Upcoming Workshops

BEST Plus 2.0 Test Administrator Training

Capacity: Limited to 25 attendees. 12 remaining registrations available.

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 26, 2020  9:30AM – 3:30PM
Location: Bellport, NY
Instructor(s): Susan Shiloni

Developed by The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), the BEST Plus 2.0 test is used to place ESL students and measure educational gain. Participants will become familiar with CAL’s standardized testing procedures and Scoring Rubric as they practice administering the print and computer-based versions of the BEST Plus 2.0 test. All participants will receive a Test Administrator Guide.

6 hours professional development.

ACCES-AEPP - Case Manager Training: Part I & Part II

Capacity: Limited to 25 attendees. 4 remaining registrations available.

Date/Time: Thursday, March 05, 2020  4:00PM – 7:00PM
Location: Levittown, NY
Instructor(s): Jennifer Campbell

This case management training has been designed by NYSED's Office of ACCES - Adult Education Program and Policy (AEPP) for all case managers in adult education programs funded under Employment Preparation Education (EPE) State aid, Welfare Education Program (WEP), WIOA Title II, and Adult Literacy Education (ALE) Funding. Case managers will learn the ACCES-AEPP Priorities and be able to share them with their students. Topic areas such as the 4 pathways to a NYS High School Equivalency Diploma, the adult education intake process, and identification of the barriers to employment will be covered. In 2020, this will be expanded to apprenticeship opportunities. It is expected that case managers will also become very familiar with quality resources within their own community and actively support their students by referring students to these resources.

3 PD Hours

Teaching for TABE 11/12 – Part I

Capacity: Limited to 25 attendees. 7 remaining registrations available.

Date/Time: Thursday, March 05, 2020  4:00PM – 6:00PM
Location: Levittown, NY
Instructor(s): Susan Giuliano

The TABE 11/12 poses a real challenge to our students. Let's share the difficulties we, our colleagues, and our students are encountering with the new TABE. How have you addressed those challenges? What resources can we share with each other? Please come prepared to share. We will also spend time looking at TABE questions in order to plan strategies and discuss teaching tools that will help our students succeed.
2 PD Hours

BEST Plus 2.0 Scoring Refresher

Capacity: Limited to 25 attendees. 3 remaining registrations available.

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 11, 2020  3:00PM – 7:00PM
Location: Smithtown, NY
Instructor(s): Melissa King

For previously certified BEST Plus Test Administrators, this training offers a comprehensive review of BEST Plus 2.0 Test. Pre-registration is required.

4 hours professional development

BEST Plus 2.0 Scoring Refresher

Capacity: Limited to 25 attendees. 14 remaining registrations available.

Date/Time: Thursday, March 12, 2020  10:00AM – 2:00PM
Location: Bellport, NY
Instructor(s): Susan Shiloni

For previously certified BEST Plus Test Administrators, this training offers a comprehensive review of BEST Plus 2.0 Test. Pre-registration is required.

4 hours professional development.

ACCES-AEPP Case Manager Training

Capacity: Limited to 25 attendees. 22 remaining registrations available.

Date/Time: Saturday, March 14, 2020  8:00AM – 11:00AM
Location: Bellport, NY
Instructor(s): Wilson Charlotin

This case management training has been designed by NYSED’s Office of ACCES-Adult Education Program and Policy (AEPP) for all case managers in adult education programs funded under Employment Preparation Education (EPE) State aid, Welfare Education Program (WEP), WIOA Title II, and Adult Literacy Education (ALE) Funding. Case managers will learn the ACCES-AEPP priorities and be able to share them with their students. Topic areas such as the 4 pathways to a NYS High School Equivalency Diploma, the adult education intake process, and identification of the barriers to employment will be covered. In 2020, this will be expanded to apprenticeship opportunities. It is expected that case managers will also become very familiar with quality resources within their own community and actively support their students by referring students to these resources.

3 PD hours

Literacy Zone Meeting

Date/Time: Friday, March 20, 2020  10:30AM – 12:00PM
Location: Huntington Station, NY
Instructor(s): Martin G. Murphy, Ph.D.

Program Administrators

Date/Time: Friday, March 20, 2020  12:00PM – 2:30PM
Location: Huntington Station, NY
Instructor(s): Martin G. Murphy, Ph.D.

Staff of agencies receiving federal or state funds to provide adult literacy services below the post-secondary level are invited to attend this comprehensive statewide update.

TABE Test Administrator Training

Capacity: Limited to 25 attendees. 7 remaining registrations available.

Date/Time: Friday, March 27, 2020  9:30AM – 3:30PM
Location: Bellport, NY
Instructor(s): Susan Shiloni

This workshop will focus primarily on the new standardized procedures for administering and scoring the TABE 11 & 12 using the new TABE Directions and Scoring Guides. It will provide participants with a brief overview of the TABE 11 & 12, highlighting the differences in its format and content. Participants will compare and contrast the four levels of the TABE tests and analyze the types of questions asked on the test and the depth of knowledge required of the examinee to successfully respond to these questions. They will understand how the test aligns with state standards. Lastly, they will be able to correlate the test results with the NRS Levels and properly place students at the appropriate levels.

Six professional development hours will be awarded to attendees.

ACCES-AEPP Case Manager Training

Capacity: Limited to 25 attendees. 5 remaining registrations available.

Date/Time: Friday, March 27, 2020  12:00PM – 3:00PM
Location: Dix Hills, NY
Instructor(s): Wilson Charlotin

This case management training has been designed by NYSED’s Office of ACCES-Adult Education Program and Policy (AEPP) for all case managers in adult education programs funded under Employment Preparation Education (EPE) State aid, Welfare Education Program (WEP), WIOA Title II, and Adult Literacy Education (ALE) Funding. Case managers will learn the ACCES-AEPP priorities and be able to share them with their students. Topic areas such as the 4 pathways to a NYS High School Equivalency Diploma, the adult education intake process, and identification of the barriers to employment will be covered. In 2020, this will be expanded to apprenticeship opportunities. It is expected that case managers will also become very familiar with quality resources within their own community and actively support their students by referring students to these resources.

3 PD hours

Literacy Zone Meeting

Date/Time: Thursday, April 23, 2020  10:30AM – 12:00PM
Location: Huntington Station, NY
Instructor(s): Martin G. Murphy, Ph.D.

BEST Plus 2.0 Scoring Refresher

Capacity: Limited to 20 attendees. 19 remaining registrations available.

Date/Time: Friday, April 24, 2020  9:00AM – 1:00PM
Location: Great Neck, NY
Instructor(s): Deirdre Ruiz

For previously certified BEST Plus Test Administrators, this training offers a comprehensive review of BEST Plus 2.0 Test. Pre-registration is required.

4 hours professional development.

BEST Plus 2.0 Scoring Refresher

Sorry, this workshop is full and is no longer accepting new registrations.

Capacity: Limited to 25 attendees. 0 remaining registrations available.

Date/Time: Saturday, May 02, 2020  9:30AM – 1:30PM
Location: Brentwood, NY
Instructor(s): Denise Murray

For previously certified BEST Plus Test Administrators, this training offers a comprehensive review of BEST Plus 2.0 Test. Pre-registration is required.

4 hours professional development.

Literacy Zone Meeting

Date/Time: Friday, May 29, 2020  10:30AM – 12:00PM
Location: Huntington Station, NY
Instructor(s): Martin G. Murphy, Ph.D.

Program Administrators

Date/Time: Friday, May 29, 2020  12:00PM – 2:30PM
Location: Huntington Station, NY
Instructor(s): Martin G. Murphy, Ph.D.

Staff of agencies receiving federal or state funds to provide adult literacy services below the post-secondary level are invited to attend this comprehensive statewide update.

Literacy Zone Meeting

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 24, 2020  10:30AM – 12:00PM
Location: Huntington Station, NY
Instructor(s): Martin G. Murphy, Ph.D.

Literacy Zone Meeting

Date/Time: Friday, July 24, 2020  10:30AM – 12:00PM
Location: Huntington Station, NY
Instructor(s): Martin G. Murphy, Ph.D.

Program Administrators' Meeting

Date/Time: Friday, July 24, 2020  12:00PM – 2:30PM
Location: Huntington Station, NY
Instructor(s): Martin G. Murphy, Ph.D.

Staff of agencies receiving federal or state funds to provide adult literacy services below the post-secondary level are invited to attend this comprehensive statewide update.

Literacy Zone Meeting

Date/Time: Friday, September 25, 2020  10:30AM – 12:00PM
Location: Huntington Station, NY
Instructor(s): Martin G. Murphy, Ph.D.

Program Administrators' Meeting

Date/Time: Friday, September 25, 2020  12:00PM – 2:30PM
Location: Huntington Station, NY
Instructor(s): Martin G. Murphy, Ph.D.

Staff of agencies receiving federal or state funds to provide adult literacy services below the post-secondary level are invited to attend this comprehensive statewide update.