Michigan Department of Career Development

Adult Education Professional Development Plans for FY 2002/2003


Workshops:


1.)  Lansing Community College

 

Contact

Glenn Mathes

Phone

(517) 483-1925

Email

mathesg@lcc.edu

Costs:

  • No participant registration fee.

  • A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

  • Travel, overnights, and evening meals to be paid by participant.  May be reimbursed by participant’s program through federal grant or Sec. 107 & 108 professional development funds.**

 Program Description:

LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE ESL TRAINING

Lansing Community College will be developing an integrated ESL-GED model and providing a total of five two-day workshops in the use of the materials in various geographic areas around the state with three two-day follow up workshops for those requesting additional assistance.   The ESL-GED model will be ready for training after January and running through May 2003.  A total of approximately 100 teachers will be expected to participate in these workshops. 

           In addition, LCC will also conduct nine one-day workshops throughout the program year in various geographic areas on implementing short-term intensive ESL models.  Three to five models will be introduced at the workshops.  Further training may be desired for the LCC Progressive Accelerated Language Program model currently being used by Michigan Adult Education programs.  This additional training may be available later in the year on a tuition basis.  Approximately 270 teachers will be able to participate in these workshops.

 

2.)  National Center on Adult Literacy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. 

 

Contact

 Lynda Ginsburg

Phone

(215) 898-2100

Email

http://w3.michigan.gov/documents/ginsburg@literacy.upenn.edu

Michigan Site Coordinator

Ken Walsh, ATS Educational Consulting Services, Portland, MI.  

Phone

(517) 647-5585

Email

http://w3.michigan.gov/documents/ATSS@ADV.aol.com

Costs:

·       No participant registration fee.

·       Participant workshop meal costs will be collected from participant. May be reimbursed up to state group meal rates (lunch $10.25 and breakfast $7.00) by participant’s program through federal grant professional development funds.

·       Travel, overnights, and evening meals to be paid by participant.   May be reimbursed by participant’s program through federal grant professional development funds or Sec. 107 0r 108 professional development funds.**

 

Program Description:

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

          The University of Pennsylvania will conduct a total of 14 teacher-training institutes which include the following:

·        10 institutes will be conducted in various geographic areas around the state.  There will be 4 total days for each institute consisting of 2 initial training days and 2 follow up training days in selected topic areas including: 1) instructional technology; 2) reading disabilities; and 3) writing.  The initial 2-day training will begin in late September and October and repeated throughout the fall.  The follow-up training will be conducted about 4 weeks after the initial training.  The intent is for teachers to implement skills and methods learned between the initial and follow-up institutes utilizing “action research” techniques.  Training is t o be conducted by National Center on Adult Literacy staff and locally trained trainers.  Approximately 300 teachers may be able to participate in the 10 institutes.

·       One statewide numeracy institute to be conducted by national experts in this field.  It will be a total of  4 ½ days and consisting of  one 2 ½ day initial statewide training with 2 days of follow-up training conducted in 3 local geographic areas.  Approximately 100 teachers will be able to participate in the numeracy institute.    

          Training of Trainers – Late August:  To conduct the 10 teacher training institutes in selected topic areas, a training of trainers will be conducted for a cadre of 20 individuals who will be identified from across the state through competitive application.  These local trainers will assist in identifying local needs; provide the locally based training institutes, and ongoing support to participating teachers. 

 

3.)  Florida Human Resources Development - Instructor Training

 

Contact

Ron Froman

Phone

(407) 699-9622

Email

natrain@aol.com

Michigan Project Advisor:

Kathleen Sullivan, Grand Rapids Public Schools

Phone

(616) 771-2734

Email

sullivank@grps.k12.mi.us

Site Coordinator not identified at this time.

 

Costs:

·       No participant registration fee.

·       Participant workshop meal costs to be collected from participant.  May be reimbursed up to state group meal rates (lunch $10.25 and breakfast $7.00) by participant’s program through federal grant professional development funds.

·       Travel, overnights, and evening meals to be paid by participant.   May be reimbursed by participant’s program through federal grant professional development funds or Sec. 107 or 108 funding for professional development.**  

 

Program Description:

FLORIDA HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT - INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

          Florida Human Resources Development will select 20 – 30 Adult Education instructors to form a teacher leadership team representing local issues and needs in the planning and delivery of the teacher training.  Instructors will apply and be selected based on geographic areas, funding source and program type.  This is a one-day commitment in mid-July if possible.

          The teacher training will consist of a total of five institutes in various geographic areas around the state.  Each institute will be a total of 5 days consisting of 2 initial teacher training institute days (Sept & Oct with 2 trainings per week), 1 mid-term training workshop day (mid-January), and 2 follow-up training institute days (April & May). On-line training and support resources will also be provided to institute training participants between initial, midterm, and follow-up teacher training institutes. 

         The teacher training institutes will address all of the following:  1) Adult learning theory and the modification of instruction to improve student achievement; 2) In collaboration with MDCD’s Michigan Rehabilitation Services the identification of learning disabilities and instructional modifications required to address student needs based upon principles in the Bridges to Practice model; 3) special accommodations available on GED testing; 4) development of Adult Learning Plans; and 5) the implementation of an Action Research Plan.  A total of 500 teachers may be trained statewide in these institutes.

        Training of Trainers: nationally certified trainers in the Bridges to Practice Model will conduct a training of trainers.  Trainers will be selected through a competitive application process.  This is a 5-day training with extensive qualifications to become certified for future availability to train Adult Education instructors.

        A Michigan Adult Education Professional Development (MAEPD) website will be established with web-based training components to provide on going support, information, and resources to all adult educators.  One portion of the website is for instructors and another portion for administrators.

 

4.)  Florida Human Resources Development - Administrator Training

 

Contact

Ron Froman

Phone

(407) 699-9622

Email

natrain@aol.com

Michigan Project Advisor:

Kathleen Sullivan, Grand Rapids Public Schools

Phone

(616) 771-2734

Email

sullivank@grps.k12.mi.us

Site Coordinator not identified at this time.

 

Costs:

·       No participant registration fee.

·       Participant workshop meal costs to be collected from participant.  May be reimbursed up to state group meal rates (lunch $10.25 and breakfast $7.00) by participant’s program through federal grant professional development funds.

·       Travel, overnights, and evening meals to be paid by participant.   May be reimbursed by participant’s program through federal grant professional development funds or Sec. 107 or 108 funding for professional development.**

Program Description:

FLORIDA HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT - ADMINISTRATOR TRAINING

          Florida Human Resources Development will select 20 – 30 Adult Education administrators to form an administrative leadership team representing local issues and needs in the planning and delivery of the administrator training.  Instructors will apply and be selected based on geographic areas, funding source and program type.  This is a two-day commitment in mid-July if possible. 

         The administrator training will consist of a total of five institutes in various geographic areas around the state.  Each institute will be a total of 4 days consisting of 2 initial training institute days (Sept & Oct with 2 trainings per week), mid-term training on the web, and 2 follow up institute training days (April & May).  Institutes will have two tracks to target both novice and veteran administrators. On-line training and support resources will also be provided to institute training participants between initial and follow-up teacher training institutes.  A total of 300 administrators may attend statewide.

        The administrative institutes will address:  1) Organizational management issues impacting student achievement; 2)  Improving student retention and performance; 3) facilitating professional growth of staff including use of best practices and effective instructional methods; 4) the adult education learning environment and its impact on student achievement; and 5) development and implementation of continuous improvement plans.

        A Michigan Adult Education Professional Development (MAEPD) website will be established with web-based training components to provide on going support, information, and resources to all adult educators.  One portion of the website is for instructors and another portion for administrators. 

 

5.)  Michigan Department of Career Development - ESL Training

 

Contact

Linda Colagross

Phone

(517) 373-6911

Email

 ColagrossL1@michigan.gov

Cost:

  • An average registration fee of $30.00 per person will be assessed and will include a continental breakfast and lunch.

  • Travel to be paid by participant.   May be reimbursed by participant’s program through the federal grant professional development funds or Sec. 107 or 108 funding for professional development.**

Program Description:

MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF CAREER DEVELOPMENT ESL TRAININGS

The MDCD will be sponsoring a series of one-day ESL workshops, offered in various geographic areas, and addressing the following topics: 1) Workplace ESL; 2) Zero-Based ESL; 3) ESL Program Development; 4) Intro to ESL Methodology; 5) ESL Instructional Strategies; 6) Migrant ESL; 7) ESL Tutor Training; 8) ESL for Foreign-Born Professionals; 9) Distinguishing Learning Disabilities from Language Proficiency Issues; 10) Comparative Educational Systems; 11) Michigan Immigration Forecast; 12) Special Needs of Special Populations; and 13) Error Analysis/Hierarchy of Errors/LI Transference. 

Check the MDCD web site at www.michigan.gov/mdcd for specific dates, locations, and registration information.

 

6.)   Michigan Department of Career Development - MAERS Training

 

Contact

Dean Smith

Phone

(517) 335-0386

Email

Smithd20@michigan.gov

Cost:

  • No registration fee will be assessed.

  • Meals will not be provided, participants will be on own for meals. Participant’s costs may be reimbursed by participant’s program through federal grant professional development funds.**

  • Travel to be paid by participant.   May be reimbursed by participant’s program through federal grant, Sec. 107 and 108 professional development funds.**

 

Program Description:

MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF CAREER DEVELOPMENT MAERS TRAINING

The MDCD will be providing a series of one-day MAERS training workshops targeted at various skill and interest levels for system users as follows:

  • New User Training – There will be new user trainings (possibly up to 25) held throughout the state beginning in August and through September.  Each session will be a full-day training.  The training is for those districts that have new staff that have not been previously trained on MAERS.

  • Update User Training – There will be update user trainings (possibly up to 25) held throughout the state beginning in August and through mid October.  Each session will be a half-day training to update the user on the new requirements that have been implemented in MAERS, (i.e., Section 107 FTE counting and 10% performance payments).

  • Policy Forums for Administrators – There will be a number of policy forums throughout the state to update the adult education directors on MAERS issues and new requirements for adult education programs, etc.

 

**Note:  Local agency capped travel reimbursement rates (including mileage, meals, and overnight lodging) should be utilized. If agency caps do not exist state reimbursement rates will apply.  State travel reimbursement rates for mileage and rooms are .345 cents per mile and $65.00 per night single occupancy or $100.00 for special cities and counties (Wayne County, Oakland County, Ann Arbor, Charlevoix, Gaylord, Petoskey, Traverse City). State non-group meal rates are breakfast $7.00, lunch $7.25, and dinner $16.50.


Adult Education Office | 201 N. Washington Sq.| Lansing, MI 48913
Phone: 517-373-8800 | Fax: 517-335-3630

 Email: adulted@michigan.gov