Precertification Workshop & Beginning Teachers Assistance Program -PCW/BTAP

Precertification Workshop & Beginning Teachers Assistance Program -PCW/BTAP

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The PCW and the BTAP are the first steps in becoming a certified Adult Education and Literacy Instructor.

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Part 1- Precertification Workshop (PCW):The Precertification Workshop (PCW) is the first step in becoming a certified Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) teacher in the state of Missouri. It is designed to be an introduction to the Adult Education and Literacy program for new teachers. The PCW focuses on providing an understanding Adult Education and the importance of the teacher’s role. This workshop will include discussion and activities related to data management, managed intake, AEL assessments, College and Career Readiness Standards, and the High School Equivalency Test. Certified AEL teachers may attend the PCW as a refresher and receive 4 professional development hours.

Part 2- Beginning Teachers Assistance Program (BTAP):Building upon the PCW, in which the TABE was introduced, the BTAP provides strategies for understanding assessment results and using the results to develop targeted instruction. Participants will learn ways to integrate College and Career Readiness Standards and group instruction into their classrooms. In addition, the BTAP provides an overview of classroom management techniques as well as instructional strategies for managing a multi-level classrooms with a variety of learning styles. Certified AEL teachers may attend the BTAP as a refresher and receive 4 professional development hours.

Hours of Workshops:

PCW (DAY 1):

8:30 AM Meeting will be open to sign in

9:00 AM Training Begins - No entry after training has started.

11:00 AM- 12:00 PM Lunch Break

2:00 PM - End of Training

BTAP (DAY 2):

8:30 AM Meeting will be open to sign in

9:00 AM Training Begins - No entry after training has started.

11:00 AM- 12:00 PM Lunch Break

2:00 PM - End of Training

* Available Seats : 20 (once workshop is full, there will be no exceptions)

Items needed for workshop:

  • Zoom account.
  • Computer with a camera.
  • Reliable, high-speed internet connection.

Attendance Policy:

In order to earn professional development (PD) hours, attendance is required for 100% of the time scheduled and you must:

  • be engaged in the virtual workshop without any other simultaneous activity (including driving or riding in a car),
  • appear on camera throughout the entire workshop,
  • maintain professional conduct, and
  • participate equivalent to that of in-person workshops.

Note: EventBrite will email you a ticket with the workshop information and location for your records; you do not need to bring the ticket with you to the event. Questions? Please contact the DESE AEL office at 573-751-1249 or Jessica.Schulte@dese.mo.gov or Christy.Schnieders@dese.mo.gov.

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