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Sign up for a CALPRO Online Course This Summer!

Posted on 06/15/2016


Summer is a great time to take advantage of professional development, and CALPRO is offering three online courses beginning in July. Each course is four weeks long and requires about 3 hours per week of your time. Spend a few weeks this summer thinking and practicing with a group of colleagues from around the state on the topic of your choice. Register soon, as these courses fill up quickly.

College and Career Readiness for English Language Arts

The College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) for adult education provide a guide for what adult students need to know and be able to do in order to be successful in postsecondary in education and in their careers and mid-level jobs. This course delves into how to apply CCRS to the English Language Arts part of ABE and adult secondary instruction, with lots of practical applications.

Dates: July 1 – July 28, 2016
Facilitator: Dave Coleman, Los Angeles USD Division of Adult and Career Education
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Using Questioning Strategies to Improve Instruction

Are you frustrated at not getting the right answers from your students? Maybe it's because you're not asking the right questions! This course offers questioning strategies that foster higher-order thinking skills while developing responses beyond the level of recall. Help students connect the dots as they process new information to answer questions designed with a purpose.

Dates: July 8 – Aug. 4, 2016
Facilitator: Kristi Reyes, MiraCosta College
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Optimizing ESL Instructional Planning: Management, Monitoring and Reflection

How do you plan instruction so that you are certain your English learners’ proficiency is increasing? This course presents an optimal process for English as a second language (ESL) instructional planning. The process uses three types of strategies: management, monitoring, and reflection. Backed by research, these strategies may be used with any proficiency level. Throughout the course, participants will explore ways to integrate these strategies into their courses and daily lessons

Dates: July 11 – Aug. 7, 2016
Facilitator: Lynne Nicodemus, Pittsburg Adult School
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