Professional Development

Professional Development

Professional Development
June 8: Evidence-Based Reading: Appropriate Text Selection for Adult...
Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Time: 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: Webinar
Subject: WIOA
Additional Information

This is the fourth in a five-part webinar series focused on Evidence Based Reading. Participants will become familiar with selecting appropriate text and its importance to adult learners. Participants will gain insight on:

  • Selecting culturally appropriate reading material
  • Technology tools that assist in scaffolding reading assignments
  • How to incorporate Lexile levels in text selection.

Come prepared to discuss strategies to incorporate text selection into your course plans.

Presented by: Michael Tilley, Coordinator of Adult Education – Assessment & Instruction, NCCCS

Target Audience: All Basic Skills Directors and Instructors

June 10: Enrollment Support: Round Table Discussion on Increasing...
Date: Thursday, June 10, 2021
Time: 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: Webinar
Subject: WIOA
Additional Information

During this webinar, we will discuss with a round table of practitioners, the different ways to create a message for recruiting new students through social media and other communication tools. We will also discuss how they use data to target potential students.  

Presented by: Dalanda Bond, Education Program Specialist, Performance and Partners, & Matthew Brown, Professional Development and Distance Education Specialist.

June 15: Assessment Manual Training
Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Time: 2:00pm
Event Type: Webinar
Subject: Performance
Additional Information

Presented by: Michael Tilley, Adult Ed Coordinator of Assessment

When: June 15, 2021 2:00 - 3:00

Target Audience: The target audience for this class includes College and Career Readiness directors, coordinators, administrative staff, instructors, and any other staff who support Basic Skills through the implementation of NRS assessments.

Description: This webinar focuses on the updates published in the 2021-2022 NC Assessment Manual.  The webinar will begin with a broad overview of assessment.

Objectives: The objectives for this session are to:

  • Provide training to Basic Skills staff on changes made to NC's Assessment Policy
  • Review data collection and reporting requirements
  • Support colleges in the proper implementation of NRS approved assessments
  • Analyze purposes and uses of NRS approved and informal assessments
July 13: Evidence-Based Reading: Guided Reading & Fluency
Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Time: 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: Webinar
Subject: WIOA
Additional Information

This is the fifth in a five-part webinar series focused on Evidence Based Reading. Participants will become familiar with guided reading and its importance to adult learners. Participants will gain insight on:

  • The basics of guided reading
  • Incorporating guided reading activities as part of your daily class
  • Scaffolding the same text for a variety of learners
  • Including strategies to increase students’ fluency.

Come prepared to discuss strategies to incorporate group readings into contextualized lesson plans.

Presented by: Michael Tilley, Coordinator of Adult Education – Assessment & Instruction, NCCCS

Target Audience: All Basic Skills Directors and Instructors

On Demand Professional Development Opportunities

An Introduction to Title II Performance and Accountability Requirements
Event Type: On Demand
Subject: WIOA
Additional Information

This course provides information about the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Title II Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) performance indicators, and the National Reporting System’s (NRS) accountability system for reporting literacy data.  Under Title II, literacy programs must report on a set of indicators that demonstrate whom the adult education program serves and its impact on the educational and employment outcomes of the students served with the goal of showing continuous program improvement and student success.  This course will provide you with the information you need to understand the National Reporting System’s data reporting requirements and methods for tracking program participation, progress, and performance.

Length:  This on-demand course can be completed in one hour or slightly longer, including the time required to complete the evaluation.  Attendees will be able to immediately generate a certificate of completion upon completion of the course.

Audience: All North Carolina Basic Skills staff and faculty

Course Registration: Registration is free.

Conquering Your Data Challenges
Event Type: On Demand
Subject: Performance
Additional Information

Conquering Your Data Challenges is an approach to finding solutions to your program’s performance-related challenges.  This training will define a process that will lead you to brainstorm, research and utilize data to come up with strategies for overcoming your challenge.  This training is a modified and condensed version of the Conquering Your Data Challenges training developed by the National Reporting System.

Audience: The target audience for this training is program directors, coordinators, data managers, and data specialists working with North Carolina literacy programs at community colleges or community-based organizations.  This training can be completed individually, or together with a team.

Pre-requisite: A suggested pre-requisite is Introduction to Title II Performance and Accountability or general knowledge of Federal reporting requirements and program accountability.

Registration: Registration is free.

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Instructor Credentialing

Research studies prove that the quality of instruction has the greatest impact on student performance.  As a result, federal and state agencies and other national organizations, require higher standards for instructors.  Since 2012, the Professional Development Team has offered a process and credentialing system to train instructors in evidence-based teaching methodologies.  These include the learning philosophies and frameworks that are unique to adult education and literacy activities. The credentialing courses and credentialing process funded through the NC Community College System and are accessible to all full or part-time basic skills instructors or community-based volunteers.  The CORE Credential, ASE Language Arts, and ASE Math courses are offered 100% online via the NCCC Virtual Learning Community.

Once you have discussed your professional development goals or needs with your coordinator or director, you may register.  Courses are limited to 25 participants and must have a minimum of 12 participants.  It is extremely important to attend all courses for which you register. If you cannot attend, please give notification at least two weeks in advance of the course start date. 

Follow this link to search and register for the CORE Credential, ASE Language Arts, and ASE Math courses offered through the VLC:  VLC Registration.

For general questions about Professional Development for Title II Programs, contact Daniel Loges at logesd@nccommunitycolleges.edu