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 on "Discussion Lists" to read about these discussion lists and how to join.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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 GED Math Trainings: Session 3. This session will be held at TVCC Campus, Baugh Technology Center Room TC 118, Athens, 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 Rachel Killian. To sign up, contact Chris Hicks, TVCC Adult Ed. Director, 903.675.6330, chicks@tvcc.edu.

May 7, 2016: Master Teacher Academy RLA Trainings: Session 3. 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 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. To sign up, contact Chris Hicks, TVCC Adult Ed. Director, 903.675.6330, chicks@tvcc.edu.

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 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.

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 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.

May 13, 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 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 David Tompkins.

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 students 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 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 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 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, 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. Please register 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, 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 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 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 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.

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 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 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.

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 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.

June 10, 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 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.

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 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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

June 24, 2016: TWC Adult Education and Literacy Regional Convening in Belton. 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.

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July 2016

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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/

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September 2016

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October 2016

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.

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November 2016

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 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.

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December 2016

December 5-6, 2016: Adult Education and Literacy Symposium (TENTATIVE DATES). TWC Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) plans to host an AEL Symposium for one or possibly two days prior to the December 7-9 Annual Texas Workforce Conference. Location will be the Hilton Americas in Houston.

December 7-9, 2016: 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 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.

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