Professional Development

Professional Development

Professional Development
October 20: Digital Navigator Network Information Session
Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Time: 2:00pm to 2:30pm
Event Type: Webinar
Subject: WIOA
Additional Information

During this informational webinar, Claudia Farnandez will share specifics about the Digital Navigator Network Project. She will also answer questions about the Digital Navigator Network Project and how NC Title II providers can apply to participate in the project.

 

November 4: Collaborating with Your Workforce Development Board Roundtable...
Date: Thursday, November 4, 2021
Time: 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: Webinar
Subject: WIOA
Additional Information

Development Board Roundtable Discussion Webinar

 

Presented by:    Dalanda Bond, NCCCS Office

 DeRee Jackson, Brunswick Community College

Claire Ricci, Guilford Technical Community College

Ivana Stevens, Nash Community College

Tina Lawrence, Piedmont Community College

John Storm, Reading Connections, Inc

When: Thursday, November 4, 2021 2:00 PM  – 3:30 PM

Target Audience:  All Title II and College & Career Readiness Directors

Description:  This webinar will spotlight what was heard during the Talent & Response Listening Tour.  Panelists will discuss the different ways they used internal and external partnerships to provide opportunities for their students. 

When you receive the email confirmation of your registration, please be sure to add the webinar to your calendar. The email confirmation is automatically generated by Zoom. If you do not immediately receive the email confirmation, please check your junk folder. The email will come from logesd@nccommunitycolleges.edu

Attendees must register in advance. These webinars will be recorded and posted on the CCR Professional Development webpage under Past Events Archivewithin about a week.

November 8: Overview of Northstar Features for Title II Directors
Date: Monday, November 8, 2021
Time: 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: Webinar
Subject: WIOA
Additional Information

Overview of Northstar Features for Title II Directors

Presented by: Theresa Sladek, Northstar National Professional Development Director

Description:      In this training, you will learn about Northstar Digital Literacy standards, assessments, curriculum, self-directed online learning, and reporting. You will ascertain how to start incorporating and implementing digital literacy into your organization using the Northstar features.

When: Monday, November 8, 2021 1:30 PM  – 3:00 PM

Target Audience:  All Title II and College & Career Readiness Directors and Coordinators

 

When you receive the email confirmation of your registration, please be sure to add the webinar to your calendar. The email confirmation is automatically generated by Zoom. If you do not immediately receive the email confirmation, please check your junk folder. The email will come from logesd@nccommunitycolleges.edu

Attendees must register in advance. As always, these webinars will be recorded and posted on the CCR Professional Development webpage under Past Events Archive within about a week.

 

November 9: Overview of Northstar Features for Instructors
Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Time: 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: Webinar
Subject: WIOA
Additional Information

Overview of Northstar Features for Instructors

Presented by: Theresa Sladek, Northstar National Professional Development Director

Description:  In this training, you will learn about Northstar Digital Literacy standards, assessments, curriculum, self-directed online learning, and reporting. You will ascertain how to start incorporating and implementing digital literacy into your organization using the Northstar features. 

When: Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 1:30 PM  – 3:00 PM

Target Audience:  All Northstar Instructors and Northstar Administrators

When you receive the email confirmation of your registration, please be sure to add the webinar to your calendar. The email confirmation is automatically generated by Zoom. If you do not immediately receive the email confirmation, please check your junk folder. The email will come from logesd@nccommunitycolleges.edu

Attendees must register in advance. As always, these webinars will be recorded and posted on the CCR Professional Development webpage under Past Events Archive within about a week.

November 15: Getting started with Northstar Digital Literacy – Session One
Date: Monday, November 15, 2021
Time: 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: Webinar
Subject: WIOA
Additional Information

Getting started with Northstar Digital Literacy – Session One

Presented by: Theresa Sladek, Northstar National Professional Development Facilitator

Description:  This training will cover the tasks needed to start using Northstar effectively and efficiently, how to run reports, resources available to Northstar subscribers, and first steps. The topics covered include:

  • Creating Learner Accounts
  • Proctoring – In-person and Remote
  • Running Reports
  • Accessing and Using Curricula
  • Resources

Important to Note:  This identical session will be offered at four different times. Each attendee should only attend the one session that is most convenient for them. Each session will be limited to 75 attendees.

When: Monday, November 15, 2021 2:00 PM  – 3:30 PM

Target Audience:  Primarily for Northstar Instructors and Administrators

When you receive the email confirmation of your registration, please be sure to add the webinar to your calendar. The email confirmation is automatically generated by Zoom. If you do not immediately receive the email confirmation, please check your junk folder. The email will come from logesd@nccommunitycolleges.edu

Attendees must register in advance. As always, these webinars will be recorded and posted on the CCR Professional Development webpage under Past Events Archive within about a week.

November 17: Getting started with Northstar Digital Literacy – Session Two
Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Time: 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: Webinar
Subject: WIOA
Additional Information

Getting started with Northstar Digital Literacy – Session Two

 

Presented by: Theresa Sladek, Northstar National Professional Development Facilitator

 

Description:  This training will cover the tasks needed to start using Northstar effectively and efficiently, how to run reports, resources available to Northstar subscribers, and first steps. The topics covered include:

  • Creating Learner Accounts
  • Proctoring – In-person and Remote
  • Running Reports
  • Accessing and Using Curricula
  •  Resources

Important to Note:  This identical session will be offered at four different times. Each attendee should only attend the one session that is most convenient for them. Each session will be limited to 75 attendees.

When: Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 2:00 PM  – 3:30 PM

Target Audience:  Primarily for Northstar Instructors and Administrators

When you receive the email confirmation of your registration, please be sure to add the webinar to your calendar. The email confirmation is automatically generated by Zoom. If you do not immediately receive the email confirmation, please check your junk folder. The email will come from logesd@nccommunitycolleges.edu

Attendees must register in advance. As always, these webinars will be recorded and posted on the CCR Professional Development webpage under Past Events Archive within about a week.

November 18: Getting started with Northstar Digital Literacy – Session Three
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021
Time: 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: Webinar
Subject: WIOA
Additional Information

Getting started with Northstar Digital Literacy – Session Three

Presented by: Theresa Sladek, Northstar National Professional Development Facilitator

Description:  This training will cover the tasks needed to start using Northstar effectively and efficiently, how to run reports, resources available to Northstar subscribers, and first steps. The topics covered include:

  • Creating Learner Accounts
  • Proctoring – In-person and Remote
  • Running Reports
  • Accessing and Using Curricula
  • Resources

Important to Note:  This identical session will be offered at four different times. Each attendee should only attend the one session that is most convenient for them. Each session will be limited to 75 attendees.

When: Thursday, November 18, 2021, 2:00 PM  – 3:30 PM

Target Audience:  Primarily for Northstar Instructors and Administrators

When you receive the email confirmation of your registration, please be sure to add the webinar to your calendar. The email confirmation is automatically generated by Zoom. If you do not immediately receive the email confirmation, please check your junk folder. The email will come from logesd@nccommunitycolleges.edu

Attendees must register in advance. As always, these webinars will be recorded and posted on the CCR Professional Development webpage under Past Events Archive within about a week.

November 19: Getting started with Northstar Digital Literacy – Session Four
Date: Friday, November 19, 2021
Time: 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: Webinar
Subject: WIOA
Additional Information

Getting started with Northstar Digital Literacy – Session Four

Presented by: Theresa Sladek, Northstar National Professional Development Facilitator

Description:  This training will cover the tasks needed to start using Northstar effectively and efficiently, how to run reports, resources available to Northstar subscribers, and first steps. The topics covered include:

  • Creating Learner Accounts
  • Proctoring – In-person and Remote
  • Running Reports
  • Accessing and Using Curricula
  • Resources

Important to Note:  This identical session will be offered at four different times. Each attendee should only attend the one session that is most convenient for them. Each session will be limited to 75 attendees.

When: Friday, November 19, 2021 2:00 PM  – 3:30 PM

Target Audience:  Primarily for Northstar Instructors and Administrators

When you receive the email confirmation of your registration, please be sure to add the webinar to your calendar. The email confirmation is automatically generated by Zoom. If you do not immediately receive the email confirmation, please check your junk folder. The email will come from logesd@nccommunitycolleges.edu

Attendees must register in advance. As always, these webinars will be recorded and posted on the CCR Professional Development webpage under Past Events Archive within about a week.

November 29: Introducing Learners to Northstar Digital Literacy – Session One
Date: Monday, November 29, 2021
Time: 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: Webinar
Subject: WIOA
Additional Information

Introducing Learners to Northstar Digital Literacy – Session One

Presented by: Theresa Sladek, Northstar National Professional Development Facilitator

Description:  In this training, we will go over how to present assessments and self-directed online learning to your students, as well as go through the Northstar curricula with participants as learners. The topics covered include:

  • Benefits of assessments to learners
  • Remote Proctoring from a Learner and Staff point of view
  • Explaining the student dashboard to learners
  • How to use Northstar self-directed Online Learning from a learner perspective
  • Example of using the instructor led curricula remotely

Important to Note:  This identical session will be offered at three different times. Each attendee should only attend the one session that is most convenient for them. Each session will be limited to 100 attendees.

When: Monday, November 29, 2021, 2:00 PM  – 4:00 PM

Target Audience:  All Northstar Instructors

When you receive the email confirmation of your registration, please be sure to add the webinar to your calendar. The email confirmation is automatically generated by Zoom. If you do not immediately receive the email confirmation, please check your junk folder. The email will come from logesd@nccommunitycolleges.edu

Attendees must register in advance. As always, these webinars will be recorded and posted on the CCR Professional Development webpage under Past Events Archive within about a week.

December 1: Introducing Learners to Northstar Digital Literacy – Session Two
Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Time: 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: Webinar
Subject: WIOA
Additional Information

Introducing Learners to Northstar Digital Literacy – Session Two

Presented by: Theresa Sladek, Northstar National Professional Development Facilitator

Description:  In this training, we will go over how to present assessments and self-directed online learning to your students, as well as go through the Northstar curricula with participants as learners. The topics covered include:

  • Benefits of assessments to learners
  • Remote Proctoring from a Learner and Staff point of view
  • Explaining the student dashboard to learners
  • How to use Northstar self-directed Online Learning from a learner perspective
  • Example of using the instructor-led curricula remotely

Important to Note:  This identical session will be offered at three different times. Each attendee should only attend the one session that is most convenient for them. Each session will be limited to 100 attendees.

When: Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 2:00 PM  – 4:00 PM

Target Audience:  All Northstar Instructors

When you receive the email confirmation of your registration, please be sure to add the webinar to your calendar. The email confirmation is automatically generated by Zoom. If you do not immediately receive the email confirmation, please check your junk folder. The email will come from logesd@nccommunitycolleges.edu

Attendees must register in advance. As always, these webinars will be recorded and posted on the CCR Professional Development webpage under Past Events Archive within about a week.

December 2: Introducing Learners to Northstar Digital Literacy – Session...
Date: Thursday, December 2, 2021
Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Type: Webinar
Subject: WIOA
Additional Information

Introducing Learners to Northstar Digital Literacy – Session Two

Presented by: Theresa Sladek, Northstar National Professional Development Facilitator

Description:  In this training, we will go over how to present assessments and self-directed online learning to your students, as well as go through the Northstar curricula with participants as learners. The topics covered include:

  • Benefits of assessments to learners
  • Remote Proctoring from a Learner and Staff point of view
  • Explaining the student dashboard to learners
  • How to use Northstar self-directed Online Learning from a learner perspective
  • Example of using the instructor-led curricula remotely

Important to Note:  This identical session will be offered at three different times. Each attendee should only attend the one session that is most convenient for them. Each session will be limited to 100 attendees.

When: Thursday, December 2, 2021 2:00 PM  – 4:00 PM

Target Audience:  All Northstar Instructors

When you receive the email confirmation of your registration, please be sure to add the webinar to your calendar. The email confirmation is automatically generated by Zoom. If you do not immediately receive the email confirmation, please check your junk folder. The email will come from logesd@nccommunitycolleges.edu

Attendees must register in advance. As always, these webinars will be recorded and posted on the CCR Professional Development webpage under Past Events Archive within about a week.

On Demand Professional Development Opportunities

2021-22 LEIS Form Training
Event Type: On Demand
Subject: Performance
Additional Information

This training is designed for College & Career Readiness/Basic Skills program directors, data managers, and staff. The training focuses on the collection of important information to be recorded within the LEIS Form, the location and explanation of the data entered on the form, and form security.

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.

Title II Performance and Accountability: Post-exit Primary Performance Indicators
Event Type: On Demand
Subject: WIOA
Additional Information

The impact of the College and Career Readiness program extends well beyond the classroom.  As students leave and continue their educational or employment journey, the skills they learned while in your program play a part in their success.  Reporting student accomplishments while a student is enrolled is done by measuring pre and post-test assessments, high school credits, graduates, and postsecondary enrollment.  It is equally important to track students after exit to determine 1) the effectiveness of the service provided and 2) assist with measuring student success.  Tracking post-exit measures as primary indicators of performance is a requirement under the Title II Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.  This training is for program coordinators, instructors and data administrators who need to know how post-exit indicators are reported and how student participation during enrollment affects these outcomes.

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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 CCR 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 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.

The CORE, ASE Language Arts, and ASE Math courses are ten-week, online, asynchronous courses with scheduled assignments due every week.  Beginning with the program year 2021-2022 all prospective students of these credentialing courses are required to complete an application for a scholarship to participate in the course.

Scholarship applicants must commit to spending approximately three hours per week completing the required assignments by the weekly due date.  Applicants must also commit to completing the course by the course end date.

Once you have discussed your professional development goals with your program director, you may submit a scholarship application.  

Below are the links to scholarship applications for the first three courses.  Scholarship links for the spring 2022 courses will be open to receive applications six weeks prior to the start of each course. 

2021 – 2022 Credentialing Course Schedule
CORE – September 13– November 19, 2021 (closed)

ASE Language Arts – September 20,– November 26, 2021 (closed)

CORE – October 4 – December 10, 2021 (closed)

CORE – February 7– April 15, 2022 (Registration will open on January 3, 2022)

ASE Math – February 7– April 15, 2022  (Registration will open on January 3, 2022)