Upcoming Workshops

Learning to Achieve Session 1

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 26, 2019  9:00AM – 3:00PM
Location: Farmingdale, NY
Instructor(s): Susan Shiloni

Teachers,Tutors, and Program Managers-- Are you looking for research-proven teaching methods to help struggling learners achieve their goals? Do you have questions about effectively serving adults with learning disabilities-- diagnosed or undiagnosed-- which, according to research, may apply to 50 to 80% of our adult ed population?

The Learning to Achieve series provides practitioners with practical strategies developed within the learning disabilities community that work for all of our learners.

We'll provide you with a solid definition of LD, and talk about legal issues in serving this population. We'll give you valuable reading and writing strategies that work for all of our learners, and talk specifically about how to teach "content", which applies to HSE, Citizenship, and more. A hallmark of the series is the module on how to teach, utilizing the Explicit Instruction model. We'll connect LD and struggling learners to workforce strategies, a topic of importance to learners and programs alike.

Learning to Achieve training is required of all new paid instructional staff, and should be completed within the first year of hire. We hope you can join us for this valuable professional development opportunity!

This is Part 1 of a 4 session series. You may attend one or all of the sessions.

• Definition of Learning Disabilities: Focuses on describing the consensus and controversies in the definition of LD, as well as their practical application • Accommodations (Online module debrief): Defines and clarifies accommodations for learners with disabilities • Legal Issues, Self-Disclosure, and Confidentiality: Focuses on identifying the legal, self-disclosure and confidentiality issues relevant to adults with LD and service providers working with them.

6 hours professional development

TABE Test Administrator Workshop

Date/Time: Friday, March 01, 2019  9:00AM – 3:00PM
Location: Great Neck, 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.

BEST Plus 2.0 Test Administrator Training

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

Date/Time: Saturday, March 02, 2019  9:00AM – 3:00PM
Location: Levittown, NY
Instructor(s): Susan Shiloni

For new BEST Plus Test Administrators, participants will practice administering the print-based or computer-based version of the test and familiarize themselves with the scoring rubric. They will receive a test administrator guide. Prior authorization from your Program Administrator is required to attend this workshop.

6 hours professional development

BEST Plus 2.0 Scoring Refresher

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

Capacity: Limited to 20 attendees. 0 remaining registrations available.

Date/Time: Saturday, March 02, 2019  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 the BEST Plus 2.0 Test. Pre-registration is required.

4 hours professional development

BEST Plus 2.0 Scoring Refresher

Date/Time: Friday, March 08, 2019  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 the BEST Plus 2.0 Test. Pre-registration is required.

Four (4) professional development hours will be credited to attendees.

Program Administrators' Meeting

Date/Time: Friday, March 08, 2019  12:00PM – 2:30PM
Location: Farmingdale, 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.

Learning to Achieve Session II

Date/Time: Tuesday, March 12, 2019  9:00AM – 3:00PM
Location: Farmingdale, NY
Instructor(s): Susan Shiloni

• Written Expression Disabilities: Focuses on LD that affect writing and offers strategies to help all adult learners improve writing skills • Neuroscience (Online module debrief): Explore latest brain research as it relates to LD • Reading Disabilities: Covers the considerations and strategies for working with adults with LD and all adult learners who struggle with reading.

Six (6) professional development hours will be awarded to attendees.

Google Drive - Beyond Basics: Part 2

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

Date/Time: Friday, March 22, 2019  12:30PM – 3:30PM
Location: Levittown, NY
Instructor(s): Susan Giuliano

Create, organize and share! Create lessons to share with colleagues, learn how to create a place where students can access resources.

This is part 2 of Google Drive Beyond Basics - participants must bring their Gmail account information and a basic knowledge of Google Drive.

3 hours professional development

Google Drive - Beyond Basics: Part 2

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

Date/Time: Saturday, March 23, 2019  9:00AM – 12:00PM
Location: Levittown, NY
Instructor(s): Susan Giuliano

Create, organize and share! Create lessons to share with colleagues, learn how to create a place where students can access resources.

This is part 2 of Google Drive Beyond Basics - participants must bring their Gmail account information and a basic knowledge of Google Drive.

3 hours professional development

Learning to Achieve Session III

Date/Time: Thursday, March 28, 2019  9:00AM – 3:00PM
Location: Farmingdale, NY
Instructor(s): Susan Shiloni

• Explicit Instruction for Strategy Learning: Covers how explicit instruction can be used to help adults with LD and all learners develop strategies to learn • LD and English Language Learners (Online module debrief): Takes a look at the latest research and information around ELLs and LD • Content Learning: Covers instructional approaches that can help adults with LD and all struggling learners learn content from written materials.

Six (6) professional development hours will be credited to attendees.

LIALC 7.0

Capacity: Limited to 200 attendees. 17 remaining registrations available.

Date/Time: Saturday, April 06, 2019  8:00AM – 3:00PM
Location: Farmingdale, NY
Instructor(s): Various

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Six (6) professional development hours will be credited to attendees.

Learning to Achieve Session IV

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 10, 2019  9:00AM – 3:00PM
Location: Farmingdale, NY
Instructor(s): Susan Shiloni

• Self-Determination: Considers how service providers can support adults with LD and all adult learners in developing self-determination to achieve their goals
• Professionals’ Guide (Online module debrief): Explores evidence-based resource developed to help practitioners improve their practice
• Workforce: Focuses on practical strategies educators can use to help adults with LD and all adult learners develop effective skills for finding and retaining employment.

Program Administrators' Meeting

Date/Time: Friday, June 07, 2019  12:00PM – 2:30PM
Location: Farmingdale, 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.

Program Administrators' Meeting

Date/Time: Friday, July 26, 2019  12:00PM – 2:30PM
Location: Farmingdale, 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.

Program Administrators' Meeting

Date/Time: Friday, September 13, 2019  12:00PM – 2:30PM
Location: Farmingdale, 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.