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Adult Education Professional Development

CCRI develops, implements and evaluates professional development for Rhode Island Adult Education providers in collaboration with RIDE and the Rhode Island Tech Hub for Adult Education. The Program Director, housed in the Liston campus in Providence, organizes professional development opportunities for facilitators/instructors/tutors in ABE, ASE and ESL. We strive to incorporate research-based best practices for adult education in:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Adults with Learning Disabilities
  • High School Equivalency
  • Career Preparation and Training
  • RI-BEST Implementation and Planning
  • Proficiency-Based Teaching and Learning
  • CCRS/ELPS standards implementation
  • Integrated Education and Training (IET)
AEPD@CCRI Events
Date Event Additionally this spring
 November 15   I-BEST/RI-BEST Training  I-BEST/RI-BEST Training - follow up 
 December 16   COABE Application Due   Developing contextualized curriculum 
 Early January   COABE Applicants Awarded   STAR &/or other EBRI
 January/February  Call for Presenters - RI AE Conference  Orientation for New Teachers 
 January 24 & 31   Motivational Interviewing for Adult Education  Practitioners Motivational Interviewing Refresher
February 4 Integrating Math into ESOL Units: Employment CASAS Implementation Training
January/February + PLS Sharing Group  
January/February + CASAS User Support  
March Registration - RI Adult Education Conference  
April 5-8 COABE Conference - Baltimore, MD  
May 8 RI Adult Education Conference - CCRI, Warwick, RI  

AEPD@CCRI is the lead agency facilitating strong, collaborative, effective, high quality statewide professional development to improve instruction that results in changes to teacher practices and improvement in student learning outcomes. As part of Rhode Island’s commitment to cross-agency alignment of investments and activities, AEPD@CCRI coordinates with Tech HUB, who provides professional development responsive to the needs of local programs by cultivating communities of practice to support digital skills development among staff and technology integration into instruction. Together AEPD@CCRI and Tech HUB share local, regional and national professional learning opportunities through the new Rhode Island Adult Education website. www.riadulted.org

Contact Joan Ford, Program Director, at: jaford2@ccri.edu

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