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Standards-In-Action Virtual Institute, an Adult Ed Credential, Coming Spring 2024

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The Eastern Region PDF Network participants showcasing their Standards-In-Action Certificates at the Final PDF Meeting held at Beaufort County Community College on June 22, 2023.
The Eastern Region PDF Network participants showcasing their Standards-In-Action Certificates at the Final PDF Meeting held at Beaufort County Community College on June 22, 2023.
This spring, the CCR professional development team will be offering the annual Standards-in-Action (SIA) Virtual Institute Credentialing Course. From March to June, our new and improved, third iteration of the standards-based virtual institute will run for ten weeks. The Virtual Institute will be led by Daniel Loges and Leigh Davidson, the CCR Professional Development team, and facilitated by three NC instructors who are both nationally and state-certified Standards-in-Action trainers. The three state SIA trainers are:
  • Gina Coffey, ABE/HSE/ESL Instructor, Mayland CC and Caldwell CC & TI
  • Julia Herbon, ABE Coordinator & Lead Instructor, Wake Technical Community College
  • Kevin Johnson, Adult Corrections ABE/HSE Instructor, Lenoir Community College
The highly participative virtual training will be offered as a series of ten two-hour workshops which include a mix of large and small group activities focused on how to design content-standard aligned instruction for adult learners that addresses two critical needs: language and content development. Participants will spend the majority of the workshops collaborating in small groups with their SIA coach to create standards-based lessons.
Leigh Davidson and Wendy Hicks, two of NC’s SIA Trainers, glowing with pride as they hand Laurie Weston, PDF for Beaufort County Community College, her Standards-in-Action Certificate.
Leigh Davidson and Wendy Hicks, two of NC’s SIA Trainers, glowing with pride as they hand Laurie Weston, PDF for Beaufort County Community College, her Standards-in-Action Certificate.
Participants will experience a model English language arts/literacy lesson designed for adult learners. They will explore assorted research-based instructional activities to engage their adult learners in content while promoting language development as well as instructional activities to engage their adult learners in robust levels of discourse and reasoning about content. Participants must commit to attending all ten of the live virtual workshops held every Tuesday from 2-4pm, starting March 26th and ending June 11th (March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, May 7, 14, 21, June 4, & 11), with breaks on April 30th and May 28th. Participants must also commit to completing 1.5-2 hours of online assignments every week via the NCTitle2 Moodle platform. Participants will be chosen based on their responses to the submitted applications. If you are interested in participating in this virtual workshop, submit your application via the link below. Prior to submitting your application, please discuss your interest with your local Title II director, because their permission is required. If you aren’t sure who your local Title II Director is, ask your supervisor. (It may be your supervisor’s supervisor.) The deadline for submitting an application is COB on Wednesday, March 13, 2024. SIA Virtual Institute Credentialing Course Application

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