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click here to view Adult Basic Education/Literacy Best Practices Webinar details

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Friday, April 24, 2020: 10:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:00pm (SCECHs approved)

This presentation will focus on targeting the barriers of low-level ABE and ESL learners.  The presentations throughout the day will include instructional strategies for equipping instructors with the academic resources to help learners succeed in workplace literacy skills and foundational skills. The second half of the presentation will focus on career navigation tools and resources to help program participants be successful.  Equip your team with the templates and tools necessary to help participants find career and education success while navigating the barriers before them. 

SCECHs available.

 Part 1: 10:00am-12:00pm: The presentations throughout the day will include instructional strategies for equipping instructors with the academic resources to help learners succeed in workplace literacy skills and foundational skills.

Part 2: 1:00pm-3:00pm: The second half of the presentation will focus on career navigation tools and resources to help program participants be successful.  Equip your team with the templates and tools necessary to help participants find career and education success while navigating the barriers before them.  

Michael Evans is Executive Director of the Kalamazoo Literacy Council (KLC) and has been with the organization since August 2010. He is charged with bringing area adult literacy programs together to better coordinate services for adults wanting to learn how to read or improve their literacy skills. He works daily to raise awareness of adult literacy issues in the community and to gather more support to this cause.

SCECHs and Food:

Breakfast and lunch will be served with coffee, water and tea. SCECHs available. 

 


click here to view Adult Basic Education: Ways to Partner With Adult Education details

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Cost: $25 for Members: $50 for Non Members.

Description: This ninety-minute workshop will highlight successful partnerships between Adult Basic Education/ESL programs and other entities including GED programs, advanced education, workforce development training, and supportive services.  The discussion will focus around  forging partnerships, communications between partners, and goal achievements (outcomes) reached based on this relationships.  Participants will be exposed to a variety of partnerships and have the opportunity to dialogue with the panelist.  From this discussion we expect participants to take away two or more ideas/models of partnering that they could use to enhance their own programs.

Once Participants register they will be sent a Zoom link and confirmation the week of the training.  The session will be recorded. Participants requesting SCECHs must participate in real-time for this training.  

click here to view CASAS Connection: E-CASAS Troubleshooting Workshop details

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This interactive session and training with trouble shoot best practices and resources for CASAS TopsPro users.  This hands-on training experience with some of local users sharing what they do and helping with others to ensure you are utilizing the maximum capacity of the system.  In addition we will share how different programs incorporate the E-CASAS system into their registration process to ensure timeliness and accuracy.  We will also touch upon ensuring how programs use E-CASAS in compliance with the Michigan Adult Education Reporting System (MAERS).   Be sure to bring your CASAS login information. 


click here to view Crucial Conversations in Leadership -Part One details

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Whether you are a program support staff, teacher, community supporter or administrator and leader in your organization, we all have a role in helping to improve our environments.  Particularly for our adult participants, youth and families, critical conversations are important to helping them reach their greater personal and professional success.

The first part of this series, Crucial Conversations will focus on our roles as professionals and the challenges we face in the work we do around communication, organization, relationship building and morale.  We will discuss ways to identify those barriers and then bridge strategies for solution building.  How can we build consensus and move the team forward to better benefit the people and communities we serve?   

click here to view Crucial Conversations in Leadership- Part Two details

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You do not need to have attended Part One in this series to attend this session. 

Whether you are a program support staff, teacher, community supporter or administrator and leader in your organization, we all have a role in helping to improve our environments.  Particularly for our adult participants, youth and families, critical conversations are important to helping them reach their greater personal and professional success.

The second part of this series, Crucial Conversations, will focus on our roles as professionals to responsibility help marginalized populations.  We will discuss some of the barriers that our participants, clients and families face but also some of the challenges in communicating those barriers to other agencies or organizations.  We will discuss ways to identify those barriers and then bridge strategies for solution building.  Participants will learn ways that they have begin having conversations around equity, access, communication and leadership to benefit all participants.     


click here to view Directors and Administrators Training details

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The training for Directors and Administrators will review some of the major news and developments regarding adult education.  We will share new strategies and research surrounding adult education and updates pertaining to the daily management and operations of programs.  We will also share some of the latest information on MAERS information, assessment and adult education policy updates and more.  In addition, we will have a discussion on leadership in turbulent times and helping the most vulnerable and marginalized populations in our programs.     

 

click here to view District & Vendor Membership details

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Consider joining and adding your voice to our membership!  Membership in MACAE includes:  Monthly Professional Development Opportunities; Resource and Best Practices Sharing; Monthly Membership Check Ins; Advocacy Support; Collaborative Networking Opportunities; Membership to COABE; discount on Fall Conference and workshops; monthly Topic Friday meetings; membership directory and job postings.

Professional Membership $275 includes:  Full or Part Time Administrators (Principal, Director, Manager, Supervisor, Coordinator, CEO, Consultant).
Associate Membership $99 includes:  Special for 2021-22!  $99 for one membership plus a second membership free if paid by September 30th.
Beginning October 1st the second Associate Membership is $49.50.
  Teachers, Program Assistants and directly related support staff.  Also includes Retirees no longer working in the field. 

Vendor Membership $499 includes:  Access to the MACAE annual membership directory, listing and link on MACAE's website, 10% discounts on all conference and workshop exhibit space.



click here to view E-CASAS Remote Testing for Beginners details

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Friday, December 4, 2020

Part 1: 10am-12pm: Beginners

Part 2: 1pm-3pm: Intermediate/Advanced

Virtual

 

Join practitioners from across the state in a one-day training on E-CASAS remote testing.  Share best practices, ideas and review introductory procedures for implementation. The morning session will review the basics, including an overview of the system, adding classes, registering students, etc. The afternoon will be used to brainstorm best practices and for more advanced/experienced staff.  The 4-hour total training will take place Friday, December 4, 2020 from 10am-12pm for Beginners and new to E-CASAS and 1pm-3pm for Intermediate/Advanced users.

 

Cost:

$20

 

Description:

This interactive session and training with trouble shoot best practices and resources for CASAS remote testing users.  This hands-on training experience with some of local users sharing what they do and helping with others to ensure you are utilizing the maximum capacity of the system.  In addition we will share how different programs incorporate the E-CASAS system into their registration process to ensure timeliness and accuracy.  We will also touch upon ensuring how programs use E-CASAS in compliance with the Michigan Adult Education Reporting System (MAERS).   Be sure to bring your CASAS login information.

 

Facilitator:

Caitlyn Pisarski Bio

Caitlyn Pisarski manages the Learning Labs. Caitlyn has over six years of teaching experience, ranging from pre-kindergarten to adult basic education. She received a Bachelor of Social Work degree and a B.A. in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan.   She has trained in CASAS with her staff both on-line and remote testing

click here to view E-CASAS Summer Training details

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Join practitioners from across the state in a one-day training on E-CASAS.  Share best practices, ideas and review introductory procedures for implementation.  The morning session will review the basic:  overview of the system, adding classes, registering students, etc.  The afternoon will be used to brainstorm best practices and for more advanced/experienced staff.

click here to view Engaging Instructional Strategies and Tools in the Digital Age details

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Now that we are teaching virtually the next step is to ensure we are delivering quality content.  What strategies and tools can we utilize to help reach our adult learners at a distance?  How can we keep them engaged in new ways? This training is intended for Adult and Alternative Education Instructors on innovative online and distance learning tools to engage adult learners. We will focus on some exciting pedagogical strategies and online tools for instructors.  Participants will walk away with a list of tools and resources and strategies to implement for work and instruction. 

A short time after registration you will receive the Zoom webinar link.  

1.5 SCECHS approved for this training. Please come to the virtual session with your PIC number to share.