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TABE-nology 2.0

January 17, 2020

This webinar is a continuation of the initial TABE-nology webinar held on Aug. 16, 2019. This session will help address some of the common challenges that teachers may encounter during the initial stages of implementation of TABE® 11 & 12 such as where to start, what materials to use, and how to help students succeed in this more rigorous test. This session will focus on teaching strategies and resources that align with the technology-enhanced items and format of the test. In addition, teachers will also explore how to allow students to take full advantage of all the available technology tools on the test. Lastly, teachers will walk away with a wealth of online teaching tools and resources aligned to the TABE® 11 & 12 Assessment Blueprints.

Presenter

Ronald Cruz is an adult educator for the past 16 years, specializing in ABE and GED Mathematics. He is the lead trainer for the Florida Institute of Professional Development for Adult Educators (IPDAE), who has conducted many workshops across the state in the areas of Adult Basic Education (ABE), GED, and English as a Second Language (ESL) for the past 5 years. He is also a national trainer for GED Testing Service, featured in the last two GEDTS National Conferences and Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE) Conferences. He has developed several instructional resources such as face-to-face workshops, webinars, online training modules, curriculum guides, video lessons, training activity books and lesson plans, posted in www.floridaipdae.org. His latest creation, the ABE Mathematics Curriculum Matrix and Instructional Suite, helped many part-time adult educators throughout the state of Florida. He is the president of Bucket, Inc., a company who delivers quality professional development opportunities across the United States.

 

Resources:
TABE-nology 2.0 (PDF)

 

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This webinar has been generously sponsored by Essential Education.

Work Ethic: The Critical Skills for the 21st Century Workforce

December 18, 2019

Work ethic—sometimes called soft skills, workplace readiness, or foundational behaviors —are emerging as critical skills for the future. Students with strong non-cognitive skills graduate college at nearly double the average rate. Nearly 9 out of 10 hiring managers nationwide say work ethic is their most important factor in hiring. The challenge is that fewer than 1 in 5 students have these basic skills, and almost all education is focused on academic and cognitive skills. However, new strategies in developing work ethic are making a huge difference with diverse populations across the country.

Presenter

Josh Davies is passionate about helping others make a difference in their lives, jobs, and community. Through his work as a speaker and trainer, he has engaged and encouraged professionals across North America, the Middle East, and Asia. His engaging and connecting speaking style combined with relevant content make him an in-demand speaker, giving more than 75 keynote presentations and workshops to education, workforce, and corporate events annually. For the 2008 Democratic National Convention, Josh led the training for all 10,000 volunteers and more than 4,000 local service professionals for the event. Training Magazine named him as one of the top 10 trainers under 40 in America and the Denver Business Journal tapped him as one of Denver’s 40 Under 40.

Davies is currently the CEO of The Center for Work Ethic Development, an organization committed to developing workplace skills in the global workforce. Partnering with organizations in 49 states and 6 countries, they equip trainers and teachers to build the workforce of the 21st Century. A graduate of American University, Josh has been awarded the Mile High Energy Award by Visit Denver, and an honorary Doctorate of Foodservice by the North American Food Equipment Manufacturers Association for his contributions to the industry. He finished serving his second term on the Executive Board of the Colorado Workforce Development Council, where he chaired the State Education and Training Steering Committee. He also led the P-Tech Selection Committee for Colorado and served on the board of the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative. In addition to his work in the public sector, Josh also served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals, was President of the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART) and co-chaired the Colorado State Youth Council.

Resources:

Work Ethic: The Critical Skills for the 21st Century Workforce

 

This webinar has been generously sponsored by Burlington English.

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