|Name||Mastering the English Language Proficiency Standards (Online Course)|
|Description||This course will introduce participants to the English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards and provide strategies for using the standards to guide and inform instruction. ESL instructors can benefit from familiarity with and reliance on the ELP Standards for Adult Education to guide instruction toward the increased rigor and skills necessary for successful transition to work or to postsecondary training or further education and for participation in communities that adult learners need.
This course takes place entirely online and runs for four consecutive weeks, from 3/13/2023 to 4/9/2023. Weekly participation is required, though participants may, during a given week, log in whenever they wish. A 1 1/2-hour, kick-off Webinar will take place in the first week. Date and time will be posted on the online course platform. Course login information will be sent to participants by 3/10/23.
Participants who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate of participation (15 hours); they are also eligible to apply to CSUS for 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) if they wish.
|Goals||There is no registration fee to participate; CALPRO professional development opportunities are available to all California Adult Education Program (CAEP) agencies and employees.|
|Facilitator||The goals of this course are to introduce ESL instructors to the ELP Standards and how they provide the language support to meet the rigorous requirements of the College and Career Readiness Standards for adults; to explore and practice applying the standards to teaching; and to develop a deep understanding of the requirements of academic rigor along with the scaffolding strategies to help adult students reach their goals.|
|Contact||Please contact Kevin Belcher at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-403-6127 for more information.|