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State Leadership Initiatives
This hybrid, hands-on, project-based model will explore Digital Storytelling with a focus on personal narrative writing as you create your own first-person multimedia digital story and then apply digital storytelling methods in your own classes with the support of Creative Narrations facilitators and the other cohort members.
The first part of the cohort will include an intensive hybrid digital storytelling production training series (2 virtual sessions and 2 in-person days) to learn multimedia story writing, multimedia editing, and its application to ABE. After the completion of your own stories, we will spend 2 more virtual sessions and 2 more in-person days developing class activities and implementing different elements of the process in your own classes or work environments. We will reflect upon the successes and challenges of implementing the process in our classes and ways that we can adapt the activity or conditions to overcome any challenges. Throughout this two-month series, you will be able to schedule 1:1 virtual meetings with facilitators as needed for instruction or technical troubleshooting support. You will also have access to an online network of tools, materials and best practices to aid in co-creating more stories and teaching others this process after the cohort is complete. The digital storytelling cohort will foster a sense of community, provide hands-on experience, and support sustainability as we move forward to inspire stronger, more confident, and more authentic writing with our ABE students.
The Curriculum for Adults Learning Math, or CALM, is facilitated by the Adult Numeracy Center at TERC, and provides a cohort of up to 30 participants training on use of the CALM curriculum components, implementation of lessons and units from CALM, use of conceptualized approach to teaching math, and more!
Even students in higher level classes often have large gaps in their conceptual understanding that can go undetected until they cause problems. CALM is designed to build a strong conceptual foundation for all students so that they can reinforce core understandings necessary for success on high school equivalency tests (HSE) and beyond.
Arizona Adult Education Services is excited to partner with TERC and their trainers to deliver this professional learning opportunity to AZ adult educators. The CALM Series is a blended learning model and has been designed for program teams, comprised of an instructional lead/leader and ABE and/or ESOL teachers.
The training series will be approximately 15-20 hours to complete.
The registration fee is $125.00 per person for the entire series.
Applications are due by Thursday, September 21st.
Important Fall 2023 Cohort Dates
Kickoff - October 2nd - Asynchronous Participation
In-person Training - October 21st from 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM in Phoenix
Important Note: Each person applying from the program team will need to complete and submit a form response.
Learn more about UDL and join the cohort! See the UDL Flier for more information.
State Developed Professional Learning
Take a look at our full course and events offering using the Adult Education filter on the APLD system!
NEW! Adult Ed 101
Focus: Get a background of the W.I.O.A. Title II Adult Education system and the role that the Arizona Department of Education has in it. Applicable for anyone new to the system (teachers, administrators, partner organizations, etc.). Register here.
Blended Learning Certification (TVM Requirement)
Focus: Ensure an understanding of blended learning as a mode of instruction. You will also have a thorough understanding, and provide evidence to show as such, of the 'teacher verification model'. Register here.
Building a Google Site for Your Blended Classroom
Focus: Explore how Google Suite can support the learning goal(s) in the blended classroom. Create a Google Site with a curated YouTube video, a Google Form, and some written guidance for students to follow. Register here
Digital Literacy for Teachers (Beginner to Intermediate Level)
Focus: Introductory training on Microsoft Office Suite and Google G Suite to support Digital Literacy in the classroom. Register here.
Digital Literacy for Teachers (Intermediate Level)
Focus: Internet security, copyright & fair use, the Creative Commons, creating engaging presentations, utilizing feedback tools, creating surveys, and analyzing survey results. Register here
Focus: Instructional strategies that are often referred to as 'The Marzano 9’, along with a range of technology tools that can be integrated into your instruction. Register here
Table of Digital Tools & Their Role in Your Classroom
With so many tools and so little time, it can be difficult to narrow down the right tool for the instructional goal. To help with this, we have created a tablethat gives a description about a tool, its corresponding instructional category*, and links to a tutorial video on how to use it to enhance instruction.
*Instructional categories are based on a 2021 COABE session ‘The Seven Elements of a Highly Effective Remote Teaching/Learning Program’.
Browse our catalog of training offerings for both specific tools and instructional strategies. Then, submit your request using the EdTech Training Request form. Refer to the Table of Digital Tools & Their Role in Your Classroom in the section above for more information on a specific tool.
External Professional Learning
The Literacy Information and Communication System, or LINCS, is a national leadership initiative of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) to expand evidence-based practice in the field of adult education. A number of valuable, on-demand professional development opportunities are available through their website at lincs.ed.gov.
For further professional growth you might like to consider membership in one or more of the following organizations: