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CALPRO Online Courses - Registration for Spring 2017 Now Available

Posted on 12/22/2016

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CALPRO is offering more online professional learning opportunities in spring 2017. These classes are just 4 weeks long, and require about 3 hours a week of your time. Enrollment is limited and they fill up fast. Check the CALPRO Event Calendar External link opens in new window or tab to learn more and register!

  • Understanding the Adult Learner
    Feb. 06 – Mar. 06, 2017
    This course examines how adults learn and the implications for adult literacy programs. It explores the unique characteristics of adult learners as well as adult motivation, needs, and self-concept and their effect on learning. The course also explores adult development and the implications for effective teaching.

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  • Using Questioning Strategies to Improve Instruction
    Mar. 06 – Apr. 03, 2017
    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.

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  • Evidence-Based Writing Instruction in the ESL Classroom
    Mar. 10 – Apr. 07, 2016
    How do you meet the needs of ESL students in a class with skill levels ranging from beginning to intermediate to advanced? This course presents strategies for planning lessons for learners of widely varying language skills.

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  • Integrated Education and Training
    Mar. 27 – Apr. 24, 2017
    This course leads agency-based teams of educators and agency administrators through the process of developing plans for implementing one of four instructional models that successfully integrate adult education basic skills instruction (i.e., ESL or ABE) with technical or occupational skills instruction.

    Apply Here External link opens in new window or tab. Team applications are due by Mon., Mar. 20.

Through these courses exchange ideas with fellow educators and get feedback from a subject-expert facilitator while you complete weekly activities and assignments. All courses are entirely online so you can log in and complete assignments day or night. Each course also includes two scheduled webinars, where you will meet with your instructor and colleagues for an hour to learn new concepts and share experiences.

You can also read more External link opens in new window or tab about all that CALPRO offers in the way of online professional development. All CALPRO professional development courses are available for free only to Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title II funded programs.