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.

February 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Session Descriptions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Session Descriptions

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

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

Training Descriptions

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

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

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

Training Descriptions

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 17, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, RLA, Session 2 of 3 (a TRAIN PD Consortium event). This training will be held at Amarillo College, Student Ware Commons Room 309, 2011 S. Washington Street, Amarillo, TX from 1:00pm - 4:00pm. See descriptions below and select which training you would like to attend. Please register here.

Training Descriptions

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Part 1 of 2, Session 2 of 3 (February 17)
This session will focus on the importance of a student being able to construct responses based on various content area texts. Participants will be guided in the application of a step-by-step approach to the development of effective argumentative writing and will learn how to effectively analyze constructed responses in order to better support the development of this essential skill for high school completion, higher-education and training, and today's workplace. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is David Tompkins.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Training Descriptions

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

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

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

Training Descriptions

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

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

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

Session Descriptions

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

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

Session Descriptions

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

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

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

Session Descriptions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 24, 2016: Defining Student Success in WIOA - Webinar 4: Integrated Education and Training. 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.

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

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

Training Descriptions

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Part 1 of 2, Session 2 of 3 (February 17)
This session will focus on the importance of a student being able to construct responses based on various content area texts. Participants will be guided in the application of a step-by-step approach to the development of effective argumentative writing and will learn how to effectively analyze constructed responses in order to better support the development of this essential skill for high school completion, higher-education and training, and today's workplace. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is David Tompkins.

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

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

Session Descriptions

An Introduction to LiveBinders (how to share resources with your DL students)
Debbie Purvines - Consultant and Retired Texas Adult Educator

Using Cell Phones in the Classroom –(staying in touch with your DL students)
Denise Guckert (Tentatively) - Adult Education and Literacy Specialist, Austin, TX

Session on Activities with APPs (keeping DL Students engaged)  (exact title TBD)
Susan Gaer - Professor of ESL /Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education/Diamond Bar, CA

Social Media Tools and Resources for the Classroom (keeping DL Students engaged) (exact title TBD)
Nell Eckersley - Director of Instructional Tech & Communications/Literacy Assistance Center New York City, NY

Developing Online Communities (keeping DL Students engaged – building a sense of community)
Denise Orand - Education Program Manager, Continuing & Professional Development/San Jacinto Community College, Pasadena, TX

LINCS – Online Learner resources Overview
Tim Ponder - Assistant Director, Ohio Literacy Resource Center/Kent State, Kent, OH

Beyond Curriculum: Strategies for Keeping Distant Learning Students Engaged
Dr. Glenda Rose - Professional Development Specialist, TRAIN PD, College Station, TX

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

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

Session Descriptions

February 26

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

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

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

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

March 18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 2016

March 2, 2016: Defining Student Success in WIOA - Webinar 5: Implementing WIOA Participant Individual Record Layout (PIRL). Texas Workforce Commission-hosted Webinar for Adult Education and Literacy program leaders at 1:30 Central Standard Time. For more information, AEL programs should contact their TWC Program Specialist.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Session Descriptions

February 26

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

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

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

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

March 18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 2016

April 1, 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: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand (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. Please register here.

Training Descriptions

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Part 1 of 2, Session 2 of 3 (April 2)
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 9)
This session will focus on the importance of a student being able to construct responses based on various content area texts. Participants will be guided in the application of a step-by-step approach to the development of effective argumentative writing and will learn how to effectively analyze constructed responses in order to better support the development of this essential skill for high school completion, higher-education and training, and today's workplace. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Alex Baez.

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 8, 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 9, 2016: Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand (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. Please register here.

Training Descriptions

Master Teacher Academy for ASE, Reading Language Arts Strand, Part 1 of 2, Session 2 of 3 (April 2)
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 9)
This session will focus on the importance of a student being able to construct responses based on various content area texts. Participants will be guided in the application of a step-by-step approach to the development of effective argumentative writing and will learn how to effectively analyze constructed responses in order to better support the development of this essential skill for high school completion, higher-education and training, and today's workplace. Participants will receive resources and research-based strategies that can be used in the classroom. Trainer is Alex Baez.

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 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. 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. Trainers are Bonnie Goonen and Susan Pittman.

May 2016

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 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.

June 2016

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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/

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.

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.

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.