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Overview: 

ABE Licensure Prep Course has been designed to provide close, step by step support to practitioners seeking the ABE Teacher's License. It contains resources on theory, lesson planning, and assessment. The online modules facilitate the production of rough drafts of portfolio statements. License Seekers’ drafts are revised and finalized in quarterly face-to face workshops.

Audience: 

This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Experienced ABE practitioners interested in pursuing an ABE license who have a minimum of 2,400 hours of ABE teaching experience
Description: 

About the course:
•          36-hour hybrid course
•          8 online modules
•          Face-to-face meetings
           –        Required: quarterly, 6-hour, statewide meetings at QCC: September 24, December 10, March 11, May 14 
           –        Optional: monthly local / regional meetings
•          Individual coaching to edit and refine portfolio statement drafts

ABE Licensure Coaches
•          The role of the coach will be to support the license seekers from beginning to end (application, MTEL, portfolio development, prep for observation, portfolio assembly)
•         Support will be available face-to-face at the quarterly 6-hour meetings and online using Blackboard discussion forums, journals, etc.

Learning Objectives: 

Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Fully describe the main tenets of an adult development theory and one adult learning theory and provide examples of how these theories have influenced their instructional practice
  • Produce a lesson plan unit of no fewer than three sequential lesson plans that contain clear and measureable learning objectives, a variety of instructional approaches, activities that promote critical thinking or problem solving, assessments aligned with the learning objectives, and a means of collecting student feedback
  • Fully describe one placement assessment and provide 2-3 student responses or scoresheets with a clear explanation of how the scores were interpreted and the resulting placement made
  • Fully describe one learning gain assessment and provide examples of student responses or scoresheets with a clear explanation of how the scores were interpreted to indicate satisfactory or less than satisfactory gain
  • Provide at least two examples of student feedback and a description of alterations made in practice to honor that feedback
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s): 
Prerequisites: 
  • Minimum of 2,400 instructional hours of documented ABE teaching experience
  • Bachelors or masters degree
Date: 
09/24/2016 - 8:00am
End Date: 
06/30/2016 - 11:00pm
Location: 
Quinsigamond Community College, Ahlfors Building Room 106
670 West Boylston St.
Worcester, MA
Directions: 
PD Center: 

ABE Licensure

ABE Licensure
Topic Area: 
ABE/Adult Education
Adult Education Licensure
Educational Leadership
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