This offering is a facilitated regional sharing and learning group for new and experienced advisors. Agenda topics are selected based on the interests and needs of attendees and emerging issues in the field, and they are posted two weeks before the meeting.
This professional development activity/course is designed for:
- Both new and experienced advisors. Instructors who play a role in education and career planning are also welcome to attend to share and learn about best practices and resources.
Joining the Western MA ABE and ESOL Advisor Sharing and Learning group this month will be Sheryl Cruz of the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission to speak more about the organization and accessing services that are available to our students. MRC is an organization consisting of vocational rehabilitation that helps individuals with disabilities to live and work independently.
We will also dedicate time during this meeting to talk about collaborative advising strategies between advisors and teachers, so please come prepared to share how you and your program use innovative and collaborative strategies to support ABE and ESOL students. This can include any advising lessons in the classroom, advising practices, student and group activities, education and career planning tools, etc... It would be ideal to have materials to share out on the spot with the group. If you have materials to share but are unable to make copies, please send them to Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will happily make copies to share with the group.