NTCC Industrial Technology Training Center, 1100 Lakewood Dr., Mt. Pleasant, TX from 9:00am - noon. These In-Service trainings repeat on January 9th and January 14th. Please see descriptions below and select the date you would like to attend. Please register here.

Training Descriptions

Integrated Reading & Writing
This training is centered on integrating reading and writing skills at the ABE level to enhance critical thinking through the use of Strategies, techniques, and best practice for the ABE classroom to help set the stage for successfully writing for the GED extend response when they reach the ASE level and/or are ready to take the 2014 GED test. Trainer is Maria Caratini Prado.

ESL Listening & Speaking
An interactive workshop focusing on beginning ESL learners which will provide instructors with techniques and strategies to improve the persistence and performance of lower level English language learners. Trainer is Tresa Pokorski.

January 9, 2016: Building Persistence and Resilience through Instructional Practices (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Brazosport College - Central, Room: B123/124, 500 College Dr., Lake Jackson, TX from 1:00pm - 4:00pm. This training introduces participants to Adult student behaviors and trends as they tend to move through adult education. Participants will be introduced to the Drivers of Persistence developed by World Ed and to the idea of Resilience Building to aid student retention as well as instructional strategies to increase retention. The drivers can be useful tools for increasing student retention through attention and redirection of classroom dynamic based on these drivers of student persistence. Resilience can see students through to the college-going culture. Trainer is Irene Ramos.

January 9, 2016: COM Spring In-Service (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at College of the Mainland, Technical-Vocational Building, T-1344, 1200 Amburn Road, Texas City, TX from 1:00pm - 4:00pm. This In-Service includes 3 workshops. Please see descriptions below and select which one you would like to attend. Please register here.

Session Descriptions

Integrating Career Awareness for Beginning ESL
This is a look at lessons out of the ICA Guide adapted for literacy and beginning level ESL students. After reviewing the "hows and whys" of the adaptations and experiencing them, participants will choose a lesson to adapt and have time to prepare at least one lesson from the ICA Guide original. (Most ICA GUIDE lessons are several ESL lessons.) The other participants and I will provide feedback. Ideally, participants create a network through which they can share ideas. I also give them access to my ICA for Beginning ESL folder with more electronic resources for them to use after the session. Original ICA Guides should be available and access to the Internet is preferred, but not required. Trainer is Denise Guckert.

Integrating Reading and Writing for the ABE Classroom
This training is centered on integrating reading and writing skills at the ABE level to enhance critical thinking through the use of modeling, scaffolding and clarity of purpose. Trainer is Wayne Crandall.

TEAMS for Teachers with TEAMS Overview
This module provides participants with an opportunity to look in-depth at participant (student) level information that is collected in TEAMS. Participants become familiar with navigating the side bar menu in TEAMS, gain knowledge on how TEAMS is built, and access participant level data from various points. Additional activities focus on building knowledge on the Participant Roster, the Performance Report, and Table 4 & 4B Combined to monitor class progress towards meeting performance objectives. The TEAMS Overview module introduces new users to basic concepts in TEAMS, including its relationship with the National Reporting System, Educational Functioning Levels, Domain of Significance, baseline and progress tests, and educational gains. Participants will learn common TEAMS acronyms, list types of information in TEAMS, locate and use the TEAMS Reference Guide. Trainer is Martin Loa.

January 9, 2016: DL Academy Module 1 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Odessa College, Deaderick Hall, Room 216, 201 W. University Ave., Odessa, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. DL Academy includes Modules 1, 2 and 3. Module 1 (6 hours) explains state and federal policy requirements for implementing a distance education program. Module 2 (3 hours) introduces a process for evaluation of the numerous curricula options available on the Approved List of Distance Curriculum. This course is not an endorsement of any specific software or curriculum. Module 3 (10 hours) is a 7 module facilitated online course that guides programs through the development of their Distance Learning Plan. Topics including student recruitment, orientation, technology accessibility, teacher roles and instruction,student engagement, assessment, and student retention. Note that Modules 1 and 3 are required for new staff and administrators. If a program is new to distance learning in adult education, an administrator must attend with other staff. Module 2 is OPTIONAL. Trainer is Jose Garcia. Please register here.

January 9, 2016: TEAMS Overview and Reports & Tables Modules (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Howard College, Academic Bldg. Room # 147, 3501 North US Hwy 67, San Angelo, TX from 9:00am - 1:00pm. This training is for administrators, coordinators, teachers, and support staff. Participants will review basic concepts in TEAMS: NRS, EFLs, DOS, baseline and progress testing and educational gains. Participants learn how to run various reports and tables, how to interpret and analyze data on the reports, and how to use this information to understand teacher and overall program performance. Trainer is Franklin Douglas. Please register here.

January 9, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Session 1 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at HCDE, Irvington Learning Center, 626 Lindale, Houston, TX from 8:30am - 3:30pm. Please see training descriptions below and select a training on the registration form. Please register here.

Training Descriptions

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Session 1 of 3
Participants will learn strategies for teaching number sense concepts such as multiples, factors, exponents, absolute value, and the ordering of rational numbers.  Also included will be key life skills such as ratios, percent, and scale factors.  Each participant will practice using the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, to address these skills as well as to obtain calculator skills needed for future sessions. Trainer is Cheryl Sanders.

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, RLA Strand, Session 1 of 3
Participants will understand the importance of close reading and evidence-based writing skills for both academic and workplace purposes. Participants will learn the basic steps for teaching close reading with an emphasis on identifying evidence from texts which can be used in the writing process. Participants will practice using the steps in close reading through working with text from different content areas, as well as in unpacking high school completion test prompts. Participants will receive resources for texts and various research-based reading and writing strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Denise Johnson.

January 12, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts, 1A/1B (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). These trainings will be held at DCCCD, El Centro West Campus, 3330 N. Hampton Rd., Dallas, TX from 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Participants will understand the importance of close reading and evidence-based writing skills for both academic and workplace purposes. Participants will learn the basic steps for teaching close reading with an emphasis on identifying evidence from texts which can be used in the writing process. Participants will practice using the steps in close reading through working with text from different content areas, as well as in unpacking high school completion test prompts. Participants will receive resources for texts and various research-based reading and writing strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Monica Stansberry. This is a two part course, participants are expected to complete both parts for credit to be awarded. Part 1A was held on December 16th. Please register for both session here.

January 13, 2016: Master Teacher Trainer Academy for ASE, Training-of-Trainers (TOT) for RLA, Webinar (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This Webinar is scheduled for 3:30 PM Central Time, by invitation only.

January 14, 2016: Tech and Tell: REMIND (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 8:00pm - 9:00pm. Remind.com is a feature rich text messaging app that allows you to chat with individuals, groups or whole classes. You can send audio messages, text messages and attachments. It is a great way to increase retention in your classroom. The best news with this app is that students DON'T need the app to use it. They can use it right from the text messages. Come and learn how Susan Gaer uses this tool with her ESL students. She will show you how to use it and some samples from her classes. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 8:00 pm Central on Thursday, January 14th and click the green "JOIN" button. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print!). Learn more at the Tech and Tell page.

January 14 & 15, 2016: Transitions to College or the Workforce Workshop (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Brownsville ISD Adult Education, 708 Palm Blvd, Brownsville, TX. This workshop is offered on the 14th from 5:00pm - 8:00pm and the 15th from 8:30am - 11:30am. Please select the day you would like to attend on the registration form. This session will discuss the work of David Conley on College and Career Readiness with emphasis on working on cognitive skills, developing college knowledge, college behaviors, key content knowledge, and developing the students' soft skills. As classroom teachers, our charge is multi-faceted and we must be able to guide students and prepare them as they transition to college or the workplace. Trainer is Laura Barrera. Please register here.

January 14, 2016: Paris Junior College January In-Service (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Bobby Walters Workforce Building, Room 1109, 2400 Clarksville, Paris, TX from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. These In-Service trainings repeat on January 9th and January 14th. Please see descriptions below and select the date you would like to attend. Please register here.

Training Descriptions

Integrated Reading & Writing
This training is centered on integrating reading and writing skills at the ABE level to enhance critical thinking through the use of Strategies, techniques, and best practice for the ABE classroom to help set the stage for successfully writing for the GED extend response when they reach the ASE level and/or are ready to take the 2014 GED test. Trainer is Tresa Pokorski.

ESL Listening & Speaking
An interactive workshop focusing on beginning ESL learners which will provide instructors with techniques and strategies to improve the persistence and performance of lower level English language learners. Trainer is Wayne Crandall.

January 14, 2016: Master Teacher Trainer Academy for ASE, Training-of-Trainers (TOT) for Math, Webinar (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This Webinar is scheduled for 3:30 PM Central Time, by invitation only.

January 14, 2016: Leadership Excellence Academy Workshop #2 (a TWC-directed, TRAIN PD-facilitated event). Texas' LEA Cohort 8 continues with this face-to-face workshop, location and details to be determined. For more information about the Leadership Excellence Academy, see the Texas LEA Web page.

January 15, 2016: Temple College TEAMS Training (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Temple College, 2600 South First, Temple, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Please see descriptions below. This event contains 2 trainings. Please register here.

Training Descriptions

TEAMS Overview combined with TEAMS: Reports & Tables Module (9:00am - 1:00pm)
This training is for administrators, coordinators, teachers, and support staff. Participants will review basic concepts in TEAMS: NRS, EFLs, DOS, baseline and progress testing and educational gains. Participants learn how to run various reports and tables, how to interpret and analyze data on the reports, and how to use this information to understand teacher and overall program performance. Trainer is Terri Schimenz.

TEAMS for Teachers (2:00pm - 4:00pm)
This module provides participants with an opportunity to look in-depth at participant (student) level information that is collected in TEAMS. Participants become familiar with navigating the side bar menu in TEAMS, gain knowledge on how TEAMS is built, and access participant level data from various points. Additional activities focus on building knowledge on the Participant Roster, the Performance Report, and Table IV/V to monitor class progress towards meeting performance objectives. Trainer is Terri Schimenz.

January 15, 2016: Distance Learning Academy, Module 1 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Navarro College, Gooch Student Center, Room 108, 3200 W. 7th Ave., Corsicana, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. This session is intended for staff and administrators. An overview of state and federal policy requirements for implementing a distance education program. Registration for Module 3 will be completed during the class. Note that Modules 1 and 3 are required for new staff and administrators. If a program is new to distance learning in adult education, an administrator must attend with other staff. Trainer is Jose Garcia. Please register here.

January 16, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Session 1 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Denton ISD Professional Development Center, 1212 Bolivar St., Denton, TX from 8:00am - 3:00pm. Participants will learn strategies for teaching number sense concepts such as multiples, factors, exponents, absolute value, and the ordering of rational numbers. Also included will be key life skills such as ratios, percent, and scale factors. Each participant will practice using the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, to address these skills as well as to obtain calculator skills needed for future sessions. Trainer is Conni Marshall. Please register here.

January 21, 2016: Tech and Tell: An Introduction to Weebly (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 8:00pm - 9:00pm. Founded in 2007, Weebly is a San Francisco-based, global platform that lets people easily create a unique website, blog or online store. Perfect for Adult Education programs wanting to create a classroom website and communicate with learners. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 8:00 pm Central on Thursday, January 21st and click the green "JOIN" button. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print!). Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. This training repeats on January 22nd.

January 22, 2015: Tech and Tell: An Introduction to Weebly (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 11:30am - 12:30pm. Founded in 2007, Weebly is a San Francisco-based, global platform that lets people easily create a unique website, blog or online store. Perfect for Adult Education programs wanting to create a classroom website and communicate with learners. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30 am Central on Friday, January 22nd and click the green "JOIN" button. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print!). Learn more at the Tech and Tell page.

January 22, 2016: Using Data to Increase Enrollment (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Literacy Council of Tyler, 1530 SSW Loop 323, Tyler, TX from 10:00am - 5:00pm. This session is designed to introduce program leaders and instructors to a wide variety of data sources to systematically plan and increase enrollment. The sessions include hands-on practice locating, understanding, prioritizing, analyzing, and using important data sources. Key areas include utilizing community data, capturing data on potential students, and utilizing current program data. Trainer is Susan Gusler. Please register here.

January 22-23, 2016: TEX (Teaching English with Excellence) Basic ESL Training For New ESL Teachers of Adult Students. This training will be held at The Mission (3224 Cheek Sparger, Bedford, TX 76021) on Friday, January 22 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm AND Saturday, January 23 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Complete information is included on the Events page at www.literacyconnexus.org. Training is sequential; therefore, attendance at BOTH sessions is required. Arrive on Friday before 6:30 pm to check in and receive materials. For more info contact info@literacyconnexus.org or 817-696-9898.

January 22-23, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Session 1A & 1B (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at HCC Central Campus, 1300 Holman St., San Jacinto Building; Room 175, Houston, TX from 6:00pm - 9:00pm on January 22 and 9:00am - noon on January 23. See descriptions below and select which session you want to register for on the registration form. Please register here.

January 22, 2016, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Part 1A
Participants will learn strategies for teaching number sense concepts such as multiples, factors, exponents, absolute value, and the ordering of rational numbers. Also included will be key life skills such as ratios, percent, and scale factors. Each participant will practice using the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, to address these skills as well as to obtain calculator skills needed for future sessions. Trainer is Yazmin Flores.

January 23, 2016, 9:00am - noon

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, 1B
Participants will learn strategies for teaching number sense concepts such as multiples, factors, exponents, absolute value, and the ordering of rational numbers. Also included will be key life skills such as ratios, percent, and scale factors. Each participant will practice using the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, to address these skills as well as to obtain calculator skills needed for future sessions. Trainer is Yazmin Flores.

January 22-23, 2016: 2016 Winter AEL Convocation (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at HCC Central Campus, San Jacinto Bldg., 1300 Holman St., Houston, TX from 6:00pm - 9:00pm on January 22, 2016 and 9:00am - noon on January 23, 2016. These trainings are repeated on both days. Please see descriptions below and select the trainings you would like to attend. Please register here.

Training Descriptions

Beginning Literacy ESL: Strategies for Beginning Literacy ESL Learners (Room 101)
The Beginning ESL Literacy training will provide instructors with a brief history of the adult learner, techniques and strategies to improve the persistence and performance of learners in this lowest level of ESL. Teachers will learn how to promote an environment that builds retention and community among learners. Strategies and activities focus on realia found in the learners' environment to help beginning literacy ESL learners develop basic oral communication skills and build reading and writing skills. Trainer is Aida Martinez.

Cell Phones, Smart Phones and Mobile Devices (Room 138)
This session offers teachers an overview of ways phones and mobile devices can be utilized in their classrooms, instead of being an annoyance or distraction. Computers with Internet and cell phones are necessary. Participants should have average computer skills and a more-than-basic cell phone to get the most out of this session. (If they have no cell phone, or one restricted only to calls, they may not enjoy this session very much.) Trainer is Denise Guckert.

Reading and Interpreting Data: The Mathematics of Science and Social Studies (Room 104)
To share strategies on teaching the interrelationships between problem solving and interpreting graphs, charts, and other data representation are connected to Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Teachers will learn how to represent real-world problems visually. Finally, educators will use the skills of charting math data that can be used to create dot plots, histograms and box plots. Trainer is Cheryl Sanders.

2014 GED®: Preparing Students for Mathematical Reasoning (Room 140)
This workshop provides strategies and resources to help instructors prepare students for the Mathematical Reasoning module of the 2014 GED® test. Trainer is Dirk Hodges.

Using Multiple Grouping Strategies for ESL Instruction (Room 102)
This training is designed to help ABE/ASE/ESOL teachers identify key traits that influence how groups can be implemented and organized in a multilevel classroom. Through hands-on and interactive activities teachers will differentiate among using pairs, small groups, and large groups for effective learning. Trainer is Martin Loa.

Building Persistence and Resilience through Instructional Practices (Room 110)
This training introduces participants to Adult student behaviors and trends as they tend to move through adult education. Participants will be introduced to the Drivers of Persistence developed by World Ed and to the idea of Resilience Building to aid student retention as well as instructional strategies to increase retention. The drivers can be useful tools for increasing student retention through attention and redirection of classroom dynamic based on these drivers of student persistence. Resilience can see students through to the college-going culture. Trainer is Irene Ramos.

Questioning Strategies That Promote Higher Order Thinking (Room 169)
This session covers questioning strategies that can be used in the adult classroom to increase student engagement with a focus on why increased critical thinking abilities develop students academically. The presenter will also focus on questions at all Depth of Knowledge and Bloom's Taxonomy levels. Ineffective questioning strategies will also be addressed. This will assist instructors prepare students for the new GED® 2014. Collaborative activities will provide opportunities for participants to develop their own questions at different DOK and Bloom's levels. Trainer is Rene Coronado.

Reach Them to Teach Them (Room 134 - Lab)
Reach Them to Teach Them is an interactive workshop that introduces teachers to online tools to keep students engaged outside of the classroom using smart phones, tablets and Apps. Workshop participants will be presented with current statistics on smart phone and social media usage, as well as be introduced to the SAMR Model of Technology Integration. Who said you couldn't pair levels of Bloom's Taxonomy or Webb's Depth of Knowledge with an APP? Learners will engage with Pedagogy Wheel, and leave with the Wheel and SAMR model to use in their class the next day! Trainer is Amber Miller.

Social Media and the Internet as a Medium for Learning (Room 135-Lab)
There are clear advantages to using social media in the classroom and for distance learning. With social media services online, ASE/GED/ESL Instructors can experience new and better types of communication and interaction. Participants will understand digital generations and explore the use of many forms of social media. Trainer is Kristi Parker.

TEAMS: Reports & Tables Module with Overview (Room 201 - Lab)
The Overview introduces new users to basic concepts in TEAMS, including its relationship with the National Reporting System, Educational Functioning Levels, Domain of Significance, baseline and progress tests, and educational gains. Then the session will introduce the essential reports and tables that are necessary for assessment planning and program performance. Participants learn how to run various reports and tables, how to interpret and analyze data on the reports, and how to use this information to understand teacher and overall program performance. The reports include: Participant Roster, Participant Roster with Latest Assessment, Participants Tested with Less than Minimum Hours of Instruction, Participants Enrolled and Level Completed with Proxy Hours, Table 4, Table 4 and 4B Combined, Performance Report, and GED Match Report. Trainer is Alicia Aviles.

Write from Day One (Room 133) Session has been cancelled.
This 3-hour interactive workshop will focus on appropriate lesson planning strategies and effective writing strategies in multi-level ESL, ABE and ASE classrooms that instructors can use to help their students write more effectively in school, for personal reasons, and at work. Trainer is Patricia Solomon.

Writing for the GED®2014 and Beyond (Room 141)
Taking a step-by-step approach to teaching writing and writing strategies, this session targets the needs of GED® 2014, but also encourages teachers to think beyond the test. Brainstorming and lesson plan-sharing is included with feedback from the facilitator and the true experts: the other GED teachers. Trainer is Barry Williams.

January 23, 2016: College Career Readiness Standards (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Odessa College, Deaderick Hall, Room 216, 201 W. University Ave., Odessa, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. This training introduces the Cross Disciplinary Standards for the Texas Career and College Readiness Standards. The participants will engage in activities that help them understand and unpack the standards. Instructors will work in a group lesson-planning activity to assist with the incorporation of the standards. Trainer is Olga Escamilla. Please register here.

January 23, 2016: January Training for BVCOG (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Bryan Adult Learning Center, 1700 Palasota, Bryan, TX from 9:00am - noon. These two workshops happen at the same time. Please see descriptions below and select which one you would like to attend. Please register here.

Workshop Descriptions

ESL Beginning Literacy
An interactive workshop focusing on beginning ESL learners which will provide instructors with techniques and strategies to improve the persistence and performance of lower level English language learners. Trainer is Tresa Pokorski.

2014 GED Math Strategies and Best Practices
This Interactive Training gives adult Educators and Instructional aides strategies and best practices as related to the 2014 GED math test. Participants will review key mathematical concepts from the test and correlate strategies and best practices for the instruction of these concepts. Trainer is Angeline Kaldro.

January 23, 2016: East Texas Literacy Symposium. This training will be held at 3201 N. Eastman Road, Longview, TX. In collaboration with Literacy Texas, this professional development and training program will feature a variety of training topics including volunteer management, tutoring and teaching low-literacy adults, and collaborative opportunities to promote adult literacy awareness and initiatives. For more information as plans develop, visit www.literacytexas.org and subscribe to TCALL's Listserv for Community-based and Volunteer Literacy Educators.

 January 27, 2016: TRAIN PD Virtual Meeting with PD Coordinators (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). From 2:00 to 3:00 PM Central Time, the TRAIN PD Consortium will have its monthly virtual meeting with Professional Development Coordinators assigned to the Adult Education and Literacy Grant Recipients/Consortia. Details on participation will be shared via the PD Coordinators’ Listserv, or PD Coordinators can email trainpd@tamu.ed​u for more information.​

January 28, 2016: Tech and Tell: Resources for Students with Disabilities (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 8:00pm - 9:00pm. Texas Computer Education Association's Peggy Reimers will host this week's Tech-and-Tell demonstrating online resources to support special learning needs. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 8:00 pm Central on Thursday, January 28th and click the green "JOIN" button. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print!). Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. This training repeats on January 29th.

January 29, 2015: Tech and Tell: Resources for Students with Disabilities (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 11:30am - 12:30pm. Texas Computer Education Association's Peggy Reimers will host this week's Tech-and-Tell demonstrating online resources to support special learning needs. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30 am Central on Friday, January 29th and click the green "JOIN" button. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print!). Learn more at the Tech and Tell page.

January 29, 2016: TEAMS: Overview and Reports & Tables Module (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Laredo Community College, West End Washington St., Laredo, TX from 12:30pm - 4:30pm. In this module the trainer will introduce new users to basic concepts in TEAMS such as Educational Functioning Levels, Domain of Significance, baseline and progress tests, educational gains and more. Participants will learn common TEAMS acronyms, list types of information in TEAMS, locate and use the TEAMS Reference Guide. The trainer will also introduce the essential reports and tables that are necessary for AEL staff to understand assessment planning and program performance. The participants will be able to run various reports and tables, interpret and analyze data on the reports and use this information to understand teacher and overall program performance. Trainer is Eduardo Martinez. Please register here.

January 29, 2016: TRAIN PD Virtual Meeting with PD Coordinators (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). From 2:00 to 3:00 PM Central Time, the TRAIN PD Consortium will have its monthly virtual meeting with Professional Development Coordinators assigned to the Adult Education and Literacy Grant Recipients/Consortia. Details on participation will be shared via the PD Coordinators’ Listserv, or PD Coordinators can email trainpd@tamu.ed​u for more information.​

January 29, 2016: Using Data to Increase Enrollment Training-of Trainers (TOT) (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Highland Business Center, Austin Community College, Room 212 , 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. This workshop will provide training for experienced TRAINERS who are interested in teaching this content to the AEL field. This training is designed to introduce program leaders and instructors to a wide variety of data sources to systematically plan and increase enrollment. This training includes hands-on practice locating, understanding, prioritizing, analyzing, and using important data sources such as census, labor market, poverty, and school district data. Key areas include utilizing community data, capturing data on potential students, and utilizing current program data. Utilize and interpret TEAMS data in new ways to target recruitment and meet enrollment goals. This is not a teacher or staff training, but a training for TRAINERS. Trainer is Susan Gusler. Criteria for this Training-of-Trainers (TOT): TEAMS experience with Reports, at least two years of Training experience, listed in the CTDB or willing to apply. There is no cost for the training itself and travel costs are the responsibility of the local program. Hotel info will be on the confirmation email you receive after you register. Interested applicants should contact Tracy Hendrix at tracyhendrix@tamu.edu.

January 29, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, RLA Strand, Session 1 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Ysleta Community Learning Center, Room 22, 121 Padres Drive, El Paso, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Participants will understand the importance of close reading and evidence-based writing skills for both academic and workplace purposes. Participants will learn the basic steps for teaching close reading with an emphasis on identifying evidence from texts which can be used in the writing process. Participants will practice using the steps in close reading through working with text from different content areas, as well as in unpacking high school completion test prompts. Participants will receive resources for texts and various research-based reading and writing strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Liliana Black. Please register here.

January 30, 2016: Gulf Coast Literacy Symposium. This training will be held at Pearland ISD Administration Building, 1928 N. Main (Hwy 35), Pearland. In collaboration with Literacy Texas, this professional development and training program will feature a variety of training topics including volunteer management, tutoring and teaching low-literacy adults, and collaborative opportunities to promote adult literacy awareness and initiatives. For more information as plans develop, visit www.literacytexas.org and subscribe to TCALL's Listserv for Community-based and Volunteer Literacy Educators.

January 30, 2016: Contextualized Summit: Finding Common Ground. McLennan Community College in Waco will host this training from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM to introduce contextualized instruction and present career-centered approaches for the common goal of teaching adult learners. Instructors and staff of Adult Education, ESL, and Developmental Education programs will connect, collaborate and communicate as they discover common ground and common understanding on the teaching of adult learners. For more information, contact Sherry Smith Dennis at (254) 299-8748 or ssmith-dennis@mclennan.edu.

January 30, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Session 1 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Laredo Community College, Fort McIntosh Campus, West End Washington Street, Laredo, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Participants will learn strategies for teaching number sense concepts such as multiples, factors, exponents, absolute value, and the ordering of rational numbers. Also included will be key life skills such as ratios, percent, and scale factors. Each participant will practice using the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, to address these skills as well as to obtain calculator skills needed for future sessions. Trainer is Dion Krupa. Please register here.

January 30, 2016: Recruitment and Retention Workshop (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Del Mar College East Campus, 101 Baldwin, Corpus Christi, TX from 8:30am - 3:30pm. This training presents effective outreach and recruitment strategies for use by Adult Education Programs. Staff will be engaged in discussions about incorporating community capacity building practices to increase community outreach, student recruitment and desired enrollment. Participants will be guided through planning for first contact with participants which is the initial step to retention. Group will review the drivers of Persistence as well as 10 strategies for improving retention. Trainer is Olga Escamilla. Please register here.

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February 2016

February 1, 2016: LINCS Webinar Highlighting KET Multimedia Resources for ABE Classroom. Kentucky Educational Television (KET), the nation’s largest statewide public broadcasting network, will host an interactive webinar and discussion on effectively incorporating video resources into adult education classrooms.  Presenters from KET will provide best practices for integrating video and multimedia resources, as well as introduce several free online resources for GED testing, math and numeracy, and workplace interview skills. Register here.

February 3, 2016: Defining Student Success in WIOA - Webinar 2: Integrated English Literacy Civics Education. Texas Workforce Commission-hosted Webinar for Adult Education and Literacy program leaders at 1:30 Central Standard Time. For more information, AEL programs should contact their TWC Program Specialist.

February 4, 2016: Tech and Tell: An Introduction to LINCS (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 8:00pm - 9:00pm. The Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) provides a variety of resources and services through its Resource Collection, Community of Practice, Learning Portal and Regional Professional Development Centers. Learn about each of these components and discover new online courses, resources, and tools. Learn about current initiatives such as digital strategies, the Adult Numeracy Instruction (ANI), Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy (TEAL), and the Learner Center. Trainer is Aaron Koehnig. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 8:00 pm Central on Thursday, February 4th and click the green "JOIN" button. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print!). Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. This training repeats on February 5th.

February 5, 2016: Tech and Tell: An Introduction to LINCS (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 11:30am - 12:30pm. The Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) provides a variety of resources and services through its Resource Collection, Community of Practice, Learning Portal and Regional Professional Development Centers. Learn about each of these components and discover new online courses, resources, and tools. Learn about current initiatives such as digital strategies, the Adult Numeracy Instruction (ANI), Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy (TEAL), and the Learner Center. Trainer is Aaron Koehnig. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30 am Central on Friday, February 5th and click the green "JOIN" button. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print!). Learn more at the Tech and Tell page.

February 5-6, 2016: TEX (Teaching English with Excellence) Basic ESL Training For New ESL Teachers of Adult Students. This training will be held at San Antonio Baptist Association (5807 IH-10 West, San Antonio, Texas 78201) on Friday, February 5 from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm and Saturday February 6 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Complete information is included on the Events page at www.literacyconnexus.org. Training is sequential so attendance at BOTH sessions is required. Arrive on Friday before 6:30pm to check in & receive materials.   For more info contact info@literacyconnexus.org or 817-696-9898.

February 5-6, 2016: Master Teacher Trainer Academy for ASE, Training-of-Trainers (TOT) for Math, Session 2 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training FOR TRAINERS will be held at Drury Inn & Suites Airport, 95 NE Loop 410, San Antonio, TX from 8:30am - 3:30pm. This is a 2 day event, attendance by invitation only. Trainer is Anthony Chan.

February 5-6, 2016: Master Teacher Trainer Academy for ASE, Training-of-Training (TOT) for RLA, Session 2 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training FOR TRAINERS will be held at Drury Inn & Suites Airport, 95 NE Loop 410, San Antonio, TX from 8:30am - 3:30pm. This is a 2 day event, attendance by invitation only.

Session Descriptions

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Training-of-Trainers (TOT) for Math, Session 2
For MTA Math Trainers only: Topics covered in this session will include real-life applications and formulas for perimeter, area, volume, and surface area for two and three dimensional figures. Participants will be guided in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, to solve applications involving geometric shapes. Strategies to help students feel more comfortable when working with these shapes will be given, including approaches for dividing composite figures. Trainer is Anthony Chan.

Master Teacher Academy for ASE Training-of-Training (TOT) for RLA, Session 2
For MTA RLA Trainers only: This session will focus on the importance of a student being able to construct responses based on various content area texts. Participants will be guided in the application of a step-by-step approach to the development of effective argumentative writing and will learn how to effectively analyze constructed responses in order to better support the development of this essential skill for high school completion, higher-education and training, and today's workplace. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainers are Bonnie Goonen and Susan Pittman.

February 6, 2016: TEAMS: Overview and Reports & Tables Module (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Laredo Community College, West End Washington Street, Laredo, TX from 9:00am - 1:00pm.In this module the trainer will introduce new users to basic concepts in TEAMS such as Educational Functioning Levels, Domain of Significance, baseline and progress tests, educational gains and more. Participants will learn common TEAMS acronyms, list types of information in TEAMS, locate and use the TEAMS Reference Guide. The trainer will also introduce the essential reports and tables that are necessary for AEL staff to understand assessment planning and program performance. The participants will be able to run various reports and tables, interpret and analyze data on the reports and use this information to understand teacher and overall program performance. Trainer is Eduardo Martinez. Please register here.

February 11-12, 2016: BEST Plus Training-of-Trainers (TOT) (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Tarrant County College, South Campus, Fort Worth. For current BEST Plus Test Administrators who want to become Certified BEST Plus Trainers. Participants must pre-register with TRAIN PD and must attend both days from 9:00am-4:00pm. The training is not complete after these two days of face-to-face training, there are further assignments to complete in the process to become a Certified Trainer. Cost to the local programs: The publisher charges a $500.00 initial BEST Plus Trainer Certification Fee for each participant, which will be billed by TRAIN PD to the sponsoring program after the event. There are two subsequent recertification processes which cost $100.00 each within the first 15 months. The training address in Fort Worth and some hotel info will be on the confirmation email you receive after you register. For more information, contact your local PD Coordinator or email Tracy Hendrix at tracyhendrix@tamu.edu. Trainers are Miriam Burt and Katie Gotrich.

February 11, 2016: Tech and Tell: Exploring Labor Market and Career Resources (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 8:00pm - 9:00pm. This training will be facilitated by TWC's Lori Knight (Labor Market and Career Information) and will include demontration of the resources on the Labor Market and Career Information website. Lori will take you to the TRACER 2 website, where you can find statistics on labor force, employment and unemployment estimates, industry and occupational projections and occupational wage data. She will finish with highlighting the Texas Work Prep website, which provides "anytime, anywhere" access to learning more about getting, and keeping, the job of your choice. will host this week's Tech-and-Tell demonstrating online resources for exploring and planning for careers. Trainer is Lori Knight. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 8:00 pm Central on Thursday, February 11th and click the green "JOIN" button. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print!). Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. This training repeats on February 12th.

February 12, 2016: Tech and Tell: Exploring Labor Market and Career Resources (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 11:30am - 12:30pm. This training will be facilitated by TWC's Lori Knight (Labor Market and Career Information) and will include demontration of the resources on the Labor Market and Career Information website. Lori will take you to the TRACER 2 website, where you can find statistics on labor force, employment and unemployment estimates, industry and occupational projections and occupational wage data. She will finish with highlighting the Texas Work Prep website, which provides "anytime, anywhere" access to learning more about getting, and keeping, the job of your choice. will host this week's Tech-and-Tell demonstrating online resources for exploring and planning for careers. Trainer is Lori Knight. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30 am Central on Friday, February 12th and click the green "JOIN" button. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print!). Learn more at the Tech and Tell page.

February 12, 2016: Enhancing Cross-Cultural Communication Skills (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at United Way, 50 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX from 9:00am - noon. This hands-on workshop will allow participants to identify and develop skills to increase communication in the multi-cultural classroom. Communicating across cultures can be confusing and uncertain-unless you have the right frame of mind and approach. This training will enhance the communication skills of the participants. Trainer is Karen Couey.

February 12, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Part 1 of 2, Session 2 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Austin Community College, Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX from 9:00am - noon. Topics covered in this session will include real-life applications and formulas for perimeter, area, volume, and surface area for two and three dimensional figures. Participants will be guided in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, to solve applications involving geometric shapes. Strategies to help students feel more comfortable when working with these shapes will be given, including approaches for dividing composite figures. Trainer is Vaaron Juarez.

February 12, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Part 1 of 2, Session 2 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Austin Community College, Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX from 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Topics covered in this session will include real-life applications and formulas for perimeter, area, volume, and surface area for two and three dimensional figures. Participants will be guided in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, to solve applications involving geometric shapes. Strategies to help students feel more comfortable when working with these shapes will be given, including approaches for dividing composite figures. Trainer is Amy Velchoff.

February 13, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Session 2 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Region 10 ESC, Abrams, Mockingbird Room, 904 Abrams Road, Richardson, TX from 8:30am - 3:30pm. Topics covered in this session will include real-life applications and formulas for perimeter, area, volume, and surface area for two and three dimensional figures. Participants will be guided in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, to solve applications involving geometric shapes. Strategies to help students feel more comfortable when working with these shapes will be given, including approaches for dividing composite figures. Trainer is Marsha HoSang. Please register here.

February 13, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Part 1 of 2, Session 2 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Austin Community College, Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX from 9:00am - noon. Topics covered in this session will include real-life applications and formulas for perimeter, area, volume, and surface area for two and three dimensional figures. Participants will be guided in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, to solve applications involving geometric shapes. Strategies to help students feel more comfortable when working with these shapes will be given, including approaches for dividing composite figures. Trainer is William Perry.

February 13, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Session 2 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at McLennan Community College, CSC Bldg., 1400 College Drive, Waco, TX from 8:30am - 3:30pm. Please see the session descriptions below and select which ones you would like to attend. Please register here.

Session Descriptions

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Session 2 of 3
(8:30am - 3:00pm - Room TBA)
Topics covered in this session will include real-life applications and formulas for perimeter, area, volume, and surface area for two and three dimensional figures. Participants will be guided in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, to solve applications involving geometric shapes. Strategies to help students feel more comfortable when working with these shapes will be given, including approaches for dividing composite figures. Trainer is Cheri Beuerlein.

February 13, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE Session 2 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at HCDE, Irvington Learning Center, 626 Lindale, Houston, TX from 8:30am - 3:30pm. See descriptions below and select which training you would like to attend. Please register here.

Training Descriptions

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Session 2 of 3
Topics covered in this session will include real-life applications and formulas for perimeter, area, volume, and surface area for two and three dimensional figures. Participants will be guided in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, to solve applications involving geometric shapes. Strategies to help students feel more comfortable when working with these shapes will be given, including approaches for dividing composite figures. Trainer is Cheryl Sanders.

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Session 2 of 3
This session will focus on the importance of a student being able to construct responses based on various content area texts. Participants will be guided in the application of a step-by-step approach to the development of effective argumentative writing and will learn how to effectively analyze constructed responses in order to better support the development of this essential skill for high school completion, higher-education and training, and today's workplace. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Denise Johnson.

February 13, 2016: HCDE February In-Service (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Irvington Learning Center, 626 Lindale, Houston, TX from 8:30am - 3:30pm. See descriptions below and select which training you would like to attend. Please register here.

Training Descriptions

Distance Learning Academy Module 1
This training is for new administrators and/or DL teachers. Module 1 explains state and federal policy requirements for implementing a distance education program. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to describe the essential elements of state policy for distance education, explain the difference between proxy and direct hours, correctly enter hours in TEAMS, set up a DL class in TEAMS, analyze DL reports and adapt the DL program plan to add additional curricula. Trainer is Wayne Crandall.

Teaching English to Adults in Texas
Hybrid training for Literacy Level ESL teachers in instructional techniques and strategies for literacy level ESL students includes 4 prerequisite on line modules. Trainer is Alex Baez.

February 15, 2016: English Discoveries Webinar (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). In the lead-up to TRAIN PD’s Tech and Distance Learning Symposium on February 26, TCALL will host publishers of Texas-approved Distance Learning curricula for a series of overview Webinars. Learn about the English Discoveries curriculum in this 2:00pm to 3:00pm Webinar by pointing your browser to TCALL’s WebEx room: http://tcall.webex.com Meeting number for mobile users will be 801812679.

February 16, 2016: iPathways Webinar (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). In the lead-up to TRAIN PD’s Tech and Distance Learning Symposium on February 26, TCALL will host publishers of Texas-approved Distance Learning curricula for a series of overview Webinars. Learn about the iPathways curriculum in this 11:30am to 12:30pm Webinar by pointing your browser to TCALL’s WebEx room: http://tcall.webex.com Meeting number for mobile users will be 809458803.

February 16, 2016: Kaplan/Aztec GED Prep Software/Bridge Pre-GED Webinar (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). In the lead-up to TRAIN PD’s Tech and Distance Learning Symposium on February 26, TCALL will host publishers of Texas-approved Distance Learning curricula for a series of overview Webinars. Learn about the Kaplan/Aztec GED Prep Software/Bridge Pre-GED curriculum in this 2:00pm to 3:00pm Webinar by pointing your browser to TCALL’s WebEx room: http://tcall.webex.com Meeting number for mobile users will be 806386738.

February 17, 2016: BEST Plus 2.0 Webinars for NRS Users. CAL (Center for Applied Linguistics) will conduct webinars for NRS users of the BEST Plus oral assessment on February 17, 2016, at 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM Central Time. Click on the preferred Webinar date/time to register, while space is available. February 17 at 9 AM CT or February 17 at 4 PM CT.

February 18, 2016: Essential Education GED Academy, HSE Academies, TABE Academy Webinar (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). In the lead-up to TRAIN PD’s Tech and Distance Learning Symposium on February 26, TCALL will host publishers of Texas-approved Distance Learning curricula for a series of overview Webinars. Learn about the Essential Education GED Academy, HSE Academies, TABE Academy curriculum in this 11:30am to 12:30pm Webinar by pointing your browser to TCALL’s WebEx room: http://tcall.webex.com Meeting number for mobile users will be 809568162.

February 18, 2016: BEST Plus 2.0 Webinars for non-NRS Users. AL (Center for Applied Linguistics) will conduct webinars for non-NRS users of the BEST Plus oral assessment on February 18, 2016, at 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM Central Time. Click on the preferred Webinar date/time to register, while space is available. February 18 at 9 AM CT or February 18 at 3 PM CT.

February 18, 2016: Aztec - Ready for Work Soft Skills & Occupational Foundation Skills Webinar (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). In the lead-up to TRAIN PD’s Tech and Distance Learning Symposium on February 26, TCALL will host publishers of Texas-approved Distance Learning curricula for a series of overview Webinars. Learn about the Aztec - Ready for Work Soft Skills & Occupational Foundation Skills curriculum in this 2:00pm to 3:00pm Webinar by pointing your browser to TCALL’s WebEx room: http://tcall.webex.com Meeting number for mobile users will be 801480688.

February 18, 2016: Tech and Tell: Implementing tools for Adults with Disabilities (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 8:00pm - 9:00pm. Join Dr. Rochelle Kenyon as she explores digital tools for accessibility, and implementation resources to assist your LD students. Dr. Kenyon will talk about Windows Accessiniity, Text to Speech and Speech to Text, explore the concept of Universal Design and then offer tools for implementing these tools in the classroom. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 8:00 pm Central on Thursday, February 18th and click the green "JOIN" button. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print!). Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. This training repeats on February 19th.

February 19, 2016: Tech and Tell: Implementing tools for Adults with Disabilities (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 11:30am - 12:30pm. Join Dr. Rochelle Kenyon as she explores digital tools for accessibility, and implementation resources to assist your LD students. Dr. Kenyon will talk about Windows Accessiniity, Text to Speech and Speech to Text, explore the concept of Universal Design and then offer tools for implementing these tools in the classroom. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30 am Central on Friday, February 19th and click the green "JOIN" button. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print!). Learn more at the Tech and Tell page.

February 19, 2016: Defining Student Success in WIOA - Webinar 3: New TWC Capacity Building Projects. Texas Workforce Commission-hosted Webinar for Adult Education and Literacy program leaders at 1:30 Central Standard Time. For more information, AEL programs should contact their TWC Program Specialist.

February 19, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Part 2 of 2, Session 2 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Austin Community College, Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX from 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Topics covered in this session will include real-life applications and formulas for perimeter, area, volume, and surface area for two and three dimensional figures. Participants will be guided in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, to solve applications involving geometric shapes. Strategies to help students feel more comfortable when working with these shapes will be given, including approaches for dividing composite figures. Trainer is Amy Velchoff.

February 19, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Part 2 of 2, Session 2 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Austin Community College, Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX from 9:00am - noon. Topics covered in this session will include real-life applications and formulas for perimeter, area, volume, and surface area for two and three dimensional figures. Participants will be guided in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, to solve applications involving geometric shapes. Strategies to help students feel more comfortable when working with these shapes will be given, including approaches for dividing composite figures. Trainer is William Perry.

February 19, 2016: Texas Style TABE Training-of-Trainers (TOT), Paper Based Version (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Region 10, 400 E. Spring Valley Road, Houston Room, Richardson, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. This workshop will provide training for TRAINERS who are interested in teaching this content to the AEL field. Experienced testers on the TABE assessment will be prepared to train locally on the administration/scoring of the paper version of TABE, the TWC Assessment Policy as it relates to TABE, putting students at ease, security issues, and how to use TABE results/diagnostics to develop effective lesson plans. There will also be references to accessing the TABE Online videos produced by the publisher. This is not a teacher or staff training, but a training for TRAINERS who are experienced with TABE Testers. Trainer is Jan Whisonant. For more information contact Tracy Hendrix at tracyhendrix@tamu.edu. NOTE: This training has been cancelled.

February 19, 2016: TEX (Teaching English with Excellence) Cross-cultural Witnessing for New Teachers of All Levels of Adult ESL Students. This training will be held at Second Baptist Church (6400 Woodway Drive, Houston, TX 77057)  Complete information is included on the Events page at www.literacyconnexus.org.  Arrive before 6:30pm to check in & receive materials.  For more info contact info@literacyconnexus.org or 817-696-9898.

February 19, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, RLA Strand , Session 2 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at NEISD, Ferrari Learning Center, 107 W. Rampart Dr., San Antonio, TX from 8:30am - 3:30pm. This session will focus on the importance of a student being able to construct responses based on various content area texts. Participants will be guided in the application of a step-by-step approach to the development of effective argumentative writing and will learn how to effectively analyze constructed responses in order to better support the development of this essential skill for high school completion, higher-education and training, and today’s workplace. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Shelley Seavers. Please contact Wendy Christensen at Wendy.Christensen@esc20.net  for more information.

February 20, 2016: The Structure of English (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Arlington ISD Adult Education Center, 600 New York Ave., Arlington, TX from 9:00am - noon. Designed for Literacy instructors teaching students who are ELL or struggling readers. Techniques for providing explicit instruction in letters, sounds and syllable types. This session will give attendees precise pronunciation of letters, the six syllable types, and the most frequent syllable division patterns. There will be practice built in for each skill being taught so that attendees can confidently apply these principles with their students. Trainer is Mary Yarus. Please register here.

February 20, 2016: TI-30XS Calculator and the New GED Exam (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Howard College - San Angelo, 3501 N. US Highway 67, San Angelo, TX from 9:00am - 1:00pm. In today's Adult Education math classes time and accuracy are both significant. Much of our students success hinges on how well we deliver and how well they receive and manage information. The TI-30XS on-line calculator along with its hand held version provide basic and multi-functional calculations that are essential for success on the new 2014 GED exam. Trainer is Marsha HoSang. Please register here.

February 20, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Part 2 of 2, Session 2 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Austin Community College, Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX from 9:00am - noon. Topics covered in this session will include real-life applications and formulas for perimeter, area, volume, and surface area for two and three dimensional figures. Participants will be guided in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, to solve applications involving geometric shapes. Strategies to help students feel more comfortable when working with these shapes will be given, including approaches for dividing composite figures. Trainer is Vaaron Juarez.

February 20, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE Session 2 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at HCC Admin. Bldg., 3100 Main Street, Houston, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. See descriptions below and select which training you would like to attend. Please register here.

Training Descriptions

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Session 2 of 3
Topics covered in this session will include real-life applications and formulas for perimeter, area, volume, and surface area for two and three dimensional figures. Participants will be guided in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, to solve applications involving geometric shapes. Strategies to help students feel more comfortable when working with these shapes will be given, including approaches for dividing composite figures. Trainer is Yazmin Flores.

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Session 2 of 3
This session will focus on the importance of a student being able to construct responses based on various content area texts. Participants will be guided in the application of a step-by-step approach to the development of effective argumentative writing and will learn how to effectively analyze constructed responses in order to better support the development of this essential skill for high school completion, higher-education and training, and today's workplace. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Debra O'Neil.

February 20, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Session 2 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Del Mar College – East Campus, 101 Baldwin Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX from 8:30am - 3:30pm. See descriptions below and select which training you would like to attend. Please register here.

Training Descriptions

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Session 2 of 3
Topics covered in this session will include real-life applications and formulas for perimeter, area, volume, and surface area for two and three dimensional figures. Participants will be guided in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, to solve applications involving geometric shapes. Strategies to help students feel more comfortable when working with these shapes will be given, including approaches for dividing composite figures. Trainer is Robert Orta.

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Session 2 of 3
This session will focus on the importance of a student being able to construct responses based on various content area texts. Participants will be guided in the application of a step-by-step approach to the development of effective argumentative writing and will learn how to effectively analyze constructed responses in order to better support the development of this essential skill for high school completion, higher-education and training, and today’s workplace. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Cynthia Orta.

February 20, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Session 2 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at McLennan Community College, CSC Bldg., 1400 College Drive, Waco, TX from 8:30am - 3:30pm. Please see the session descriptions below and select which ones you would like to attend. Please register here.

Session Descriptions

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Session 2 of 3
(8:30am - 3:00pm - Room TBA)
This session will focus on the importance of a student being able to construct responses based on various content area texts. Participants will be guided in the application of a step-by-step approach to the development of effective argumentative writing and will learn how to effectively analyze constructed responses in order to better support the development of this essential skill for high school completion, higher-education and training, and today's workplace. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Diamond McMaster.

February 20, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Session 2 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at TVCC-Athens Campus, Baugh Technology Center, 100 Cardinal Dr., Athens, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Please see the session descriptions below and select which ones you would like to attend. Please register here.

Session Descriptions

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Session 2 of 3 (Room TC118)
Topics covered in this session will include real-life applications and formulas for perimeter, area, volume, and surface area for two and three dimensional figures. Participants will be guided in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, to solve applications involving geometric shapes. Strategies to help students feel more comfortable when working with these shapes will be given, including approaches for dividing composite figures. Trainer is Rachel Killian.

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, RLA Strand, Session 2 of 3 (Room TC119)
This session will focus on the importance of a student being able to construct responses based on various content area texts. Participants will be guided in the application of a step-by-step approach to the development of effective argumentative writing and will learn how to effectively analyze constructed responses in order to better support the development of this essential skill for high school completion, higher-education and training, and today's workplace. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Felicia Robinson.

February 20, 2016: Community Action PD Day (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Success High School, Room 1407, 500 Gattis Road, Round Rock, TX from 9:00am - 3:30pm. Please see the session descriptions below and select which ones you would like to attend. Please register here.

Session Descriptions

Integrating Learning Technology in the Adult Education Classroom (9:00am - noon)
This workshop introduces how teachers can incorporate interactive websites, apps, Microsoft Office software, and other technologies into their classroom. Participants should have average computer skills in order to get the most out of this session and bring their smart phones to class. Trainer is Dr. Glenda Rose.

Language Learning Can Be Fun!! (12:30pm - 3:30pm)
This workshop demonstrates how to make language learning fun by using collaborative activities and games to energize the adult language learning classroom. Trainer is Denise Guckert.

February 20, 2016: Master Teacher Academy GED Math Trainings: Session 2. This session will be held at TVCC Campus, Baugh Technology Center Room TC 118, Athens, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Topics covered in this session will include real-life applications and formulas for perimeter, area, volume, and surface area for two and three dimensional figures.  Participants will be guided in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, to solve applications involving geometric shapes.  Strategies to help students feel more comfortable when working with these shapes will be given, including approaches for dividing composite figures.Trainer is Rachel Killian. To sign up, contact Chris Hicks, TVCC Adult Ed. Director, 903.675.6330, chicks@tvcc.edu.

February 20, 2016: TEX (Teaching English with Excellence) Higher Level for New Teachers of All Levels of Adult ESL Students. This training will be held at Second Baptist Church (6400 Woodway Drive, Houston, TX 77057)  Complete information is included on the Events page at www.literacyconnexus.org.  Arrive before 8:30am to check in & receive materials.   For more info contact info@literacyconnexus.org or 817-696-9898.

February 20, 2016: Master Teacher Academy RLA Trainings: Session 2. This session will be held at TVCC Campus, Baugh Technology Center Room TC 119, Athens, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. This session will focus on the importance of a student being able to construct responses based on various content area texts.  Participants will be guided in the application of a step-by-step approach to the development of effective argumentative writing and will learn how to effectively analyze constructed responses in order to better support the development of this essential skill for high school completion, higher-education and training, and today’s workplace.  Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Felicia Robinson. To sign up, contact Chris Hicks, TVCC Adult Ed. Director, 903.675.6330, chicks@tvcc.edu.

February 22, 2016: Cell-Ed Webinar (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). In the lead-up to TRAIN PD’s Tech and Distance Learning Symposium on February 26, TCALL will host publishers of Texas-approved Distance Learning curricula for a series of overview Webinars. Learn about the Cell-Ed curriculum in this 11:30am to 12:30pm Webinar by pointing your browser to TCALL’s WebEx room: http://tcall.webex.com Meeting number for mobile users will be 803830787.

February 22, 2016: ITTS Webinar (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). In the lead-up to TRAIN PD’s Tech and Distance Learning Symposium on February 26, TCALL will host publishers of Texas-approved Distance Learning curricula for a series of overview Webinars. Learn about the ITTS curriculum in this 2:00pm to 3:00pm Webinar by pointing your browser to TCALL’s WebEx room: http://tcall.webex.com Meeting number for mobile users will be 804192207.

February 23, 2016: Burlington English Webinar (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). In the lead-up to TRAIN PD’s Tech and Distance Learning Symposium on February 26, TCALL will host publishers of Texas-approved Distance Learning curricula for a series of overview Webinars. Learn about the Burlington English curriculum in this 11:30am to 12:30pm Webinar by pointing your browser to TCALL’s WebEx room: http://tcall.webex.com Meeting number for mobile users will be 800155635.

February 23, 2016: Plato Webinar (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). In the lead-up to TRAIN PD’s Tech and Distance Learning Symposium on February 26, TCALL will host publishers of Texas-approved Distance Learning curricula for a series of overview Webinars. Learn about the Plato curriculum in this 2:00pm to 3:00pm Webinar by pointing your browser to TCALL’s WebEx room: http://tcall.webex.com Meeting number for mobile users will be 808409287.

February 24, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, RLA, Session 2 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Amarillo College, Student Ware Commons Room 309, 2011 S. Washington Street, Amarillo, TX from 1:00pm - 4:00pm. See descriptions below and select which training you would like to attend. Please register here.

Training Descriptions

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Part 1 of 2, Session 2 of 3 (February 24)
This session will focus on the importance of a student being able to construct responses based on various content area texts. Participants will be guided in the application of a step-by-step approach to the development of effective argumentative writing and will learn how to effectively analyze constructed responses in order to better support the development of this essential skill for high school completion, higher-education and training, and today's workplace. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is David Tompkins.

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Part 2 of 2, Session 2 of 3 (March 9)
This session will focus on the importance of a student being able to construct responses based on various content area texts. Participants will be guided in the application of a step-by-step approach to the development of effective argumentative writing and will learn how to effectively analyze constructed responses in order to better support the development of this essential skill for high school completion, higher-education and training, and today's workplace. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is David Tompkins.

February 24, 2016: Teaching Energy Literacy to Adults. National LINCS Professional Development Center 1 will host this Webinar from 2:00 to 3:00 PM Central Time, to kick off an online course that will run through March 22. The core content comes from a new resource in the Literacy Information and Communication (LINCS, http://lincs.ed.gov) Resource Collection titled, Teaching Energy Literacy to Adult Learners. The self-paced course and resource explain the concept of energy literacy, and introduces the Energy Literacy Framework developed by the U.S. Department of Energy.  Register or learn more here.

February 24, 2016: Achieve Webinar (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). In the lead-up to TRAIN PD’s Tech and Distance Learning Symposium on February 26, TCALL will host publishers of Texas-approved Distance Learning curricula for a series of overview Webinars. Learn about the Achieve curriculum in this 11:30am to 12:30pm Webinar by pointing your browser to TCALL’s WebEx room: http://tcall.webex.com Meeting number for mobile users will be 804808149.

February 26, 2016: Social Media in Adult Education (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Irvington Learning Center, Computer Lab, Room 115, 626 Lindale, Houston, TX from 5:30pm - 8:30pm. Session covers both the "hows" and "whys" of incorporating social media, including classroom management of open sites. Several examples of successful social media are presented and participants are encouraged to create their own teacher-supported network using one of the social media presented. Participants should be computer literate and open to the possibilities of social networking as an instructional tool. Trainer is Cynthia Shade. Please register here.

February 26, 2016: TRAIN PD Technology and Distance Learning Symposium (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). Join TRAIN PD for this First Annual event, Scheduled for 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM at the Frederick Maples Conference Center, 1314 Hines Avenue, San Antonio, TX. Come learn from state and national Ed Tech gurus, in sessions to be repeated throughout the day. Topics include: An Introduction to LiveBinders; Using Cell Phones in the Classroom (staying in touch with your DL students); Activities with Apps (keeping DL Students engaged); Social Media Tools and Resources for the Classroom (keeping DL Students engaged); Developing Online Communities (keeping DL Students engaged – building a sense of community); LINCS – Online Learner Resources Overview; and Beyond Curriculum: Strategies for Keeping Distant Learning Students Engaged. Registration is FREE (including lunch provided by DL Curriculum vendors) but space is very limited and pre-registration is REQUIRED. Online registration is closed. Please register on site.

Session Descriptions

Developing Online Communities that Support Student Persistence – REAL ROOM
Denise Orand, Education Program Manager, Continuing & Professional Development
San Jacinto Community College

Beyond the Classroom: Strategies for Keeping Students Engaged – MAVERICK ROOM
Dr. Glenda Rose
PD Specialist, TRAIN PD @ TCALL

Using Cell Phones In and Outside the Classroom– KINNEY ROOM
Denise Guckert, Community Education Coordinator, Adult ESL
Austin Independent School District

Problem-solving in a Tech Rich Environment – KERR ROOM
Tim Ponder, Ohio Literacy Resource Center
Assistant Project Director

Integrating Emerging Technology in Adult Education – MAGNOLIA ROOM 242
Nell Eckersley, Director, Instructional Technology and Communications
Literacy Assistance Center, New York

Engaging Distant Learners with Interactive Video – LAUREL ROOM 243
Ashly Winkle, GED Teacher, Literacy Council of Tyler

Using Mobile Devices Inside and Outside the Classroom – HICKORY ROOM 244
Susan Gaer, Google Certified Teacher
Professor ESL, Basic Skills and Instructional Technology Coordinator 2010-2011

Finding Helpful Online Resources through LINCS – COTTONWOOD LAB 206
Beth Ponder
PD Specialist, TRAIN PD @ TCALL

February 26, 2016: Metroplex Math Literacy Symposium. This full-day workshop will be sponsored by Literacy Texas and Tarrant Literacy Coalition for anyone who works with adult learners to help them master math. Location is First Baptist Church of Arlington, adjacent to the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington. Trainer is Heidi Schuler, lead GED instructor at the Chatahoochee Technical College in North Georgia and a trainer for the national Adult Numeracy Institute. A registration process is forthcoming, with a $10 per person fee to cover lunch, snacks, and workshop materials. For more information, contact Kathryn Thompson at kthompson@tarrantlit.org or (817) 870-0082.

February 26, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Session 2 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event).These trainings will be held at Tyler Jr. College-West Campus, 1530 Loop 323, Tyler, TX from 10:00am - 4:00pm. See descriptions below and select which training you would like to attend. Please register here.

Session Descriptions

February 26

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand
Part 1 of 2, Session 2 of 3

(10:00am - 1:00pm - Room 129)
This session will focus on the importance of a student being able to construct responses based on various content area texts. Participants will be guided in the application of a step-by-step approach to the development of effective argumentative writing and will learn how to effectively analyze constructed responses in order to better support the development of this essential skill for high school completion, higher-education and training, and today's workplace. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Rich Roper.

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand
Part 1 of 2, Session 2 of 3

(1:00pm - 4:00pm - Room 139)
Topics covered in this session will include real-life applications and formulas for perimeter, area, volume, and surface area for two and three dimensional figures. Participants will be guided in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, to solve applications involving geometric shapes. Strategies to help students feel more comfortable when working with these shapes will be given, including approaches for dividing composite figures. Trainer is Gareth Wingfield.

March 18

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand
Part 2 of 2, Session 2 of 3

(10:00am - 1:00pm - Room 129)
This session will focus on the importance of a student being able to construct responses based on various content area texts. Participants will be guided in the application of a step-by-step approach to the development of effective argumentative writing and will learn how to effectively analyze constructed responses in order to better support the development of this essential skill for high school completion, higher-education and training, and today's workplace. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Rich Roper.

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand
Part 2 of 2, Session 2 of 3

(1:00pm - 4:00pm - Room 129)
Topics covered in this session will include real-life applications and formulas for perimeter, area, volume, and surface area for two and three dimensional figures. Participants will be guided in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, to solve applications involving geometric shapes. Strategies to help students feel more comfortable when working with these shapes will be given, including approaches for dividing composite figures. Trainer is Resa Wingfield.

February 27, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Session 2 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at ESC, Region 20, Cottonwood Room, 1314 Hines Ave., San Antonio, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Topics covered in this session will include real-life applications and formulas for perimeter, area, volume, and surface area for two and three dimensional figures. Participants will be guided in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, to solve applications involving geometric shapes. Strategies to help students feel more comfortable when working with these shapes will be given, including approaches for dividing composite figures. Trainer is Richard Sedillo. Please contact Wendy Christensen at Wendy.Christensen@esc20.net  for more information.

February 27, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Session 2 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Laredo Community College, Fort McIntosh Campus, West End Washington Street, Laredo, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Topics covered in this session will include real-life applications and formulas for perimeter, area, volume, and surface area for two and three dimensional figures. Participants will be guided in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, to solve applications involving geometric shapes. Strategies to help students feel more comfortable when working with these shapes will be given, including approaches for dividing composite figures. Trainer is Dion Krupa. Please register here.

February 27, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Session 2 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Odessa College – Deadrick Hall, 201 West University Blvd., Odessa, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. This session will focus on the importance of a student being able to construct responses based on various content area texts. Participants will be guided in the application of a step-by-step approach to the development of effective argumentative writing and will learn how to effectively analyze constructed responses in order to better support the development of this essential skill for high school completion, higher-education and training, and today’s workplace. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Fallon McLane. Please register here.

February 27, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Session 2 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Bryan Adult Learning Center, 1700 Palasoto Drive, Bryan, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. This session will focus on the importance of a student being able to construct responses based on various content area texts. Participants will be guided in the application of a step-by-step approach to the development of effective argumentative writing and will learn how to effectively analyze constructed responses in order to better support the development of this essential skill for high school completion, higher-education and training, and today’s workplace. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Stephanie Byrd. Please register here.

February 29, 2016: Basic ESL Teacher Training for Teachers of Adults. Literacy ConneXus will host this training in San Angelo from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Click for more information.

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March 2016

March 1, 2016: Education: A Key Service in WIOA. The U.S. Department of Education will host this free Webinar from 1:45 to 3:00 PM Central Time. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) offers multiple coordination points and opportunities at every level to move learners forward. Panelists including Johan Uvin, Acting Assistant Secretary, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education will focus on the importance of youth and adults gaining strong foundational skills, completing high school equivalence, and earning industry-recognized credentials and degrees in order to gain economic stability and self-sufficiency. Join the webinar with password DeptofED1! and call in to the conference line: 888-790-4881 participant code 9552347#.

March 3, 2016: Defining Student Success in WIOA - Webinar 4: Integrated Education and Training. Texas Workforce Commission-hosted Webinar for Adult Education and Literacy program leaders at 10:30 AM Central Standard Time. For more information, AEL programs should contact their TWC Program Specialist. A Webinar recording, presentation slides, and transcript will be made available on the Texas Adult Education and Literacy website hosted by TCALL; look under the WIOA or Resources tab.

March 3, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Session 2 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at DCCCD El Centro, 1402 Corinth, Bill J. Priest Bldg. Room 2200, Dallas, TX from 9:30am - 3:30pm. This session will focus on the importance of a student being able to construct responses based on various content area texts. Participants will be guided in the application of a step-by-step approach to the development of effective argumentative writing and will learn how to effectively analyze constructed responses in order to better support the development of this essential skill for high school completion, higher-education and training, and today’s workplace. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Monica Stansberry. Please register here.

March 4, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Session 2 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Southwest Texas Jr. College, 2401 Garner Field Road, Uvalde, TX from 8:30am - 3:30pm. This session will focus on the importance of a student being able to construct responses based on various content area texts. Participants will be guided in the application of a step-by-step approach to the development of effective argumentative writing and will learn how to effectively analyze constructed responses in order to better support the development of this essential skill for high school completion, higher-education and training, and today’s workplace. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Theresa Sands. Please register here.

March 4, 2016: Tech and Tell: Resources for Career Pathways (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 11:30am - 12:30pm. The National Repository of Online Courses (NROC) Project's Angie Smajstrla will demonstrate and discuss the career pathways resources available to support students. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30 am Central on Friday, March 4th and click the green "JOIN" button. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print!). If you are using the WebEx application to join the meeting, use meeting code 807 391 210. Learn more at the Tech and Tell page.

March 5, 2016: HCDE March In Service (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). These trainings will be held at Irvington Learning Center, 626 Lindale, Houston, TX from 8:30am - 11:30am. Please view descriptions below. Please register here.

Session Descriptions

Questioning Strategies That Promote Higher Order Thinking (Room 117)
This session covers questioning strategies that can be used in the adult classroom to increase student engagement with a focus on why increased critical thinking abilities develop students academically . The presenter will also focus on questions at all Depth of Knowledge and Bloom's Taxonomy levels. Ineffective questioning strategies will also be addressed. This will assist instructors prepare students for the new GED 2014. Collaborative activities will provide opportunities for participants to develop their own questions at different DOK and Bloom's levels. Trainer is Rene Coronado.

TEAMS for Teachers with Overview (Room 118)
This workshop was developed to help teachers understand how to use the TEAMS Participant Roster report to monitor student progress and improve program performance. First, we will review the National Reporting System educational functioning levels and minimum program performance targets. Then we will analyze a sample TEAMS Participant Roster report to discover relationships between retention, performance and assessment. Trainer is Bill Medina.

March 5, 2016: Metroplex Literacy Conference. HOPE Literacy, Literacy ConneXus, Tarrant Literacy Coalition, Dallas Baptist Association, and the Literacy Coalition of Greater Dallas will host this conference from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (check-in at 8:30) on the Dallas Baptist University campus, in the Patty and Bo Pilgrim Chapel, 3000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas. Breakout sessions will cover Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language, high school equivalency (GED®) test preparation, citizenship; and other topics of interest to adult literacy providers in faith based and community settings. Cost will be $25/person, including a light breakfast, snack and lunch. For more information, contact Jana Jackson at JanaJackson@dba.net

March 5, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math, Session 2 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Denton ISD Professional Development Center, 1212 Bolivar St., Denton, TX from 8:00am - 3:00pm. Topics covered in this session will include real-life applications and formulas for perimeter, area, volume, and surface area for two and three dimensional figures. Participants will be guided in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, to solve applications involving geometric shapes. Strategies to help students feel more comfortable when working with these shapes will be given, including approaches for dividing composite figures. Trainer is Conni Marshall. Please register here.

March 5, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Session 2 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Education Service Center, Region 20, 1314 Hines Ave., San Antonio, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Topics covered in this session will include real-life applications and formulas for perimeter, area, volume, and surface area for two and three dimensional figures. Participants will be guided in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, to solve applications involving geometric shapes. Strategies to help students feel more comfortable when working with these shapes will be given, including approaches for dividing composite figures. Trainer is Reda Berry. Please contact Wendy Christensen at Wendy.Christensen@esc20.net  for more information.

March 7, 2016: TRAIN PD Virtual Meeting with PD Coordinators (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). From 1:00 to 2:30 PM Central Time, the TRAIN PD Consortium will have its monthly virtual meeting with Professional Development Coordinators assigned to the Adult Education and Literacy Grant Recipients/Consortia. Details on participation will be shared via the PD Coordinators’ Listserv, or PD Coordinators can email trainpd@tamu.ed​u for more information.​ Pre-work assignments include: listen to this LINCS webinar recording while following along with this pdf of the slides; read Conditions for Success in Teacher Induction Information Brief; and read Canton City School District Adult Basic and Literacy Education New Teacher Mentoring Program Overview and Schedule.

March 9, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, RLA, Session 2 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). These trainings will be held at Amarillo College, Student Ware Commons Room 309, 2011 S. Washington Street, Amarillo, TX from 1:00pm - 4:00pm. See descriptions below and select which training you would like to attend. Please register here.

Session Descriptions

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Part 1 of 2, Session 2 of 3 (February 24)
This session will focus on the importance of a student being able to construct responses based on various content area texts. Participants will be guided in the application of a step-by-step approach to the development of effective argumentative writing and will learn how to effectively analyze constructed responses in order to better support the development of this essential skill for high school completion, higher-education and training, and today's workplace. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is David Tompkins.

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Part 2 of 2, Session 2 of 3 (March 9)
This session will focus on the importance of a student being able to construct responses based on various content area texts. Participants will be guided in the application of a step-by-step approach to the development of effective argumentative writing and will learn how to effectively analyze constructed responses in order to better support the development of this essential skill for high school completion, higher-education and training, and today's workplace. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is David Tompkins.

March 9-10, 2016: Bridges to Citizenship Spring Institute. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will host this free Institute in Dallas. Registration closes March 2, 2016 and is free for adult educators and librarians. At this Institute, you will have the opportunity to enhance your knowledge of the naturalization process and test, as well as participate in a variety of new sessions designed to promote discussion and collaboration between adult educators and librarians in your area. The two-day Institute will be held on March 9 & 10, 2016, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Community Showcase Room, Dallas, TX 75201. Register online at www.uscis.gov/citizenship/organizations/libraries/trainingor www.uscis.gov/teachertraining.

March 10, 2016: Tech and Tell: An Introduction to ReadWorks (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 8:00pm - 9:00pm. TRAIN PD's AnneMarie Molinari will host this week's Tech-and-Tell demonstrating a free online resource called ReadWorks. Direct applications for supporting literacy instruction in the ABE and ESL classroom will be discussed. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 8:00 pm Central on Thursday, March 10th and click the green "JOIN" button. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print!). Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. This training repeats on March 11th. Mobile users: Meeting number for Thursdays is: 804718128.

March 11, 2015: Tech and Tell: An Introduction to ReadWorks (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 11:30am - 12:30pm. TRAIN PD's AnneMarie Molinari will host this week's Tech-and-Tell demonstrating a free online resource called ReadWorks. Direct applications for supporting literacy instruction in the ABE and ESL classroom will be discussed. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30 am Central on Friday, March 11th and click the green "JOIN" button. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print!). Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Fridays is: 807391210.

March 11, 2016: Structure of the English Language (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Holman Street Baptist Church, 3422 Holman Street, Houston, TX from 9:00am - noon. The presentation will provide literacy instructors a better understanding of the structure of the English language so that they can teach their students, whether those students are ELL or Struggling readers. There will be practice built in for each skill being taught so that attendees can confidently apply these principles with their students. Trainer is Mary Yarus.

March 18, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Session 2 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). These trainings will be held at Tyler Jr. College-West Campus, 1530 Loop 323, Tyler, TX from 10:00am - 4:00pm. See descriptions below and select which training you would like to attend. Please register here.

Session Descriptions

February 26
Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand
Part 1 of 2, Session 2 of 3

(10:00am - 1:00pm - Room 129)
This session will focus on the importance of a student being able to construct responses based on various content area texts. Participants will be guided in the application of a step-by-step approach to the development of effective argumentative writing and will learn how to effectively analyze constructed responses in order to better support the development of this essential skill for high school completion, higher-education and training, and today's workplace. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Rich Roper.

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand
Part 1 of 2, Session 2 of 3

(1:00pm - 4:00pm - Room 139)
Topics covered in this session will include real-life applications and formulas for perimeter, area, volume, and surface area for two and three dimensional figures. Participants will be guided in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, to solve applications involving geometric shapes. Strategies to help students feel more comfortable when working with these shapes will be given, including approaches for dividing composite figures. Trainer is Gareth Wingfield.

March 18
Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand
Part 2 of 2, Session 2 of 3

(10:00am - 1:00pm - Room 129)
This session will focus on the importance of a student being able to construct responses based on various content area texts. Participants will be guided in the application of a step-by-step approach to the development of effective argumentative writing and will learn how to effectively analyze constructed responses in order to better support the development of this essential skill for high school completion, higher-education and training, and today's workplace. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Rich Roper.

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand
Part 2 of 2, Session 2 of 3

(1:00pm - 4:00pm - Room 129)
Topics covered in this session will include real-life applications and formulas for perimeter, area, volume, and surface area for two and three dimensional figures. Participants will be guided in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, to solve applications involving geometric shapes. Strategies to help students feel more comfortable when working with these shapes will be given, including approaches for dividing composite figures. Trainer is Resa Wingfield.

March 19, 2016: Lubbock Literacy Symposium. This training will be held at McKenzi-Merket Alumni Center, Texas Tech University, 17th & University, Lubbock. In collaboration with Literacy Texas, this professional development and training program will feature a variety of training topics including volunteer management, tutoring and teaching low-literacy adults, and collaborative opportunities to promote adult literacy awareness and initiatives. For more information as plans develop, visit www.literacytexas.org and subscribe to TCALL's Listserv for Community-based and Volunteer Literacy Educators.

March 19, 2016: Laredo Community College March In Service (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). These trainings will be held at Laredo Community College, West End Washington St., Laredo, TX from 9:00am - noon or 9:am - 4:00pm. Please see descriptions below and select which session you want to attend on the registration form. Please register here.

Session Descriptions

ESL Reading & Comprehension Strategies (9:00am - 4:00pm)
The participants will be able to identify types of native language literacy; identify models of reading; implement skills important to the reading process; identify elements of a good reading lesson; and create a coherent, comprehensive, and appropriate reading lesson that develops each of the four skills important to reading. Trainer is Joanne Rethlake.

Achieving TABE Success in Language Arts (1:00pm - 4:00pm)
A simple, effective, and fast approach so that students can succeed on the TABE with a minimum amount of time spent preparing for it. Participants will analyze and distinguish the complexity of the different levels of TABE Language Arts tests and receive tips and strategies for test takers. Participants will also be provided with engaging activities to teach Language skills. Trainer is Cynthia Orta.

Achieving TABE Success in Math (9:00am - noon)
Participants will be exposed to strategies that will help learners achieve TABE success in math by integrating into their instruction concepts such as percent, box and whisker plots, weighted average, linear functions, and proportional reasoning. Trainer is Robert Orta.

March 24, 2016: Defining Student Success in WIOA - Webinar 5: Implementing WIOA Participant Individual Record Layout (PIRL). Texas Workforce Commission-hosted Webinar for Adult Education and Literacy program leaders at 1:30 Central Standard Time. For more information, AEL programs should contact their TWC Program Specialist. A Webinar recording, presentation slides, and transcript will be made available on the Texas Adult Education and Literacy website hosted by TCALL; look under the WIOA or Resources tab.

March 25, 2016: Tech and Tell: Developing Online Communities (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 11:30am - 12:30pm. Denise Orand from San Jacinto College will host this week's Tech-and-Tell demonstrating strategies for supporting adult students in online environments to improve persistence and retention. Ideas for developing and delivering successful distance learning orientations to provide the structure and skills students need to succeed in distance learning programs will be explored. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30 am Central on Friday, March 25th. Click on the green JOIN button. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Fridays is: 807391210.

March 30, 2016: Master Teacher Trainer Academy for ASE, Training-of-Trainers (TOT) for Math, Webinar (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This Webinar is scheduled for 3:30 PM Central Time, by invitation only. Trainer is Anthony Chan.

March 30, 2016: Adult Education and Literacy Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting. Texas Workforce Commission’s AEL Advisory Committee will meet from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the agency’s Austin headquarters (Texas Workforce Commission, Main Building, 101 E. 15TH Street, Room 244, Austin, TX). The committee is required to meet quarterly and report to the TWC Commissioners at least annually, and is charged with advising the Commission on: the development of policies and program priorities supporting the development of an educated and skilled workforce; the development of statewide curriculum guidelines and standards for AEL services that ensure a balance of education and workplace skill development; the development of a strategy for improving student transition to postsecondary education and career and technical education training; the development of a centralized system for collecting and tracking comprehensive data on adult basic education and literacy performance outcomes; the exploration of potential partnerships with entities in the nonprofit business communities and other entities to improve statewide literacy programs; and other issues the Commission considers appropriate.

March 31, 2016: Master Teacher Trainer Academy for ASE, Training-of-Training (TOT) for RLA, Webinar (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This Webinar is scheduled for 3:30 PM Central Time, by invitation only. Trainers are Bonnie Goonen and Susan Pittman.

March 31, 2016: Integrated Education and Training - Webinar 2: Reporting IET). Texas Workforce Commission-hosted Webinar for Adult Education and Literacy program leaders at 1:30 Central Standard Time. For more information, AEL programs should contact their TWC Program Specialist. A Webinar recording, presentation slides, and transcript will be made available on the Texas Adult Education and Literacy website hosted by TCALL; look under the WIOA or Resources tab.

March 31, 2016: Brownsville ISD Training (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). These trainings will be held at Brownsville ISD, 708 Palm Blvd., Brownsville, TX on March 31, 5:00pm - 8:00pm and April 1, 8:30am - 11:30pm. The trainings deal with how to get students to write in an Adult Education class. The main objective is for participants to become familiar with each kind of writing required in a variety of work related settings to instruct students in context of real world. Teachers will also be introduced to rubrics and will learn to accurately assess writing. samples following a scoring rubric. Trainer is Irene Ramos. These trainings will be repeated March 31st and also April 1st. Please select which date you would like to attend. Please register here.

March 31, 2016: Tech and Tell: "CASTing" Light on Your Classroom (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 8:00pm - 9:00pm. Ari Fleisher from CAST located in Wakefield MA will host this week's Tech-and-Tell exploring the concept of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Ari will share creative technology resources using CAST as well as direct implications for instructional lesson planning. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 8:00pm Central on Thursday, March 31st and click the green "JOIN" button. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print!). If you are using the WebEx application to join the meeting, use meeting code 804-718-128. Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. This training repeats on April 1st.

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April 2016

April 1, 2015: Tech and Tell: "CASTing" Light on Your Classroom (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 11:30am - 12:30pm. Ari Fleisher from CAST located in Wakefield MA will host this week's Tech-and-Tell exploring the concept of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Ari will share creative technology resources using CAST as well as direct implications for instructional lesson planning. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30 am Central on Friday, March 11th and click the green "JOIN" button. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print!). If you are using the WebEx application to join the meeting, use meeting code 807-391-210. Learn more at the Tech and Tell page.

April 1, 2016: Brownsville ISD Training (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). These trainings will be held at Brownsville ISD, 708 Palm Blvd., Brownsville, TX on March 31, 5:00pm - 8:00pm and April 1, 8:30am - 11:30pm. The trainings deal with how to get students to write in an Adult Education class. The main objective is for participants to become familiar with each kind of writing required in a variety of work related settings to instruct students in context of real world. Teachers will also be introduced to rubrics and will learn to accurately assess writing. samples following a scoring rubric. Trainer is Irene Ramos. These trainings will be repeated March 31st and also April 1st. Please select which date you would like to attend. Please register here.

April 1, 2016: TEAMS Overview Module and TEAMS for Teachers (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 1300 Holman Street, San Jacinto Building Room TBA, Houston, TX from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. This module introduces the essential reports and tables that are necessary for assessment planning and program performance. Participants learn how to run various reports and tables, how to interpret and analyze data on the reports, and how to use this information to understand teacher and overall program performance. Trainers are Alicia Aviles and Kathy Chevalier.

April 1, 2016: Texas Style TABE Training-of-Trainers (TOT), Paper Based Version (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Region 10, 400 E. Spring Valley Road, Hunt Room, Richardson, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. This workshop will provide training for TRAINERS who are interested in teaching this content to the AEL field. Experienced testers on the TABE assessment will be prepared to train locally on the administration/scoring of the paper version of TABE, the TWC Assessment Policy as it relates to TABE, putting students at ease, security issues, and how to use TABE results/diagnostics to develop effective lesson plans. There will also be references to accessing the TABE Online videos produced by the publisher. This is not a teacher or staff training, but a training for TRAINERS who are experienced as TABE Testers. Trainer is Jan Whisonant. If interested in attending,  contact Tracy Hendrix at tracyhendrix@tamu.edu.

April 1, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). These trainings will be held at Austin Community College, Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX from 9:00am - noon. Please register here.

Session Descriptions

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Part 1 of 2, Session 2 of 3 (April 1)
This session will focus on the importance of a student being able to construct responses based on various content area texts. Participants will be guided in the application of a step-by-step approach to the development of effective argumentative writing and will learn how to effectively analyze constructed responses in order to better support the development of this essential skill for high school completion, higher-education and training, and today's workplace. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Alex Baez. Trainer is Alex Baez.

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Part 2 of 2, Session 2 of 3 (April 8)
This session will focus on the importance of a student being able to construct responses based on various content area texts. Participants will be guided in the application of a step-by-step approach to the development of effective argumentative writing and will learn how to effectively analyze constructed responses in order to better support the development of this essential skill for high school completion, higher-education and training, and today's workplace. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Alex Baez.

April 1-2, 2016: TEX (Teaching English with Excellence) Basic ESL Training For New ESL Teachers of Adult Students. This training will be held at Twin Lakes Fellowship, 1150 S. Bell Blvd. in Cedar Park, Texas on Friday, April 1 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm AND Saturday, April 2 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Complete information is included on the Events page at www.literacyconnexus.org. Training is sequential; therefore, attendance at BOTH sessions is required. Arrive on Friday before 6:30 pm to check in and receive materials. For more info contact info@literacyconnexus.org or 817-696-9898.

April 2, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Part 1 of 2, Session 2 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Austin Community College, Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX from 9:00am - noon. This session will focus on the importance of a student being able to construct responses based on various content area texts. Participants will be guided in the application of a step-by-step approach to the development of effective argumentative writing and will learn how to effectively analyze constructed responses in order to better support the development of this essential skill for high school completion, higher-education and training, and today’s workplace. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Griselda Valerio.

April 2, 2016: Laredo April AEL Workshops (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). These trainings will be held at Laredo Community College, West End Washington St., Laredo, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Please see training descriptions below and choose which one you would like to attend. Please register here.

Session Descriptions

Contextualized Instruction
This training event will introduce participants to Contextualized Teaching and Learning as they review and model various methods to Contextualize class offerings for use in any classroom or program. Participants will gain insight into the most recent research on how to contextualize their program offerings and stand alone classes. Trainer is Irene Ramos.

ESL Oral Lang. & Writing Strategies
At the end of the workshop, participants should be able to describe the steps of the writing process, develop teaching activities for each step in the writing process, and identify appropriate error-correction interventions. Trainer is Joann Rethlake.

April 2, 2016: Supporting Transition and Career Pathways Workshop (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Region 9 Education Center, 301 Loop 11, Wichita Falls, TX from 10:00am - 3:00pm. 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.

Trainer is Wayne Crandall. Please register here.

April 4, 2016: TRAIN PD Virtual Meeting with PD Coordinators (a TRAIN PD-facilitated event). From 2:00 to 3:00 PM Central Time, the TRAIN PD Consortium will have its monthly virtual meeting with Professional Development Coordinators assigned to the Adult Education and Literacy Grant Recipients/Consortia. Details on participation will be shared via the PD Coordinators’ Listserv, or PD Coordinators can email trainpd@tamu.ed​u for more information.​

April 5, 2016: Leadership Excellence Academy Workshop #5 (a TWC-directed, TRAIN PD-facilitated event). The LEA Cohort that began in fall 2014 (Texas Cohort 7) continues the two-year process with this face-to-face workshop, location and details to be determined. For more information about the Leadership Excellence Academy, see the Texas LEA Web page.

April 5-8, 2016: TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo. Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages will host their annual convention in Baltimore, Maryland. For more information, visit  http://www.tesol.org/convention2016.

April 6, 2016: Leadership Excellence Academy Workshop #3 (a TWC-directed, TRAIN PD-facilitated event). Texas' LEA Cohort 8 continues with this face-to-face workshop, location and details to be determined. For more information about the Leadership Excellence Academy, see the Texas LEA Web page.

April 6, 2016: Year One Close-Out and Proper Re-Distribution of Funds (FIFO). Texas Workforce Commission-hosted Webinar for Adult Education and Literacy program leaders at 1:00 Central Standard Time. For more information, AEL programs should contact their TWC Program Specialist.

April 7, 2016: Distance Learning Academy, Module 1 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Socorro ISD Community Learning Center, 12380 Pine Springs Drive, El Paso, TX from 8:00am - 3:30pm. This module provides an overview of state and federal policy requirements for implementing a distance education program, and it is intended for staff and administrators. Registration for Module 3 will be completed during the class. Please note: Modules 1 and 3 are required for new staff and administrators. If a program is new to distance learning in adult education, an administrator must attend with other staff. Trainer is AnneMarie Molinari.

April 7, 2016: Tech and Tell: "TPACK"ing in Your Classroom (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 8:00pm - 9:00pm. Ashly Winkle from the Literacy Council of Tyler will host this week's Tech-and-Tell explaining the concept of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK). TPACK is an educational framework for integrating technology in the classroom. Direct applications for instructional design and lesson planning will be explored. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 8 pm Central on Thursday, April 7th. Click on the green JOIN button. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. This training repeats on April 8th. Mobile users: Meeting number for Thursdays is: 804718128.

April 8, 2015: Tech and Tell: "TPACK"ing in Your Classroom (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 11:30am - 12:30pm. Ashly Winkle from the Literacy Council of Tyler will host this week's Tech-and-Tell explaining the concept of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK). TPACK is an educational framework for integrating technology in the classroom. Direct applications for instructional design and lesson planning will be explored. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30 am Central on Friday, April 8th and click the green "JOIN" button. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print!). Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Fridays is: 807391210.

April 8, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, RLA Strand, Session 2 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Ysleta Community Learning Center, Room 22, 121 Padres Drive, El Paso, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. This session will focus on the importance of a student being able to construct responses based on various content area texts. Participants will be guided in the application of a step-by-step approach to the development of effective argumentative writing and will learn how to effectively analyze constructed responses in order to better support the development of this essential skill for high school completion, higher-education and training, and today’s workplace. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Liliana Black. Please register here.

April 8, 2016: TI-30XS Calculator Training for Adult Ed Instructors (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Region 10, Abrams Building, 904 Abrams Road, Bluebonnet Room, Richardson, TX from 9:00am - noon. This 3 hour training will focus on the functions of the TI-30XS that are used on the tests for high school equivalency. The ability to quickly use the calculator is an important skill that can be big advantage to students taking not only the math exam, but also the science and social studies tests. Participants will be given instruction, as well as guided practices, so that they will be comfortable and proficient with the TI-30XS. Participants will also leave with some activities that can be used with their own students. Trainer is Conni Marshall. Please register here.

April 8, 2016: Multi-Level Classroom for Adult Learners (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Lone Star College, Greenspoint Center Room 201, 250 N. Sam Houston Pkwy E., Houston, TX from 9:00am - 3:30pm. This interactive training focuses on appropriate lesson planning strategies, group strategies, and effective multi-level activities for ESL, ABE and ASE classrooms. Classroom management techniques, test preparation, orientation procedures, and multi-sensory lesson planning will be presented. A pre-reading assignment and post-training reflection are available as well, each counting as an additional 1.5 hours of PD, to be monitored and documented locally by the AEL program PD Coordinator. Trainer is Wayne Crandall. Please register here.

April 8, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). These trainings will be held at Austin Community College, Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX from 9:00am - noon. Please register here.

Session Descriptions

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Part 1 of 2, Session 2 of 3 (April 1)
This session will focus on the importance of a student being able to construct responses based on various content area texts. Participants will be guided in the application of a step-by-step approach to the development of effective argumentative writing and will learn how to effectively analyze constructed responses in order to better support the development of this essential skill for high school completion, higher-education and training, and today's workplace. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Alex Baez. Trainer is Alex Baez.

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Part 2 of 2, Session 2 of 3 (April 8)
This session will focus on the importance of a student being able to construct responses based on various content area texts. Participants will be guided in the application of a step-by-step approach to the development of effective argumentative writing and will learn how to effectively analyze constructed responses in order to better support the development of this essential skill for high school completion, higher-education and training, and today's workplace. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Alex Baez.

April 9, 2016: Multi-Level Classroom for Adult Learners (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Lone Star College, Conroe Center Room CC-130, 777 Conroe Park North Drive, Conroe, TX from 9:00am - 3:30pm. This interactive training focuses on appropriate lesson planning strategies, group strategies, and effective multi-level activities for ESL, ABE and ASE classrooms. Classroom management techniques, test preparation, orientation procedures, and multi-sensory lesson planning will be presented. A pre-reading assignment and post-training reflection are available as well, each counting as an additional 1.5 hours of PD, to be monitored and documented locally by the AEL program PD Coordinator. Trainer is Kay Vaccaro. Please register here.

April 9, 2016: Laredo Community College ESL and ABE Mid April Workshops (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Laredo Community College, West End Washington St., Laredo, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. There are three trainings to choose from. Two are half day trainings and one is a full day. Please see descriptions below and select appropriately. Please register here.

Session Descriptions

Strategies for Teaching Social Studies (9:00am - noon)
This training is a review of the content and context of the 2014 GED Social Studies test with strategies for integrating Social Studies content and practice in to the classroom. Trainer is Karen Price.

Strategies for Teaching Science (1:00pm - 4:00pm)
This training is a review of the content and context of the 2014 GED Science test with strategies for integrating Science content and practice in to the classroom. Trainer is Karen Price.

Contextualization in the ESL Classroom (9:00am - 4:00pm)
This presentation will discuss ways to contextualize learning for ESL students. We will begin by putting language proficiency into context in order to support language acquisition. Then we will contextualize their learning in order to facilitate work place opportunities or prepare them for academic performance. Trainer is Laura Barrera.

April 9, 2016: Distance Learning Academy Module 1 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Region 20, 1314 Hines Ave, San Antonio, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. DLA Module 1 is intended for staff and administrators as an overview of state and federal policy requirements for implementing a distance education program. Modules 1 and 3 are required for new staff and administrators. If a program is new to distance learning in adult education, an administrator must attend with other staff. Registration for Module 3 will be completed during the class. Trainer is Wayne Crandall. Please register here.

April 9, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Part 2 of 2, Session 2 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Austin Community College, Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX from 9:00am - noon. This session will focus on the importance of a student being able to construct responses based on various content area texts. Participants will be guided in the application of a step-by-step approach to the development of effective argumentative writing and will learn how to effectively analyze constructed responses in order to better support the development of this essential skill for high school completion, higher-education and training, and today’s workplace. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Griselda Valerio.

April 10, 2016: AEL Business Meeting: Leading Through Change: Texas' AEL Deployment Plans for WIOA Integration and Implementation. Texas Workforce Commission will host this meeting for Texas Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) Program Directors from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM as a Pre-Conference attached to the COABE National Conference in Dallas. For more information, AEL Directors should contact their Program Specialist at TWC.

April 10-13, 2016: COABE and TALAE Joint National/State 2016 Conference. The annual national conference of the Commission on Adult Basic Education will be hosted in Dallas by TALAE - Texas Association for Literacy and Adult Education. All TALAE voting members are automatically members of COABE and can register at the COABE member rate. Pre-Conference sessions will be held April 10; conference proper begins April 11. For details as the conference is planned, visit http://www.coabe.org/conference2016home/ or http://www-tcall.tamu.edu/talae/conference.htm.

April 14, 2016: Supporting the Success of Skilled Immigrants. Free webinar from 1:00 to 2:00 15 PM Central Time will be sponsored by the White House Task Force on New Americans, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) and other organizations to examine some of the barriers foreign-educated workers face in accessing professional employment. Register here.

April 14, 2016: Tech and Tell: Assessment Strategies and Reading Profiles (ASRP) Resource (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 8:00pm - 9:00pm. Marie Cora from the Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) will host this week's Tech-and-Tell demonstrating the free website Assessment Strategies and Reading Profiles (ASRP). Marie will explore the tools on the ASRP Web site including research-based assessment strategies to improve reading instruction for Adult Basic Education (ABE) and Adult Secondary Education (ASE) learners. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 8 pm Central on Thursday, April 14th. Click on the green JOIN button. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. This training repeats on April 15th. Mobile users: Meeting number for Thursdays is: 804718128.

April 15, 2015: Tech and Tell: Assessment Strategies and Reading Profiles (ASRP) Resource (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 11:30am - 12:30pm. Marie Cora from the Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) will host this week's Tech-and-Tell demonstrating the free website Assessment Strategies and Reading Profiles (ASRP). Marie will explore the tools on the ASRP Web site including research-based assessment strategies to improve reading instruction for Adult Basic Education (ABE) and Adult Secondary Education (ASE) learners. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30 am Central on Friday, April 15th and click the green "JOIN" button. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print!). Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Fridays is: 807391210.

April 15, 2016: Multi-Level Instruction (ESL and ABE/ASE) (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Southwest Texas Junior College, 2401 Garner Field Road, Uvalde, TX from 8:30am - 11:30am. This interactive training focuses on appropriate lesson planning strategies, group strategies, and effective multi-level activities for ESL, ABE and ASE classrooms. Classroom management techniques, test preparation, orientation procedures, and multi-sensory lesson planning will be presented. Trainer is Martin Loa. Please register here.

April 21, 2016: Integrated Education and Training - Webinar 3: Texas Models. Texas Workforce Commission-hosted Webinar for Adult Education and Literacy program leaders at 1:30 Central Standard Time. For more information, AEL programs should contact their TWC Program Specialist. A Webinar recording, presentation slides, and transcript will be made available on the Texas Adult Education and Literacy website hosted by TCALL; look under the WIOA or Resources tab.

April 21, 2016: GED Testing Webinar for Texas Educators and Administrators. GED Testing Service® will host this free webinar on April 21 at 2:00 PM Central Time and again on April 22 at 10:00 AM Central Time. Webinar will offer a closer look at the latest scoring enhancements to the GED Test and how these changes impact Texas. Register here to reserve your spot. If you have any questions, contact communications@GEDtestingservice.com.

April 22, 2016: GED Testing Webinar for Texas Educators and Administrators. GED Testing Service® will host this free webinar on April 21 at 2:00 PM Central Time and again on April 22 at 10:00 AM Central Time. Webinar will offer a closer look at the latest scoring enhancements to the GED Test and how these changes impact Texas. Register here to reserve your spot. If you have any questions, contact communications@GEDtestingservice.com.

April 22, 2016: Teaching English to Adults (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Region 10, 400 E. Spring Valley Road, Lamar Room, Richardson, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. This hybrid, extended professional development opportunity is for Texas adult education instructors who are new to teaching ESL, new to teaching in adult education and literacy (AEL) programs, or who want to review the fundamentals of teaching ESOL in AEL. This training includes an online prerequisite course thorough the PD Portal that covers 4 key areas: the basics of adult learning theory; learning languages as an adult; student recruitment, orientation and assessment; and types of adult ESL classes through state-funded Texas AEL programs. Participants are expected to complete these modules prior to attending the face-to-face (F2F) workshop. Four (4) PD hours are awarded to participants who complete all modules and the final test online. The 6-hour F2F workshop covers creating an effective learning environment, choosing content and resources, teaching methods and strategies, assessing students, and reflective teaching. After the workshop, participants implement one or more of the key concepts and strategies presented, maintain a teaching diary of those activities, and submit a guided reflection about their implementation within four weeks of completing the face-to-face training for an additional 2 hours of PD. (The time allotted may be changed due to holiday or vacation schedules.) Trainer is Alex Baez. Please register here.

April 22, 2015: Tech and Tell: "CASTing" Light on Your Classroom (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 11:30am - 12:30pm. Ari Fleisher from CAST located in Wakefield MA will host this week's Tech-and-Tell exploring the concept of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Ari will share creative technology resources using CAST as well as direct implications for instructional lesson planning. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30 am Central on Friday, March 22nd and click the green "JOIN" button. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print!). If you are using the WebEx application to join the meeting, use meeting code 807-391-210. Learn more at the Tech and Tell page.

April 23, 2016: Spring Professional Development for Region 17 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). These trainings will be held at Region 17 Adult Education building, 1601 24th St., Lubbock, TX from 9:00am - noon. These two trainings will happen at the same time. Please see the decriptions below.

Session Descriptions

Helping Students to Become Better Readers
This class will provide instructors with techniques and strategies to improve the reading skills of learners in the Adult Education classroom. Trainer is Liliana Black.

TEAMS for Teachers
In this module the trainer will provide participants with an opportunity to look in-depth at participant level information that is collected in TEAMS. Participants will have an opportunity to familiarize themselves with navigating the side bar menu in TEAMS, gain knowledge on how TEAMS is built and access participant level data from various points. Additional activities will focus on building knowledge on the Participant Roster, the Performance Report, and Table IV/IV B to monitor class progress towards meeting performance objectives. Trainer is Janis Heebner.

April 23, 2016: HCDE Spring In-service (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). These trainings will be held at Irvington Learning Center, 626 Lindale, Houston, TX. Please see session descriptions below. Select which sessions you'd like to attend below. Please note, there are morning, afternoon and all day sessions to choose from. Please register here.

Session Descriptions

Morning (8:30am - 11:30am)

2014 GED®: Preparing Students for Mathematical Reasoning (Room 201)
This workshop provides strategies and resources to help instructors prepare students for the Mathematical Reasoning module of the 2014 GED® test. Trainer is Anthony Chan.

Beyond Singing: Using Music to Enhance Learning (Room 207)
This workshop illustrates how and why to use music to facilitate learning in the adult education classroom. Starting with information about music, language, and memory, the workshop moves to hands on practice of many activities that can be used immediately. Moreover, participants receive handouts with dozens of activities and an annotated list of songs to help instructors immediately find songs that work for specific learning purposes such as grammar points, speaking, listening, reading and writing. Participants also actively engage in creating their own lesson plan activities based on the theories and examples presented. Trainer is Glenda Rose.

Creating a Culture of Respect Using Culturally Responsive Teaching(Room 117)
This hands-on entertaining workshop helps teachers consider the importance of understanding cultural diversity in the classroom. We will agree on common definitions of the concept of culture before working with the concepts of social justice, respect, inclusion, tolerance. We will look at how diverse students need a classroom that respects their diversity and is safe for the expression of their identity, different ideas, and points of view. The workshop will introduce participants to Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT), a pedagogy built around the idea that the students’ culture is central to their learning and that only if the classroom respects their norms of behavior students will be truly engaged. Then we will review the characteristics of an effective teacher-ally for cultural minorities and see a social justice lens interacts with the characteristics of CRT to create safe spaces for all students. Videos and classroom activities will be presented. Trainer is Federico Salas-Isnardi.

Afternoon (12:30pm - 3:30pm)

Transitions for ABE/ASE (Room 201)
This workshop looks at the concept of "transition" as both a process and a moment. 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 GED, whether for further training and education or in the workplace. Trainer is Glenda Rose.

All Day (8:30am - 3:30pm)

Distance Learning Module 1 (Room 115)
This session is intended for staff and administrators. An overview of state and federal policy requirements for implementing a distance education program. Registration for Module 3 will be completed during the class. Note that Modules 1 and 3 are required for new staff and administrators. If a program is new to distance learning in adult education, an administrator must attend with other staff. Trainer is Denise Guckert.

Effective Multi-level Instruction for Adult Learners (Room 118)
This interactive training for ESL and GED teachers focuses on appropriate multi-sensory lesson planning strategies, group strategies, differentiated instruction and integration of transitional career awareness and post secondary studies. Classroom management techniques include GED test preparation, orientation procedures, and goal setting. Trainer is Martin Loa.

TABE 9/10 (Room 211)
This training will provide the CTB/McGraw-Hill certification requirements on the best practices of administering, scoring, and interpreting the TABE 9/10. Trainer is Angela Kaldro.

April 25, 2016: A Mobile Tech Revolution in Low-Wage Work: Partnering with Employers to Build Workers' Digital Literacy. National LINCS Webinar from 2:00 to 3:00 PM Central Time will kick off a panel conversation on LINCS Career Pathways, Program Management and Technology and Learning Groups from April 26 to 28. Register for the webinar at: https://msg.adobeconnect.com/e646fuikh77/event/registration.html

April 28, 2016: Integrated Education and Training - Webinar 4: Reporting IET Part 2. Texas Workforce Commission-hosted Webinar for Adult Education and Literacy program leaders at 1:30 PM Central Standard Time. For more information, AEL programs should contact their TWC Program Specialist. A Webinar recording, presentation slides, and transcript will be made available on the Texas Adult Education and Literacy website hosted by TCALL; look under the WIOA or Resources tab.

April 28, 2016: Tech and Tell: Exploring Edmodo (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 8:00pm - 9:00pm. Join Kimberly Gates, as she introduces you to a web-based platform providing a safe and easy way for your class to connect and collaborate, share content, and access homework, grades and school notices. It is like Facebook but in a safe and controlled environment appropriate for school. Learn strategies for use and ideas for implementation. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 8 pm Central on Thursday, April 28th. Click on the green JOIN button. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. This training repeats on April 29th. Mobile users: Meeting number for Thursdays is: 804718128.

April 29, 2015: Tech and Tell: Exploring Edmodo (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 11:30am - 12:30pm. Join Kimberly Gates, as she introduces you to a web-based platform providing a safe and easy way for your class to connect and collaborate, share content, and access homework, grades and school notices. It is like Facebook but in a safe and controlled environment appropriate for school. Learn strategies for use and ideas for implementation. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30 am Central on Friday, April 29th and click the green "JOIN" button. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print!). Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Fridays is: 807391210.

April 29, 2016: TWC Adult Education and Literacy Regional Convening in Austin. Developing a Quality Model for Student Success (QMSS) will be the purpose of this event hosted by Texas Workforce Commission. The first event in Austin is by invitation. Other QMSS regional events throughout Texas are scheduled on May 6, 12 and 13, and June 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 and 24. See details on TWC invitation flyer. Register to attend the May and June QMSS events here.

April 29-30, 2016: Master Teacher Trainer Academy for ASE, Training-of-Trainers (TOT) for Math, Session 3 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training FOR TRAINERS will be held at Drury Inn & Suites Airport, 95 NE Loop 410, San Antonio, TX from 8:30am - 3:30pm. This is a 2 day event, attendance by invitation only. For MTA Math Trainers only: This session will introduce strategies for teaching slope, quadratics, and the solving, graphing, and evaluating of linear inequalities. Also addressed is the math common to social studies and science: formulas, graphs, and probability. Finally, participants will become more adept in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, as they practice the math skills introduced in the session. Trainer is Anthony Chan.

April 29-30, 2016: Master Teacher Trainer Academy for ASE, Training-of-Training (TOT) for RLA, Session 3 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training FOR TRAINERS will be held at Drury Inn & Suites Airport, 95 NE Loop 410, San Antonio, TX from 8:30am - 3:30pm. This is a 2 day event, attendance by invitation only. For MTA RLA Trainers only: This session will focus on two areas which are often problematic for adult education instructors - social studies and science. Participants will understand the importance of focusing instruction within specific domains in each of the content areas. In social studies, participants will focus on the domain of civics and government. In science, participants will learn how to incorporate hands-on learning activities to build student understanding of scientific investigation. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainers are Bonnie Goonen and Susan Pittman.

April 30, 2016: Alamo Consortium's April Training (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). These trainings will be held at Region 20, 1314 Hines Ave., San Antonio, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Please see the session descriptions below. Please register here.

Session Descriptions

Supporting Transition and Career Pathways Workshop (9:00am - noon)
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.

Trainer is Wayne Crandall.

ESL Reading & Writing (9:00am - noon)
An interactive workshop focusing on reading & writing for English Language learners which will provide instructors with techniques and strategies to improve the persistence and performance. Trainer is Tresa Pokorski.

ESL Listening and Speaking (1:00pm - 4:00pm)
This training explores the fundamentals of teaching Adult English Language Learners with an overall focus on Listening and Speaking skills; beginning with some general principles used when teaching adults, followed by several of the key concepts of Language learning. Trainer is Wayne Crandall.

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May 2016

May 5, 2016: TRAIN PD Virtual Meeting with PD Coordinators (a TRAIN PD-facilitated event). From 1:00 to 2:00 PM Central Time, the TRAIN PD Consortium will have its monthly virtual meeting with Professional Development Coordinators assigned to the Adult Education and Literacy Grant Recipients/Consortia. Details on participation will be shared via the PD Coordinators’ Listserv, or PD Coordinators can email trainpd@tamu.ed​u for more information.​

May 5, 2016: Tech and Tell: Developing Online Communities (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 8:00pm - 9:00pm. Denise Orand from San Jacinto College will host this week's Tech-and-Tell demonstrating strategies for supporting adult students in online environments to improve persistence and retention. Ideas for developing and delivering successful distance learning orientations to provide the structure and skills students need to succeed in distance learning programs will be explored. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 8 pm Central on Thursday, May 5th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. This training repeats on May 6th. Mobile users: Meeting number for Thursdays is: 804718128.

May 6, 2015: Tech and Tell: Developing Online Communities (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 11:30am - 12:30pm. Denise Orand from San Jacinto College will host this week's Tech-and-Tell demonstrating strategies for supporting adult students in online environments to improve persistence and retention. Ideas for developing and delivering successful distance learning orientations to provide the structure and skills students need to succeed in distance learning programs will be explored. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30 am Central on Friday, May 6th and click the green "JOIN" button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print!). Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Fridays is: 807391210.

May 6, 2016: MTA RLA Session 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). These trainings will be held at Amarillo College, Student Ware Commons Room 309, 2011 S. Washington Street, Amarillo, TX from 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Please see session descriptions and dates below. Please register here.

Session Descriptions

May 6
Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Part 1 of 2, Session 3 of 3

This session will focus on two areas which are often problematic for adult education instructors – social studies and science. Participants will understand the importance of focusing instruction within specific domains in each of the content areas. In social studies, participants will focus on the domain of civics and government. In science, participants will learn how to incorporate hands-on learning activities to build student understanding of scientific investigation. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is David Tompkins.

May 27
Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Part 2 of 2, Session 3 of 3

This session will focus on two areas which are often problematic for adult education instructors – social studies and science. Participants will understand the importance of focusing instruction within specific domains in each of the content areas. In social studies, participants will focus on the domain of civics and government. In science, participants will learn how to incorporate hands-on learning activities to build student understanding of scientific investigation. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is David Tompkins.

May 6, 2016: TWC Adult Education and Literacy Regional Convening in El Paso. Developing a Quality Model for Student Success (QMSS) will be the purpose of this event hosted by Texas Workforce Commission. The first event in Austin is by invitation. Other QMSS regional events throughout Texas are scheduled in May and June. See details on TWC invitation flyer. Register to attend the May and June QMSS events here.

May 6, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, RLA Strand, Session 3 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at SISD CLC Options High School, Teachers Lounge, 12380 Pine Springs Dr. El Paso, Texas from 9:00am - 4:00pm. This session will focus on two areas which are often problematic for adult education instructors – social studies and science. Participants will understand the importance of focusing instruction within specific domains in each of the content areas. In social studies, participants will focus on the domain of civics and government. In science, participants will learn how to incorporate hands-on learning activities to build student understanding of scientific investigation. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Liliana Black. Please register here.

May 6, 2016: Distance Learning Academy, Module 1 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Region 10, Hunt Room, 400 E. Spring Valley, Richardson, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. This session is intended for staff and administrators. An overview of state and federal policy requirements for implementing a distance education program. Registration for Module 3 will be completed during the class. Note that Modules 1 and 3 are required for new staff and administrators. If a program is new to distance learning in adult education, an administrator must attend with other staff. Trainer is Glenda Rose. Please register here.

May 6, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, RLA, Session 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). These trainings will be held at Austin Community College, Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX from 9:00am - noon. Please view session descriptions below. Please register here.

Session Descriptions

May 6
Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Part 1 of 2, Session 3 of 3

This session will focus on two areas which are often problematic for adult education instructors – social studies and science. Participants will understand the importance of focusing instruction within specific domains in each of the content areas. In social studies, participants will focus on the domain of civics and government. In science, participants will learn how to incorporate hands-on learning activities to build student understanding of scientific investigation. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Alex Baez.

May 13
Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Part 2 of 2, Session 3 of 3

This session will focus on two areas which are often problematic for adult education instructors – social studies and science. Participants will understand the importance of focusing instruction within specific domains in each of the content areas. In social studies, participants will focus on the domain of civics and government. In science, participants will learn how to incorporate hands-on learning activities to build student understanding of scientific investigation. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Alex Baez.

May 6, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Session 3 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). These trainings will be held at Austin Community College, Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX from 9:00am - noon. Please contact Debbie Talavera at dtalaver@austincc.edu if you are interested in attending.

Session Descriptions

May 6
Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Part 1 of 2, Session 3 of 3
This session will introduce strategies for teaching slope, quadratics, and the solving, graphing, and evaluating of linear inequalities. Also addressed is the math common to social studies and science: formulas, graphs, and probability. Finally, participants will become more adept in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, as they practice the math skills introduced in the session. Trainer is Vaaron Juarez.

May 14
Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Part 2 of 2, Session 3 of 3
This session will introduce strategies for teaching slope, quadratics, and the solving, graphing, and evaluating of linear inequalities. Also addressed is the math common to social studies and science: formulas, graphs, and probability. Finally, participants will become more adept in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, as they practice the math skills introduced in the session. Trainer is Vaaron Juarez.

May 6, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Session 3 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Southwest Texas Jr. College, 2401 Garner Field Road, Uvalde, TX from 8:30am - 3:30pm. This session will focus on two areas which are often problematic for adult education instructors – social studies and science. Participants will understand the importance of focusing instruction within specific domains in each of the content areas. In social studies, participants will focus on the domain of civics and government. In science, participants will learn how to incorporate hands-on learning activities to build student understanding of scientific investigation. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Theresa Sands. Please register here.

May 7, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Session 3 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). These trainings will be held at Austin Community College, Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX from 9:00am - noon. Please contact Debbie Talavera at dtalaver@austincc.edu if you are interested in attending.

Session Descriptions

May 7
Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Part 1 of 2, Session 3 of 3

This session will focus on two areas which are often problematic for adult education instructors – social studies and science. Participants will understand the importance of focusing instruction within specific domains in each of the content areas. In social studies, participants will focus on the domain of civics and government. In science, participants will learn how to incorporate hands-on learning activities to build student understanding of scientific investigation. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Griselda Valerio.

May 14
Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Part 2 of 2, Session 3 of 3

This session will focus on two areas which are often problematic for adult education instructors – social studies and science. Participants will understand the importance of focusing instruction within specific domains in each of the content areas. In social studies, participants will focus on the domain of civics and government. In science, participants will learn how to incorporate hands-on learning activities to build student understanding of scientific investigation. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Griselda Valerio.

May 7, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math and RLA #3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). These trainings will be held atTVCC-Athens Campus, Baugh Technology Center, 100 Cardinal Drive, Athens, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Please see training descriptions below. Please register here.

Session Descriptions

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Session 3 of 3
This session will introduce strategies for teaching slope, quadratics, and the solving, graphing, and evaluating of linear inequalities. Also addressed is the math common to social studies and science: formulas, graphs, and probability. Finally, participants will become more adept in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, as they practice the math skills introduced in the session. Trainer is Rachel Killian.

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Session 3 of 3
This session will focus on two areas which are often problematic for adult education instructors – social studies and science. Participants will understand the importance of focusing instruction within specific domains in each of the content areas. In social studies, participants will focus on the domain of civics and government. In science, participants will learn how to incorporate hands-on learning activities to build student understanding of scientific investigation. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Felicia Robinson.

May 7, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Session 3 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Laredo Community College, Fort McIntosh Campus, West End Washington Street, Laredo, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. This session will introduce strategies for teaching slope, quadratics, and the solving, graphing, and evaluating of linear inequalities. Also addressed is the math common to social studies and science: formulas, graphs, and probability. Finally, participants will become more adept in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, as they practice the math skills introduced in the session. Trainer is Dion Krupa. Please register here.

May 7, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Session 3 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at McLennan Community College, CSC Bldg., Room 232, 1400 College Drive, Waco, TX from 8:30am - 3:30pm. This session will introduce strategies for teaching slope, quadratics, and the solving, graphing, and evaluating of linear inequalities. Also addressed is the math common to social studies and science: formulas, graphs, and probability. Finally, participants will become more adept in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, as they practice the math skills introduced in the session. Trainer is Cheri Beuerlein. Please register here.

May 7, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Session 3 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Education Service Center, Region 20, 1314 Hines Ave., San Antonio, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. This session will introduce strategies for teaching slope, quadratics, and the solving, graphing, and evaluating of linear inequalities. Also addressed is the math common to social studies and science: formulas, graphs, and probability. Finally, participants will become more adept in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, as they practice the math skills introduced in the session. Trainer is Reda Berry. For more information, please contact Wendy Christensen at Wendy.Christensen@esc20.net.

May 7, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, RLA Strand, Session 3 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Bryan Adult Learning Center, 1700 Palasoto Drive, Bryan, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. This session will focus on two areas which are often problematic for adult education instructors – social studies and science. Participants will understand the importance of focusing instruction within specific domains in each of the content areas. In social studies, participants will focus on the domain of civics and government. In science, participants will learn how to incorporate hands-on learning activities to build student understanding of scientific investigation. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Stephanie Byrd. Please register here.

May 7, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Session 3 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Denton ISD Professional Development Center, 1212 Bolivar St., Denton, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. This session will introduce strategies for teaching slope, quadratics, and the solving, graphing, and evaluating of linear inequalities. Also addressed is the math common to social studies and science: formulas, graphs, and probability. Finally, participants will become more adept in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, as they practice the math skills introduced in the session. Trainer is Conni Marshall. Please register here.

May 7, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Session 3 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). These trainings will be held at Austin Community College, Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX from 9:00am - noon. Please contact Debbie Talavera at dtalaver@austincc.edu if you are interested in attending.

Session Descriptions

May 7
Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Part 1 of 2, Session 3 of 3

This session will introduce strategies for teaching slope, quadratics, and the solving, graphing, and evaluating of linear inequalities. Also addressed is the math common to social studies and science: formulas, graphs, and probability. Finally, participants will become more adept in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, as they practice the math skills introduced in the session. Trainer is William Perry.

May 13
Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Part 2 of 2, Session 3 of 3

This session will introduce strategies for teaching slope, quadratics, and the solving, graphing, and evaluating of linear inequalities. Also addressed is the math common to social studies and science: formulas, graphs, and probability. Finally, participants will become more adept in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, as they practice the math skills introduced in the session. Trainer is William Perry.

May 12, 2016: TWC Adult Education and Literacy Regional Convening in Snyder. Developing a Quality Model for Student Success (QMSS) will be the purpose of this event hosted by Texas Workforce Commission. The first event in Austin is by invitation. Other QMSS regional events throughout Texas are scheduled in May and June. See details on TWC invitation flyer. Register to attend the May and June QMSS events here.

May 12, 2016: Tech and Tell: Recruiting for Career Pathways Using Smart Cards (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 8:00pm - 9:00pm. Career Pathways are the newest wave in education and deserve the attention of the most cutting edge technology tools. Take a look at Alamo I-BEST's latest recruitment and Career Navigator technology tool designed to bring students in and keep them on their pathway. Smart Cards are the interactive flyer, business card and electronic portfolio and Director of the I-BEST program at Alamo Colleges Melissa Sadler-Nitu can't wait to show you how it will work wonders for your program! No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 8 pm Central on Thursday, May 12th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. This training repeats on May 13th. Mobile users: Meeting number for Thursdays is: 804718128.

May 13, 2015: Tech and Tell: Recruiting for Career Pathways Using Smart Cards (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 11:30am - 12:30pm. Career Pathways are the newest wave in education and deserve the attention of the most cutting edge technology tools. Take a look at Alamo I-BEST's latest recruitment and Career Navigator technology tool designed to bring students in and keep them on their pathway. Smart Cards are the interactive flyer, business card and electronic portfolio and Director of the I-BEST program at Alamo Colleges Melissa Sadler-Nitu can't wait to show you how it will work wonders for your program! No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30 am Central on Friday, May 13th and click the green "JOIN" button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print!). Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Fridays is: 807391210.

May 13, 2016: TWC Adult Education and Literacy Regional Convening in Plainview. Developing a Quality Model for Student Success (QMSS) will be the purpose of this event hosted by Texas Workforce Commission. The first event in Austin is by invitation. Other QMSS regional events throughout Texas are scheduled in May and June. See details on TWC invitation flyer. Register to attend the May and June QMSS events here.

May 13, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, RLA, Session 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). These trainings will be held at Austin Community College, Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX from 9:00am - noon. Please view session descriptions below. Please register here.

Session Descriptions

May 6
Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Part 1 of 2, Session 3 of 3

This session will focus on two areas which are often problematic for adult education instructors – social studies and science. Participants will understand the importance of focusing instruction within specific domains in each of the content areas. In social studies, participants will focus on the domain of civics and government. In science, participants will learn how to incorporate hands-on learning activities to build student understanding of scientific investigation. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Alex Baez.

May 13
Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Part 2 of 2, Session 3 of 3

This session will focus on two areas which are often problematic for adult education instructors – social studies and science. Participants will understand the importance of focusing instruction within specific domains in each of the content areas. In social studies, participants will focus on the domain of civics and government. In science, participants will learn how to incorporate hands-on learning activities to build student understanding of scientific investigation. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Alex Baez.

May 13, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Session 3 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). These trainings will be held at Austin Community College, Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX from 9:00am - noon. Please contact Debbie Talavera at dtalaver@austincc.edu if you are interested in attending.

Session Descriptions

May 7
Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Part 1 of 2, Session 3 of 3

This session will introduce strategies for teaching slope, quadratics, and the solving, graphing, and evaluating of linear inequalities. Also addressed is the math common to social studies and science: formulas, graphs, and probability. Finally, participants will become more adept in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, as they practice the math skills introduced in the session. Trainer is William Perry.

May 13
Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Part 2 of 2, Session 3 of 3

This session will introduce strategies for teaching slope, quadratics, and the solving, graphing, and evaluating of linear inequalities. Also addressed is the math common to social studies and science: formulas, graphs, and probability. Finally, participants will become more adept in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, as they practice the math skills introduced in the session. Trainer is William Perry.

May 13, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math & RLA, Session 3 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). These trainings will be held at Tyler Jr. College – West Campus, 1530 Loop 323, Room 129, Tyler, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Please see session descriptions below. Please register here.

Session Descriptions

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Session 3 of 3
This session will focus on two areas which are often problematic for adult education instructors – social studies and science. Participants will understand the importance of focusing instruction within specific domains in each of the content areas. In social studies, participants will focus on the domain of civics and government. In science, participants will learn how to incorporate hands-on learning activities to build student understanding of scientific investigation. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Rich Roper.

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Session 3 of 3
This session will introduce strategies for teaching slope, quadratics, and the solving, graphing, and evaluating of linear inequalities. Also addressed is the math common to social studies and science: formulas, graphs, and probability. Finally, participants will become more adept in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, as they practice the math skills introduced in the session. Trainer is Gareth Wingfield.

May 13, 2016: Texas Style TABE Training-of-Trainers (TOT), Paper Based Version (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at San Jacinto College Central Campus, 8060 Spencer Hwy., Building 1, Pasadena, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. This workshop will provide training for TRAINERS who are interested in teaching this content to the AEL field. Experienced testers on the TABE assessment will be prepared to train locally on the administration/scoring of the paper version of TABE, the TWC Assessment Policy as it relates to TABE, putting students at ease, security issues, and how to use TABE results/diagnostics to develop effective lesson plans. There will also be references to accessing the TABE Online videos produced by the publisher. This is not a teacher or staff training, but a training for TRAINERS who are experienced as TABE Testers. Trainer is Jan Whisonant. If interested in attending,  contact Tracy Hendrix at tracyhendrix@tamu.edu.

May 13, 2016: Career Exploration: It starts with "me" (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at St. Lukes Gethsemane Church, 6856 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX from 9:00am - noon. 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. Trainer is Mark Sanchez. Please register here.

May 13-14, 2016: MTA Math #3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). These trainings will be held at HCC Admin. Bldg. Basement Level Room BD11, 3100 Main Street, Houston, TX from 6:00pm - 9:00pm on May 13 and 9:00am - noon on May 14. Trainer is Yazmin Flores. Please see session descriptions and dates below. Please register here.

Session Descriptions

May 13
Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Part 1 of 2, Session 3 of 3

This session will introduce strategies for teaching slope, quadratics, and the solving, graphing, and evaluating of linear inequalities. Also addressed is the math common to social studies and science: formulas, graphs, and probability. Finally, participants will become more adept in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, as they practice the math skills introduced in the session.

May 14
Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Part 2 of 2, Session 3 of 3

This session will introduce strategies for teaching slope, quadratics, and the solving, graphing, and evaluating of linear inequalities. Also addressed is the math common to social studies and science: formulas, graphs, and probability. Finally, participants will become more adept in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, as they practice the math skills introduced in the session.

May 13-14, 2016: MTA RLA #3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). These trainings will be held at HCC Admin. Bldg. Basement Level Room BD12, 3100 Main Street, Houston, TX from 6:00pm - 9:00pm on May 13 and 9:00am - noon on May 14. Trainer is Debra O'Neil. Please see session descriptions and dates below. Please register here.

Session Descriptions

May 13
Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Part 1 of 2, Session 3 of 3

This session will focus on two areas which are often problematic for adult education instructors – social studies and science. Participants will understand the importance of focusing instruction within specific domains in each of the content areas. In social studies, participants will focus on the domain of civics and government. In science, participants will learn how to incorporate hands-on learning activities to build student understanding of scientific investigation. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom.

May 14
Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Part 2 of 2, Session 3 of 3

This session will focus on two areas which are often problematic for adult education instructors – social studies and science. Participants will understand the importance of focusing instruction within specific domains in each of the content areas. In social studies, participants will focus on the domain of civics and government. In science, participants will learn how to incorporate hands-on learning activities to build student understanding of scientific investigation. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom.

May 14, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Part 1 of 2, Session 3 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). These trainings will be held at Austin Community College, Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX from 9:00am - noon. Please contact Debbie Talavera at dtalaver@austincc.edu if you are interested in attending.

Session Descriptions

May 6
Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Part 1 of 2, Session 3 of 3

This session will introduce strategies for teaching slope, quadratics, and the solving, graphing, and evaluating of linear inequalities. Also addressed is the math common to social studies and science: formulas, graphs, and probability. Finally, participants will become more adept in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, as they practice the math skills introduced in the session. Trainer is Vaaron Juarez.

May 14
Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Part 2 of 2, Session 3 of 3

This session will introduce strategies for teaching slope, quadratics, and the solving, graphing, and evaluating of linear inequalities. Also addressed is the math common to social studies and science: formulas, graphs, and probability. Finally, participants will become more adept in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, as they practice the math skills introduced in the session. Trainer is Vaaron Juarez.

May 14, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Session 3 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). These trainings will be held at Austin Community College, Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX from 9:00am - noon. Please contact Debbie Talavera at dtalaver@austincc.edu if you are interested in attending.

Session Descriptions

May 7
Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Part 1 of 2, Session 3 of 3

This session will focus on two areas which are often problematic for adult education instructors – social studies and science. Participants will understand the importance of focusing instruction within specific domains in each of the content areas. In social studies, participants will focus on the domain of civics and government. In science, participants will learn how to incorporate hands-on learning activities to build student understanding of scientific investigation. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Griselda Valerio.

May 14
Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Part 2 of 2, Session 3 of 3

This session will focus on two areas which are often problematic for adult education instructors – social studies and science. Participants will understand the importance of focusing instruction within specific domains in each of the content areas. In social studies, participants will focus on the domain of civics and government. In science, participants will learn how to incorporate hands-on learning activities to build student understanding of scientific investigation. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Griselda Valerio.

May 14, 2016: Laredo Community College ESL and ABE May Workshops (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). These trainings will be held at Laredo Community College, West End Washington St., Laredo, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Please see session descriptions below. Please register here.

Session Descriptions

Instructional Strategies for Integrating ABE Into Career Pathways
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. Trainer is Olga Escamilla.

Instructional Strategies for Integrating ESL Into Career Pathways
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 ESL students. Topics to be discussed will include "soft skills", interviewing, and other vital information for prospective employees. Trainer is Tresa Pokowski.

May 14, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Session 3 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Education Service Center, Region 20, 1314 Hines Ave., San Antonio, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. This session will introduce strategies for teaching slope, quadratics, and the solving, graphing, and evaluating of linear inequalities. Also addressed is the math common to social studies and science: formulas, graphs, and probability. Finally, participants will become more adept in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, as they practice the math skills introduced in the session. Trainer is Richard Sedillo. For more information, please contact Wendy Christensen at Wendy.Christensen@esc20.net.

May 14, 2016: Culturally responsive classrooms: Perspectives on Culture, Diversity, and Identity (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Irvington Learning Center, 626 Lindale, Houston, TX from 8:30am - 3:30pm. This 6 hour workshop will examine the role of culture in the adult education classroom and take participants through three models for addressing issues of culture, diversity, and identity in the classroom: Communities of Respect (COR), Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT), and Social Justice teaching. We will focus on developing an awareness of our own cultural values and identity as a requisite for being truly responsive to diversity. We will learn how the original culture of our students acts as a lens through which they experience the teaching and learning exchange and see how we can address potential dissonance. Finally we will work on activities to address issues of diversity and social justice in the classroom to learn to create a classroom that respects students' culture and is safe for the expression of their identity, different ideas, and points of view. Trainer is Federico Salas-Isnardi. Please register here.

May 14, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Session 3 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at HCDE, Irvington Learning Center, 626 Lindale, Houston, TX from 8:30am - 3:30pm. This session will introduce strategies for teaching slope, quadratics, and the solving, graphing, and evaluating of linear inequalities. Also addressed is the math common to social studies and science: formulas, graphs, and probability. Finally, participants will become more adept in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, as they practice the math skills introduced in the session. Trainer is Cheryl Sanders. Please register here.

May 14, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Session 3 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at HCDE, Irvington Learning Center, 626 Lindale, Houston, TX from 8:30am - 3:30pm. This session will focus on two areas which are often problematic for adult education instructors – social studies and science. Participants will understand the importance of focusing instruction within specific domains in each of the content areas. In social studies, participants will focus on the domain of civics and government. In science, participants will learn how to incorporate hands-on learning activities to build student understanding of scientific investigation. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Denise Johnson. Please register here.

May 14, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Session 3 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at McLennan Community College, 1400 College Drive, Waco, TX from 8:30am - 3:00pm. This session will focus on two areas which are often problematic for adult education instructors – social studies and science. Participants will understand the importance of focusing instruction within specific domains in each of the content areas. In social studies, participants will focus on the domain of civics and government. In science, participants will learn how to incorporate hands-on learning activities to build student understanding of scientific investigation. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Diamond McMaster. Please register here.

May 14, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math & RLA Strand, Session 3 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). These trainings will be held at Del Mar College – East Campus, 101 Baldwin Blvd., Ventor Building, Corpus Christi, TX from 8:30am - 3:30pm. Please see the training descriptions below. Please register here.

Session Descriptions

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Session 3 of 3
This session will introduce strategies for teaching slope, quadratics, and the solving, graphing, and evaluating of linear inequalities. Also addressed is the math common to social studies and science: formulas, graphs, and probability. Finally, participants will become more adept in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, as they practice the math skills introduced in the session. Traininer is Robert Orta.

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Session 3 of 3
This session will focus on two areas which are often problematic for adult education instructors – social studies and science. Participants will understand the importance of focusing instruction within specific domains in each of the content areas. In social studies, participants will focus on the domain of civics and government. In science, participants will learn how to incorporate hands-on learning activities to build student understanding of scientific investigation. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Cynthia Orta.

May 14, 2016: GED Math (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). These trainings will be held at Angelina College, Technology & Workforce Bldg., 3500 South First, Room 140, Lufkin, TX from 9:00am - noon or 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Please see session descriptions below.

Session Descriptions

GED 2014 Mathematics Overview (9:00am - noon)
This session identifies the content of the Mathematics module of the 2014 GED® Test and explores essential mathematical practices and behaviors. Participants will gain an in-depth overview of the 2014 Mathematics module and will leave equipped with effective questioning techniques, quantitative reasoning and geometric reasoning strategies and resources that can be easily implemented in the classroom to help prepare students for the 2014 GED® Mathematical module. Trainer is Dirk Hodges.

2014 GED: Preparing Students for Mathematical Reasoning (1:00pm - 4:00pm)
This workshop provides strategies and resources to help instructors prepare students for the Mathematical Reasoning module of the 2014 GED® test. Trainer is Dirk Hodges.

ESL Multilevel Training (9:00am - 4:00pm)
This interactive training focuses on appropriate lesson planning strategies, group strategies, and effective multi-level activities for ESL classrooms. Classroom management techniques, test preparation, orientation procedures, and multi-sensory lesson planning will be presented. If separated into two three-hour modules, Module 1 would be a prerequisite to attending Module 2. A pre-reading assignment and post-training reflection are available as well, each counting as an additional 1.5 hours of PD, to be monitored and documented locally by the AEL program PD Coordinator. Trainer is Martin Loa.

May 17, 2016: TRAIN PD Virtual Meeting with PD Coordinators (a TRAIN PD-facilitated event). From 2:00 to 3:00 PM Central Time, the TRAIN PD Consortium will host a virtual meeting with Professional Development Coordinators assigned to the Adult Education and Literacy Grant Recipients/Consortia. Details on participation will be shared via the PD Coordinators’ Listserv, or PD Coordinators can email trainpd@tamu.ed​u for more information.​

May 18, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, TOT RLA Webinar #4 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This Webinar on WebEx is scheduled for 3:30 PM Central Time, by invitation only. Trainers are Bonnie Goonen and Susan Pittman.

May 18, 2016: Master Teacher Trainer Academy for ASE, Training-of-Trainers (TOT) for RLA, Follow-Up Webinar (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This Webinar is scheduled for 3:30 PM Central Time, by invitation only.

May 19, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, TOT Math Webinar #4 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This Webinar on WebEx is scheduled for 3:30 PM Central Time, by invitation only. Trainer is Anthony Chan.

May 19, 2016: Master Teacher Trainer Academy for ASE, Training-of-Training (TOT) for Math, Follow-Up Webinar (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This Webinar is scheduled for 3:30 PM Central Time, by invitation only.

May 19, 2016: Tech and Tell: CAPTURing Your Classroom! Screen Captures Made Easy (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 8:00pm - 9:00pm. Kimberly Gates from the Florida Adult &Technical Distance Education Consortium will host this week's Tech-and-Tell. She will share three great screen capture and screen sharing programs that are available for free! You will see these programs in action and learn how to download, install, and use them with your students in the classroom. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 8 pm Central on Thursday, May 19th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. This training repeats on May 20th. Mobile users: Meeting number for Thursdays is: 804718128.

May 19-20, 2016: Brownsville ISD May Workshops (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). These trainings will be held at Brownsville ISD Adult Education, 708 Palm Blvd, Brownsville, TX from 5:00pm - 8:00pm on May 19th and 8:30am - 11:30am on May 20th. These trainings repeat on both days. Please see descriptions below and select which trainings you would like to attend on the registration form. Please register here.

Session Descriptions

Basic Strategies to Improve Math Reasoning Skills
Everyone agrees that it is important to develop reasoning in math lessons. It is a main objective of mathematics curricula in adult education. This session is designed to provide instructors with some basic tools and strategies that will help them improve the math reasoning skills of their adult learners. Topics include working with percent problems, geometry formulas, the Pythagorean Theorem and selected topics from the probability and statistics targets on the GED. Trainer is Richard Sedillo.

Basic Strategies for Teaching ESL
The strategies provided in this workshop are designed to help teachers meet the needs of the students in their classes and to help make the mainstream classroom more inclusive for English language learns. This training will provide instructors with techniques and strategies to improve the persistence and performance of English language learners. Beatriz Gutierrez.

May 20, 2015: Tech and Tell: CAPTURing Your Classroom! Screen Captures Made Easy (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 11:30am - 12:30pm. Kimberly Gates from the Florida Adult &Technical Distance Education Consortium will host this week's Tech-and-Tell. She will share three great screen capture and screen sharing programs that are available for free! You will see these programs in action and learn how to download, install, and use them with your students in the classroom. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30 am Central on Friday, May 20th and click the green "JOIN" button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print!). Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Fridays is: 807391210.

May 20, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Session 3 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). These trainings will be held at Austin Community College, Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX from 9:00am - noon. Please contact Debbie Talavera at dtalaver@austincc.edu if you are interested in attending.

Session Descriptions

May 20
Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Part 1 of 2, Session 3 of 3

This training will be held at Austin Community College, Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX from 9:00am - noon. This session will introduce strategies for teaching slope, quadratics, and the solving, graphing, and evaluating of linear inequalities. Also addressed is the math common to social studies and science: formulas, graphs, and probability. Finally, participants will become more adept in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, as they practice the math skills introduced in the session. Trainer is Amy Velchoff. Please contact Debbie Talavera at dtalaver@austincc.edu if you are interested in attending.

May 27
Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Part 2 of 2, Session 3 of 3

This training will be held at Austin Community College, Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX from 9:00am - noon. This session will introduce strategies for teaching slope, quadratics, and the solving, graphing, and evaluating of linear inequalities. Also addressed is the math common to social studies and science: formulas, graphs, and probability. Finally, participants will become more adept in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, as they practice the math skills introduced in the session. Trainer is Amy Velchoff. Please contact Debbie Talavera at dtalaver@austincc.edu if you are interested in attending.

May 20, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, RLA Strand , Session 3 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at NEISD, Ferrari Learning Center, 107 W. Rampart Dr. San Antonio, TX from 8:30am - 3:30pm. This session will focus on two areas which are often problematic for adult education instructors – social studies and science. Participants will understand the importance of focusing instruction within specific domains in each of the content areas. In social studies, participants will focus on the domain of civics and government. In science, participants will learn how to incorporate hands-on learning activities to build student understanding of scientific investigation. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Shelley Seavers. For more information, please contact Wendy Christensen at Wendy.Christensen@esc20.net.

May 20, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Session 3 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Region 10, 400 E. Spring Valley Road, Grayson Room, Richardson, TX from 8:30am - 3:30pm. This session will introduce strategies for teaching slope, quadratics, and the solving, graphing, and evaluating of linear inequalities. Also addressed is the math common to social studies and science: formulas, graphs, and probability. Finally, participants will become more adept in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, as they practice the math skills introduced in the session. Trainer is Marsha HoSang. For more information, please contact Dana Grieb at dana.grieb@region10.org.

May 20, 2016: Working with Low Level ESL Students (in Houston) (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Irvington Learning Center, Room 211, 626 Lindale, Houston, TX from 8:30am - 3:30pm. This 6-hour workshop focuses on working with low-level ESOL learners' literacy skills. The three principal areas of the workshop include assessment, teaching strategies, and demonstration of materials. Participants will learn strategies for assessing reading skills and practice some of the strategies presented. Participants will also learn and practice activities for teaching reading at lower levels, with a special emphasis on teaching vocabulary. Finally, the presenter will show where to locate no-cost materials for assessing and teaching reading; a number of these materials will be used in the workshop. The workshop includes two one-hour follow-up webinars focused on participants' application of workshop content with learners in which they will share their current experiences with one another, and address questions and concerns with the facilitator and group. Trainer is Marie Cora. Registration is closed.

May 20, 2016: TWC Adult Education and Literacy Regional Convening in Fort Worth. Developing a Quality Model for Student Success (QMSS) will be the purpose of this event hosted by Texas Workforce Commission. The first event in Austin is by invitation. Other QMSS regional events throughout Texas are scheduled in May and June. See details on TWC invitation flyer. Register to attend the May and June QMSS events here.

May 21, 2016: Working with Low Level ESL Students (in San Antonio) (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Education Service Center, Region 20, Maples Conference Center, Redbud Room, 1314 Hines, San Antonio, TX from 8:30am - 3:30pm. This 6-hour workshop focuses on working with low-level ESOL learners' literacy skills. The three principal areas of the workshop include assessment, teaching strategies, and demonstration of materials. Participants will learn strategies for assessing reading skills and practice some of the strategies presented. Participants will also learn and practice activities for teaching reading at lower levels, with a special emphasis on teaching vocabulary. Finally, the presenter will show where to locate no-cost materials for assessing and teaching reading; a number of these materials will be used in the workshop. The workshop includes two one-hour follow-up webinars focused on participants' application of workshop content with learners in which they will share their current experiences with one another, and address questions and concerns with the facilitator and group. Trainer is Marie Cora. Please register here.

May 21, 2016: May Training for Kilgore (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at LCoT (Tyler), 300 S. High Street, Longview, TX from 9:00am - 3:00pm. Please see session descriptions below. Please register here.

Session Descriptions

GED Extended Response
This training offers some basic strategies to use to teach evidence based read and respond constructed response including using the scoring Rubric used to grade the writing task on the RLA and Science portions of the 2014 GED test. Trainer is Wayne Crandall.

Multi-level ESL
This 5 hour workshop will focus on techniques for teaching a multilevel ESL class. Strategies for teaching listening, speaking, reading and writing will be addressed, while also equipping teachers with new tools for their toolbox. Trainer is Tresa Pokorski.

May 21, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Session 3 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Odessa College – Deadrick Hall, 201 West University Blvd., Odessa, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. This session will focus on two areas which are often problematic for adult education instructors – social studies and science. Participants will understand the importance of focusing instruction within specific domains in each of the content areas. In social studies, participants will focus on the domain of civics and government. In science, participants will learn how to incorporate hands-on learning activities to build student understanding of scientific investigation. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Fallon McLane. Please register here.

May 23-27, 2016: 2016 Texas Career Pathways Series. Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, College of the Mainland, and Houston Community College will host this series of events on Galveston Island. Session content will cover 3 areas: Career Pathways Expansion; Distance Learning (scholarships available); and Accelerate Texas. Download registration, hotel, and other details here. View the information in your browser here.

May 23-24, 2016: Career Pathway Expansion – Open to all WIOA, Adult Education, Accelerate Texas, and Title IV Eligible Post-secondary programs in Texas (Institutions include: Colleges, ISDs, Workforce Centers, and CBOs).

May 24-25, 2016: Distance Learning – Four DL workshops on a variety of topics for the new and experienced AEL DL programs.  DL 101 will be offered for those who need it.  Open to all, especially, Adult Education and Accelerate Texas programs but specific for Distance learning in stand-alone adult education programs or in integrated education and training models.

May 25-27, 2016: Accelerate Texas Summer Technical Assistance Institute. Meeting is mandatory for all THECB ATX funded grantees and their campus, community, and workforce partners.  Open statewide to colleges and AEL partners.

May 25, 2016: Labor Market and Career Information (LMCI) Education Outreach Team and Services Webinar. Texas Workforce Commission will host this limited-capacity webinar from 12:00 to 12:30 PM Central Time. The webinar will introduce TWC's LMCI Education Outreach team and showcase the services they provide. Log in is allowed on a first-come-first-serve basis, starting 30 minutes prior to the start of the webinar. Once all of the registered spots are taken, users can still follow step one listed below to listen to the webinar on the phone then click here to follow along with the PowerPoint to be used during the webinar. To join the meeting, please complete both of the following steps: Step 1: Dial-In (Toll Free 1-877-820-7831; Access Code: 488366#) and Step 2: Web Login (Join the meeting as a guest at http://twc.adobeconnect.com/twchb5/ by entering your name and email address).

May 26, 2016: Tech and Tell: Operation OER! Resources for Learner Success (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 8:00pm - 9:00pm. Penny Pearson from the Outreach Technical Assistance Network (OTAN) will host this week's Tech-and-Tell. This webinar will introduce participants to the basics of Open Educational Resources (OER); exploring Creative Commons licensing, tips to find FREE OER, and considerations for determining their quality for use in your classroom.: By using OER in the classroom and online, teachers and programs can save money, revise and refresh curriculum and give learners an opportunity to customize their learning. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 8 pm Central on Thursday, May 26th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. This training repeats on May 27th. Mobile users: Meeting number for Thursdays is: 804718128.

May 26-27, 2016: Multilevel Classroom Workshop for ABE and ESL (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Brownsville ISD Adult Education, 708 Palm Blvd., Brownsville, TX from 8:30am - 11:30am on May 26th & 5:00pm - 8:00pm on May 27th. This workshop is repeated twice. Please select which day you would like to attend on the registration form. This training models instructional practices and strategies for use with students with varied degrees of ability and are at different NRS Levels in the Adult Education ABE and ESL classes. Participants will be actively engage in modeled lessons which demonstrate proper differentiation for levels. Trainer is Laura Barrera. Please register here.

May 27, 2016: MTA RLA Session 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). These trainings will be held at Amarillo College, Student Ware Commons Room 309, 2011 S. Washington Street, Amarillo, TX from 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Please see session descriptions and dates below. Please register here.

Session Descriptions

May 6
Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Part 1 of 2, Session 3 of 3

This session will focus on two areas which are often problematic for adult education instructors – social studies and science. Participants will understand the importance of focusing instruction within specific domains in each of the content areas. In social studies, participants will focus on the domain of civics and government. In science, participants will learn how to incorporate hands-on learning activities to build student understanding of scientific investigation. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is David Tompkins.

May 27
Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Part 2 of 2, Session 3 of 3

This session will focus on two areas which are often problematic for adult education instructors – social studies and science. Participants will understand the importance of focusing instruction within specific domains in each of the content areas. In social studies, participants will focus on the domain of civics and government. In science, participants will learn how to incorporate hands-on learning activities to build student understanding of scientific investigation. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is David Tompkins.

May 27, 2015: Tech and Tell: Operation OER! Resources for Learner Success (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 11:30am - 12:30pm. Penny Pearson from the Outreach Technical Assistance Network (OTAN) will host this week's Tech-and-Tell. This webinar will introduce participants to the basics of Open Educational Resources (OER); exploring Creative Commons licensing, tips to find FREE OER, and considerations for determining their quality for use in your classroom.: By using OER in the classroom and online, teachers and programs can save money, revise and refresh curriculum and give learners an opportunity to customize their learning. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30 am Central on Friday, May 27th and click the green "JOIN" button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print!). Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Fridays is: 807391210.

May 27, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Session 3 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). These trainings will be held at Austin Community College, Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX from 9:00am - noon. Please contact Debbie Talavera at dtalaver@austincc.edu if you are interested in attending.

Session Descriptions

May 20
Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Part 1 of 2, Session 3 of 3

This training will be held at Austin Community College, Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX from 9:00am - noon. This session will introduce strategies for teaching slope, quadratics, and the solving, graphing, and evaluating of linear inequalities. Also addressed is the math common to social studies and science: formulas, graphs, and probability. Finally, participants will become more adept in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, as they practice the math skills introduced in the session. Trainer is Amy Velchoff. Please contact Debbie Talavera at dtalaver@austincc.edu if you are interested in attending.

May 27
Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Part 2 of 2, Session 3 of 3

This training will be held at Austin Community College, Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX from 9:00am - noon. This session will introduce strategies for teaching slope, quadratics, and the solving, graphing, and evaluating of linear inequalities. Also addressed is the math common to social studies and science: formulas, graphs, and probability. Finally, participants will become more adept in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, as they practice the math skills introduced in the session. Trainer is Amy Velchoff. Please contact Debbie Talavera at dtalaver@austincc.edu if you are interested in attending.

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June 2016

June 2, 2016: Tech and Tell: Exploring History through a Digital Lense: Focus on Primary Sources (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 8:00pm - 9:00pm. TRAIN PD's AnneMarie Molinari will host this week's Tech-and-Tell demonstrating several excellent websites for teaching history and introducing students to primary source documents. Direct applications for supporting ABE and GED exam instruction will be discussed. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 8 pm Central on Thursday, June 2nd. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. This training repeats on June 3rd. Mobile users: Meeting number for Thursdays is: 804718128.

June 3, 2016: Tech and Tell: Exploring History through a Digital Lense: Focus on Primary Sources (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 11:30pm - 12:30pm. TRAIN PD's AnneMarie Molinari will host this week's Tech-and-Tell demonstrating several excellent websites for teaching history and introducing students to primary source documents. Direct applications for supporting ABE and GED exam instruction will be discussed. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30 am Central on Friday, June 3rd and click the green "JOIN" button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print!). Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Fridays is: 807391210.

June 3, 2016: TWC Adult Education and Literacy Regional Convening in Bryan. Developing a Quality Model for Student Success (QMSS) will be the purpose of this event hosted by Texas Workforce Commission. The first event in Austin is by invitation. Other QMSS regional events throughout Texas are scheduled in May and June. See details on TWC invitation flyer. Register to attend the May and June QMSS events here.

June 4, 2016: Teaching English to Adults in Texas (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 201 W. University Ave., Deaderick Hall, Room 216, Odessa, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. This training includes an online prerequisite course thorough the PD Portal that covers 4 key areas: the basics of adult learning theory; learning languages as an adult; student recruitment, orientation and assessment; and types of adult ESL classes through state-funded Texas AEL programs. Participants are expected to complete these modules prior to attending the face-to-face (F2F) workshop. Four (4) PD hours are awarded to participants who complete all modules and the final test online. The 6-hour F2F workshop covers creating an effective learning environment. After the workshop, participants implement one or more of the key concepts and strategies presented, maintain a teaching diary of those activities, and submit a guided reflection about their implementation within four weeks of completing the face-to-face training for an additional 2 hours of PD. Trainer is Glenda Rose. Please register here.

June 6, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, RLA Strand, Session 3 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at DCCCD, El Centro, Bill J. Priest Bldg., 1402 Corinth, Room 2200, Dallas, TX from 9:00am - 3:30pm. This session will focus on two areas which are often problematic for adult education instructors – social studies and science. Participants will understand the importance of focusing instruction within specific domains in each of the content areas. In social studies, participants will focus on the domain of civics and government. In science, participants will learn how to incorporate hands-on learning activities to build student understanding of scientific investigation. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Monica Stansberry. For more information, please contact Dana Grieb at dana.grieb@region10.org.

June 8, 2016: TEAMS: Data Entry Training (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Temple College, 2600 South 1st, Temple, TX from 9:00am - noon. Participants will learn how to enter student data, demographics, and profile information, as well as assessment information, and contact hours into TEAMS. The trainer will explain how to add students to classes and to the Wait List. Participants will learn how to access the TEAMS Reference Guide and the Help Section. Participants will be given an opportunity for hands on practice with the TEAMS training Data Base. Trainer is Susan Gusler. Please register here.

June 8, 2016: Adult Education and Literacy Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting. Texas Workforce Commission’s AEL Advisory Committee will meet from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the agency’s Austin headquarters (Texas Workforce Commission, Main Building, 101 E. 15TH Street, Room 244, Austin, TX). The committee is required to meet quarterly and report to the TWC Commissioners at least annually, and is charged with advising the Commission on: the development of policies and program priorities supporting the development of an educated and skilled workforce; the development of statewide curriculum guidelines and standards for AEL services that ensure a balance of education and workplace skill development; the development of a strategy for improving student transition to postsecondary education and career and technical education training; the development of a centralized system for collecting and tracking comprehensive data on adult basic education and literacy performance outcomes; the exploration of potential partnerships with entities in the nonprofit business communities and other entities to improve statewide literacy programs; and other issues the Commission considers appropriate.

June 9, 2016: TRAIN PD Virtual Meeting with PD Coordinators (a TRAIN PD-facilitated event). From 2:00 to 3:00 PM Central Time, the TRAIN PD Consortium will have its monthly virtual meeting with Professional Development Coordinators assigned to the Adult Education and Literacy Grant Recipients/Consortia. This day/time is one of two options with the same content for this month; the other option is June 13 at 1:00 PM Central. Details on participation will be shared via the PD Coordinators’ Listserv, or PD Coordinators can email trainpd@tamu.ed​u for more information.​

June 9, 2016: Tech and Tell: Operation OER- Part 2! Exploring OER Attribution (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 8:00pm - 9:00pm. Penny Pearson from the Outreach Technical Assistance Network (OTAN) will host this week's Tech-and-Tell. In Part 2 of Operation OER, Penny will continue to explore in more depth Open Educational Resources (OER); including the importance of Creative Commons Licensing, what OER attribution means; and sharing free online repositories that can help teachers and programs can save money and revise and refresh curriculum. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 8 pm Central on Thursday, June 9th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. This training repeats on June 10th. Mobile users: Meeting number for Thursdays is: 804718128.

June 9, 2016: TWC Adult Education and Literacy Regional Convening in Mt. Pleasant. Developing a Quality Model for Student Success (QMSS) will be the purpose of this event hosted by Texas Workforce Commission. The first event in Austin is by invitation. Other QMSS regional events throughout Texas are scheduled in May and June. See details on TWC invitation flyer. Register to attend the May and June QMSS events here.

June 9, 2016: TWC Adult Education and Literacy Regional Convening in Dallas. Developing a Quality Model for Student Success (QMSS) will be the purpose of this event hosted by Texas Workforce Commission. The first event in Austin is by invitation. Other QMSS regional events throughout Texas are scheduled in May and June. See details on TWC invitation flyer. Register to attend the May and June QMSS events here.

June 10, 2016: Tech and Tell: Operation OER- Part 2! Exploring OER Attribution (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 11:30pm - 12:30pm. Penny Pearson from the Outreach Technical Assistance Network (OTAN) will host this week's Tech-and-Tell. In Part 2 of Operation OER, Penny will continue to explore in more depth Open Educational Resources (OER); including the importance of Creative Commons Licensing, what OER attribution means; and sharing free online repositories that can help teachers and programs can save money and revise and refresh curriculum. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30 am Central on Friday, June 10th and click the green "JOIN" button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print!). Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Fridays is: 807391210.

June 10, 2016: TEAMS Data Mining for Program Improvement (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Professional Development Center, 3150 McCart Ave, Fort Worth, TX from 1:00pm - 4:00pm. In this advanced module, the participants learn how to extend the usefulness and relevance of TEAMS data by copying, exporting, and manipulating data in Excel and learn to use data to analyze their program effectiveness and plan program improvements. Participants must already have intermediate TEAMS skills, have completed all other TEAMS modules, and have some exposure to Excel. Trainers are Terri Schiemenz. By invitation only.

June 10, 2016: Write From the Start for ELA Training-of-Trainers (TOT) (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at ACC Highland Business Center (HBC), 5930 Middle Fiskville Rd., Room 301.0, Austin, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. This workshop will provide training for TRAINERS who are interested in helping teachers in the AEL field with instructional strategies for including writing from the lowest level of English Language Acquisition classes (formerly "ESL" classes). Experienced ELA instructors and trainers will be prepared to train teachers to consider what good writers need to know and know how to do, include different types of writing activities in instruction, teach students to develop and organize ideas for writing, guide students in editing and revising their writing, and empower students to express themselves in publishable writings within the context of their lives. Trainers will also guide teachers in planning classroom writing activities that are aligned with learning objectives and how to adapt those activities to meet the needs of individual students, including students with special learning needs.. This is not a teacher or staff training, but a training for TRAINERS who are experienced as ELA (ESL) writing instructors. Trainers are Alex Baez and Glenda Rose. If interested in attending this TOT event, please contact Tracy Hendrix at tracyhendrix@tamu.edu.

June 11, 2016: Best Plus Certification Training (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Literacy Council of Fort Bend County, 12530 Emily Court, Sugar Land, TX from 9:00am – 4:00pm. This session will train participants to administer the BEST Plus tests to adult English language learners. Trainer is Kay Vacarro. Please register here.

June 11, 2016: TEAMS for Teachers (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Tarrant County Opportunity Center TCOC, 5901 Fitzhugh Avenue, Fort Worth, TX from 9:00am - noon OR 1:00pm - 4:00pm. This special session will be a combination of two TEAMS modules: TEAMS For Teachers and TEAMS Reports and Tables. Participants will go over the essential reports and tables that are necessary for assessment planning and program performance and an opportunity to look in-depth at participant (student) level information that is collected in TEAMS. Participants become familiar with navigating the side bar menu in TEAMS, gain knowledge on how TEAMS is built, and access participant level data from various points. Training is repeated in the afternoon. Trainer is Terri Schiemenz.

June 13, 2016: TRAIN PD Virtual Meeting with PD Coordinators (a TRAIN PD-facilitated event). From 1:00 to 2:00 PM Central Time, the TRAIN PD Consortium will have its monthly virtual meeting with Professional Development Coordinators assigned to the Adult Education and Literacy Grant Recipients/Consortia. This day/time is one of two options with the same content for this month; the other option is June 9 at 2:00 PM Central. Details on participation will be shared via the PD Coordinators’ Listserv, or PD Coordinators can email trainpd@tamu.ed​u for more information.​

June 13 & 14, 2016: Learning to Achieve: Strategies for Teaching Adults (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Professional Development Center #239, 3150 McCart Ave, Fort Worth, TX from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. This session is based on two modules of the Learning to Achieve Curriculum for teaching learning disabled adults covering how explicit instruction can be used to help adults develop strategies to learn. Topics include defining the concept of a strategy, the key principles of explicit instruction, and how explicit instruction for strategy learning can be used as an instructional tool. In addition, the session will cover instructional approaches that can help adults learn content from written materials. Topics include identifying content learning; the content learning challenges that adults may face; and how explicit instruction principles and flexible learning tools, such as graphic organizers, can support learning. This training repeats on both days. Trainer is Beth Ponder. Please register here.

June 15, 2016: Texas Style TABE TOT Refresher Webinar (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This Webinar will take place from 3:00pm - 4:00pm and will provide the latest updates made to the Texas Style TABE training. Trainers who participated in a Texas Style TABE TOT in 2015 will receive the revised power point, expanded trainer notes, Facilitator Guide and other important information relating to TABE 9/10. Any current Texas Style TABE Trainer who wishes to remain listed in the Contract Trainer Database and obtain the current PPT must attend the webinar. Trainers who attended a Texas Style TABE TOT in 2016 will not need to attend the webinar. An invitation will be sent to trainers who attended a Texas Style TABE TOT in the 2015 program year. Trainer is Jan Whisonant. By invitation only.

June 16, 2016: TWC Adult Education and Literacy Regional Convening in Victoria. Developing a Quality Model for Student Success (QMSS) will be the purpose of this event hosted by Texas Workforce Commission. The first event in Austin is by invitation. Other QMSS regional events throughout Texas are scheduled in May and June. See details on TWC invitation flyer. Register to attend the May and June QMSS events here.

June 16, 2016: Tech and Tell: Introducing Schoology (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 8:00pm - 9:00pm. TRAIN PD Specialist Glenda Rose will host the Thursday night Tech and Tell. Do your students stay engaged between classes? Using a Learning Management System (LMS) can help increase student engagement, and persistence, by offering additional opportunities to practice and strengthen their learning community. In this Tech-and-Tell, Glenda Rose shares tips and tricks for creating an active online learning environment in an LMS, using the free platform Schoology as an example. To get the most out of this presentation, make sure to create a teacher account at www.schoology.com. Direct applications for supporting ABE and GED exam instruction will be discussed. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 8:00pm Central on Thursday, June 16th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Thursdays is: 804718128.

June 17, 2016: Extended Tech and Tell: Session 1: Adult Education Teacher Competencies (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 11:30am - 1:00pm. Catherine Green from the American Institutes of Research (AIR) will explain and explore the Teacher Effectiveness in Adult Education Project. Session 1 will explain how the Adult Education Teacher Competencies were developed, how they are structured, what they could mean for instruction and explore the instructor Self-Assessment tool. Directors, program coordinators, and teachers are highly encouraged to attend. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30am Central on Friday, June 17th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Fridays is: 807391210.

June 17, 2016: TWC Adult Education and Literacy Regional Convening in San Antonio. Developing a Quality Model for Student Success (QMSS) will be the purpose of this event hosted by Texas Workforce Commission. The first event in Austin is by invitation. Other QMSS regional events throughout Texas are scheduled in May and June. See details on TWC invitation flyer. Register to attend the May and June QMSS events here.

June 17, 2016: TWC Adult Education and Literacy Regional Convening in McAllen. Developing a Quality Model for Student Success (QMSS) will be the purpose of this event hosted by Texas Workforce Commission. The first event in Austin is by invitation. Other QMSS regional events throughout Texas are scheduled in May and June. See details on TWC invitation flyer. Register to attend the May and June QMSS events here.

June 21, 2016: COABE: WIOA Title II – Quality Information = Quality Service. This webinar will be held at 1:00pm Central Time. Join the Commission on Adult Basic Education COABE for this webinar on WIOA Title II.  Full implementation of WIOA begins July 1st and adult education programs across states are seeking guidance on information collection requirements. Texas state leaders are helping their local programs understand how to use the new requirements to stand up quality intake and assessment models that support adult learners to the services they need for successful completion and transition. This webinar will give state and local staff ideas for designing their own processes, data systems, and staff development. Featuring: Judy Mortrude, Anson Green, Jeff Carter, and Carrie Tupa. Please register here

June 23, 2016: Tech and Tell: ReadWorks Revisited Part 1 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 8:00pm - 9:00pm. TRAIN PD Specialist AnneMarie Molinari will host this Thursday night's Tech and Tell. Do your student often struggle to understand what they read especially when reading social studies or science passages? Do your students become frustrated when they are required to write a written response to a piece of text? AnneMarie will revisit and explore a fabulous, free online reading comprehension resource that provides high interest reading passages and has been recently updated. This session has direct applications for ABE and ASE instructors who are empowered to provide students opportunities to practice, strengthen and apply reading skills across a wide range of subject areas. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 8:00pm Central on Thursday, June 23rd. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Thursdays is: 804718128.

June 23, 2016: Helping Immigrants Build Social Capital to Achieve Professional Success. This FREE national Webinar will be hosted by IMPRINT and WES Global Talent Bridge from 1:00 to 2:00 PM Central Time. Presenters will examine research findings on the value of building social capital and provide participants with an in-depth look at two innovative programs that are addressing this challenge in their work with skilled immigrants in the U.S. and Canada. Register for the event here.

June 24, 2016: Extended Tech and Tell: Session 2: Adult Education Teacher Induction (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at 11:30am - 1:00pm. Please join us for an extended Tech and Tell on June 24th from 11:30-1:00PM. Marcela Movit from the American Institutes of Research (AIR) will explain and explore the Teacher Effectiveness in Adult Education Project. Session 2 will explain and explore what teacher induction is, how mentoring new teachers provides better outcomes, and will explore the Teacher Induction Pathway model and discuss the conditions for successful implementation of this pathway. Directors, program coordinators, and teachers are highly encouraged to attend. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30am Central on Friday, June 24th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Fridays is: 807391210.

June 24, 2016: TWC Adult Education and Literacy Regional Convening in Houston. Developing a Quality Model for Student Success (QMSS) will be the purpose of this event hosted by Texas Workforce Commission. The first event in Austin is by invitation. Other QMSS regional events throughout Texas are scheduled in May and June. See details on TWC invitation flyer. Register to attend the May and June QMSS events here.

June 24, 2016: TWC Adult Education and Literacy Regional Convening in Temple. Developing a Quality Model for Student Success (QMSS) will be the purpose of this event hosted by Texas Workforce Commission. The first event in Austin is by invitation. Other QMSS regional events throughout Texas are scheduled in May and June. See details on TWC invitation flyer. Register to attend the May and June QMSS events here.

June 24, 2016: Establishing Functional Career Pathways - One Pathway at a Time (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will take place at Eastfield College, 3737 Motley Drive, Building G, Rooms 101-102, Mesquite, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Talking about Career Pathways is one thing; establishing the model in Community Colleges is another. We begin by establishing one pathway at a time. In this workshop, Community College faculty, staff, and partners are encouraged to review local data, existing course offerings, and enrollment processes to prepare for the first Career Pathway offering. Examine existing local and external resources for all facets of model implementation. Walk away with a mission and a plan. Trainer is Melissa Sadler-Nitu. Please register here.

June 24, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Session 3 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will take place at Tyler Jr. College – West Campus, 1530 Loop 323, Room 129, Tyler, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Please see session descriptions below and select which session you would like to attend on the registration form. Please register here.

Session Descriptions

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Session 3 of 3
This session will focus on two areas which are often problematic for adult education instructors – social studies and science. Participants will understand the importance of focusing instruction within specific domains in each of the content areas. In social studies, participants will focus on the domain of civics and government. In science, participants will learn how to incorporate hands-on learning activities to build student understanding of scientific investigation. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Rich Roper.

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Math Strand, Session 3 of 3
This session will introduce strategies for teaching slope, quadratics, and the solving, graphing, and evaluating of linear inequalities. Also addressed is the math common to social studies and science: formulas, graphs, and probability. Finally, participants will become more adept in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, as they practice the math skills introduced in the session. Trainer is Gareth Wingfield.

June 24 & 25, 2016: TEAMS for Teachers (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will take place at Tarrant County Opportunity Center TCOC, 5901 Fitzhugh Avenue, Fort Worth, TX from 9:00am - noon & 1:00pm - 4pm. This special session will be a combination of two TEAMS modules: TEAMS For Teachers and TEAMS Reports and Tables. Participants will go over the essential reports and tables that are necessary for assessment planning and program performance and an opportunity to look in-depth at participant (student) level information that is collected in TEAMS. Participants become familiar with navigating the side bar menu in TEAMS, gain knowledge on how TEAMS is built, and access participant level data from various points. Trainer is Janis Heebner. Please register here.

June 25, 2016: Distance Learning Academy 1 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will take place at Lone Star College, 2700 W.W. Thorne Dr., Houston, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Distance Learning Academy Module 1 explains state and federal policy requirements for implementing a distance education program. Topics include: student recruitment, orientation, technology accessibility, teacher roles and instruction, student engagement, assessment and student retention. Reminder that Module 1 and 3 are required for all new distance learning staff. Trainer is Denise Orand. Please register here.

June 25, 2016: Dallas Mini Conference (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will take place at Arcadia Park, 911 Morocco Avenue, Dallas, TX. Registration begins at 8:30am. The Welcome and Intro begins at 9:00 am in the main lobby. The sessions are from 9:15am - 12:15pm and 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Each event repeats in the morning and afternoon. Please see descriptions below. Please register here.

Session Descriptions

TEAMS Overview & TEAMS for Teachers Modules
Participants will learn the relationship between TEAMS, the National Reporting System, Educational Functioning Levels, Domain of Significance, baseline and progress tests, and educational gains. The trainer will provide participants with an opportunity to look in-depth at participant level information that is collected in TEAMS. Additional activities will focus on building knowledge on the Participant Roster, the Performance Report, and Table IV/IV B to monitor class progress towards meeting performance objectives. Audience: Teachers. Trainer is Lupe Schneider.

Engaging Instructional Strategies to Promote Persistence
This workshop for ABE/ASE and ESL instructors examines six tenets of Adult Learning Theory in light of the six Drivers of Persistence. The six tenets of Adult Learning Theory (Knowles, 1998) intersect well with the Drivers of Persistence identified in the New England Learner Persistence Project (2008). Instructors use these concepts to design engaging instructional activities and strategies to help adult learners succeed in reaching educational and career goals. This course requires 1 hour of work prior to the face-to-face meeting and 1.5 hours of post-workshop work available through the Texas AEL PD portal at http://tcall.tamu.edu/AEL-Portal.html. Trainer is Dawn Woods.

Strategies for the Multi-level Classroom
This interactive training focuses on appropriate lesson planning strategies, group strategies, and effective multi-level activities for ESL, ABE and ASE classrooms. Classroom management techniques, test preparation, orientation procedures, and multi-sensory lesson planning will be presented. Trainer is Amanda Whisonant.

Beginning Literacy Strategies for the ESL Adult Learner
This training will provide instructors with a brief history of the adult learner and present techniques and strategies to improve persistence and performance of learners in this lowest level of ESL. Teachers will learn how to promote an environment that builds retention and community among learners. Strategies and activities focus on realia found in the learners' environment to help beginning literacy ESL learners develop basic oral communication skills and build reading and writing skills. Trainer is Aida Martinez.

Setting the Stage for Achievement: Goal-Driven Learning
This non-facilitated, online distance learning course takes a maximum of three hours to complete. Teachers can access the course anytime, anywhere and complete it at their own pace. This course satisfies the Texas AEL Assessment Policy for goal setting training, as does the Face-to-Face version of the same training. A Goal-Driven Learning Toolkit to be used with the training must be downloaded and printed (see the Training Resource Repository under the PD Coordinator Menu). NOTE: This course is accessible through the Texas AEL PD Portal and participants in this session must have an active account or create one at least 5 business days before the training. Click here: http://tcall.tamu.edu/AEL-Portal.html

June 30, 2016: Tech and Tell (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). Cancelled: Due to routine maintenance occurring on the Cisco WebEx Meeting software platform, TRAIN PD needs to cancel only this Thursday night webinar from 8:00-9:00 PM. There will be a Tech and Tell on Friday, July 1st at 11:30-12:30 PM.

June 29, 2016: A Guide to Using Labor Market & Career Information (LMCI) Data for Program Planning. This training will take place at San Jacinto College Central Campus, 8060 Spencer Highway, Room 112, Pasadena, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. This training is for AEL program administrators and staff who are involved with the research, design, development, and/or implementation of Career Pathway programs. The goal of this training is to provide online sources of local Labor Market Data and training in the use of those sources for purposes of gathering data to use in program improvement activities. Those program improvement activities include, but are not limited to, Career Pathway program development, transitions program development, and recruitment strategies. The target audience is Program Administrators, Coordinators and Managers by invitation only for a focus group. More trainings will be coming soon. Trainers are Beth Ponder and Wayne Crandall.

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July 2016

July 1, 2016: Tech and Tell: ReadWorks Revisited Part 1 (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 11:30am - 12:30pm. TRAIN PD Specialist AnneMarie Molinari will host this Friday's Tech and Tell. Do your student often struggle to understand what they read especially when reading social studies or science passages? Do your students become frustrated when they are required to write a written response to a piece of text? AnneMarie will revisit and explore a fabulous, free online reading comprehension resource that provides high interest reading passages ad has been recently updated. This session has direct applications for ABE, ASE and ESL teachers who are empowered to provide students opportunities to practice, strengthen and apply reading skills across a wide range of subject areas. To make the most of this session, make sure to create a teacher account at http://digital.readworks.org. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30am Central on Friday, July 1st. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Fridays is: 807391210.

July 6-7, 2016: McLennan Summer Mini-Conference (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at McLennan Community College, Michaelis Academic Center, 1400 College Drive, Waco, TX from 8:30am - 3:30pm. Some of these sessions repeat on both days. Please see session descriptions below.

Session Descriptions

July 6th only:

TEAMS: Building a Foundation & Data Entry
This is a TEAMS training appropriate for date entry personnel. The morning session will include TEAMS: Building a Foundation Module which introduces new users to basic concepts in TEAMS, including its relationship with the National Reporting System, Educational Functioning Levels, Domain of Significance, baseline and progress tests, and educational gains. Participants will learn common TEAMS acronyms, list types of information in TEAMS, locate and use the TEAMS Reference Guide. The afternoon session will include TEAMS: Data Entry Module which explains the process of entering student data into TEAMS, including basic student demographic and profile information, assessment information, how to add students to classes and enter the contact hours. Participants learn how to add students to the Wait List and learn to use the TEAMS Reference Guide and the Help section. If possible, participants will be given an opportunity for hands on practice with the TEAMS training data base. Trainer is Terry Schiemenz.

Repeated Both Days:

Culturally Responsive Classrooms: Perspectives on Culture, Diversity, and Identity
This 6 hour workshop is designed for teachers and will examine the role of culture in the adult education classroom and take participants through three models for addressing issues of culture, diversity, and identity in the classroom: Communities of Respect (COR), Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT), and Social Justice teaching. We will focus on developing an awareness of our own cultural values and identity as a requisite for being truly responsive to diversity. We will learn how the original culture of our students acts as a lens through which they experience the teaching and learning exchange and see how we can address potential dissonance. Finally we will work on activities to address issues of diversity and social justice in the classroom to learn to create a classroom that respects students' culture and is safe for the expression of their identity, different ideas, and points of view. Trainer is Federico Salas-Isnardi.

Entering the 21st Century Classroom: Steps to Integrating Technology
This training will assist educators in the process of integrating technology into their daily instruction. Teachers will learn how to transform an everyday lesson into a 21st century lesson by infusing technology into daily lessons and for a variety of subjects. Educators will be provided with basic technology tools and ideas to help them get started, and then they will have an opportunity to experiment with technology that is of most interest to them. Teachers will leave the training with the knowledge of one technology tool and how to apply this tool in their classroom. Trainer is Ashly Winkle.

July 7, 2016: DL Academy, Module 1 (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Cook Education Center, Corsicana Campus of Navarro College, 3200 W. 7th Avenue, Corsicana, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Distance Learning Academy, Module 1 (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This session is intended for staff and administrators. Module 1 is an overview of state and federal policy requirements for implementing a distance education program. Trainer is Glenda Rose.

July 7, 2016: Tech and Tell: Overview of CourseSites- Part 1 (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 8:00pm - 9:00pm. Debbie Purvines will host this week's Tech and Tell. Persistence is a huge issue for distance learning at any academic level. One way to address that problem is to develop a strong community of learners; CourseSites (a FREE online platform) can help you do this! Whether you want to use it to develop a blended learning classroom or for pure distance learning, you can implement this online platform to provide extended resources and experiences for your students. This session will outline how CourseSites is used to support and extend instruction in ABE, ASE, ESL, and Career Pathways programs. To achieve the most out of this session, please create an account at http://www.coursesites.com and sign-up as an instructor. Please note, this is Part I of 2 sessions on CourseSites. Part 2 takes place on July 21 and July 22. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 8:00pm Central on Thursday, July 7th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Thursdays is: 804718128.

July 8, 2016: Tech and Tell: Overview of CourseSites- Part 1 (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 11:30am - 12:30pm. Debbie Purvines will host this week's Tech and Tell. Persistence is a huge issue for distance learning at any academic level. One way to address that problem is to develop a strong community of learners; CourseSites (a FREE online platform) can help you do this! Whether you want to use it to develop a blended learning classroom or for pure distance learning, you can implement this online platform to provide extended resources and experiences for your students. This session will outline how CourseSites is used to support and extend instruction in ABE, ASE, ESL, and Career Pathways programs. To achieve the most out of this session, please create an account at http://www.coursesites.com and sign-up as an instructor. Please note, this is Part I of 2 sessions on CourseSites. Part 2 takes place on July 21 and July 22. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30am Central on Friday, July 8th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Fridays is: 807391210.

July 8 & 9, 2016: TEAMS for Teachers (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will take place at Eastern Hills High School - room #134, 5701 Shelton St., Fort Worth, TX from 9:00am - noon & 1:00pm - 4pm. This special session will be a combination of two TEAMS modules: TEAMS For Teachers and TEAMS Reports and Tables. Participants will go over the essential reports and tables that are necessary for assessment planning and program performance and an opportunity to look in-depth at participant (student) level information that is collected in TEAMS. Participants become familiar with navigating the side bar menu in TEAMS, gain knowledge on how TEAMS is built, and access participant level data from various points. Trainer is Janis Heebner. Please register here.

July 11, 2016: Customized TEAMS Overview (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will take place at 6101 Grayson Dr. Denison, Tx from 9:00am - 4pm. This is a customized extended overview of TEAMS that will not only cover the Basic concepts of TEAMS but will also provide the participants with an overview of both the Building Foundations and Data Entry modules with some hands on practice in the TEAMS training environment to help the participants be comfortable with the process of setting up TEAMS from the beginning of a program year from assigning providers and sites, to assigning staff and building classes, to entering participants information and enrolling them in classes. Trainer is Wayne Crandall.

July 11, 2016: TRAIN PD Virtual Meeting with PD Coordinators (a TRAIN PD-facilitated event). From 1:00 to 2:00 PM Central Time, the TRAIN PD @ TCALL will have its monthly virtual meeting with Professional Development Coordinators assigned to the Adult Education and Literacy Grant Recipients/Consortia. This day/time is one of two options with the same content for this month; the other option is July 14 at 2:00 PM Central. Details on participation will be shared via the PD Coordinators’ Listserv, or PD Coordinators can email trainpd@tamu.ed​u for more information.​

July 11 & 12, 2016: Questioning Strategies That Promote Higher Order Thinking (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will take place at PDC, 3150 McCart Avenue, Suite 107, Room #243, Fort Worth, TX from 9am-12noon & 5pm-8pm on July 11th, 9am-12noon & 1pm-4pm on July 12th. This session covers questioning strategies that can be used in the adult classroom to increase student engagement with a focus on why increased critical thinking abilities develop students academically. The presenter will also focus on questions at all Depth of Knowledge and Bloom's Taxonomy levels. Ineffective questioning strategies will also be addressed. This will assist instructors prepare students for the new GED 2014. Collaborative activities will provide opportunities for participants to develop their own questions at different DOK and Bloom's levels. This training was originally developed by Rene Coronado. Trainer is Rene Coronado. This session repeats 4 times. Please select which session you want to attend below. Please register here.

July 12, 2016: TEAMS Reports/ Tables & TEAMS for Teacher Combined (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will take place at 6101 Grayson Dr. Denison, Tx from 9:00am - 3pm. This is an introduction to the essential reports and tables that are necessary for AEL staff to understand for assessment planning and program performance. The trainer will teach participants how to run various reports and tables, how to interpret and analyze data on the reports and how to use this information to understand teacher and overall program performance. The reports that will be learned include: Participant Roster, Participant Roster with Latest Assessment, Participants Tested with Less than Minimum Hours of Instruction, Participants Enrolled and Level Completed with Proxy Hours, Table 4, Table 4, Table 4B, and others at the program, class, and participant level. Trainer is Wayne Crandall.

July 12, 13 & 14, 2016: SWTJC Summer Trainings (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). These trainings will take place at SWJTC, 2401 Garner Field , Uvalde, TX from 8:30am - 3:30pm. Please see session descriptions below and select the trainings you would like to attend on the registration page. Please register here.

Session Descriptions

July 12 (8:30am - 3:30pm)

Distance Learning Academy Module 1
This session is intended for staff and administrators. An overview of state and federal policy requirements for implementing a distance education program. Registration for Module 3 will be completed during the class. Note that Modules 1 and 3 are required for new staff and administrators. If a program is new to distance learning in adult education, an administrator must attend with other staff. Trainer is Mark Sanchez.

July 13 (8:30am - 3:30pm)

Multi-Level Instruction
This interactive training focuses on appropriate lesson planning strategies, group strategies, and effective multi-level activities for ESL, ABE and ASE classrooms. Classroom management techniques, test preparation, orientation procedures, and multi-sensory lesson planning will be presented. A pre-reading assignment and post-training reflection are available as well, each counting as an additional 1.5 hours of PD, to be monitored and documented locally by the AEL program PD Coordinator. Trainer is Aida Martinez.

July 14 (Half Day Sessions)

Basic Math - Part 1: Teaching Fractions (8:30am - 11:30am)
This training will teach HSE math instructors how to use fraction bars to help their students gain conceptual understanding of fractions. This conceptual understanding will help the student build a strong foundation for a traditional in-depth study of fractions. Participants will use fraction bars to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions. Lessons include student sample problems and practice sets. These lessons are designed to maximize instruction by creating an environment where students actively participate in the learning process. Trainer is Richard Sedillo.

GED/HSE Math - Quadratic Equations & Roots (12:30pm - 3:30pm)
This training will provide GED/HSE instructors with the tools and techniques to teach their adult learners how to solve quadratic equations in one variable using appropriate methods such as the quadratic formula, completing the square, factoring, and by inspection. This workshop will also discuss how to simplify numerical expressions involving square roots and cube roots. Trainer is Richard Sedillo.

July 14 (Full Day)

Beginning Literacy for ESL (8:30am - 3:30pm)
Beginning Literacy for ESL will provide teachers with techniques, strategies, and activities designed to improve the persistence and performance of learners in this lowest level of ESL. Instructors will learn how to promote an environment that builds retention and a sense of community among the learners. Strategies and activities focus on realia found in the learners' environment to help beginning ESL learners develop basic oral communication skills and build emerging reading and writing skills. Trainer is Sandra Schneider.

July 14, 2016: TRAIN PD Virtual Meeting with PD Coordinators (a TRAIN PD-facilitated event). From 2:00 to 3:00 PM Central Time, the TRAIN PD @ TCALL will have its monthly virtual meeting with Professional Development Coordinators assigned to the Adult Education and Literacy Grant Recipients/Consortia. This day/time is one of two options with the same content for this month; the other option is July 11 at 1:00 PM Central. Details on participation will be shared via the PD Coordinators’ Listserv, or PD Coordinators can email trainpd@tamu.ed​u for more information.​

July 14, 2016: Multi-Level Classroom: Best Practices (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Amarillo College -Washington St. Campus, Ware Student Commons 3rd floor, 2011 S. Washington St., Amarillo, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Appropriate lesson planning strategies, group strategies, and effective multi-level activities for ESL, ABE and ASE classrooms. Classroom management techniques, test preparation, orientation procedures, and multi-sensory lesson planning will be presented. Participants must complete a pre-reading assignment and post-training reflection each counting as an additional 1.5 hours of PD Trainer is Amanda Whisonant.

July 14, 2016: Tech and Tell: Schoology: More Ways to Engage Students through your LMS (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 8:00pm - 9:00pm. TRAIN PD Specialist Glenda Rose will host this week's Tech and Tell. Using Schoology as an example, Glenda will explain and explore how to use other educational resources to engage students in active learning between classes. Participants will see how to embed interactive videos, websites, flashcards, and Google Forms as assessment tools in addition to media albums and discussion boards with audio and video options (particularly useful for English language learners). To get the most out of this presentation, make sure to create a teacher account at www.schoology.com. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 8:00pm Central on Thursday, July 14th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Thursdays is: 804718128.

July 15, 2016: Tech and Tell: Schoology: More Ways to Engage Students through your LMS (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 11:30pm - 12:30pm. TRAIN PD Specialist Glenda Rose will host this week's Tech and Tell. Using Schoology as an example, Glenda will explain and explore how to use other educational resources to engage students in active learning between classes. Participants will see how to embed interactive videos, websites, flashcards, and Google Forms as assessment tools in addition to media albums and discussion boards with audio and video options (particularly useful for English language learners). To get the most out of this presentation, make sure to create a teacher account at www.schoology.com. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30am Central on Friday, July 15th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Fridays is: 807391210.

July 15, 2016: How to Plan an Effective Lesson (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at McLennan Community College, Michaelis Academic Center, 1400 College Drive, Waco, TX from 8:30am - 3:30pm. This training is designed to educate ABE/ASE/ESOL teachers on how to plan, develop and write effective lesson plans for evidence-based instruction. There will be hands-on and interactive activities including modeling and guided practice of best practices for the lesson planning process. In the afternoon, participants will have time to plan and develop their own lesson plan to implement in the classroom with students. Trainer is Martin Loa.

July 15 or 16, 2016: Teaching English to Adults in Texas (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Professional Development Center, 3150 McCart Ave., Fort Worth, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. This hybrid, extended professional development opportunity is for Texas adult education instructors who are new to teaching ESL, new to teaching in adult education and literacy (AEL) programs, or who want to review the fundamentals of teaching ESOL in AEL. This training includes an online prerequisite course thorough the PD Portal that covers 4 key areas: the basics of adult learning theory; learning languages as an adult; student recruitment, orientation and assessment; and types of adult ESL classes through state-funded Texas AEL programs. Participants are expected to complete these modules prior to attending the face-to-face (F2F) workshop. Four (4) PD hours are awarded to participants who complete all modules and the final test online. The 6-hour F2F workshop covers creating an effective learning environment, choosing content and resources, teaching methods and strategies, assessing students, and reflective teaching. After the workshop, participants implement one or more of the key concepts and strategies presented, maintain a teaching diary of those activities, and submit a guided reflection about their implementation within four weeks of completing the face-to-face training for an additional 2 hours of PD. Trainer is Carol Speigl. This training repeats on both days. Please register here.

July 18 & 19, 2016: Engaging Instructional Strategies to Promote Persistence (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Education Service Center Region 11 - Conference Room Create B, 1451 S Cherry Ln., White Settlement, TX from 5:30pm - 8:30pm. ABE/ASE and ESL instructors examine six tenets of Adult Learning Theory in light of the six Drivers of Persistence. The six tenets of Adult Learning Theory (Knowles, 1998) intersect well with the Drivers of Persistence identified in the New England Learner Persistence Project (2008). Instructors use these concepts to design engaging instructional activities and strategies to help adult learners succeed in reaching educational and career goals. This course requires 1 hour of work prior to the face-to-face meeting and 1.5 hours of post-workshop work available through the Texas AEL PD portal at http://tcall.tamu.edu/AEL-Portal.html. Trainers are Elaine and Karnice Caraway. This training repeats on both days. Please select one of the days on the registration form. Please register here.

July 19, 2016: Beginning Literacy for ESL (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Amarillo College -Washington St. Campus, Ware Student Commons 3rd floor, 2011 S. Washington St., Amarillo, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Beginning Literacy ESL training provides instructors with techniques and strategies to improve the persistence and performance of learners in this lowest level of ESL. Trainer is Carol Spiegl.

July 19, 2016: WIOA at Year 2 – Continuing the Conversation. This national Webinar will be hosted by US Dept. of Labor - Employment & Training Administration from 2:00 to 3:00 PM Central Time. Leaders from U.S. Departments of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services will celebrate the two-year anniversary of the passing of WIOA, answer some questions from the public workforce and education systems on the final rule, and provide a broad overview of what training and technical assistance is coming next. If you do not have a WorkforceGPS account, click here to create your free account. Then you can register here.

July 21, 2016: Best Plus 2.0 (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Temple College, 2600 South First Street, Temple, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. This training is targeted to adult education teachers and other staff who will engage in Best Plus assessment. Upon successful completion of this training, participants will receive certification to administer the BEST Plus. Participants must attend the entire day in order to qualify for certification and demonstrate English language oral proficiency skills. Participants will be provided with a BEST Plus Test Administrator Guide that contains session materials and materials needed for completing their practice tests. Trainer is Denise Guckert. Please register here.

July 21, 2016: Tech and Tell: CourseSites Part 2 (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 8:00pm - 9:00pm. Debbie Purvines will host this week's Tech and Tell. Are you interested in learning more about CourseSites? Are you an ABE, ASE, ESL or Career Pathways instructor who is looking to provide students with a platform so you can extend instruction and collaboration for your students, online? The Learning Management System (LMS), CourseSites will help you accomplish these goals. During Part 2 of this session, you will learn how to create a class, set the properties for the class, edit the menu in the course, and learn to add content. These items will be demonstrated so you can take notes if you wish. Resources will be provided for extended learning in the use of CourseSites. To achieve the most out of this session, please create an account at http://www.coursesites.com and sign-up as an instructor. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 8:00pm Central on Thursday, July 21st. his session repeats at 11:30-12:30 PM on July 22nd. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Thursdays is: 804718128.

July 22, 2016: Beginning Literacy Strategies for the ESL Adult Learner (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at McLennan Community College, 1400 College Drive, Community Services Center-E Wing, Room Number:  E-232, Waco, TX from 8:30am - 3:30pm. This training will provide instructors with a brief history of the adult learner and present techniques and strategies to improve persistence and performance of learners in this lowest level of ESL. Teachers will learn how to promote an environment that builds retention and community among learners. Strategies and activities focus on realia found in the learners' environment to help beginning literacy ESL learners develop basic oral communication skills and build reading and writing skills. Trainer is Denise Guckert.

July 22, 2016: Tech and Tell: CourseSites Part 2 (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 11:30pm - 12:30pm. Debbie Purvines will host this week's Tech and Tell. Are you interested in learning more about CourseSites? Are you an ABE, ASE, ESL or Career Pathways instructor who is looking to provide students with a platform so you can extend instruction and collaboration for your students, online? The Learning Management System (LMS), CourseSites will help you accomplish these goals. During Part 2 of this session, you will learn how to create a class, set the properties for the class, edit the menu in the course, and learn to add content. These items will be demonstrated so you can take notes if you wish. Resources will be provided for extended learning in the use of CourseSites. To achieve the most out of this session, please create an account at http://www.coursesites.com and sign-up as an instructor. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30am Central on Friday, July 22nd. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Fridays is: 807391210.

July 25, 2016: Distance Learning Academy, Module 1 (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Victoria College Adult Education, 2200 E. Red River, CEC 208, Victoria, TX from 8:30am - 3:30pm. Module 1 is an overview of state and federal policy requirements for implementing a distance education program. This session is intended for staff and administrators as an overview of state and federal policy requirements for implementing a distance education program. Modules 1 and 3 are required for new staff and administrators. If a program is new to distance learning in adult education, an administrator must attend with other staff. Registration for Module 3 will be completed during the class. Trainer is AnneMarie Molinari.

July 26, 2016: Engaging Strategies to Promote Student Persistence (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Amarillo College -Washington St. Campus, Ware Student Commons - 3rd floor, 2011 S. Washington St., Amarillo, TX from 9:00am - noon. ABE/ASE and ESL instructors examine six tenets of Adult Learning Theory in light of the six Drivers of Persistence. The six tenets of Adult Learning Theory (Knowles, 1998) intersect well with the Drivers of Persistence identified in the New England Learner Persistence Project (2008). Instructors use these concepts to design engaging instructional activities and strategies to help adult learners succeed in reaching educational and career goals. This course requires 1 hour of work prior to the face-to-face meeting and 1.5 hours of post-workshop work available through the Texas AEL PD portal at http://tcall.tamu.edu/AEL-Portal.html. Trainer is Karnice Caraway.

July 27, 2016: Ticket to Work and Reasonable Accommodations: Support on Your Journey to Employment. A webinar, “Ticket to Work and Reasonable Accommodations: Support on Your Journey to Employment,” will be held this Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time [2:00 – 3:30 PM Central Time]. If you receive Social Security disability benefits and want to work, Social Security’s Ticket to Work program can help you. The webinar will discuss reasonable accommodationsWork Incentive programs and other employment resources that can get you on a path to employment. Register here or by calling 1-866-968-7842 (TTY: 1-866-833-2967).

July 27, 2016: Distance Learning Academy Module 1 (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Brazosport College, 500 College Drive, Lake Jackson, TX from 8:30am - 3:00pm. DL Academy Module 1 (6 hours) explains state and federal policy requirements for implementing a distance education program. Note that Modules 1 and 3 are required for new staff and administrators. Trainer is Denise Orand.

July 27, 2016: Tech and Tell: Like a Boss: Making Your Chrome Browser Extensions Work for You (Part 1)! (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 8:00pm - 9:00pm. Kimberly Gates for the Florida Adult &Technical Distance Education Consortium will host this week's Tech-and-Tell. Have you ever wondered what extensions in regards to the Internet? Extensions are small software programs that can modify and enhance the functionality of the Chrome browser. If you’re not using them, you’re missing out on some powerful tools that are free & easy to get. Come learn about 5 Chrome extensions that’ll make you the boss of your browser. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 8:00pm Central on Thursday, July 27th. This session repeats at 11:30-12:30 PM on July 28th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Please note, this is Part I of 2 sessions on chrome browsers. Part 2 takes place on August 11 and 12. Mobile users: Meeting number for Thursdays is: 804718128.

July 28, 2016: Integrating Technology into the Adult Education Classroom (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Cook Education Center, Corsicana Campus of Navarro College, 3200 W. 7th Avenue, Computer Science Building Room 121, Corsicana, TX from 9:00am - noon OR 1:00pm - 4:00pm. (ABE/ESL) Various ways of including technology into already existing lessons is introduced. This training repeats in the afternoon. Trainer is Denise Guckert.

July 28, 2016: Tech and Tell: Like a Boss: Making Your Chrome Browser Extensions Work for You (Part 1)! (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 11:30am - 12:30pm. Kimberly Gates for the Florida Adult &Technical Distance Education Consortium will host this week's Tech-and-Tell. Have you ever wondered what extensions in regards to the Internet? Extensions are small software programs that can modify and enhance the functionality of the Chrome browser. If you’re not using them, you’re missing out on some powerful tools that are free & easy to get. Come learn about 5 Chrome extensions that’ll make you the boss of your browser. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30am Central on Friday, July 28th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Please note, this is Part I of 2 sessions on chrome browsers. Part 2 takes place on August 11 and 12. Mobile users: Meeting number for Fridays is: 807391210.

July 29, 2016: Multi-level Classroom: Best Practices for Teaching Adult Learners (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at McLennan Community College, 1400 College Drive, Community Services Center-E Wing, Room Number:  E-232, Waco, TX from 8:30am - 3:30pm. This interactive training focuses on appropriate lesson planning strategies, group strategies, and effective multi-level activities for ESL, ABE and ASE classrooms. Classroom management techniques, test preparation, orientation procedures, and multi-sensory lesson planning will be presented. A pre-reading assignment and post-training reflection are available as well, each counting as an additional 1.5 hours of PD, to be monitored and documented locally by the AEL program PD Coordinator. Trainer is Martin Loa.

July 30, 2016: FWISD - Fall HSE In-Service (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Tarrant County College South Campus, 5301 Campus Drive, Fort Worth, TX from 9:30am - 4:30pm. Please see session desctiptions below.

Session Descriptions

Math Training for HSE Teachers (Repeats 2x: 9:30am, 1:30pm)
This training addresses assessment targets and provides guidance, strategies, and sample GED questions for the instruction of number properties, multiples, fractions, ordering and comparison, absolute value, exponents, ratio, percent, scale factor and use of the official TI-30XS calculator. Particular focus will be paid to fractions, percents, exponents and (materials provided) the calculator. Trainer is Gareth Wingfield.

Technologizing Your Classroom (Repeats 4x: 9:30am, 11am, 1:30pm, 3pm)
Integrating technology into instruction is a best practice that is used to enhance student engagement and literacy. This session will help adult educators understand how to incorporate technology in their own instruction. It will provide teachers with solutions to technology challenges, strategies for using technology, and ideas and technology resources for their own lessons. Trainer is Ashly Winkle.

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August 2016

August 1-3, 2016: Literacy Texas 2015 Conference. Join literacy providers, program administrators, volunteers, board members, and supporters in San Marcos to discuss current issues and to learn techniques and best practices.  Workshop topics will include: Adult Basic Education, English for Speakers of other Languages, GED® preparation, Financial Literacy, Family Literacy, Workplace Skills, Health Literacy, Fund Development/Grant Management, Program Management, Volunteer Recruitment/Retention, Board Development, and more. For more information as plans are finalized, visit the conference web page. http://www.literacytexas.org/resources/annual_conference/

August 3, 2016: TISESL Curriculum Overview (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Navarro College Corsicana, Gooch Student Center Room 108 , 3200 W. 7th Street, Corsicana, TX from 9:00am - noon. TISESL Overview training provides an outline of the contents and procedures that will allow participants to become familiar with TISESL and develop a basic working knowledge of the curricula. Trainer is Aida Matrinez.

August 3, 2016: TEAMS for Teachers (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at McLennan Community College, 1400 College Drive, Community Services Center-E Wing, Waco, TX from 8:00am - noon & 1:00pm - 5:00pm. In this module the trainer will provide teachers with an opportunity to look in-depth at participant level information that is collected in TEAMS. Participants will have an opportunity to familiarize themselves with navigating the side bar menu in TEAMS, gain knowledge on how TEAMS is built and access participant level data from various points. Additional activities will focus on building knowledge on the Participant Roster, the Performance Report, and Table IV/IV B to monitor class progress towards meeting performance objectives. During this four hour training, teachers will have significant time for hands-on exploration with the various reports in TEAMS. Trainer is Terri Schiemenz.

August 4, 2016: Tech and Tell: Exploring GoToMeeting (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 8:00pm - 9:00pm. Have you ever wanted to learn more about the webinar software, GoToMeeting? Are you a distance learning (DL) teacher who needs to improve the productivity and persistence of your DL students and increase their direct contact hours? Are you a classroom ASE, ABE, or ESL teacher who wants to engage your students using an interactive virtual platform? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please join Yazmin Flores from San Jacinto College as she hosts this week's Tech and Tell. Real time feedback and best practices gathered from piloting GoToMeeting with students will be discussed. Yazmin will explore and explain the important the connection between creating online communities for students and the students' participation in virtual, live lectures. The target audience for this session is both DL and regular ASE, and ESL teachers. The target audience for this session is both DL and regular ASE, ABE, and ESL teachers. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 8:00pm Central on Thursday, August 4th. This session repeats at 11:30-12:30 PM on August 5th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Thursdays is: 804718128.

August 5, 2016: Tech and Tell: Exploring GoToMeeting (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 11:30am - 12:30pm. Have you ever wanted to learn more about the webinar software, GoToMeeting? Are you a distance learning (DL) teacher who needs to improve the productivity and persistence of your DL students and increase their direct contact hours? Are you a classroom ASE, ABE, or ESL teacher who wants to engage your students using an interactive virtual platform? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please join Yazmin Flores from San Jacinto College as she hosts this week's Tech and Tell. Real time feedback and best practices gathered from piloting GoToMeeting with students will be discussed. Yazmin will explore and explain the important the connection between creating online communities for students and the students' participation in virtual, live lectures. The target audience for this session is both DL and regular ASE, and ESL teachers. The target audience for this session is both DL and regular ASE, ABE, and ESL teachers. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30am Central on Friday, August 5th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page.Mobile users: Meeting number for Fridays is: 807391210.

August 5, 2016: TEAMS for Teachers: Digging Deeper into Participant Level Information Module (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Region 17, 1601 24th Street, Lubbock, TX from 8:30am - 11:30am. Provides teachers and support staff with an opportunity to look-in-depth at student level information that is collected in TEAMS. Participants become familiar with navigating the side bar menu in TEAMS, gain knowledge on how TEAMS is built, and access participant level data from various points. Additional activities focus on building knowledge on the Participant Roster, the Performance Report, and Table IV/IV B to monitor class progress towards meeting performance objectives. Trainer is Janis Heebner.

August 5, 2016: FWISD - Fall ELA In-Service (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Tarrant County College South Campus, 5301 Campus Drive, Fort Worth, TX from9:30am - 4:30pm. Please see descriptions below.

Session Description

Building Communities of Respect: Culture in the AEL Classroom
(Repeated twice 9:30am-11am, 1:30pm-3pm)
Participants in this workshop will work through definitions of the concept of culture as it is important for teachers to understand aspects of culture impacting our classrooms. We will engage in two activities designed to consider our cultural values and to understand how our position along Craig Storti's Cultural Values Scales is ever shifting. Then, working in teams, we will define three important concepts needed to create in our classroom a Community of Respect for diverse cultural values, identities, and opinions. Trainer is Federico Salas-Isnardi.

Space, Time, and Gestures: The Silent Language of Culture
(Repeated twice 11am-12:30pm, 3pm-4:30pm)
Participants in this workshop will engage in activities designed to bring awareness of the role physical space, notions of time, and the use of body language and gestures impacts communication among and across cultures. We will review Edward T. Hall's concept of Proxemics, take a moment to understand how different cultures value time, and review the meaning of gestures which in the context of our language may be meaningless but in other languages may convey a completely different meaning. Trainer is Federico Salas-Isnardi.

Technologizing Your ELA Classroom
(Repeated four times 9:30am-11am, 11am-12:30pm, 1:30pm-3pm, 3pm-4:30pm)
Integrating technology into instruction is a best practice that is used to enhance student engagement and literacy. This session will help adult educators understand how to incorporate technology in their own instruction. It will provide teachers with solutions to technology challenges, strategies for using technology, and ideas and technology resources for their own lessons. Trainer is Ashly Winkle.

August 8, 2016: TRAIN PD Virtual Meeting with PD Coordinators (a TRAIN PD-facilitated event). From 1:00 to 2:00 PM Central Time, the TRAIN PD @ TCALL will have its monthly virtual meeting with Professional Development Coordinators assigned to the Adult Education and Literacy Grant Recipients/Consortia. This day/time is one of two options with the same content for this month; the other option is August 11 at 2:00 PM Central. Details on participation will be shared via the PD Coordinators’ Listserv, or PD Coordinators can email trainpd@tamu.ed​u for more information.​

August 8, 2016: HGAC AEL Symposium Summer 2016 (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Workforce Solutions Office, Astrodome Location, 9315 Stella Link Rd., Houston, TX from 9:00am - 3:00pm. This training is for AEL Directors and key local capacity building staff. The training will be focused on the new intake process and developing a referral system for the new intake requirements. Speakers from Veteran Services, DARS department, and managers from the Career Offices will be available to contribute to the intake/referral system development. Trainer is Beth Ponder.

August 9, 2016: Distance Learning Academy, Module 1 (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Socorro ISD Consortium, Options High School, 12380 Pine Springs Dr., El Paso, TX from 8:30am - 3:30pm. Module 1 is an overview of state and federal policy requirements for implementing a distance education program. This session is intended for staff and administrators as an overview of state and federal policy requirements for implementing a distance education program. Modules 1 and 3 are required for new staff and administrators. If a program is new to distance learning in adult education, an administrator must attend with other staff. Registration for Module 3 will be completed during the class. Trainer is AnneMarie Molinari.

August 10, 2016: Introduction: Distance Learning Academy, Module 3 (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Socorro ISD Consortium, Options High School, 12380 Pine Springs Dr., El Paso, TX from 9:00am - noon. This is a face-to-face introduction to the Distance Learning Academy (DLA), Module 3 training for teachers, PD coordinators, administrators, and other staff. Module 3 (10 hours) is a 7 module facilitated online course that guides programs through the development of their Distance Learning Plan. Topics including student recruitment, orientation, technology accessibility, teacher roles and instruction, student engagement, assessment, and student retention. The second part of the this training includes an exploration activity that brainstorms DL implementation challenges and solutions; this activity will prove helpful in completing the online DLA Module 3 course. Note that DLA Modules 1 and 3 are required for new staff and administrators. Trainer is AnneMarie Molinari.

August 11, 2016: TRAIN PD Virtual Meeting with PD Coordinators (a TRAIN PD-facilitated event). From 2:00 to 3:00 PM Central Time, the TRAIN PD @ TCALL will have its monthly virtual meeting with Professional Development Coordinators assigned to the Adult Education and Literacy Grant Recipients/Consortia. This day/time is one of two options with the same content for this month; the other option is August 8 at 1:00 PM Central. Details on participation will be shared via the PD Coordinators’ Listserv, or PD Coordinators can email trainpd@tamu.ed​u for more information.​

August 11, 2016: Tech and Tell: Like a Champ: Getting Even More Out of Chrome’s Browser Extensions (Part 2)! (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 8:00pm - 9:00pm. Kimberly Gates for the Florida Adult &Technical Distance Education Consortium will host this week's Tech-and-Tell. Kim is back this week, for Part 2 of Chrome Browser Extensions. Think you know all there is to know about extensions? Think again! Extensions are small software programs that can modify and enhance the functionality of the Chrome browser. If you’re not using them, you’re missing out on some powerful tools that are free & easy to get. Come learn about 5 Chrome extensions that’ll make you the boss of your browser. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 8:00pm Central on Thursday, August 11th. This session repeats at 11:30-12:30 PM on August 12th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Please note, this is Part 2 of a two-part webinar on chrome browsers. Part 1 took place on July 28 and July 29. Mobile users: Meeting number for Thursdays is: 804718128.

August 12, 2016: Tech and Tell: Like a Champ: Getting Even More Out of Chrome’s Browser Extensions (Part 2)! (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 11:30am - 12:30pm. Kimberly Gates for the Florida Adult &Technical Distance Education Consortium will host this week's Tech-and-Tell. Kim is back this week, for Part 2 of Chrome Browser Extensions. Think you know all there is to know about extensions? Think again! Extensions are small software programs that can modify and enhance the functionality of the Chrome browser. If you’re not using them, you’re missing out on some powerful tools that are free & easy to get. Come learn about 5 Chrome extensions that’ll make you the boss of your browser. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30am Central on Friday, August 12th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page.Please note, this is Part 2 of a two-part webinar on chrome browsers. Part 1 took place on July 28 and July 29. Mobile users: Meeting number for Fridays is: 807391210.

August 13, 2016: Principles of Adult Learning (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Brazosport College, 500 College Drive, Lake Jackson, TX from 1:00pm - 4:00pm. This interactive session will review the basic principles of adult learning theory and practice. We will talk about ways to use these principles in the classroom to get to better know your students and assist them in overcoming barriers. We will discuss learning outcomes and lesson planning that incorporate these principles and instructional methods that lead to learner success. Trainer is Wayne Crandall.

August 18, 2016: Tech and Tell: Developing Virtual Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) for your Adult Education Program (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 8:00pm - 9:00pm. Denise Orand from San Jacinto College will host this week's Tech-and-Tell. Do you want to develop a rigorous professional learning community in your program, but are having trouble coordinating schedules and resources in a way that makes collaboration ongoing and meaningful? Denise will provide participants with resources and information regarding how to develop, dynamic and effective Professional Learning Communities Online. Various strategies and ideas for developing a strong virtual community will be discussed including: Grouping and pairing instructors and/or staff members, Sharing effective instructional strategies, Options for sharing resources, Ensuring resources are utilized. This session's target audience includes directors, program coordinators and teachers. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 8:00pm Central on Thursday, August 18th. This session repeats at 11:30-12:30 PM on August 19th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Thursdays is: 804718128.

August 19, 2016: Tech and Tell: Developing Virtual Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) for your Adult Education Program (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 11:30am - 12:30pm. Denise Orand from San Jacinto College will host this week's Tech-and-Tell. Do you want to develop a rigorous professional learning community in your program, but are having trouble coordinating schedules and resources in a way that makes collaboration ongoing and meaningful? Denise will provide participants with resources and information regarding how to develop, dynamic and effective Professional Learning Communities Online. Various strategies and ideas for developing a strong virtual community will be discussed including: Grouping and pairing instructors and/or staff members, Sharing effective instructional strategies, Options for sharing resources, Ensuring resources are utilized. This session's target audience includes directors, program coordinators and teachers. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30am Central on Friday, August 19th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Fridays is: 807391210.

August 19-20, 2016: TEAMS Overview & TEAMS for Teachers Modules - Dallas Mini-Conference (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Bill J. Priest Campus (DCCD), 1402 Corinth Street, Room 2730, Dallas, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Participants will learn the relationship between TEAMS, the National Reporting System, Educational Functioning Levels, Domain of Significance, baseline and progress tests, and educational gains. The trainer will provide participants with an opportunity to look in-depth at participant level information that is collected in TEAMS. Additional activities focus on building knowledge on the Participant Roster, Table 4, and Table 4B will be highlighted to monitor class progress towards meeting performance objectives. Trainer is Lupe Schneider. This training repeats 4 times over the two days. Please select which time you would like to attend on the registration form. Please register here.

August 19-20, 2016: TEX (Teaching English with Excellence) Basic ESL Training for New ESL Teachers of Adult Students - Saginaw. This training will be held at First Baptist Church of Saginaw 300 N. Old Decatur Road Saginaw, TX on Friday, August 19 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm and Saturday, August 20 at 9:00am - 3:00pm. Training is sequential so attendance at BOTH sessions is required. Arrive on Friday before 6:30pm to check in & receive materials. Complete information is available on the event page here. For more information contact Karen Peiser, kpeiser@suddenlink.net or 325-651-7992.

August 19-20, 2016: TEX (Teaching English with Excellence) Basic ESL Training for New ESL Teachers of Adult Students - Marble Falls. This training will be held at 901 La Ventana Drive, Marble Falls, TX on Friday, August 19 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm and Saturday, August 20 at 9:00am - 3:00pm. Training is sequential so attendance at BOTH sessions is required. Arrive on Friday before 6:30pm to check in & receive materials. Complete information is available on the event page here. For more information contact Blenda Wilson, tbwilson@stx.rr.com.

August 24-25, 2016: TRAIN PD Central Texas Regional In-Service (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Austin Community College, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX from 1:00pm - 9:00pm on the 24th & 9:00am - 9:00pm on the 25th. Please see session descriptions below. Please register here.

Session Descriptions

Principles of Adult Learning for Level 0-1 ESL Teachers
Participants will learn how to plan and teach engaging, effective lessons in the critical first four days of a literacy level ESL class. These first days can make or break the rest of the term... and determine whether a student drops out or continues in the program. Trainer is David Borden.

Principles of Adult Learning: The First Three Weeks in an ESL Classroom
Studies show that the first three weeks of instruction are integral to adult learner retention. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn techniques to enhance student motivation as well as methods to create a positive classroom environment. At the end of the session, participants will receive a booklet of lesson plans to use in their classrooms to keep students actively engaged and motivated during those critical first weeks. Trainer is Amber Miller.

Principles of Adult Learning for ABE / HSE Teachers: The First Three Weeks of Class
This 3-hour session will cover key engagement and retention strategies for the ABE/HSE classroom. Attendees will leave this workshop with resources to foster community, collaboration and success. We will offer techniques they can use during the initial three weeks of class that will set students on a course of progress and persistence. Trainer is Dawn Closson.

Evidenced Based Writing
This workshop addresses writing for GED test prompts, focusing on how to locate, analyze, and evaluate evidence from text arguments, "unpack a test prompt," determine an argument's superior position based on text evidence, and writing a convincing response using supporting evidence from the text. Participants will learn strategies for each of these steps that will help them prepare students for writing the RLA extended response, and discuss how they will incorporate workshop content in the classroom. Trainer is Griselda Valerio.

Teaching Oral Communication
If you're talking, you're probably talking too much. How do you get away from lecture and reduce teacher talk? How do you create interactive activities for boring grammar lessons? These questions and more will be answered in this interactive workshop. Participants will leave with new activities and techniques to implement in their next class. Trainer is David Borden.

Calculator Use for HSE Math
The use of the TI 30XS calculator is an important part of successfully passing the math portion of the HSE. However, many learners, and instructors, are not sufficiently comfortable with utilizing the calculator to realize its full potential for math problem solving. Come join us as we explore the ways to maximize computational accuracy when using this time saving device. Trainer is Vaaron Juarez.

Ways to Make Math More Concrete for Your Students
This hands-on session explores how to teach math beginning with concrete representations. Participants will be shown examples of how to teach in the concrete to semi-concrete to abstract progression. Instructors will also have time to brainstorm and practice concrete approaches to math topics they might find themselves teaching their students. Attendees should expect that they will be active participants, engaged in "learning by doing." The approaches that will be introduced can be applied to all levels of our math instruction for the GED, so stay tuned for future sessions that will further deepen the application of these strategies!" Trainer is Cindy Joy.

Writing in the ESL Classroom - Part 1
In this workshop, participants explore many techniques that combine speaking, listening, reading, critical thinking and physical activity with writing. Participants will also review some sample lesson plans and work toward creating plans that can be used in class right away. Trainer is Amber Miller.

August 25, 2016: Tech and Tell: Get Ready…Get Set…Get Twiducated!!!! (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 8:00pm - 9:00pm. Kristi Parker, a former distance learning instructor for Beaumont ISD Adult Education, will host this week's Tech-and-Tell. Please join Kristi as she explains Twiducate which is a free digital tool that allows teachers to develop a classroom web page for learning, collaboration, and communication. During this live training, participants will create their own Twiducate Page for sharing ideas and posting discussions, deadlines, and homework. In addition, participants will learn tips on how to implement this safe 21st Century social media tech tool into the classroom. This session's target audience includes directors, program coordinators and teachers. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 8:00pm Central on Thursday, August 25th. This session repeats at 11:30-12:30 PM on August 26th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Thursdays is: 804718128.

August 26, 2016: Tech and Tell: Get Ready…Get Set…Get Twiducated!!!! (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 11:30am - 12:30pm. Kristi Parker, a former distance learning instructor for Beaumont ISD Adult Education, will host this week's Tech-and-Tell. Please join Kristi as she explains Twiducate which is a free digital tool that allows teachers to develop a classroom web page for learning, collaboration, and communication. During this live training, participants will create their own Twiducate Page for sharing ideas and posting discussions, deadlines, and homework. In addition, participants will learn tips on how to implement this safe 21st Century social media tech tool into the classroom. This session's target audience includes directors, program coordinators and teachers. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30am Central on Friday, August 26th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Fridays is: 807391210.

August 26-27, 2016: TEX (Teaching English with Excellence) Basic ESL Training for New ESL Teachers of Adult Students - San Antonio. This training will be held at San Antonio Baptist Association 5807 IH-10 West, San Antonio, TX on Friday, August 26 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm AND Saturday, August 27 at 9:00am - 3:00pm. Training is sequential so attendance at BOTH sessions is required. Arrive on Friday before 6:30pm to check in & receive materials. Complete information is available on the event page here. For more information contact Steve Payne, 210-525-9954, SteveP@sanantoniobaptist.org.

August 26-27, 2016: TEX (Teaching English with Excellence) Basic ESL Training for New ESL Teachers of Adult Students - Mesquite. This training will be held at Crossing Baptist Church 1060 Clay Mathis Road Mesquite, TX on Friday, August 26 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm AND Saturday, August 27 at 9:00am - 3:00pm. Training is sequential so attendance at BOTH sessions is required. Arrive on Friday before 6:30pm to check in & receive materials. Complete information is available on the event page here. For more information contact Karen Peiser, kpeiser@suddenlink.net or 325-651-7992.

August 26, 2016: Texas Style TABE Training-of-Trainers (TOT), Paper Based Version (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Region 20, 1314 Hines, Kinney Room, San Antonio, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. This workshop will provide training for TRAINERS who are interested in teaching this content to the AEL field. Experienced testers on the TABE assessment will be prepared to train locally on the administration/scoring of the paper version of TABE, the Texas Assessment Guide as it relates to TABE, putting students at ease, security issues, and how to use TABE results/diagnostics to develop effective lesson plans. There will also be references to accessing the TABE Online videos produced by the publisher. This is not a teacher or staff training, but a training for TRAINERS who are experienced administering the TABE Test. Trainers are expected to bring local TABE Training materials to the training. The materials list will be included in the reply email upon registration. Interested trainers should contact Tracy Hendrix at tracyhendrix@tamu.edu for registration information. Trainer is Jan Whisonant.

August 26, 2016: TEAMS: Data Entry Module (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley, 3991 East 29th Street, Bryan, TX from 9:00am - noon. The target audience for this session is data entry staff. In this module, the trainer will explain the process of entering student data into TEAMS. It will include the basic student demographic and profile information, as well as assessment information. In addition, the trainer will demonstrate how to add students to classes and enter the contact hours. The trainer will also show how to add students to the Wait List. The trainer will go over the TEAMS Reference Guide and the Help section of TEAMS. *If possible, participants will be given an opportunity for hands on practice with the TEAMS training data base. Participants will need to complete the TEAMS Overview online prior to the training. Trainer is Terry Schiemenz.

August 26, 2016: HCC 2016 Fall Convocation (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Houston Community College, 1300 Holman Street, Houston TX from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Please see session descriptions below.

Session Descriptions

GED® 2014 Reading Language Arts (RLA) Overview
GED® 2014 Reading Language Arts (RLA) Overview – This session identifies the content of the RLA module of the 2014 GED® Test, including the shifts in college and career readiness standards. Participants will gain an in-depth overview of the evidence-based scoring rubric, along with a sample anchor paper. Participants will leave equipped with resources and a variety of research-based strategies for integrating reading and writing skills that can be easily implemented in the classroom. Trainer is Denise Johnson.

GED 2014® Mathematics Overview
This session identifies the content of the Mathematics module of the 2014 GED® Test and explores essential mathematical practices and behaviors. Participants will gain an in-depth overview of the 2014 Mathematics module and will leave equipped with effective questioning techniques, quantitative reasoning and geometric reasoning strategies and resources that can be easily implemented in the classroom to help prepare students for the 2014 GED® Mathematical module. Trainer is Anthony Chan.

TEAMS Data Entry Module with Overview
In this module the trainer will explain the process of entering student data into TEAMS. It will include the basic student demographic and profile information, as well as assessment information. In addition, the trainer will demonstrate how to add students to classes and enter the contact hours. The trainer will also show how to add students to the Wait List. The trainer will go over the TEAMS Reference Guide and the Help section of TEAMS. *If possible, students will be given an opportunity for hands on practice with the TEAMS training data base. The trainer will integrate the content from the TEAMS overview which will introduce new users to basic concepts in TEAMS, including its relationship with the National Reporting System. Trainer is Bill Medina.

Integrating Career Awareness for Beginning ESL
This is a look at lessons out of the ICA Guide adapted for literacy and beginning level ESL students. After reviewing the "hows and whys" of the adaptations and experiencing them, participants will choose a lesson to adapt and have time to prepare at least one lesson from the ICA Guide original. (Most ICA GUIDE lessons are several ESL lessons.) The other participants and I will provide feedback. Ideally, participants create a network through which they can share ideas. I also give them access to my ICA for Beginning ESL folder with more electronic resources for them to use after the session. Trainer is Martin Loa.

Integrating Technology into the Adult Education Classroom-Whole Version for both ABE/ESL
In this session, various ways of including technology into already existing lessons is introduced for the ABE and ESL classroom. Computers and Internet connection for participants is necessary for this workshop. Participants should have average computing skills in order to get the most out of this session. Trainer is Denise Guckert.

August 27, 2016: BEST Literacy Training-of-Trainers (TOT) (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Region 20, 1314 Hines, Kinney Room, San Antonio, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. This workshop will provide training for TRAINERS who are interested in teaching this content to the AEL field. For staff who administer the BEST Literacy assessment test and want to become Trainers. Using the BEST Literacy Test Manual, participants will identify, review, and train on proper test administration and scoring procedures. Activities will include scoring of reading portions, writing samples to evaluate and score, scoring writing samples, and determining the rationales for scores given. Each trainer must bring their own copy of the BEST Literacy Test Manual (2008). Interested trainers need to contact Tracy Hendrix for registration information: tracyhendrix@tamu.edu. Trainer is Kay Vaccaro.

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September 2016

September 1, 2016: Tech and Tell: Why Do I Need to Know JAN? Understanding the Value of the Resources (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 8:00pm - 9:00pm. TRAIN PD Specialist, AnneMarie Molinari will host this week's Tech and Tell. Please join AnneMarie as she introduces and explores the Job Accommodation Network (JAN). As local AE programs and consortia implement the new TWC Participant Individual Record Layout (PIRL) process, it is important to recognize and utilize the resources available to assist programs in providing appropriate accommodations for students with special learning needs. The key audience for this Tech and Tell includes directors, teachers, coordinators, and career navigators. The JAN network is one of three free resources AnneMarie will share during this webinar. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 8:00pm Central on Thursday, September 1st. This session repeats at 11:30-12:30 PM on September 2nd. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Thursdays is: 804718128.

September 2, 2016: Tech and Tell: Why Do I Need to Know JAN? Understanding the Value of the Resources (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 11:30am - 12:30pm. TRAIN PD Specialist, AnneMarie Molinari will host this week's Tech and Tell. Please join AnneMarie as she introduces and explores the Job Accommodation Network (JAN). As local AE programs and consortia implement the new TWC Participant Individual Record Layout (PIRL) process, it is important to recognize and utilize the resources available to assist programs in providing appropriate accommodations for students with special learning needs. The key audience for this Tech and Tell includes directors, teachers, coordinators, and career navigators. The JAN network is one of three free resources AnneMarie will share during this webinar. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30am Central on Friday, September 2nd. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Fridays is: 807391210.

September 8, 2016: Tech and Tell: Math is not Hard it's Soft! Getting to Know SoftSchools. (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 8:00pm - 9:00pm. Cheri Beuerlein from McLennan Community College will host this week's Tech and Tell. Cheri is also a Master Teacher Academy Math trainer, and brings a wealth of knowledge about teaching math concepts; Cheri will introduce, explore and explain how an interactive website titled SoftSchools will help ABE and ASE teachers prepare students to master the mathematical skills needed to pass any of the three Texas Certificate of HS Equivalency (Tx-CHSE) exams. Participants will learn about the resources that include interactive games, drag and drop exercises, accuracy drills, randomized worksheets and assessments, and more! No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 8:00pm Central on Thursday, September 8th. This session repeats at 11:30-12:30 PM on September 9th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Thursdays is: 804718128.

September 9, 2016: Tech and Tell: Math is not Hard it's Soft! Getting to Know SoftSchools. (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 11:30am - 12:30pm. Cheri Beuerlein from McLennan Community College will host this week's Tech and Tell. Cheri is also a Master Teacher Academy Math trainer, and brings a wealth of knowledge about teaching math concepts; Cheri will introduce, explore and explain how an interactive website titled SoftSchools will help ABE and ASE teachers prepare students to master the mathematical skills needed to pass any of the three Texas Certificate of HS Equivalency (Tx-CHSE) exams. Participants will learn about the resources that include interactive games, drag and drop exercises, accuracy drills, randomized worksheets and assessments, and more! No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30am Central on Friday, September 9th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Fridays is: 807391210.

September 9, 2016: Contextualized Instruction: Making it Work for your Customers and You (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Alamo University Center; 8300 Pat Booker Rd; Live Oak, TX; Room #136 from 9:00am - 4:00pm. 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 ESL teachers who want to integrate contextualized curriculum into instruction to support career exploration. Trainer is Martin Loa. See below for more info.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

September 10, 2016: Distance Learning Module 1 (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Fort Worth ISD, 600 New York Ave. Arlington, TX, Room #106 from 9:00am - 4:00pm. This session is intended for staff and administrators. Distance Learning Academy Module 1 explains state and federal policy requirements for implementing a distance education program. Topics include: student recruitment, orientation, technology accessibility, teacher roles and instruction, student engagement, assessment and student retention. If a program is new to distance learning in adult education, an administrator must attend with other staff. Reminder that Module 1 and 3 are required for all new distance learning staff. Trainer is Jose Garcia. See below for more info.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

September 10, 2016: TEX (Teaching English with Excellence) Basic Pronunciation for Teachers of ALL Levels of Adult ESL Students - San Antonio. This training will be held at San Antonio Baptist Association 5807 IH-10 West, San Antonio, TX on Saturday, September 10 at 8:30am - 11:30am. Arrive on Saturday before 8:30am to check in & receive materials. Complete information is available on the event page here. For more information contact Dora Parnell at ddparnell@sbcglobal.net.

September 10, 2016: TEX (Teaching English with Excellence) Teaching Higher Level (Intermediate & Advanced) Adult Students For ESL Teachers - San Antonio. This training will be held at San Antonio Baptist Association 5807 IH-10 West, San Antonio, TX on Saturday, September 10 at 12:30pm - 4:30pm. Arrive on Saturday before 12:30pm to check in & receive materials. Complete information is available on the event page here. For more information contact Dora Parnell at ddparnell@sbcglobal.net.

September 12-14, 2016: Adult Education and Literacy September 2016 Business Meeting. Texas Workforce Commission Adult Education and Literacy will host this meeting in Austin. Invited participants will include  AEL Grant Recipient Primary Contact and Fiscal Contact; Professional Development Coordinator for Grantee Program; one staff member from each sub-recipient provider (as determined by the Grant Recipient); and up to two staff from Accelerate Texas, Work-based, TACSI, and other discretionary projects. Draft Agenda includes a New Directors’ Meeting on September 12 from 1:00 to 4:30 PM; a General Session and Professional Development Coordinators’ Session, both on September 13 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM; and a General Session on Finance and Contracting on September 14 from 8:30 AM to noon. Registration is limited. For information on attendance, AEL program leaders should contact the Director of their AEL Grant Recipient or Consortium. If you have questions regarding attendance to this event, please contact: lori.slayton@twc.state.tx.us; 512-463-1005. [More info]

September 15, 2016: Tech and Tell: Get Ready…Get Set…Get Twiducated, Part 2. (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 8:00pm - 9:00pm. Kristi Parker, a former distance learning instructor for Beaumont ISD Adult Education, will host this week's Tech-and-Tell. Please join Kristi as she digs deeper into applications for Twiducate which is a free digital tool that allows teachers to develop a classroom web page for learning, collaboration, and communication. Part 1 allowed participants to sit in the seat of a student. During Part 2 of this live webinar, participants will learn how Twiducate can be used as an instructor and review the assignment from Part 1 to demonstrate how this platform creates increased student involvement in the learning process. After this webinar training, participants will create and share a classroom activity, warm up, or lesson plan to be posted to the Twiducate page to show how this platform crosses content areas. This session's target audience includes directors, program coordinators and teachers. If you missed Part 1 of this webinar, you can view it in the AEL PD Portal! No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 8:00pm Central on Thursday, September 15th. This session repeats at 11:30-12:30 PM on September 16th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Thursdays is: 804718128.

September 16, 2016: Tech and Tell: Get Ready…Get Set…Get Twiducated, Part 2. (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 11:30am - 12:30pm. Kristi Parker, a former distance learning instructor for Beaumont ISD Adult Education, will host this week's Tech-and-Tell. Please join Kristi as she digs deeper into applications for Twiducate which is a free digital tool that allows teachers to develop a classroom web page for learning, collaboration, and communication. Part 1 allowed participants to sit in the seat of a student. During Part 2 of this live webinar, participants will learn how Twiducate can be used as an instructor and review the assignment from Part 1 to demonstrate how this platform creates increased student involvement in the learning process. After this webinar training, participants will create and share a classroom activity, warm up, or lesson plan to be posted to the Twiducate page to show how this platform crosses content areas. This session's target audience includes directors, program coordinators and teachers. If you missed Part 1 of this webinar, you can view it in the AEL PD Portal! No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30am Central on Friday, September 16th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Fridays is: 807391210.

September 16-17, 2016: TEX (Teaching English with Excellence) Basic ESL Training for New ESL Teachers of Adult Students - Cedar Park. This training will be held at Twin Lakes Fellowship 1150 S. Bell Blvd. Cedar Park, TX on Friday, September 16 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm AND Saturday, September 17 at 9:00am - 3:00pm. Training is sequential so attendance at BOTH sessions is required. Arrive on Friday before 6:30pm to check in & receive materials. Complete information is available on the event page here. For more information contact Beth Avery, beth.heller.avery@gmail.com.

September 16-17, 2016: TEX (Teaching English with Excellence) Basic ESL Training for New ESL Teachers of Adult Students - The Woodlands. This training will be held at 11801 Grogans Mill, The Woodlands, TX on Friday, September 16 at 6:00pm - 9:00pm AND Saturday, September 17 at 9:00am - 3:00pm. Training is sequential so attendance at BOTH sessions is required. Arrive on Friday before 6:30pm to check in & receive materials. Complete information is available on the event page here. For more information contact Martha McDade, martha@literacyconnexus.org.

September 21, 2016: Adult Education and Literacy Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting. Texas Workforce Commission’s AEL Advisory Committee will meet from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the agency’s Austin headquarters (Texas Workforce Commission, Main Building , 101 E. 15TH Street, Room 244, Austin, TX). The committee is required to meet quarterly and report to the TWC Commissioners at least annually, and is charged with advising the Commission on: the development of policies and program priorities supporting the development of an educated and skilled workforce; the development of statewide curriculum guidelines and standards for AEL services that ensure a balance of education and workplace skill development; the development of a strategy for improving student transition to postsecondary education and career and technical education training; the development of a centralized system for collecting and tracking comprehensive data on adult basic education and literacy performance outcomes; the exploration of potential partnerships with entities in the nonprofit business communities and other entities to improve statewide literacy programs; and other issues the Commission considers appropriate.

September 22, 2016: Tech and Tell: Overview of Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Part 1. (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 7:00pm - 8:30pm. Greg Mason, Field Director, Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Services(TWSVR) and Kelly Yarbrough, Operations Director for Programs, TWSVR will host this extended, special feature Tech and Tell. Please join Greg and Kelly as they introduce and explore the services that are available through the TWSVR network. These services are specifically designed to help adults with disabilities find, retain, and advance in employment and meet educational and vocational needs. This webinar will prove helpful to AEL programs, One Stop Centers, and other providers, as they assist adults with disabilities succeed in their programs and connect these students to vocational services and/or other supports. The key audience includes everyone! No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 7:00pm Central on Thursday, September 22nd. This session repeats at 11:00-12:30 PM on September 23rd. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Thursdays is: 804718128.

September 23, 2016: Tech and Tell: Overview of Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Part 1. (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 11:00am - 12:30pm. Greg Mason, Field Director, Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Services(TWSVR) and Kelly Yarbrough, Operations Director for Programs, TWSVR will host this extended, special feature Tech and Tell. Please join Greg and Kelly as they introduce and explore the services that are available through the TWSVR network. These services are specifically designed to help adults with disabilities find, retain, and advance in employment and meet educational and vocational needs. This webinar will prove helpful to AEL programs, One Stop Centers, and other providers, as they assist adults with disabilities succeed in their programs and connect these students to vocational services and/or other supports. The key audience includes everyone! No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:00am Central on Friday, September 23rd. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Fridays is: 807391210.

September 23-24, 2016: TEX (Teaching English with Excellence) Basic ESL Training for New ESL Teachers of Adult Students - El Paso. This training will be held at Christian Women’s Job Corps 900 Arizona Ave., Door #10 El Paso, TX on Friday, September 23 at 5:00pm - 8:00pm AND Saturday, September 24 at 9:00am - 3:00pm. Training is sequential so attendance at BOTH sessions is required. Arrive on Friday before 5:00pm to check in & receive materials. Complete information is available on the event page here. For more information contact Karen Peiser, kpeiser@suddenlink.net or 325-651-7992.

September 23-24, 2016: TEX (Teaching English with Excellence) Basic ESL Training for New ESL Teachers of Adult Students - Houston. This training will be held at Second Baptist Church 6400 Woodway Drive, Houston, TX on Friday, September 23 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm AND Saturday, September 24 at 9:00am - 3:00pm. Training is sequential so attendance at BOTH sessions is required. Arrive on Friday before 6:30pm to check in & receive materials. Complete information is available on the event page here. For more information contact Kathleen Yarborough, kyarborough@wubc.org.

September 24, 2016: Contextualized Instruction: Making it Work for your Customers and You (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Victoria College, Continuing Education Center,107D; 2200 East Red River; Victoria, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. 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 ESL teachers who want to integrate contextualized curriculum into instruction to support career exploration. Trainer is Martin Loa. See below for more info.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

September 29, 2016: Tech and Tell: Overview of Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Part 2. (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 7:00pm - 8:30pm. Greg Mason, Field Director, Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Services (TWS-VR) and Kelly Yarbrough, Operations Director for Programs, TWS-VR will host Part 2 of this extended, special feature Tech and Tell. Please join Greg and Kelly as they explore deeper into depth the services that are available through the TWSVR network. During this Part 2 webinar, Greg and Kelly will explain the various resources that are available on the TWS-VR website. TWS-VR services are specifically designed to help adults with disabilities find, retain, and advance in employment and meet educational and vocational needs. This webinar will prove helpful to AEL programs, One Stop Centers, and other providers, as they assist adults with disabilities succeed in their programs and connect these students to vocational services and/or other supports. The key audience includes everyone! No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 7:00pm Central on Thursday, September 29th. This session repeats at 11:00-12:30 PM on September 30th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Thursdays is: 804718128.

September 29, 2016: Leadership Excellence Academy Workshop #5 (a TWC-directed, TRAIN PD-facilitated event). The LEA Cohort that began in fall 2014 (Texas Cohort 7) continues the two-year process with this face-to-face workshop in Houston. For more information about the Leadership Excellence Academy, see the LEA Web page or contact Harriet Smith (hsmith@tamu.edu).

September 30, 2016: Tech and Tell: Overview of Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Part 2. (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 11:00am - 12:30pm. Greg Mason, Field Director, Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Services (TWS-VR) and Kelly Yarbrough, Operations Director for Programs, TWS-VR will host Part 2 of this extended, special feature Tech and Tell. Please join Greg and Kelly as they explore deeper into depth the services that are available through the TWSVR network. During this Part 2 webinar, Greg and Kelly will explain the various resources that are available on the TWS-VR website. TWS-VR services are specifically designed to help adults with disabilities find, retain, and advance in employment and meet educational and vocational needs. This webinar will prove helpful to AEL programs, One Stop Centers, and other providers, as they assist adults with disabilities succeed in their programs and connect these students to vocational services and/or other supports. The key audience includes everyone! No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:00am Central on Friday, September 30th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Fridays is: 807391210.

September 30, 2016: Adult Initiatives in Math (AIM) Training-of-Trainers (TOT) (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Region 6 Education Service Center, 3222 Montgomery Road, Huntsville, TX from 8:30am - 4:30pm. Adult Initiatives Math (AIM) training content was created with the English Second Language, Adult Basic Education and struggling (disability) students with math instruction. Additionally, they include: applying technology (calculator & computer), resource page, alignment to Texas Adult Education Content Standards and Benchmarks, Vocabulary, Computation (Manipulative is applicable), Applications (Life and/or Workplace) and Non-NRS (National Reporting System) assessments. Trainer is Angie Kaldro.

September 30, 2016: Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) Training-of-Trainers (TOT) (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Region 6 Education Service Center, 3222 Montgomery Road, Huntsville, TX from 8:30am - 4:30pm. Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) training content was created with the English Second Language, Adult Basic Education and struggling (disability) students with reading instruction. Additionally, they include: plan vocabulary lessons using explicit instruction framework, identify materials for classroom use, and implement reading strategies to teach vocabulary at learners level, plan fluency lessons using explicit instruction, explore strategies that enable students to develop fluency in reading and review activities and resources, phonics, decoding, word analysis, assessments, teacher strategies are presented in lessons using explicit and systematic instruction, and explore comprehension strategies and lesson for ABE and ELL students using explicit instruction, assessments, review online resources and strategies for teaching reading comprehension. Trainer is Stephanie Byrd.

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October 2016

October 1, 2016: MTA RLA 3B: Building Student Knowledge in Science (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Fred Moore High School, 815 Cross Timbers Street, Denton, TX from 9:00pm - 12:00pm. ABE/ASE instructors will learn about the big ideas of science through targeted instruction on science themes and practices. To engage students, this workshop will explore the 5Es instructional strategy along with how to apply this very useful teaching strategy. Participants will also learn how to incorporate hands-on learning activities to build student understanding of scientific investigation, an important part of both technology-enhanced items and short answers. This session will also provide strategies and practice with text- and/or graphic-based prompts and scientific investigation prompts. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Monica Stansberry. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

October 1, 2016: MTA RLA 3A: Building Student Knowledge in Social Studies (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Fred Moore High School, 815 Cross Timbers Street, Denton, TX from 1:00pm - 4:00pm. ABE/ASE instructors will learn about the big ideas of social studies through targeted instruction on social studies themes and practices. This workshop will focus instruction through the use of primary sources and teaching students how to read like a historian, a strong, close-reading strategy. Because graphic literacy continues to be an important skill, this workshop will provide strategies for assisting students in analyzing different types of graphics, as well as editorial cartoons. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Monica Stansberry. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

October 5-7, 2016: National Career Pathways Network Annual Conference. Indianapolis, Indiana will be the site of NCPN’s 2016 Conference. The National Career Pathways Network is a membership organization for educators, employers and others involved in the advancement of Career Pathways, career technical education (CTE), and related education reform initiatives. NCPN is housed at the Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD), based in Waco, Texas. Please register here.

October 6, 2016: Immigrant Learning Center – Public Education Institute: Building United Communities: Immigrants, Cops and Crime. This webinar will take place from noon - 1:30pm cst. More info here.

October 6, 2016: Tech and Tell: Rockin’ Robin: Twitter for Education: Tweet-Tweet (Part 1). (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 8:00pm - 9:00pm. Kimberly Gates for the Florida Adult & Technical Distance Education Consortium will host this week's Tech-and-Tell. Kim will shed new light on the advantages of using Twitter as an educational tool. Twitter can be a fantastic avenue for you to connect with current students, potential new students, and fellow educators, but are you using it? Learn more about Twitter, how to tweet like a pro, and upgrade/expand your Twitter network to enhance your adult education. By the end of this session, you'll be tweeting and hash-tagging like a pro! The target audience for this webinar is directors, PD coordinators, and teachers. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 8:00pm Central on Thursday, October 6th. This session repeats at 11:30-12:30 PM on October 7th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Thursdays is: 804718128.

October 7, 2016: Tech and Tell: Rockin’ Robin: Twitter for Education: Tweet-Tweet (Part 1). (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 11:30am - 12:30pm. Kimberly Gates for the Florida Adult & Technical Distance Education Consortium will host this week's Tech-and-Tell. Kim will shed new light on the advantages of using Twitter as an educational tool. Twitter can be a fantastic avenue for you to connect with current students, potential new students, and fellow educators, but are you using it? Learn more about Twitter, how to tweet like a pro, and upgrade/expand your Twitter network to enhance your adult education. By the end of this session, you'll be tweeting and hash-tagging like a pro! The target audience for this webinar is directors, PD coordinators, and teachers. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30am Central on Friday, October 7th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Fridays is: 807391210.

October 7, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for Adult Secondary Education, Math: Session 1A and 1B (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Education Service Center, Region 20; 1314 Hines Avenue, San Antonio, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Master Teacher Academy for Adult Secondary Education, Math Session 1A and 1B are intended to provide new strategies to assist teachers who are working with students who will need higher order thinking skills to pass the high school equivalency tests and beyond. In the morning, Math Session 1A covers multiples, fractions, and exponents. Participants will learn strategies for teaching number sense concepts such as multiples, factors, exponents, absolute value, and the ordering of rational numbers. In the afternoon, Math Session 1B covers ratios, percents and scale factor. This training includes key life skills such as ratios, percent, and scale factors. Each participant will practice using the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, to address these skills as well as to obtain calculator skills. Trainer is Reda Berry. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

October 8, 2016: Questioning Strategies that Promote Higher Order Thinking (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley, 3991 East 29th Street, Bryan, TX from 8:30am - 12:30pm. This session defines and addresses questioning strategies that can be used in the adult classroom to increase student engagement with a focus on why increased critical thinking abilities develop students academically. The target audience for this workshop includes ABE, ASE and ESL teachers. The presenter will also focus on questions at all Depth of Knowledge and Bloom's Taxonomy levels. Ineffective questioning strategies will also be addressed. This will assist instructors prepare students two pass any of the three Texas Certificate of HS Equivalency (Tx-CHSE) exams. Collaborative activities will provide opportunities for participants to develop their own questions at different DOK and Bloom's levels. Trainer is Rene Coronado. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

October 8, 2016: MTA/ASE RLA 1A Close Reading (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at College of the Mainland, Learning Resource Center, 1200 Amburn Road. Room 282, Texas City, TX from 9:00am - 12:00pm. This session focuses on the importance of close reading skills for both academic and workplace purposes. Participants will learn the six basic steps for teaching close reading with an emphasis on applying the strategy to different types of non-fiction texts. Participants will receive resources for texts and various research-based reading strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Denise Johnson. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

October 8, 2016: Multi-level Classroom (MLC): Best Practices for Teaching Adult Learners (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at College of the Mainland, Learning Resource Center, 1200 Amburn Road. Room 279, Texas City, TX from 9:00am - 3:30pm. This interactive training focuses on appropriate lesson planning strategies, group strategies, and effective multi-level activities for ESL, ABE and ASE classrooms. Classroom management techniques, test preparation, orientation procedures, and multi-sensory lesson planning will be presented. If separated into two three-hour modules, Module 1 would be a prerequisite to attending Module 2. A pre-reading assignment and post-training reflection are available as well, each counting as an additional 1.5 hours of PD, to be monitored and documented locally by the AEL program PD Coordinator. Trainers are Wayne Crandall & Tresa Pokorski. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

October 8, 2016: Culturally Responsive Teaching (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at College of the Mainland, Learning Resource Center, 1200 Amburn Road. Room 278, Texas City, TX from 12:00pm - 3:30pm. This workshop covers the characteristics of Culturally Responsive teaching (CRT): validating, comprehensive, multidimensional, empowering, transformative, and emancipatory. The session includes WHY and HOW to use CRT in the classroom so that all students are made to feel valued and appreciated. Participants will see how simple changes can make a difference in the learning process through the use of rubrics to teach cultural competencies. Examples of activities for the classroom to promote cultural awareness are included in this workshop. Trainer is Douglas Franklin. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

 October 13, 2016: TRAIN PD Virtual Meeting with PD Coordinators (a TRAIN PD-facilitated event). From 2:00 to 3:00 PM Central Time on the second Thursday of each month, the TRAIN PD @ TCALL will host its monthly virtual meeting with Professional Development Coordinators assigned to the Adult Education and Literacy Grant Recipients/Consortia. Details on participation will be shared via the PD Coordinators’ Listserv, or PD Coordinators can email trainpd@tamu.ed​u for more information.​

October 13, 2016: TEAMS Training - Data Entry (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Lomax Adult Ed Center, 1601 24th Street, Lubbock, Tx from 8:30am - 11:30am. 3 hour TEAMS training will be presented to West Texas Region program's faculty and staff. Data Entry: This training consists of the process of entering student data into TEAMS. It will include the basic student demographic and profile information, as well as assessment information. In addition, the trainer will demonstrate how to add students to classes and enter the contact hours, and how to add students to the Wait List. The trainer will go over the TEAMS Reference Guide and the Help section of TEAMS. *If possible, students will be given an opportunity for hands on practice with the TEAMS training data base. Trainer is Wayne Crandall. Please register here. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

October 13, 2016: TEAMS Training - Reports and Tables (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Lomax Adult Ed Center, 1601 24th Street, Lubbock, TX from 1:00pm - 4:00pm. 3 hour TEAMS training for West Texas Region program's faculty and staff. Reports and Tables: In this module the trainer will introduce the essential reports and tables that are necessary for AEL staff to understand for assessment planning and program performance. The trainer will teach participants how to run various reports and tables, how to interpret and analyze data on the reports and how to use this information to understand teacher and overall program performance. The reports that will be learned include: Participant Roster, Participant Roster with Latest Assessment, Participants Tested with Less than Minimum Hours of Instruction, Participants Enrolled and Level Completed with Proxy Hours, Table 4, Performance Report, and GED Match Report. Trainer is Wayne Crandall. Please register here. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

October 13, 2016: Tech and Tell: Technolizing Your Math Classroom, Part 1. (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 8:00pm - 9:00pm. Ashly Winkle from the Literacy Council of Tyler will host this week's Tech-and-Tell. Are you interested in adding a little "tech" to your math instruction, but not quite sure what to do? Ashly will explain how integrating technology into instruction can be a best practice for enhancing student engagement and improving students' numeracy skills. This session will also introduce specific tech tools and strategies to implement during daily mathematics instruction. The target audience includes ABE and ASE teachers and program and instructional coordinators. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 8:00pm Central on Thursday, October 13th. This session repeats at 11:30-12:30 PM on October 14th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Thursdays is: 804718128.

October 13, 2016: TEAMS: Reports and Tables Module (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Brownsville ISD-ACE, 708 Palm Blvd., Room 210, Brownsville, TX from 5:00pm - 8:00pm. This module introduces the essential reports and tables that are necessary for assessment planning and program performance. Participants learn how to run various reports and tables, how to interpret and analyze data on the reports, and how to use this information to understand teacher and overall program performance. The reports include: Participant Roster, Participant Roster with Latest Assessment, Participants Tested with Less than Minimum Hours of Instruction, Participants Enrolled and Level Completed with Proxy Hours, Table 4, and GED Match Report. Trainer is Lupe Schneider. Please register here. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

October 14, 2016: TEAMS: Reports and Tables Module (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Brownsville ISD-ACE, 708 Palm Blvd., Room 210, Brownsville, TX from 8:30am - 11:30am. This module introduces the essential reports and tables that are necessary for assessment planning and program performance. Participants learn how to run various reports and tables, how to interpret and analyze data on the reports, and how to use this information to understand teacher and overall program performance. The reports include: Participant Roster, Participant Roster with Latest Assessment, Participants Tested with Less than Minimum Hours of Instruction, Participants Enrolled and Level Completed with Proxy Hours, Table 4, and GED Match Report. Trainer is Lupe Schneider. Please register here. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

October 14, 2016: Tech and Tell: Technolizing Your Math Classroom, Part 1. (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 11:30am - 12:30pm. Ashly Winkle from the Literacy Council of Tyler will host this week's Tech-and-Tell. Are you interested in adding a little "tech" to your math instruction, but not quite sure what to do? Ashly will explain how integrating technology into instruction can be a best practice for enhancing student engagement and improving students' numeracy skills. This session will also introduce specific tech tools and strategies to implement during daily mathematics instruction. The target audience includes ABE and ASE teachers and program and instructional coordinators. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30am Central on Friday, October 14th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Fridays is: 807391210.

October 14, 2016: Principles of Adult Learning (PAL) (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Houston Center for Literacy, St. Luke's United Methodist Church-Gethsemane Campus, 6856 Bellaire Blvd., Canterbury Room #1440, Houston, TX from 9:00am - noon. This interactive session will review the basic principles of adult learning theory and practice. We will talk about ways to use these principles in the classroom to get to better know your students and assist them in overcoming barriers. We will discuss learning outcomes and lesson planning that incorporate these principles and instructional methods that lead to learner success. Trainer is Beth Ponder. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

October 14, 2016: Creating a Culture of Respect in Diverse AEL Classrooms (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at FWISD Professional Development Center 3150 McCart Ave, Fort Worth, TX from 8:30am - 4:30pm. During this 6 hour workshop, participants will examine the role of culture in the adult education classroom and engage in building Communities of Respect using two active pedagogies that address issues of culture, diversity, and identity in the classroom: Culturally Responsive Teaching and Social Justice teaching. We will focus on developing an awareness of our own cultural values and identity as a requisite for being truly responsive to diversity. We will learn how the original culture of our students acts as a lens through which they experience the teaching and learning exchange and see how we can address potential dissonance by being culturally responsive. Finally we will work on activities to work with students on issues of diversity and social justice in the classroom and we will learn to create a classroom that respects students' culture and is safe for the expression of their identity, different ideas, and points of view. Please consider the following questions and bring your answers to the workshop: 1) If you have a question about the impact of culture in the classroom, what is it? 2) What does it mean to you to be a culturally responsive teacher? Trainer is Federico Salas-Isnardi. Please register here. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

October 14, 2016: Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) - FWISD (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Fort Worth ISD, Christ Church, 6100 Alta Mesa Blvd, Fort Worth TX from 8:30am - 3:00pm. Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) training content was created with the English Second Language, Adult Basic Education and struggling (disability) students with reading instruction. Additionally, they include: plan vocabulary lessons using explicit instruction framework, identify materials for classroom use, and implement reading strategies to teach vocabulary at learners level, plan fluency lessons using explicit instruction, explore strategies that enable students to develop fluency in reading and review activities and resources, phonics, decoding, word analysis, assessments, teacher strategies are presented in lessons using explicit and systematic instruction, and explore comprehension strategies and lesson for ABE and ELL students using explicit instruction, assessments, review online resources and strategies for teaching reading comprehension. Trainer is Eleanor Kotton. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

October 14, 2016: Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) - Temple (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Temple College Campus, 2600 S 1st--Instructional Services Center, Room 112, Temple TX from 9:00am - 3:00pm. Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) training content was created with the English Second Language, Adult Basic Education and struggling (disability) students with reading instruction. Additionally, they include: plan vocabulary lessons using explicit instruction framework, identify materials for classroom use, and implement reading strategies to teach vocabulary at learners level, plan fluency lessons using explicit instruction, explore strategies that enable students to develop fluency in reading and review activities and resources, phonics, decoding, word analysis, assessments, teacher strategies are presented in lessons using explicit and systematic instruction, and explore comprehension strategies and lesson for ABE and ELL students using explicit instruction, assessments, review online resources and strategies for teaching reading comprehension. Trainer is Patricia Turner. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

October 15, 2016: Adult Initiatives in Math (AIM) 3: Ratios, Decimals and Proportions (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Del Mar College, EAST CAMPUS, Venters Building Room 204, 101 Baldwin Bld. Corpus Christi, TX from 8:30am - 12:30pm. Ratios, Decimals and Proportions provide teachers with creative teaching techniques which will focus on building content knowledge in the concept of a ratio and use ratio language to describe a ratio relationship between two quantities, use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world and mathematical problems, recognize and represent proportional relationships between quantities, and compute unit rates associated with ratios of fractions. Learners will also explore that ratios (fractions), decimals, and percent's are alternative methods of representing the same quantity. Trainer is Robert Orta. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

October 15, 2016: Multi-level Classroom: Best Practices for Teaching Adult Learners (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Irvington Learning Center, 626 Lindale, Houston, TX, Rm. 117 from 8:30am - 3:30pm. This interactive training for ESL and GED teachers focuses on appropriate multi-sensory lesson planning strategies, group strategies, differentiated instruction and integration of transitional career awareness and post secondary studies. Classroom management techniques include GED test preparation, orientation procedures, and goal setting. Trainer is Tresa Pokorski. Please register here. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

October 15, 2016: Principles of Adult Learning (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Irvington Learning Center, 626 Lindale, Houston, TX, Rm. 201 from 12:30pm - 3:30pm. This interactive session will review the basic principles of adult learning theory and practice. We will talk about ways to use these principles in the classroom to get to better know your students and assist them in overcoming barriers. We will discuss learning outcomes and lesson planning that incorporate these principles and instructional methods that lead to learner success. Trainer is Wayne Crandall. Please register here. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

October 15, 2016: Integrating Career Awareness for Beginning ESL (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at HCC Adm. Bldg; Adult Education; 3100 Main St.; MC1745; Rm. BD 20; Houston, TX from 9:00am - noon. This is a look at lessons out of the ICA Guide adapted for literacy and beginning level ESL students. After reviewing the "hows and whys" of the adaptations and experiencing them, participants will choose a lesson to adapt and have time to prepare at least one lesson from the ICA Guide original. (Most ICA GUIDE lessons are several ESL lessons.) The other participants and I will provide feedback. Ideally, participants create a network through which they can share ideas. I also give them access to my ICA for Beginning ESL folder with more electronic resources for them to use after the session. Original ICA Guides should be available and access to the Internet is preferred, but not required. Trainer is Martin Loa. Please register here. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

October 15, 2016: Principles of Adult Learning (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at HCC Adm. Bldg; Adult Education; 3100 Main St.; MC1745; Rm. BD 21; Houston, TX from 9:00am - noon. This interactive session will review the basic principles of adult learning theory and practice. We will talk about ways to use these principles in the classroom to get to better know your students and assist them in overcoming barriers. We will discuss learning outcomes and lesson planning that incorporate these principles and instructional methods that lead to learner success. Trainer is Beth Ponder. Please register here. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

October 15, 2016: Adult Initiatives in Math (AIM) (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held atLockhart Adult Learning Center, 520 Pecos St, Lockhart TX from 9:00am - 1:00pm. Adult Initiatives Math (AIM) training content was created with the English Second Language, Adult Basic Education and struggling (disability) students with math instruction. Additionally, they include: applying technology (calculator & computer), resource page, alignment to Texas Adult Education Content Standards and Benchmarks, Vocabulary, Computation (Manipulative is applicable), Applications (Life and/or Workplace) and Non-NRS (National Reporting System) assessments. Trainer is Piedad Dix. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

October 15, 2016: Adult Initiatives in Math (AIM) 2: Measurements and Conversions (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Navarro College, 305 W College St, Room #2, Terrell TX from 8:30am - 12:30pm. Measurements and Conversions provide teachers with creative teaching techniques. Measurement concepts and skills include length, area, volume, capacity, mass, time and temperature. Learners will use non-standard units such as their own height and progress in using standard measurement units. They will recognize and use, for comparison, common measurement units such as the meter or foot to allow learners to practice estimation skills to help solve problems in converting measurements. Measurement tools, games and strategies allow hands-on learning and develops a deeper understanding of measurement concepts. Trainer is Dawn Westmoreland. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

October 17-19, 2016: Annual Families Learning Summit. National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) will host its annual conference for literacy and learning professionals at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan. Concurrent Sessions will span two-generation programming for digital learning and STEM, from early childhood through adult education. EdTech and Funder panels will feature the nation's experts, including Integrating Technology in Early Learning and Family-Strengthening Initiatives (Panel Discussion); and Research, innovations, and free resources from experts at PBS Kids and PNC Grow Up Great. Learn more and register here.

October 19, 2016: TABE CLAS-E Informational Webinar (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This webinar will be held from noon - 1:30pm. This training is designed to help AEL program leaders better understand TABE Complete Language Assessment System-English (CLAS-E) which provides resources to assess reading, writing, listening and speaking skills of adult English language learners. This training will be an interactive discussion between trainer and participants. Topics include: TABE CLAS-E Features; Consider Your Resources -- Budget, Staff, Venue(s), and Timing. There will be ample time allowed for questions and answers. Target Audience: AEL program directors,
coordinators, supervisors. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 12:00 PM Central on October 19. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Mobile Users: Wednesday Meeting Number: 809 272 168. Trainer is Shelley Seavers.

October 20, 2016: PD Portal Training (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Austin Community College, HBC, Room 218, 5930 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin, TX from 1:30pm - 4:00pm. This demonstration and hands-on workshop provides AEL staff with guided practice in maximizing the benefits of the PD Portal. Trainer is Glenda Rose. Please register here. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

October 20, 2016: Tech and Tell: Rockin’ Robin: Twitter for Education: Tweet-Tweet (Part 2). (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 8:00pm - 9:00pm. Kimberly Gates for the Florida Adult & Technical Distance Education Consortium will host this week's Tech-and-Tell. Earlier this month, participants were introduced to Twitter and saw how it could use it to reach past, present, and future students as well as fellow adult educators! This session will allow participants to build upon that, expand their Twitter-verse, add to their tweeting savviness, and fall in love even more with this social media resource all within 140 characters or less. The target audience for this webinar is directors, PD coordinators, and teachers. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 8:00pm Central on Thursday, October 20th. This session repeats at 11:30-12:30 PM on October 21th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Thursdays is: 804718128.

October 20, 2016: Write From The Start (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Brownsville ISD-ACE, 708 Palm Blvd., Room 131, Brownsville, TX from 5:00pm - 8:00pm. This session is a combination of theory and practice for getting new writers writing, designed for students in ELA (English Language Acquisition) classes. The training includes a host of established activities as well as addressing special situations such as pre-literate, non-literate and semi-literate students. Special needs are also addressed if time permits. This workshop has a 1-hour prerequisite in the Texas AEL PD Portal and a 2-hour post-workshop implementation and reflection requirement, also to be submitted through the PD Portal. Trainer is Aida Martinez. Please register here. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

October 20, 2016: Instructional Strategies for the ABE/ASE Math Classroom (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Brownsville ISD-ACE, 708 Palm Blvd., Room 131, Brownsville, TX from 5:00pm - 8:00pm. This workshop will provide teachers with the needed skills and knowledge to better prepare their students for Mathematics portion of the High School Equivalency test. Participants using hands on activities will learn strategies for teaching number sense concepts such as multiples, factors, exponents, absolute value, and the ordering of rational numbers. Trainer is Martin Loa. Please register here. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

October 21, 2016: Write From The Start (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Brownsville ISD-ACE, 708 Palm Blvd., Room 131, Brownsville, TX from 8:30am - 11:30am. This session is a combination of theory and practice for getting new writers writing, designed for students in ELA (English Language Acquisition) classes. The training includes a host of established activities as well as addressing special situations such as pre-literate, non-literate and semi-literate students. Special needs are also addressed if time permits. This workshop has a 1-hour prerequisite in the Texas AEL PD Portal and a 2-hour post-workshop implementation and reflection requirement, also to be submitted through the PD Portal. Trainer is Aida Martinez. Please register here. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

October 21, 2016: Instructional Strategies for the ABE/ASE Math Classroom (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Brownsville ISD-ACE, 708 Palm Blvd., Room 131, Brownsville, TX from 8:30am - 11:30am. This workshop will provide teachers with the needed skills and knowledge to better prepare their students for Mathematics portion of the High School Equivalency test. Participants using hands on activities will learn strategies for teaching number sense concepts such as multiples, factors, exponents, absolute value, and the ordering of rational numbers. Trainer is Martin Loa. Please register here. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

October 21, 2016: Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) - Lone Star (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Lone Star College - Greenspoint Center, 250 North Sam Houston Pkwy East, Houston TX from 9:30am - 4:30pm. Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) training content was created with the English Second Language, Adult Basic Education and struggling (disability) students with reading instruction. Additionally, they include: plan vocabulary lessons using explicit instruction framework, identify materials for classroom use, and implement reading strategies to teach vocabulary at learners level, plan fluency lessons using explicit instruction, explore strategies that enable students to develop fluency in reading and review activities and resources, phonics, decoding, word analysis, assessments, teacher strategies are presented in lessons using explicit and systematic instruction, and explore comprehension strategies and lesson for ABE and ELL students using explicit instruction, assessments, review online resources and strategies for teaching reading comprehension. Trainer is Tresa Pokorski. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

October 21, 2016: Tech and Tell: Rockin’ Robin: Twitter for Education: Tweet-Tweet (Part 2). (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 11:30am - 12:30pm. Kimberly Gates for the Florida Adult & Technical Distance Education Consortium will host this week's Tech-and-Tell. Earlier this month, participants were introduced to Twitter and saw how it could use it to reach past, present, and future students as well as fellow adult educators! This session will allow participants to build upon that, expand their Twitter-verse, add to their tweeting savviness, and fall in love even more with this social media resource all within 140 characters or less. The target audience for this webinar is directors, PD coordinators, and teachers. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30am Central on Friday, October 21th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Fridays is: 807391210.

October 21, 2016: Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) - Houston (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Magnolia Demonstration Center, 7037 Capitol Street; Suite A, Houston TX from 8:30am - 4:30pm. Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) training content was created with the English Second Language, Adult Basic Education and struggling (disability) students with reading instruction. Additionally, they include: plan vocabulary lessons using explicit instruction framework, identify materials for classroom use, and implement reading strategies to teach vocabulary at learners level, plan fluency lessons using explicit instruction, explore strategies that enable students to develop fluency in reading and review activities and resources, phonics, decoding, word analysis, assessments, teacher strategies are presented in lessons using explicit and systematic instruction, and explore comprehension strategies and lesson for ABE and ELL students using explicit instruction, assessments, review online resources and strategies for teaching reading comprehension. Trainer is Doris Larry. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

October 22, 2016: Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) - Tyler (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Literacy Council of tyler, Tyler Junior College - West Campus, 1530 SSW Loop 323--Room 131, Tyler TX from 10:30am - 4:30pm. Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) training content was created with the English Second Language, Adult Basic Education and struggling (disability) students with reading instruction. Additionally, they include: plan vocabulary lessons using explicit instruction framework, identify materials for classroom use, and implement reading strategies to teach vocabulary at learners level, plan fluency lessons using explicit instruction, explore strategies that enable students to develop fluency in reading and review activities and resources, phonics, decoding, word analysis, assessments, teacher strategies are presented in lessons using explicit and systematic instruction, and explore comprehension strategies and lesson for ABE and ELL students using explicit instruction, assessments, review online resources and strategies for teaching reading comprehension. Trainer is Richard Roper. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

October 22, 2016: Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) - Victoria College (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Victoria College Continuing Education Bldg, Room 107D, 2200 East Red River, Victoria TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) training content was created with the English Second Language, Adult Basic Education and struggling (disability) students with reading instruction. Additionally, they include: plan vocabulary lessons using explicit instruction framework, identify materials for classroom use, and implement reading strategies to teach vocabulary at learners level, plan fluency lessons using explicit instruction, explore strategies that enable students to develop fluency in reading and review activities and resources, phonics, decoding, word analysis, assessments, teacher strategies are presented in lessons using explicit and systematic instruction, and explore comprehension strategies and lesson for ABE and ELL students using explicit instruction, assessments, review online resources and strategies for teaching reading comprehension. Trainer is Debbie Janysek. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

October 22, 2016: Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) - FWISD (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Tarrant county College Opportunity Center, 5901 Fitzhugh Ave, Fort Worth, TX from 8:30am - 3:30pm. Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) training content was created with the English Second Language, Adult Basic Education and struggling (disability) students with reading instruction. Additionally, they include: plan vocabulary lessons using explicit instruction framework, identify materials for classroom use, and implement reading strategies to teach vocabulary at learners level, plan fluency lessons using explicit instruction, explore strategies that enable students to develop fluency in reading and review activities and resources, phonics, decoding, word analysis, assessments, teacher strategies are presented in lessons using explicit and systematic instruction, and explore comprehension strategies and lesson for ABE and ELL students using explicit instruction, assessments, review online resources and strategies for teaching reading comprehension. Trainer is Janet Younger. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

October 22, 2016: BEST Plus 2.0 Test Administration (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at TJC West Campus, 1530 SSW Loop 323, Tyler, TX from 10:30am - 5:30pm. Participants attending will receive certification to administer the BEST Plus assessment upon successful completion of this training session. Local programs must purchase the participant's Test Administrator Guides prior to the session through the Center for Applied Linguistics: http://www.cal.org/aea/resources/. Trainer is Amy Fitch. Please register here. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

October 22, 2016: BEST Plus 2.0 Refresher (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Laredo Community College, 1 West End Washington Street, Eloy Garcia Building, Room 117, Laredo TX from 9:00am - 2:00pm. Participants will review assessment procedures and recalibrate scoring of the BEST Plus assessment. Only certified BEST Plus test administrators may attend. Local programs must purchase one reusable BEST Plus Scoring Refresher Toolkit (http://www.cal.org/aea/resources/) as well as consumable workbooks for each participant (http://www.cal.org/aea/resources/) . Participants must also bring their BEST Plus Test Administrator Guides to the training. Trainer is Sandra Schneider. Please register here. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

October 22, 2016: Adult Initiatives in Math (AIM) 1: Graphs, Charts and Number Lines - Region 9 (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Region 9 Service Center, 301 Loop 11 Wichita Falls, TX from 9:00am - 1:00pm. Graphs, Charts and Number Lines provide teachers with creative teaching techniques. This module covers number lines and skills related to using number lines such as graphing solutions, comparing numbers, adding and subtracting integers, and absolute value. It instructs learners on the coordinate plane, line graphs, and scatterplots. Reading values from these graphs, correlations shown by the graphs, and making inferences using the graphs is also covered. Practice is given on plots, line (dot) plots, histograms, bar graphs, and circle graphs. Trainer is Tiffany Lee. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

October 22, 2016: Adult Initiatives in Math (AIM) 1: Graphs, Charts and Number Lines - ESC 6 TWC (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at RTDC - TJC West Campus, 1530 S SW Loop 323--Room 131, Tyler TX from 10:30am - 2:30pm. Graphs, Charts and Number Lines provide teachers with creative teaching techniques. This module covers number lines and skills related to using number lines such as graphing solutions, comparing numbers, adding and subtracting integers, and absolute value. It instructs learners on the coordinate plane, line graphs, and scatterplots. Reading values from these graphs, correlations shown by the graphs, and making inferences using the graphs is also covered. Practice is given on plots, line (dot) plots, histograms, bar graphs, and circle graphs. Trainer is Ashly Winkle. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

October 22, 2016: Adult Initiatives in Math (AIM) 2: Measurements and Conversions - LCOT (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Literacy Council of Tyler--TJC West Campus 1530 S SW Loop 323, Room 127, Tyler TX from 10:30am - 2:30pm. Measurements and Conversions provide teachers with creative teaching techniques in measurement concepts and skills including length, area, volume, capacity, mass, time and temperature. Learners will use non-standard units such as their own height and progress in using standard measurement units. They will recognize and use, for comparison, common measurement units such as the meter or foot to allow learners to practice estimation skills to help solve problems in converting measurements. Measurement tools, games and strategies allow hands-on learning and develop a deeper understanding of measurement concepts. Trainer is Gareth Wingfield. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

October 22, 2016: Adult Initiatives in Math (AIM) 3: Ratios, Decimals and Proportions - FWISD (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Tarrant County Opportunity Center, 5901 Fitzhugh Ave, Fort Worth TX from 8:30am - 12:30pm. Ratios, Decimals and Proportions provide teachers with creative teaching techniques which will focus on building content knowledge in the concepts of ratios and ratio language to describe ratio relationships between two quantities, use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world and mathematical problems, recognize and represent proportional relationships between quantities, and compute unit rates associated with ratios of fractions. Learners will also explore that ratios (fractions), decimals, and percents are alternative methods of representing the same quantity. Trainer is Benita Jones. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

October 27-29, 2016: TexTESOL State Conference. Will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Austin, TX from Oct 27 – 28. The theme of the conference is "Exploring Innovation". Call for proposals are open now. Conference Registration available mid-June. Exhibitor information available mid-June. Hotel information available mid-June. More info here.

October 27, 2016: Tech and Tell: Technolizing Your Math Classroom, Part 2. (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 8:00pm - 9:00pm. Ashly Winkle from the Literacy Council of Tyler will host this week's Tech-and-Tell. During Part 2 of Technolizing Your Math Classroom, Ashly will dig deeper into how integrating technology into math instruction can increase student engagement and make learning math fun! Participants will have a chance to practice/explore tech tools and strategies to implement during daily mathematics instruction. The target audience includes ABE and ASE teachers and program and instructional coordinators. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 8:00pm Central on Thursday, October 27th. This session repeats at 11:30-12:30 PM on October 28th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Thursdays is: 804718128.

October 28, 2016: Tech and Tell: Technolizing Your Math Classroom, Part 2. (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 11:30am - 12:30pm. Ashly Winkle from the Literacy Council of Tyler will host this week's Tech-and-Tell. During Part 2 of Technolizing Your Math Classroom, Ashly will dig deeper into how integrating technology into math instruction can increase student engagement and make learning math fun! Participants will have a chance to practice/explore tech tools and strategies to implement during daily mathematics instruction. The target audience includes ABE and ASE teachers and program and instructional coordinators. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30am Central on Friday, October 28th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Fridays is: 807391210.

October 28, 2016: Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) - McLennan Community College (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at McLennan Community College, Michaelis Academic Center (MAC) - Room 201 Waco, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) training content was created with the English Second Language, Adult Basic Education and struggling (disability) students with reading instruction. Additionally, they include: plan vocabulary lessons using explicit instruction framework, identify materials for classroom use, and implement reading strategies to teach vocabulary at learners level, plan fluency lessons using explicit instruction, explore strategies that enable students to develop fluency in reading and review activities and resources, phonics, decoding, word analysis, assessments, teacher strategies are presented in lessons using explicit and systematic instruction, and explore comprehension strategies and lesson for ABE and ELL students using explicit instruction, assessments, review online resources and strategies for teaching reading comprehension. Trainer is AnneMarie Molinari. See below for more instructions.

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October 28, 2016: Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) - San Antonio (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Ferrari Family Center, 107 W Rampart Dr, San Antonio TX from 8:30am - 3:30pm. Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) training content was created with the English Second Language, Adult Basic Education and struggling (disability) students with reading instruction. Additionally, they include: plan vocabulary lessons using explicit instruction framework, identify materials for classroom use, and implement reading strategies to teach vocabulary at learners level, plan fluency lessons using explicit instruction, explore strategies that enable students to develop fluency in reading and review activities and resources, phonics, decoding, word analysis, assessments, teacher strategies are presented in lessons using explicit and systematic instruction, and explore comprehension strategies and lesson for ABE and ELL students using explicit instruction, assessments, review online resources and strategies for teaching reading comprehension. Trainer is Shelley Seavers. See below for more instructions.

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October 28, 2016: Conflict Resolution and Dealing with Difficult People - Webinar Kick-off (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This webinar will be held from 10:00am - 10:45am. Conflict Resolution and Dealing with Difficult People: A 45-day online training program designed to equip leaders with the knowledge and techniques to resolve conflicts and deal with difficult people in ways that build trust and confidence. This program includes synchronous and asynchronous online components: a 45 minute introductory synchronous webinar, asynchronous online assignments (readings, case study, and discussion), and a 45-minute synchronous debrief webinar. Registration is limited to Program Administrators. NOTE: Please note that this training will be delivered completely online, either through via TRAIN PD webinars or via the TRAIN PD Portal. Please register for the training in the AEL Portal to receive instructions for joining the webinar. Trainer is Derek Crews. Please register here. See below for more instructions.

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October 28, 2016: Adult Initiatives in Math (AIM) 4: Patterns and Sequences - HCL (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Houston Center for Literacy, Demonstration Center at Magnolia, 7037 Capitol St, Suite A, Houston TX from 8:30am - 12:30pm. Patterns and Sequences provide teachers with creative teaching techniques to instruct teachers on how to teach patterns and sequences to all types of learners. Discovery of this concept in various real world examples and hands-on activity are provided. Learners identify patterns and structure in sets of numbers and geometric shapes and connect their discovery to number patterns and functions. Numerous hands on activities are provided. Trainer is Martin Loa. See below for more instructions.

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October 29, 2016: Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) - Cleburne (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Cleburne AEL Bldg, 311 Featherston, Cleburne TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) training content was created with the English Second Language, Adult Basic Education and struggling (disability) students with reading instruction. Additionally, they include: plan vocabulary lessons using explicit instruction framework, identify materials for classroom use, and implement reading strategies to teach vocabulary at learners level, plan fluency lessons using explicit instruction, explore strategies that enable students to develop fluency in reading and review activities and resources, phonics, decoding, word analysis, assessments, teacher strategies are presented in lessons using explicit and systematic instruction, and explore comprehension strategies and lesson for ABE and ELL students using explicit instruction, assessments, review online resources and strategies for teaching reading comprehension. Trainer is Aida Martinez. See below for more instructions.

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October 29, 2016: Contextualizing your Curriculum for Your Customers and Your Program (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Laredo Community College, 1 West End Washington Street, Eloy Garcia Building Room 117, Laredo TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. This training was designed to help adult educators incorporate contextualized learning into their classroom instruction. This approach integrates career subject matter with precollege skills development, allowing adult learners to get started more quickly on their chosen career path. Content covers key characteristics of contextualized learning, concrete steps to take when designing their contextualized approach, strategies to engage students, and considerations related to promoting contextualized learning. Trainer is Denise Orand. Please register here. See below for more instructions.

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November 2016

November 1 & 2, 2016: Adult Initiatives in Math (AIM) 1: Graphs, Charts and Number Lines (Part A & B) - HCC (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at HCC Admin Building, 3100 Main Street, Room BD 12, Houston, TX from 6:30pm - 8:30pm on November 1, and 6:30pm - 8:30pm on November 2. Must attend both sessions. Graphs, Charts and Number Lines provide teachers with creative teaching techniques. This module covers number lines and skills related to using number lines such as graphing solutions, comparing numbers, adding and subtracting integers, and absolute value. It instructs learners on the coordinate plane, line graphs, and scatterplots. Reading values from these graphs, correlations shown by the graphs, and making inferences using the graphs is also covered. Practice is given on plots, line (dot) plots, histograms, bar graphs, and circle graphs. Trainer is LaShondia McNeal. See below for more instructions.

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November 3, 2016: Tech and Tell: Building Students' Vocabulary Muscles (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 8:00pm - 9:00pm. TRAIN PD Specialist AnneMarie Molinari will host this Friday's Tech and Tell. Do your ABE or ELL students struggle to understand many of the vocabulary words they encounter? Do they have a difficult time using new vocabulary words in their own writing? Evidence-based reading instruction asserts that vocabulary knowledge is a key element to strong reading comprehension skills. Join Anne Marie as she demonstrates and explores several online vocabulary resources for daily instruction or for flipping the classroom. These tools will surely help build your students' vocab muscles! No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 8:00pm Central on Thursday, November 3rd. This session repeats at 11:30-12:30 PM on November 4th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Thursdays is: 804718128.

November 4, 2016: Tech and Tell: Building Students' Vocabulary Muscles (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 11:30am - 12:30pm. TRAIN PD Specialist AnneMarie Molinari will host this Friday's Tech and Tell. Do your ABE or ELL students struggle to understand many of the vocabulary words they encounter? Do they have a difficult time using new vocabulary words in their own writing? Evidence-based reading instruction asserts that vocabulary knowledge is a key element to strong reading comprehension skills. Join Anne Marie as she demonstrates and explores several online vocabulary resources for daily instruction or for flipping the classroom. These tools will surely help build your students' vocab muscles! No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30am Central on Friday, November 4th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Fridays is: 807391210.

November 4, 2016: AEL Assessment Guide Training (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Denton ISD PD Center, Redbuds Room, 1212 Bolivar Street, Denton, TX from 9:00am - noon. The TWC Adult Education Assessment Guide Training provides an overview of proper assessment and testing procedures, accountability, and data security and integrity needed for successful program management. The training covers the requirements in the Assessment Guide which every adult education and literacy grant recipient is responsible for following. This training is for program administrators, coordinators, supervisors, managers along with instructional staff. Trainers are Kay Brooks and Joanie Rethlake. Please register here. See below for more instructions.

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November 4, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for Adult Secondary Education, Math: Session 2A and 2B (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Education Service Center, Region 20; 1314 Hines Avenue, San Antonio, TX from 9:00am - noon & 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Master Teacher Academy for Adult Secondary Education, Math Session 2A and 2B are intended to provide new strategies to assist teachers who are working with students who will need higher order thinking skills to pass the high school equivalency tests and beyond. In the morning, Session 2B covers geometry and measurement formulas. Topics covered in this session will include real-life applications and formulas for perimeter, area, volume, and surface area for polygons, circles, rectangular and right prisms. In the afternoon, Session 2B covers volume and surface area geometry formulas incluing real-life applications and formulas for volume and surface area for cylinders, cones, pyramids, spheres and composite figures. Trainer is Reda Berry. See below for more instructions.

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November 4, 2016: Reach Them and Keep Them: Recruitment and Persistence Training (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Kyle Learning Center, 21393, Kyle, TX from 9:00am - noon. This 3-hour workshop helps administrators and instructors consider alternate recruitment strategies for different student populations, including low-literate adults. Participants also review some tools for community building and active engagement in and between classes to improve student persistence. Trainer is Glenda Rose. Please register here. See below for more instructions.

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November 4, 2016: Adult Initiatives in Math (AIM) 4: Patterns and Sequences - HCL (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at SISD, Options High School, 12380 Pine Springs, El Paso, TX from 12:00am - 4:00pm. Patterns and Sequences provide teachers with creative teaching techniques to instruct teachers on how to teach patterns and sequences to all types of learners. Discovery of this concept in various real world examples and hands-on activity are provided. Learners identify patterns and structure in sets of numbers and geometric shapes and connect their discovery to number patterns and functions. Numerous hands on activities are provided. Trainer is Sandra Garza. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

November 4, 2016: Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) - Region V ESC AEL (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Region V ESC, Edison Plaza-Suite 500, 350 Pine Street , Beaumont, TX from 8:30am - 3:30pm. Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) training content was created with the English Second Language, Adult Basic Education and struggling (disability) students with reading instruction. Additionally, they include: plan vocabulary lessons using explicit instruction framework, identify materials for classroom use, and implement reading strategies to teach vocabulary at learners level, plan fluency lessons using explicit instruction, explore strategies that enable students to develop fluency in reading and review activities and resources, phonics, decoding, word analysis, assessments, teacher strategies are presented in lessons using explicit and systematic instruction, and explore comprehension strategies and lesson for ABE and ELL students using explicit instruction, assessments, review online resources and strategies for teaching reading comprehension. Trainer is Claudette Session. See below for more instructions.

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November 4, 2016: Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) - Tarrant Literacy Coalition (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Tarrant County Literacy Coalition, 3954 Southwest Blvd, Fort Worth, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) training content was created with the English Second Language, Adult Basic Education and struggling (disability) students with reading instruction. Additionally, they include: plan vocabulary lessons using explicit instruction framework, identify materials for classroom use, and implement reading strategies to teach vocabulary at learners level, plan fluency lessons using explicit instruction, explore strategies that enable students to develop fluency in reading and review activities and resources, phonics, decoding, word analysis, assessments, teacher strategies are presented in lessons using explicit and systematic instruction, and explore comprehension strategies and lesson for ABE and ELL students using explicit instruction, assessments, review online resources and strategies for teaching reading comprehension. Trainer is Lester Meriwether. See below for more instructions.

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November 5, 2016: Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) - Austin (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Interfaith Action of Central Texas, 2921 E 17th St, Bldg D, Suite 3, Austin, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) training content was created with the English Second Language, Adult Basic Education and struggling (disability) students with reading instruction. Additionally, they include: plan vocabulary lessons using explicit instruction framework, identify materials for classroom use, and implement reading strategies to teach vocabulary at learners level, plan fluency lessons using explicit instruction, explore strategies that enable students to develop fluency in reading and review activities and resources, phonics, decoding, word analysis, assessments, teacher strategies are presented in lessons using explicit and systematic instruction, and explore comprehension strategies and lesson for ABE and ELL students using explicit instruction, assessments, review online resources and strategies for teaching reading comprehension. Trainer is Alex Baez. See below for more instructions.

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November 5, 2016: Adult Initiatives in Math (AIM) 4: Patterns and Sequences - ALC (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Adult Learning Center, 2246 N Washington, Houston TX from 9:00am - 1:00pm. Patterns and Sequences provide teachers with creative teaching techniques to instruct teachers on how to teach patterns and sequences to all types of learners. Discovery of this concept in various real world examples and hands-on activity are provided. Learners identify patterns and structure in sets of numbers and geometric shapes and connect their discovery to number patterns and functions. Trainer is Alvin Le Blanc. See below for more instructions.

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November 5, 2016: Multi-level Classroom: Best Practices for Teaching ESL Adult Learners (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Temple College, Student Success Center, 2600 South First Street, Temple, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. This interactive training focuses on appropriate lesson planning strategies, group strategies, and effective multi-level activities for ESL, ABE and ASE classrooms. Classroom management techniques, test preparation, orientation procedures, and multi-sensory lesson planning will be presented. Trainer is Aida M. Martinez. Please register here. See below for more instructions.

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November 5, 2016: Adult Initiatives in Math (AIM) 1: Graphs, Charts and Number Lines - BVCOG (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Bryan Adult Learning Center, 1700 Palasota Dr, Bryan, TX from 9:00am - 1:00pm. Graphs, Charts and Number Lines provide teachers with creative teaching techniques. This module covers number lines and skills related to using number lines such as graphing solutions, comparing numbers, adding and subtracting integers, and absolute value. It instructs learners on the coordinate plane, line graphs, and scatterplots. Reading values from these graphs, correlations shown by the graphs, and making inferences using the graphs is also covered. Practice is given on plots, line (dot) plots, histograms, bar graphs, and circle graphs. Trainer is Robert Jenson. See below for more instructions.

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November 5, 2016: Adult Initiatives in Math (AIM) 1: Graphs, Charts and Number Lines - Weatherford ISD (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Bowie Learning Center, 900 N. Elm Street, Weatherford, TX from 8:00am - noon. Graphs, Charts and Number Lines provide teachers with creative teaching techniques. This module covers number lines and skills related to using number lines such as graphing solutions, comparing numbers, adding and subtracting integers, and absolute value. It instructs learners on the coordinate plane, line graphs, and scatterplots. Reading values from these graphs, correlations shown by the graphs, and making inferences using the graphs is also covered. Practice is given on plots, line (dot) plots, histograms, bar graphs, and circle graphs. Trainer is Rebecca Nelson. See below for more instructions.

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November 5, 2016: Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) - Angelina (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Nacogdoches Career & Technical Center, 6003 North Street, Nacogdoches, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) training content was created with the English Second Language, Adult Basic Education and struggling (disability) students with reading instruction. Additionally, they include: plan vocabulary lessons using explicit instruction framework, identify materials for classroom use, and implement reading strategies to teach vocabulary at learners level, plan fluency lessons using explicit instruction, explore strategies that enable students to develop fluency in reading and review activities and resources, phonics, decoding, word analysis, assessments, teacher strategies are presented in lessons using explicit and systematic instruction, and explore comprehension strategies and lesson for ABE and ELL students using explicit instruction, assessments, review online resources and strategies for teaching reading comprehension. Trainer is Nadine Townsend. See below for more instructions.

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November 5, 2016: Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) - Bryan (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Bryan Adult Learning Center, 1700 Palasota Dr, Bryan, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) training content was created with the English Second Language, Adult Basic Education and struggling (disability) students with reading instruction. Additionally, they include: plan vocabulary lessons using explicit instruction framework, identify materials for classroom use, and implement reading strategies to teach vocabulary at learners level, plan fluency lessons using explicit instruction, explore strategies that enable students to develop fluency in reading and review activities and resources, phonics, decoding, word analysis, assessments, teacher strategies are presented in lessons using explicit and systematic instruction, and explore comprehension strategies and lesson for ABE and ELL students using explicit instruction, assessments, review online resources and strategies for teaching reading comprehension. Trainer is Sue Ambrus. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

November 5, 2016: Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) - Del Mar (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Del Mar College, Venters Business Building, Room 204, 101 Baldwin Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX from 8:30am - 3:30pm. Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) training content was created with the English Second Language, Adult Basic Education and struggling (disability) students with reading instruction. Additionally, they include: plan vocabulary lessons using explicit instruction framework, identify materials for classroom use, and implement reading strategies to teach vocabulary at learners level, plan fluency lessons using explicit instruction, explore strategies that enable students to develop fluency in reading and review activities and resources, phonics, decoding, word analysis, assessments, teacher strategies are presented in lessons using explicit and systematic instruction, and explore comprehension strategies and lesson for ABE and ELL students using explicit instruction, assessments, review online resources and strategies for teaching reading comprehension. Trainer is Cindy Orta. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

November 5, 2016: Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) - Region 9 (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Region 9 Center, 301 Loop 11, Wichita Falls , TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) training content was created with the English Second Language, Adult Basic Education and struggling (disability) students with reading instruction. Additionally, they include: plan vocabulary lessons using explicit instruction framework, identify materials for classroom use, and implement reading strategies to teach vocabulary at learners level, plan fluency lessons using explicit instruction, explore strategies that enable students to develop fluency in reading and review activities and resources, phonics, decoding, word analysis, assessments, teacher strategies are presented in lessons using explicit and systematic instruction, and explore comprehension strategies and lesson for ABE and ELL students using explicit instruction, assessments, review online resources and strategies for teaching reading comprehension. Trainer is Sandra Little. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

November 5, 2016: Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) - SWTJC (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Southwest Texas Junior College, TATE Building Room 4, 2401 Garner Field Rd, Uvalde, TX from 8:30am - 3:00pm. Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) training content was created with the English Second Language, Adult Basic Education and struggling (disability) students with reading instruction. Additionally, they include: plan vocabulary lessons using explicit instruction framework, identify materials for classroom use, and implement reading strategies to teach vocabulary at learners level, plan fluency lessons using explicit instruction, explore strategies that enable students to develop fluency in reading and review activities and resources, phonics, decoding, word analysis, assessments, teacher strategies are presented in lessons using explicit and systematic instruction, and explore comprehension strategies and lesson for ABE and ELL students using explicit instruction, assessments, review online resources and strategies for teaching reading comprehension. Trainer is Theresa Sands. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

November 5, 2016: Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) - Wetherford (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Bowie Learning Center, 900 North Elm Street, Weatherford, TX from noon - 6:00pm. Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) training content was created with the English Second Language, Adult Basic Education and struggling (disability) students with reading instruction. Additionally, they include: plan vocabulary lessons using explicit instruction framework, identify materials for classroom use, and implement reading strategies to teach vocabulary at learners level, plan fluency lessons using explicit instruction, explore strategies that enable students to develop fluency in reading and review activities and resources, phonics, decoding, word analysis, assessments, teacher strategies are presented in lessons using explicit and systematic instruction, and explore comprehension strategies and lesson for ABE and ELL students using explicit instruction, assessments, review online resources and strategies for teaching reading comprehension. Trainer is John Beverung. See below for more instructions.

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November 5, 2016: Reach Them and Keep Them: Recruitment and Persistence Training (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Success High School at 500 Gattis School Rd. Round Rock, TX from 9:00am - noon. This 3-hour workshop helps administrators and instructors consider alternate recruitment strategies for different student populations, including low-literate adults. Participants also review some tools for community building and active engagement in and between classes to improve student persistence. Trainer is Glenda Rose. Please register here. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

November 5, 2016: Adult Initiatives in Math (AIM) 4: Patterns and Sequences - Victoria College (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Victoria College - VC CEC 102, 2200 E Red River, Victoria, TX from 9:00am - 1:00pm. Patterns and Sequences provide teachers with creative teaching techniques to instruct teachers on how to teach patterns and sequences to all types of learners. Discovery of this concept in various real world examples and hands-on activities are provided. Learners identify patterns and structure in sets of numbers and geometric shapes and connect their discovery to number patterns and functions. Trainer is Tiffany Johnson. See below for more instructions.

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November 8-11, 2016: AAACE Annual Conference. The American Association for Adult and Continuing Education will host its 65thAnnual Conference at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque in Albuquerque, NM. For more information, visit the AAACE 2016 Conference page.

 November 9, 2016: Webinar 1: Implementing IET in Rural Settings. This webinar will take place from 2:00pm to 3:30pm (EST).​Rural settings present particular challenges for IET programs, such as a limited number of jobs in any one sector, transportation and childcare barriers, or inconsistent internet access. This webinar focuses on varied strategies that have shown promise in three rural states. Presenters are Linda Allen and Karen Gent, SW Regional Adult Education (VA), Pat Thomas, Marshall Adult Education and Eriann Faris, SW Minnesota Private Industry Council (MN), and Danny MacDonald and Lyn Smith, RSU#39 (ME). Register here.

November 10, 2016: Adult Initiatives in Math (AIM) 4: Patterns and Sequences - Region 17 (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Lomax Center, 1601 24th Street Lubbock TX from 9:00am - 1:00pm. Patterns and Sequences provide teachers with creative teaching techniques to instruct teachers on how to teach patterns and sequences to all types of learners. Discovery of this concept in various real world examples and hands-on activities are provided. Learners identify patterns and structure in sets of numbers and geometric shapes and connect their discovery to number patterns and functions. Trainer is Elizabeth Espino. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

 November 10, 2016: TRAIN PD Virtual Meeting with PD Coordinators (a TRAIN PD-facilitated event). From 2:00 to 3:00 PM Central Time on the second Thursday of each month, the TRAIN PD @ TCALL will host its monthly virtual meeting with Professional Development Coordinators assigned to the Adult Education and Literacy Grant Recipients/Consortia. Details on participation will be shared via the PD Coordinators’ Listserv, or PD Coordinators can email trainpd@tamu.ed​u for more information.​

November 10, 2016: Tech and Tell: Let Your Students Padlet! (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 8:00pm - 9:00pm. TRAIN PD Specialist Glenda Rose will host this week's Tech and Tell. Glenda will introduce and explore an exciting tech tool for dynamic classroom collaboration. Padlet is a cross-platform digital resource that allows learners to create a multimedia “pad” of information. It can be used for individual and group projects. In this workshop, we practice using Padlet and discuss ways to use it adult education classrooms. The target audience for this webinar is AEL instructors. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 8:00pm Central on Thursday, November 10th. This session repeats at 11:30-12:30 PM on November 11th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Thursdays is: 804718128.

November 11, 2016: Tech and Tell: Let Your Students Padlet! (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 11:30am - 12:30pm. TRAIN PD Specialist Glenda Rose will host this week's Tech and Tell. Glenda will introduce and explore an exciting tech tool for dynamic classroom collaboration. Padlet is a cross-platform digital resource that allows learners to create a multimedia “pad” of information. It can be used for individual and group projects. In this workshop, we practice using Padlet and discuss ways to use it adult education classrooms. The target audience for this webinar is AEL instructors. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30am Central on Friday, November 11th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Fridays is: 807391210.

November 11, 2016: Adult Initiatives in Math (AIM) 3: Ratios, Decimals and Proportions - Region 20 (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Region 20, 1314 Hines Ave, San Antonio TX from 9:00am - 1:00pm. Ratios, Decimals and Proportions provide teachers with creative teaching techniques which will focus on building content knowledge in the concepts of ratios and ratio language to describe ratio relationships between two quantities, use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world and mathematical problems, recognize and represent proportional relationships between quantities, and compute unit rates associated with ratios of fractions. Learners will also explore that ratios (fractions), decimals, and percents are alternative methods of representing the same quantity. Trainer is Reda Berry. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

November 11, 2016: Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) - Region 17 (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Seminole AEL Center, 700 Southwest Avenue C, Seminole, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) training content was created with the English Second Language, Adult Basic Education and struggling (disability) students with reading instruction. Additionally, they include: plan vocabulary lessons using explicit instruction framework, identify materials for classroom use, and implement reading strategies to teach vocabulary at learners level, plan fluency lessons using explicit instruction, explore strategies that enable students to develop fluency in reading and review activities and resources, phonics, decoding, word analysis, assessments, teacher strategies are presented in lessons using explicit and systematic instruction, and explore comprehension strategies and lesson for ABE and ELL students using explicit instruction, assessments, review online resources and strategies for teaching reading comprehension. Trainer is Linda Fehoko. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

November 11, 2016: Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) - Region 20 (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Restore Education, 1621 N Main, Suite 7 San Antonio TX from 11:00am - 5:00pm. Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) training content was created with the English Second Language, Adult Basic Education and struggling (disability) students with reading instruction. Additionally, they include: plan vocabulary lessons using explicit instruction framework, identify materials for classroom use, and implement reading strategies to teach vocabulary at learners level, plan fluency lessons using explicit instruction, explore strategies that enable students to develop fluency in reading and review activities and resources, phonics, decoding, word analysis, assessments, teacher strategies are presented in lessons using explicit and systematic instruction, and explore comprehension strategies and lesson for ABE and ELL students using explicit instruction, assessments, review online resources and strategies for teaching reading comprehension. Trainer is Aaron Reyna. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

November 11, 2016: Reach Them and Keep Them: Recruitment and Persistence Training (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Neuhaus Education Center, West Room, 4433 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX from 9:00am - noon. This 3-hour workshop helps administrators and instructors consider alternate recruitment strategies for different student populations, including low-literate adults. Participants also review some tools for community building and active engagement in and between classes to improve student persistence. Trainer is Glenda Rose. Please register here. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

November 12, 2016: Adult Initiatives in Math (AIM) 4: Patterns and Sequences - San Jacinto (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at San Jacinto College, 8060 Spencer Hwy, Room C109, Pasadena, TX from 8:00am - noon. Patterns and Sequences provide teachers with creative teaching techniques to instruct teachers on how to teach patterns and sequences to all types of learners. Discovery of this concept in various real world examples and hands-on activities are provided. Learners identify patterns and structure in sets of numbers and geometric shapes and connect their discovery to number patterns and functions. Trainer is David Zambrano. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

November 12, 2016: Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) - HCL (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at College of the Mainland, Room # LRC 278, 1211 Amburn Road, Texas City, TX from 8:30am - 3:30pm. Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) training content was created with the English Second Language, Adult Basic Education and struggling (disability) students with reading instruction. Additionally, they include: plan vocabulary lessons using explicit instruction framework, identify materials for classroom use, and implement reading strategies to teach vocabulary at learners level, plan fluency lessons using explicit instruction, explore strategies that enable students to develop fluency in reading and review activities and resources, phonics, decoding, word analysis, assessments, teacher strategies are presented in lessons using explicit and systematic instruction, and explore comprehension strategies and lesson for ABE and ELL students using explicit instruction, assessments, review online resources and strategies for teaching reading comprehension. Trainer is Audrey Nelson. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

November 12, 2016: Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) - Irving (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Wheeler Transitional Center, 1600 E Shady Grove Irving TX from 9:00am - 3:30pm. Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) training content was created with the English Second Language, Adult Basic Education and struggling (disability) students with reading instruction. Additionally, they include: plan vocabulary lessons using explicit instruction framework, identify materials for classroom use, and implement reading strategies to teach vocabulary at learners level, plan fluency lessons using explicit instruction, explore strategies that enable students to develop fluency in reading and review activities and resources, phonics, decoding, word analysis, assessments, teacher strategies are presented in lessons using explicit and systematic instruction, and explore comprehension strategies and lesson for ABE and ELL students using explicit instruction, assessments, review online resources and strategies for teaching reading comprehension. Trainer is Delia Watley. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

November 12, 2016: Adult Initiatives in Math (AIM) 1: Graphs, Charts and Number Lines - San Jacinto (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at San Jacinto College, 8060 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena TX from 1:00pm - 5:00pm. Graphs, Charts and Number Lines provide teachers with creative teaching techniques. This module covers number lines and skills related to using number lines such as graphing solutions, comparing numbers, adding and subtracting integers, and absolute value. It instructs learners on the coordinate plane, line graphs, and scatterplots. Reading values from these graphs, correlations shown by the graphs, and making inferences using the graphs is also covered. Practice is given on plots, line (dot) plots, histograms, bar graphs, and circle graphs. Trainer is Yazmin Flores. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

November 12, 2016: Adult Initiatives in Math (AIM) 2: Measurements and Conversions - Uvalde (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Southwest Texas Junior College, 2401 Garner Field Road, Uvalde, TX from 10:00am - 2:00pm. Measurements and Conversions provide teachers with creative teaching techniques. Measurement concepts and skills include length, area, volume, capacity, mass, time and temperature. Learners will use non-standard units such as their own height and progress in using standard measurement units. They will recognize and use, for comparison, common measurement units such as the meter or foot to allow learners to practice estimation skills to help solve problems in converting measurements. Measurement tools, games and strategies allow hands-on learning and develops a deeper understanding of measurement concepts. Trainer is Richard Sedillo. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

November 12, 2016: Retention/Persistence for AEL (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Laredo Community College, 1 West End Washington Street, Eloy Garcia Building Room 118, Laredo TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. In this session participants will be guided through the planning for first contact with participants through the use of research on student persistence. This first contact is the initial step to retention. The group will review the drivers of Persistence as well as 10 strategies for improving retention and will be provided strategies for addressing areas identified by research that likely impact student persistence. Participants will share in a discussion on motivation and how it impacts our AEL students. Trainer is Olga M. Escamilla. Please register here. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

November 14-16, 2016: Effective Transitions in Adult Education Conference. The National College Transitions Network will host its 10th Annual Conference at Crowne Plaza at the Crossings, Providence (Warwick), RI. For more information, visit the NCTN Conference page.

November 15 & 16, 2016: Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) Part A and Part B - HCC (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at 3100 Main Street-Bldg 11, Houston, TX from 6:00pm - 9:00pm on both days. Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) training content was created with the English Second Language, Adult Basic Education and struggling (disability) students with reading instruction. Additionally, they include: plan vocabulary lessons using explicit instruction framework, identify materials for classroom use, and implement reading strategies to teach vocabulary at learners level, plan fluency lessons using explicit instruction, explore strategies that enable students to develop fluency in reading and review activities and resources, phonics, decoding, word analysis, assessments, teacher strategies are presented in lessons using explicit and systematic instruction, and explore comprehension strategies and lesson for ABE and ELL students using explicit instruction, assessments, review online resources and strategies for teaching reading comprehension. Trainer is Debra Oneil. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

November 15 & 16, 2016: Adult Initiatives in Math (AIM) 2: Measurements and Conversions - Part A & Part B - HCC (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at HCC Admin Building, 3100 Main Street, Room BD 12, Houston, TX from 6:30pm - 8:30pm on both days. Measurements and Conversions provide teachers with creative teaching techniques in measurement concepts and skills including length, area, volume, capacity, mass, time and temperature. Learners will use non-standard units such as their own height and progress in using standard measurement units. They will recognize and use, for comparison, common measurement units such as the meter or foot to allow learners to practice estimation skills to help solve problems in converting measurements. Measurement tools, games and strategies allow hands-on learning and develop a deeper understanding of measurement concepts. Trainer is LaShondia McNeal. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

November 17, 2016: Tech and Tell: Opening the Door of Opportunity: Successful Interviewing Strategies (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 7:00pm - 8:30pm. Greg Mason, Field Director and Kelly Yarbrough, Operations Director for Programs at Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services (TWS-VRS) will host this extended, special feature Tech and Tell focused on interviewing strategies for individuals with barriers to employment. Do you need clarification on the types of questions to ask during intake and orientation with students? Would you like a clearer understanding of what is legal and required under the new WIOA regulations when serving students/customers with disabilities? Greg and Kelly will review applicable laws, provide and explain interviewing strategies, and recommend important techniques to use during student intake. Essential online resources will also be introduced. The target audience includes AEL and Workforce Solutions directors, coordinators, teachers, and intake staff. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 7:00pm Central on Thursday, November 17th. This session repeats at 11:30-1:00 PM on November 18th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Thursdays is: 804718128.

November 18, 2016: Tech and Tell: Opening the Door of Opportunity: Successful Interviewing Strategies (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 11:30am - 1:00pm. Greg Mason, Field Director and Kelly Yarbrough, Operations Director for Programs at Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services (TWS-VRS) will host this extended, special feature Tech and Tell focused on interviewing strategies for individuals with barriers to employment. Do you need clarification on the types of questions to ask during intake and orientation with students? Would you like a clearer understanding of what is legal and required under the new WIOA regulations when serving students/customers with disabilities? Greg and Kelly will review applicable laws, provide and explain interviewing strategies, and recommend important techniques to use during student intake. Essential online resources will also be introduced. The target audience includes AEL and Workforce Solutions directors, coordinators, teachers, and intake staff. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30am Central on Friday, November 18th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Fridays is: 807391210.

November 18, 2016: Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) - Socorro (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Options High School, 12380 Pine Springs Dr. El Paso, TX from 8:30am - 3:30pm. Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) training content was created with the English Second Language, Adult Basic Education and struggling (disability) students with reading instruction. Additionally, they include: plan vocabulary lessons using explicit instruction framework, identify materials for classroom use, and implement reading strategies to teach vocabulary at learners level, plan fluency lessons using explicit instruction, explore strategies that enable students to develop fluency in reading and review activities and resources, phonics, decoding, word analysis, assessments, teacher strategies are presented in lessons using explicit and systematic instruction, and explore comprehension strategies and lesson for ABE and ELL students using explicit instruction, assessments, review online resources and strategies for teaching reading comprehension. Trainer is Michael Saenz. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

November 18, 2016: TEAMS Data Entry - Nacogdoches (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Nocogdoches Career and Technology training Center, 6003 North st. Nacogdoches, TX from 9:00am - noon. In this TEAMS module the trainer will explain the process of entering student data into TEAMS. It will include the basic student demographic and profile information, as well as assessment information. In addition, the trainer will demonstrate how to add students to classes and enter the contact hours. The trainer will also show how to add students to the Wait List. The trainer will go over the TEAMS Reference Guide and the Help section of TEAMS. Trainer is Wayne Crandall. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

November 18, 2016: TEAMS Data Entry - HGAC (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Irvington Learning Center, 626 Lindale, Houston, TX from 9:00am - noon. The trainer will explain the process of entering student data into TEAMS. It will include the basic student demographic and profile information, as well as assessment information. In addition, the trainer will demonstrate how to add students to classes and enter the contact hours. The trainer will also show how to add students to the Wait List. The trainer will go over the TEAMS Reference Guide and the Help section of TEAMS. *If possible, students will be given an opportunity for hands on practice with the TEAMS training data base. Trainer is Taylor Creel. Please register here. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

November 18, 2016: TEAMS Reports & Tables (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Nocogdoches Career and Technology training Center, 6003 North st. Nacogdoches, TX from noon - 4:00pm. In this TEAMS module the trainer will introduce the essential reports and tables that are necessary for AEL staff to understand for assessment planning and program performance. The trainer will teach participants how to run various reports and tables, how to interpret and analyze data on the reports and how to use this information to understand teacher and overall program performance. Trainer is Wayne Crandall. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

November 18, 2016: Workforce Integration Event for the Golden Crescent Region (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at VC Emerging Technology Complex, 7403 Lone Tree Road, Victoria, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Strategic Partnerships that build Workforce Collaborations. This training is to assist Workforce Development Boards and Adult Education and Literacy and other community service providers in identifying common goals and ways to integrate services. This training is designed as an initial 6-hour interactive event with an additional follow up meetings and collaboration events to follow. Participants will share common strategies, service information, and develop ways to collaborate more effectively in their area. Trainer is Denise Orand and Martin Loa.

November 19, 2016: Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) - Navarro (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Navarro College Campus, 1900 John Arden Drive, Room B 141, Waxachachie, TX from 9:00am - 3:30pm. Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) training content was created with the English Second Language, Adult Basic Education and struggling (disability) students with reading instruction. Additionally, they include: plan vocabulary lessons using explicit instruction framework, identify materials for classroom use, and implement reading strategies to teach vocabulary at learners level, plan fluency lessons using explicit instruction, explore strategies that enable students to develop fluency in reading and review activities and resources, phonics, decoding, word analysis, assessments, teacher strategies are presented in lessons using explicit and systematic instruction, and explore comprehension strategies and lesson for ABE and ELL students using explicit instruction, assessments, review online resources and strategies for teaching reading comprehension. Trainer is Melissa Gholston. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

November 19, 2016: Adult Initiatives in Math (AIM) 2: Measurements and Conversions - Howard College (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Howard College,3501 N US Highway 67, San Angelo TX from 9:00am - 1:00pm. Measurements and Conversions provide teachers with creative teaching techniques in measurement concepts and skills including length, area, volume, capacity, mass, time and temperature. Learners will use non-standard units such as their own height and progress in using standard measurement units. They will recognize and use, for comparison, common measurement units such as the meter or foot to allow learners to practice estimation skills to help solve problems in converting measurements. Measurement tools, games and strategies allow hands-on learning and develop a deeper understanding of measurement concepts. Trainer is Ginger Collins. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

November 24, 2016: Tech and Tell CANCELLED (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Texas A&M University will be closed, and there will be no Tech and Tell webinar on this date. The regular Tech and Tell schedule will resume the week of November 28, 2016.

November 25, 2016: Tech and Tell CANCELLED (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Texas A&M University will be closed, and there will be no Tech and Tell webinar on this date. The regular Tech and Tell schedule will resume the week of November 28, 2016.

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December 2016

December 1, 2016: Tech and Tell: Text Evidence Meets ReadWorks Equals Magic! (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 8:00pm - 9:00pm. TRAIN PD Specialist AnneMarie Molinari will host this week's Tech and Tell. On a previous webinar, AnneMarie explained the features of the digital resource ReadWorks. Finding text evidence to support multiple choice or extended response answers on a Texas Certificate of HS Equivalency (TX-CHSE) exam can be a huge challenge for our students. Finding student-centered resources to provide step by step instruction for finding and practicing with text evidence is even harder! During this webinar, AnneMarie will demonstrate how ReadWorks passages can be utilized during direct or virtual, explicit instruction for reading comprehension and writing and can improve students' ability to locate and use text evidence successfully. The target audience includes ABE, ASE and distance learning instructors. To make the most of this session, create a teacher account at http://digital.readworks.org. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 8:00pm Central on Thursday, December 1st. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Thursdays is: 804718128.

 December 1, 2016: Webinar 2: IET within ESL Programs. This webinar will take place from 2:00pm to 3:30pm (EST).​ English language learners arrive in this country with a wide range of educational backgrounds and work experience. IET programs can accelerate their access to decent jobs by building on that experience in training and job-focused language and math classes. This webinar highlights programs that are offering IET in culinary arts, building maintenance, and entrepreneurship. Presenters are Jon Engel and Francesca Ramirez, Community Action (TX), Tyla Pimentel, Genesis Center (RI), and Maureen Moreira, Asian American Civic Association (MA). Register here.

December 2, 2016: Distance Learning Academy, Module 1 (virtual training). This webinar will take place from 9:30am to 4:30pm.​ This session of the Distance Learning Academy, Module 1 will take place virtually, "at a distance" using the WebEx webinar platform. Module 1 is an overview of state and federal policy requirements for implementing a distance education program. This session is intended for staff and administrators as an overview of state and federal policy requirements for implementing a distance education program. Modules 1 and 3 are required for new staff and administrators. If a program is new to distance learning in adult education, an administrator must attend with other staff. Registration for Module 3 will be completed during the class. To access the training, simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 9:30 AM Central on December 2. Registered participants will receive a password to enter the webinar training room. Trainer is AnneMarie Molinari.

December 2, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for Adult Secondary Education, Math: Session 3A and 3B (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Education Service Center, Region 20; 1314 Hines Avenue, San Antonio, TX from 9:00am - noon & 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Master Teacher Academy for Adult Secondary Education, Math Session 3A and 3B are intended to provide new strategies to assist teachers who are working with students who will need higher order thinking skills to pass the high school equivalency tests and beyond. In the morning, Session 3B covers social studies and science math and linear inequalities. This session addresses the math common to social studies and science: formulas, graphs, and probability. Solving, graphing, and evaluating of linear inequalities. In the afternoon, Session 3B covers slope and quadratics. This session will introduce strategies for teaching slope, quadratics, and the solving, graphing, and evaluating of linear inequalities. Participants will become more adept in the use of the GED calculator, Texas Instruments TI-30XS, as they practice the math skills introduced in the session. Trainer is Reda Berry. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

December 2, 2016: Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) - San Antonio (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Each One Teach One, 815 El Monte Blvd, San Antonio, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) training content was created with the English Second Language, Adult Basic Education and struggling (disability) students with reading instruction. Additionally, they include: plan vocabulary lessons using explicit instruction framework, identify materials for classroom use, and implement reading strategies to teach vocabulary at learners level, plan fluency lessons using explicit instruction, explore strategies that enable students to develop fluency in reading and review activities and resources, phonics, decoding, word analysis, assessments, teacher strategies are presented in lessons using explicit and systematic instruction, and explore comprehension strategies and lesson for ABE and ELL students using explicit instruction, assessments, review online resources and strategies for teaching reading comprehension. Trainer is Carol Speigl. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

December 3, 2016: Adult Initiatives in Math (AIM) 2: Measurements and Conversions - HCDE (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at HCDE, 6300 Irvington Blvd, Houston TX from 8:30am - 12:30pm. Graphs, Charts and Number Lines provide teachers with creative teaching techniques. This module covers number lines and skills related to using number lines such as graphing solutions, comparing numbers, adding and subtracting integers, and absolute value. It instructs learners on the coordinate plane, line graphs, and scatterplots. Reading values from these graphs, correlations shown by the graphs, and making inferences using the graphs is also covered. Practice is given on plots, line (dot) plots, histograms, bar graphs, and circle graphs. Trainer is Cheryl Sanders. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

December 3, 2016: Adult Initiatives in Math (AIM) 1: Graphs, Charts and Number Lines - HCDE (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at HCDE, 6300 Irvington Blvd, Houston TX from 12:30pm - 4:30pm. Graphs, Charts and Number Lines provide teachers with creative teaching techniques. This module covers number lines and skills related to using number lines such as graphing solutions, comparing numbers, adding and subtracting integers, and absolute value. It instructs learners on the coordinate plane, line graphs, and scatterplots. Reading values from these graphs, correlations shown by the graphs, and making inferences using the graphs is also covered. Practice is given on plots, line (dot) plots, histograms, bar graphs, and circle graphs. Trainer is Celeste Chizer. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

December 3, 2016: Adult Initiatives in Math (AIM) 2: Measurements and Conversions - Denton (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Fred Moore HS, 815 Cross Timbers, Denton TX from 8:30am - 12:30pm. Measurements and Conversions provide teachers with creative teaching techniques in measurement concepts and skills including length, area, volume, capacity, mass, time and temperature. Learners will use non-standard units such as their own height and progress in using standard measurement units. They will recognize and use, for comparison, common measurement units such as the meter or foot to allow learners to practice estimation skills to help solve problems in converting measurements. Measurement tools, games and strategies allow hands-on learning and develop a deeper understanding of measurement concepts. Trainer is Conni Marshall. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

December 3, 2016: Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) - ACC-AISD (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Baker Center, AISD 3908 Avenue B, Austin, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) training content was created with the English Second Language, Adult Basic Education and struggling (disability) students with reading instruction. Additionally, they include: plan vocabulary lessons using explicit instruction framework, identify materials for classroom use, and implement reading strategies to teach vocabulary at learners level, plan fluency lessons using explicit instruction, explore strategies that enable students to develop fluency in reading and review activities and resources, phonics, decoding, word analysis, assessments, teacher strategies are presented in lessons using explicit and systematic instruction, and explore comprehension strategies and lesson for ABE and ELL students using explicit instruction, assessments, review online resources and strategies for teaching reading comprehension. Trainer is Denise Guckert. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

December 3, 2016: Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) - HCDE (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at HCDE, Adult Learning Center, 626 Lindale, Houston TX from 8:30am - 3:30pm. Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) training content was created with the English Second Language, Adult Basic Education and struggling (disability) students with reading instruction. Additionally, they include: plan vocabulary lessons using explicit instruction framework, identify materials for classroom use, and implement reading strategies to teach vocabulary at learners level, plan fluency lessons using explicit instruction, explore strategies that enable students to develop fluency in reading and review activities and resources, phonics, decoding, word analysis, assessments, teacher strategies are presented in lessons using explicit and systematic instruction, and explore comprehension strategies and lesson for ABE and ELL students using explicit instruction, assessments, review online resources and strategies for teaching reading comprehension. Trainer is Denise Johnson. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

December 3, 2016: Adult Initiatives in Math (AIM) 4: Patterns and Sequences - HGAC (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Eastside Village, 3614 Holman St, Houston TX from 9:00am - 1:00pm. Patterns and Sequences provide teachers with creative teaching techniques to instruct teachers on how to teach patterns and sequences to all types of learners. Discovery of this concept in various real world examples and hands-on activity are provided. Learners identify patterns and structure in sets of numbers and geometric shapes and connect their discovery to number patterns and functions. Numerous hands on activities are provided. Trainer is Marsha Hosang. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

December 3, 2016: Adult Initiatives in Math (AIM) 2: Measurements and Conversions - College of the Mainlands (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at College of the Mainland, LRC Bldg, Rm 279, 1200 Amburn Rd, Texas City, TX from 9:00am - 1:00pm. Measurements and Conversions provide teachers with creative teaching techniques. Measurement concepts and skills included are length, area, volume, capacity, mass, time and temperature. Learners use non-standard units such as their own height and progress in using standard measurement units. They will recognize and use for comparison, common measurement units such as the meter or foot allowing learners to use their estimation skills to help them solve problems in converting measurements. Measurement tools, games and strategies allow learning hands-on and develops a deeper understanding of measurement concepts. Trainer is Wayne Crandall. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

December 3, 2016: Cell Phones, Smart Phones, and Mobile Devices (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Fred Moore High School, 815 Cross Timbers Street, Denton TX from 1:30pm - 4:30pm. This session offers teachers an overview of ways phones and mobile devices can be utilized in their classrooms, instead of being an annoyance or distraction. Computers with Internet and cell phones are necessary. Participants should have average computer skills and a more-than-basic cell phone to get the most out of these sessions. (If they have no cell phone, or one restricted only to calls, they may not enjoy this session very much.) Trainer is Ashley Winkle. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

December 3, 2016: Beyond Singing: Using Music to Enhance Learning (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Fred Moore High School, 815 Cross Timbers Street, Denton TX from 9:00am - 1:00pm. This workshop illustrates how and why to use music to facilitate learning in the adult education classroom. Starting with information about music, language, and memory, the workshop moves to hands on practice of many activities that can be used immediately. Moreover, participants receive handouts with dozens of activities, and an annotated list of songs to help instructors immediately find songs that work for specific learning purposes such as grammar points, speaking, listening, reading and writing. Finally, participants also actively engage creating their own lesson plan activities based on the theories and examples presented. Trainer is Glenda Rose. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

December 3, 2016: Integrating Employability Skills: A Framework for Educators (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Fred Moore High School, 815 Cross Timbers Street, Denton, TX from 9:00am - 12:30pm. 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. Trainer is Beth Ponder. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

December 3, 2016: Achieving TABE Success Math (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Laredo Community College, 1 West End Washington Street, Eloy Garcia Building, Room 118, Laredo, TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. This session is designed to provide ABE instructors with basic tools and strategies that will help improve the math reasoning skills of their adult learners. These lessons are designed to maximize instruction by creating an environment where students actively participate in the learning process by using manipulatives and visual representations. Topics include working with fractions, percent problems, geometry formulas, the Pythagorean theorem and selected topics from Algebra. Trainer is Richard E. Sedillo. Please register here. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

December 3, 2016: Achieving TABE Success in RLA: It starts with a Word (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Laredo Community College, 1 West End Washington Street, Eloy Garcia Building, Room 113, Laredo TX from 9:00am - 4:00pm. The session will focus on explicitly teaching students how to formulate meaningful sentences utilizing a multi-sensory approach. Participants will use hands on activities during the session that will model various forms of writing that include sentence structure, paragraph development and extended meaning in communication. Writing development must be differentiated since each student is at a different stage. Tips will be shared on how to reach all students in a classroom. Trainer is Theresa Sands. Please register here. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

December 3, 2016: GED Overview Reasoning Through Language Arts: The Integration of Reading & Writing Skills (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Lone Star College, Greenspoint Campus, 250 N. Sam Houston Pkwy E., GSPT 215, Houston, TX from 9:00am - noon. Reasoning through Language Arts (RLA) is composed of multiple item types in addition to the extended response. All of the skills required for success in the multiple choice items are also part of the "capstone" component of the RLA test - constructed response. This session will focus on the integration of reading and writing skills as being critical to successful student performance and will provide insights on scoring as an aid to improving student skills. Trainer is Krista Mosher. Please register here. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

December 3, 2016: GED Overview Mathematical Reasoning (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Lone Star College, Greenspoint Campus, 250 N. Sam Houston Pkwy E., GSPT 215, Houston, TX from 12:30pm - 3:30pm. Experience how the High Impact Indicators (HIIs) for Mathematical Reasoning provide a roadmap for teaching better problem solving strategies and utilizing more real world examples to improve both geometric and algebraic reasoning. Trainer is Krista Mosher. Please register here. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

December 3, 2016: Contextualized Instruction: Making it Work for your Customers and You (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Lone Star College, Greenspoint Campus, 250 N. Sam Houston Pkwy E., GSPT 218, Houston, TX from 9:00am - 3:30pm. 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 ESL teachers who want to integrate contextualized curriculum into instruction to support career exploration. Trainer is Denise Orand. Please register here. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

December 3, 2016: Questioning Strategies That Promote Higher Order Thinking (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Irvington Learning Center, 626 Lindale, Room 212, Houston, TX from 8:30am - 11:30pm. This session covers questioning strategies that can be used in the adult classroom to increase student engagement with a focus on why increased critical thinking abilities develop students academically. The presenter will also focus on questions at all Depth of Knowledge and Bloom's Taxonomy levels. Ineffective questioning strategies will also be addressed. This will assist instructors prepare students for the new GED 2014. Collaborate activities will provide opportunities for participants to develop their own questions at different DOK and Bloom's levels. Trainer is Rene Coronado. Please register here. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

December 3, 2016: Teaching English to Adults in Texas (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Irvington Learning Center, 626 Lindale, Room 118, Houston, TX from 8:30am - 3:30pm. This hybrid, extended professional development opportunity is for Texas adult education instructors who are new to teaching ESL, new to teaching in adult education and literacy (AEL) programs, or who want to review the fundamentals of teaching ESOL in AEL. This training includes an online prerequisite course thorough the PD Portal that covers 4 key areas: the basics of adult learning theory; learning languages as an adult; student recruitment, orientation and assessment; and types of adult ESL classes through state-funded Texas AEL programs. Participants are expected to complete these modules prior to attending the face-to-face (F2F) workshop. Four (4) PD hours are awarded to participants who complete all modules and the final test online. The 6-hour F2F workshop covers creating an effective learning environment, choosing content and resources, teaching methods and strategies, assessing students, and reflective teaching. After the workshop, participants implement one or more of the key concepts and strategies presented, maintain a teaching diary of those activities, and submit a guided reflection about their implementation within four weeks of completing the face-to-face training for an additional 2 hours of PD. (The time allotted may be changed due to holiday or vacation schedules.) Trainer is Alex Baez. Please register here. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

December 3, 2016: Integrating Career Awareness for Beginning ESL (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Irvington Learning Center, 626 Lindale, Room 201, Houston, TX from 12:30pm - 3:30pm. Training explores lessons out of the ICA Guide which have been adapted for literacy and beginning ESL Students. After reviewing the "hows" and "whys" of the adaptations, participants will choose a lesson out of the ICA guide to adapt and create a lesson. Trainer is Martin Loa. Please register here. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

December 3, 2016: Engaging Strategies to Promote Persistence (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Irvington Learning Center, 626 Lindale, Room 212, Houston, TX from 12:30pm - 3:30pm. This workshop for ABE/ASE and ESL instructors examines six tenets of Adult Learning Theory in light of the six Drivers of Persistence. The six tenets of Adult Learning Theory (Knowles, 1998) intersect well with the Drivers of Persistence identified in the New England Learner Persistence Project (2008). Instructors use these concepts to design engaging instructional activities and strategies to help adult learners succeed in reaching educational and career goals. This workshop requires pre-work and post-work which is completed in the PD Portal. Trainer is Lorraine Romero. Please register here. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

December 3, 2016: Proactive Collaborative Classroom Management for the Adult Education Learner (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Brazosport College, 500 College Drive, Lake Jackson, TX from 9:00am - noon. This interactive session will provide participants with a variety of strategies and techniques to engage and help meet students' needs while managing the classroom. Session focuses on understanding the characteristics of the adult education learner and how to implement routines to address these characteristics to help motivate and build students' self-confidence. We will highlight the “What's in it for me?” as it applies to both teacher and student. The end goal is to help participants with proactive routines to develop win-win solutions to address various challenging classroom scenarios. Trainer is Lupe Ruvalcaba. Please register here. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

December 5, 2016: Integrating Employability Skills: A Framework for All Educators (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Region 1, 4305 N. McColl McAllen, Room 4, TX from 12:30pm - 4:00pm. 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 & strategies to prioritize employability skills at different levels. Trainer is Olga M. Escamilla. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

December 6 & 7, 2016: Adult Initiatives in Math (AIM) 3: Ratios, Decimals and Proportions - Part A & Part B - HCC (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at HCC Admin Building, 3100 Main Street, Room BD 12, Houston, TX from 6:30pm - 8:30pm on December 6 and 6:30pm - 8:30 pm on December 7. Ratios, Decimals and Proportions provide teachers with creative teaching techniques which will focus on building content knowledge in the concepts of ratios and ratio language to describe ratio relationships between two quantities, use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world and mathematical problems, recognize and represent proportional relationships between quantities, and compute unit rates associated with ratios of fractions. Learners will also explore that ratios (fractions), decimals, and percents are alternative methods of representing the same quantity. Trainer is LaShondia McNeal. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

December 6, 2016: Adult Education and Literacy Symposium (TENTATIVE DATES). TWC Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) plans to host an AEL Symposium prior to the December 7-9 Annual Texas Workforce Conference. Location will be the Hilton Americas in Houston. Registration will be conducted by TWC as part of their conference registration.

December 7-9, 2016: 20th Annual Texas Workforce Conference. TWC will co-host its 20th Annual Conference with The Texas Chapter of The International Association of Workforce Professionals in in Houston, Texas at the Hilton of the Americas. TWC is seeking proposals for creative and exciting conference workshops that will broaden horizons, enrich experiences and challenge workforce professional participants.  Deadline to submit is February 29, 2016. Visit the TWC Events page for more information.

 December 8, 2016: TRAIN PD Virtual Meeting with PD Coordinators (a TRAIN PD-facilitated event). From 2:00 to 3:00 PM Central Time on the second Thursday of each month, the TRAIN PD @ TCALL will host its monthly virtual meeting with Professional Development Coordinators assigned to the Adult Education and Literacy Grant Recipients/Consortia. Details on participation will be shared via the PD Coordinators’ Listserv, or PD Coordinators can email trainpd@tamu.edu for more information.​

December 8, 2016: Building Persistence and Resilience (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 708 Palm Blvd., Room 134, Brownsville, TX from 5:30pm - 8:30pm. This interactive session will introduce participants to research on student persistence. Participants will be provided strategies for addressing areas identified by research that likely impact student persistence. This session will explore the Six Main Characteristics of Adult Learners and will allow participants to share in a discussion on resilience, how to build and cultivate resilience and how it impacts Adult Education students. Trainer is Olga M. Escamilla. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

December 8, 2016: Tech and Tell: Online Collaboration Tools Galore (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 8:00pm - 9:00pm. TRAIN PD Specialist Dr. Glenda Rose will host this week's Tech and Tell. According to Cornell University, "collaborative learning helps develop higher-level thinking, oral communication and leadership skills while increasing student retention, self-esteem and responsibility." While most teachers use collaborative learning in the classroom, guiding students to collaborate online can be challenging. In the session, Glenda will demonstrate variety of online collaboration tools available on Google Drive including Slides, Docs, Sheets and Drawings, and revisit Padlet for engaging students in class on their mobile devices, in a computer lab, or from home. If you are a distance learning instructor trying to motivate and encourage online participation from your students, attending this webinar is highly encouraged! No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 8:00pm Central on Thursday, December 8th. This session repeats at 11:30-12:30 PM on December 9th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Thursdays is: 804718128.

December 9, 2016: Tech and Tell: Online Collaboration Tools Galore (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 11:30am - 12:30pm. TRAIN PD Specialist Dr. Glenda Rose will host this week's Tech and Tell. According to Cornell University, "collaborative learning helps develop higher-level thinking, oral communication and leadership skills while increasing student retention, self-esteem and responsibility." While most teachers use collaborative learning in the classroom, guiding students to collaborate online can be challenging. In the session, Glenda will demonstrate variety of online collaboration tools available on Google Drive including Slides, Docs, Sheets and Drawings, and revisit Padlet for engaging students in class on their mobile devices, in a computer lab, or from home. If you are a distance learning instructor trying to motivate and encourage online participation from your students, attending this webinar is highly encouraged! No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30am Central on Friday, December 9th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Fridays is: 807391210.

December 9, 2016: Building Persistence and Resilience (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 708 Palm Blvd., Room 134, Brownsville, TX from 8:30am - 11:30am. This interactive session will introduce participants to research on student persistence. Participants will be provided strategies for addressing areas identified by research that likely impact student persistence. This session will explore the Six Main Characteristics of Adult Learners and will allow participants to share in a discussion on resilience, how to build and cultivate resilience and how it impacts Adult Education students. Trainer is Olga M. Escamilla. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

December 10, 2016: Texas Style TABE CLAS-E Assessment Training Pilot (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Brazosport College, 500 College Drive, Lake Jackson, TX from 9:00am -4:00pm. Texas-Style TABE CLAS-E is a system of assessments and instructional guidance designed to measure adult learners' English language proficiency and aid in transitioning learners into mainstream education programs or career paths. This 6-hour training provides administrators and instructors with study and practice to assess the language proficiency of adult English language learners in the areas of reading, listening, writing, and speaking. Trainer is Shelley Seavers. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

December 10, 2016: Engaging Strategies to Promote Persistence (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Navarro College, Corsicana, Gooch Student Center, Room 108, 3200 W. Seventh Ave; Corsicana, TX from 9:00am - noon. This workshop for ABE/ASE and ESL instructors examines six tenets of Adult Learning Theory in light of the six Drivers of Persistence. The six tenets of Adult Learning Theory (Knowles, 1998) intersect well with the Drivers of Persistence identified in the New England Learner Persistence Project (2008). Instructors use these concepts to design engaging instructional activities and strategies to help adult learners succeed in reaching educational and career goals. Trainer is Dr. Karnice Caraway. Please register here. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

December 10, 2016: Adult Initiatives in Math (AIM) 3: Ratios, Decimals and Proportions - Midland College (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Midland College, Marie Hall Academic Building, Distance Learning Room 105, 3600 North Garfield, Midland TX from 9:00am - 1:00pm. Ratios, Decimals and Proportions provide teachers with creative teaching techniques which will focus on building content knowledge in the concepts of ratios and ratio language to describe ratio relationships between two quantities, use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world and mathematical problems, recognize and represent proportional relationships between quantities, and compute unit rates associated with ratios of fractions. Learners will also explore that ratios (fractions), decimals, and percents are alternative methods of representing the same quantity. Trainer is Heather Sanders. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

December 10, 2016: Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) - Howard College (a Focus on the Basics event). This training will be held at Howard College - Academic Building AB150, 3501 N Us Highway 67, San Angelo, TX from 9:00am - 3:00pm. Helping Adults Read in Transitions (HART) training content was created with the English Second Language, Adult Basic Education and struggling (disability) students with reading instruction. Additionally, they include: plan vocabulary lessons using explicit instruction framework, identify materials for classroom use, and implement reading strategies to teach vocabulary at learners level, plan fluency lessons using explicit instruction, explore strategies that enable students to develop fluency in reading and review activities and resources, phonics, decoding, word analysis, assessments, teacher strategies are presented in lessons using explicit and systematic instruction, and explore comprehension strategies and lesson for ABE and ELL students using explicit instruction, assessments, review online resources and strategies for teaching reading comprehension. Trainer is Deborah Williams. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

December 12, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for Adult Secondary Education, RLA: Session 1A and 1B (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at Ysleta Community Learning Center at 121 Padres, Room number 15, El Paso, TX from 9:00am - noon and 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Master Teacher Academy for Adult Secondary Education, RLA Sessions 1A and 1B are intended to provide new strategies to assist teachers who are working with students who will need higher order thinking skills to pass the high school equivalency tests and beyond. The morning session focuses on the importance of close reading skills for both academic and workplace purposes. Participants will learn the six basic steps for teaching close reading with an emphasis on applying the strategy to different types of non-fiction texts. Participants will receive resources for texts and various research-based reading strategies that can be used in the classroom. During the afternoon session, the importance of evidence-based writing skills for both academic and workplace purposes is discussed. Participants will learn about the importance of extracting evidence from complex texts in order to enable students to develop evidence-based writing. Working with different types of source texts, participants will identify different types of evidence and strategies for teaching students how to extract evidence and explain how evidence supports a claim. Participants will receive resources for texts and various research-based writing strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Alex Baez. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

December 14, 2016: Adult Education and Literacy Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting. Texas Workforce Commission’s AEL Advisory Committee will meet from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the agency’s Austin headquarters (Texas Workforce Commission, Main Building , 101 E. 15TH Street, Room 244, Austin, TX). The committee is required to meet quarterly and report to the TWC Commissioners at least annually, and is charged with advising the Commission on: the development of policies and program priorities supporting the development of an educated and skilled workforce; the development of statewide curriculum guidelines and standards for AEL services that ensure a balance of education and workplace skill development; the development of a strategy for improving student transition to postsecondary education and career and technical education training; the development of a centralized system for collecting and tracking comprehensive data on adult basic education and literacy performance outcomes; the exploration of potential partnerships with entities in the nonprofit business communities and other entities to improve statewide literacy programs; and other issues the Commission considers appropriate.

December 15, 2016: Distance Learning Academy - Module 1 (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at HCC Administration Building; 3100 Main St., Lab BD 12, Houston, TX from 9:00am - 3:30pm. Module 1 of the Distance Learning Academy is required for all Texas adult education staff involved in distance education, including administrators, instructors, and teaching assistants, testing staff, data management, and any support staff. This training covers in detail the State Guide for distance education. Trainer is AnneMarie Molinari. Please register here. See below for more instructions.

This training event has been scheduled in the PD Portal. Please share the following information with those who need the information. Registration for this event can be done inside the PD Portal by clicking on the Training Calendar button located in the bottom half of the screen. A “How do I” video on how to register for the training events inside the PD Portal can be located on our TRAIN PD YouTube channel. If you do NOT have a PD Portal account, visit the PD Portal Information page to enroll. You must have a PD Portal account in order to register for any face to face training that TRAIN PD sponsors. If you have any issues, please contact pdportal@tamu.edu.

December 15, 2016: Tech and Tell: Open Educational Resources on SkillsCommons (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 8:00pm - 9:00pm. Dr. Olga Escamilla from TRAIN PD @ TCALL will host this week's Tech and Tell. Are you looking for curriculum that supports acquisition of industry-certified credentials? Well you are in luck! The US Department of Labor's Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program has created a free and open online library called SkillsCommons containing free and open learning materials and program support materials for job-driven workforce development. Join Olga as she explores the Open Educational Resources (OER) that are produced by community colleges across the nation and learn how these resources can be reused, revised, retained, redistributed and remixed by individuals, institutions, and industry. The target audience includes AE directors, coordinators, career navigators, and instructors. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 8:00pm Central on Thursday, December 15th. This session repeats at 11:30-12:30 PM on December 16th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Thursdays is: 804718128.

December 16, 2016: Tech and Tell: Open Educational Resources on SkillsCommons (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). This training will be held at 11:30am - 12:30pm. Dr. Olga Escamilla from TRAIN PD @ TCALL will host this week's Tech and Tell. Are you looking for curriculum that supports acquisition of industry-certified credentials? Well you are in luck! The US Department of Labor's Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program has created a free and open online library called SkillsCommons containing free and open learning materials and program support materials for job-driven workforce development. Join Olga as she explores the Open Educational Resources (OER) that are produced by community colleges across the nation and learn how these resources can be reused, revised, retained, redistributed and remixed by individuals, institutions, and industry. The target audience includes AE directors, coordinators, career navigators, and instructors. No registration is required. Simply go to http://tcall.webex.com at 11:30am Central on Friday, December 16th. Click on the green JOIN button. Please be sure to enter your first and last name as you want it to appear on your certificate of participation when you enter. (If you do not have administrator rights on your computer, look for the "run a temporary application" option in small print.) Learn more at the Tech and Tell page. Mobile users: Meeting number for Fridays is: 807391210.

December 22, 2016: Tech and Tell CANCELLED (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). In observance of the Holiday season, the Texas A&M University will be closed, and there will be no Tech and Tell webinar on this date. The regular Tech and Tell schedule will resume the week of January 2, 2017.

December 23, 2016: Tech and Tell CANCELLED (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). In observance of the Holiday season, the Texas A&M University will be closed, and there will be no Tech and Tell webinar on this date. The regular Tech and Tell schedule will resume the week of January 2, 2017.

December 29, 2016: Tech and Tell CANCELLED (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). In observance of the Holiday season, the Texas A&M University will be closed, and there will be no Tech and Tell webinar on this date. The regular Tech and Tell schedule will resume the week of January 2, 2017.

December 30, 2016: Tech and Tell CANCELLED (a TRAIN PD @ TCALL event). In observance of the Holiday season, the Texas A&M University will be closed, and there will be no Tech and Tell webinar on this date. The regular Tech and Tell schedule will resume the week of January 2, 2017.

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