Electives (2020-2021)

Please register early (by September 1). Because FY21 is the final year of the existing cycle, and a new Request for Proposals (RFP) will be issued at the end of the calendar year, we’re frontloading KYSU Professional Learning electives in the Fall 2020 Semester.

Course Dates

Course Name and Canvas Link

Course Description

Instructor

7/1/2020- 6/30/2021

CASAS Implementation Training

KYSU497

(3 hours, online)  Newly revised for July 2020, the training features four (4) modules pertinent to specific roles in a program; completion of modules depends upon your own role in your program. For more specifics, consult the guidance document created by KYSU. Participants learn how to administer CASAS appraisals and pre- and post- tests, interpret test results, and use curriculum support materials to enhance instruction and workforce readiness. Each unit offers a self-test to confirm understanding. A certificate of completion is generated at the conclusion of this training and each module. Each person involved in CASAS testing must complete this training prior to ordering and administering most CASAS multiple-choice tests. Participants must also register at CASAS.org to complete the training. Additional details can be found on page 15 of the 2020-2021 PL Handbook.

Upon completion of the course, participants should send a copy of the completion certificate to Leta Martin (la.martin@moreheadstate.edu) to receive PL credit.

Non-facilitated

Technical Support: Leta Martin or Jo Botts

8/1/2020 – 12/18/2020

Statewide Distance Learning Pilot PLC

KYSU489

(6 hours, online) This course is composed of the distance learning leads from each of the 27 providers. PLC work will focus on issues related to implementing high-quality blended and distance learning options. While the product(s) will ultimately be identified by the PLC, possible work may include creating Master Google Classrooms to be shared statewide, developing guidance for instructors who are new to blended and distance learning models, or evaluating the effectiveness of current program practices in distance learning. The process will follow the typical PLC model: analyzing the data and creating innovative solutions for data-driven problems.

Emily Bosley

8/1/2020 – 12/18/2020

Statewide ESL PLC

KYSU487

(6 hours, online) PLC work will focus on statewide and/or regional issues related to instruction, recruitment, and engagement of ESL students. While the product(s) will ultimately be identified by the PLC, possible work may include additions/revisions to the existing ESL Instructional Framework, digital literacy for low-level ELLs, and best practices for moving ESL classes online. The process will follow the typical PLC model: analyzing the data and creating innovative solutions for data-driven problems.

Jo Botts

8/1/2020 – 12/18/2020

Statewide Math PLC

KYSU486

(6 hours, online)  PLC work will focus on statewide and/or regional issues related to instruction and engagement of GED(R)-seeking students in the area of mathematics. While the product(s) will ultimately be identified by the PLC, possible work may include additions/revisions to the existing mathematics Instructional Framework, mathematics Google Classrooms, and best practices for moving mathematics classes online. The process will follow the typical PLC model: analyzing the data and creating innovative solutions for data-driven problems.

Pam Callahan

8/1/2020 – 12/18/2020

Google Certified Educator – Level 1

KYSU500

(6 hours, online) . Level 1 certification is appropriate for educators who have learned the fundamentals of Google tools such as YouTube, Google Classroom, and the Google suite of tools. Payment for the $10 exam is the responsibility of the staff member seeding certification. Preparation for the exam is self-directed and is accomplished through a very straightforward set of lessons laid out in Fundamentals Training. Once you complete the training modules, register for and pass the Level 1 exam. Once achieved, this certificate is valid for three years.

Self-directed

Go to the Google Teacher Center and take the Fundamentals Training.

8/1/2020 – 12/18/2020

Google Certified Educator – Level 2

KYSU501

(6 hours, online)  Pre-requisite: Level 1 Certification.Level 2 certification is appropriate for “super users and enthusiasts of Google tools in the classroom” who possess advanced technology integration skills. Level 2 certification exams cost $25; payment for this certification is the responsibility of the staff member seeking certification. Program funds are NOT to be used to cover the cost of the certification exam. Preparation for the exam is self-directed and is accomplished through a very straightforward set of lessons laid out in Advanced Training. Once you complete the training modules, register for and pass the Level 2 exam. Once achieved, this certificate is valid for three years.

Self-directed

Go to the Google Teacher Center and take the Advanced Training.

8/1/2020 – 12/18/2020

G-Suite Certification

KYSU502

(6 hours, online) G Suite certification focuses on an applicant’s proficiency using Drive, Gmail, Hangouts/Meet, Docs, Sheets, Forms, and Slides. More information can be found at Google Cloud. G-Suite Certification costs $75; payment for this certification is the responsibility of the staff member seeking certification. Program funds are NOT to be used to cover the cost of the certification exam. Preparation is self-directed and can be accomplished through using Google’s Applied Digital Skills curriculum. An exam guide (or a detailed checklist using Sheets) also provides a complete list of topics that may be included on the exam.

Non-facilitated

8/1/2020 – 12/18/2020

The GED® Test (Directors Only)

KYSU491DIR

(8 hours, online) Directors ONLY.  This facilitated course is an adapted version of the same course offered for new instructors and meant to serve as an ongoing resource for directors.

Natalie Cummins

8/17/2020 – 9/18/2020

The GED® Test

KYSU491SEP

(8 hours, online) Priority enrollment for this session is given to those instructors who were waitlisted at the end of 2019-2020. This 8 – 10 hour, five-week facilitated course is designed for those instructors new to Adult Education.  The GED® test online course will provide an overview of the GED® test and how to help the student through the testing process.

Natalie Cummins

9/14/2020 – 10/9/2020

New AE Teacher Orientation

KYSU490OCT

(8 hours, online) This course is exclusively for new adult education instructors, and offers a review of key topics relevant to adult education including characteristics of adult learners and useful strategies for teaching in differentiated classroom environments.

Clay Rice, NCFL

9/14/2020 – 10/9/2020

TABE 11/12 Instructional Strategies

KYSU493

(6 hours, online)  This course is designed to provide adult education instructors with concrete strategies for addressing student skills deficits cited on TABE 11/12 assessment diagnostic reports.

Patricia Erwin, NCFL

9/28/2020 – 10/23/2020

Effective Instruction in a Corrections Setting

KYSU496

(6 hours, online) Participants will gain an overview of the U.S. Department of Education’s Reentry Education Framework and online ToolKit, which are designed to help correctional education providers create a seamless path for their students by connecting education services offered in correctional facilities with those in the community.

Tracy Teater, NCFL

9/28/2020 – 10/23/2020

Supporting English Language Learners: Advice from Local Content Experts

KYSU495

(6 hours, online) Instructors responsible for serving adult English Language Learners will benefit from the expertise of local mentor instructors who provide insights on topics of greatest interest to Kentucky ELA instructors, as determined by a KYSU survey of Kentucky ELA instructors.

Jeff O’Field, NCFL

10/12/2020 – 11/6/2020

Getting the Most Out of the KYSU Instructional Framework Series and Lesson Bank

KYSU492

(6 hours, online) This course is designed to provide KYSU instructors a deep dive into KYSU digital resources.

Patricia Erwin, NCFL

10/19/2020 – 11/20/2020

The GED® Test

KYSU491OCT

(8 hours, online) This 8 – 10 hour, five-week facilitated course is designed for those instructors new to Adult Education.  The GED® test online course will provide an overview of the GED® test and how to help the student through the testing process.

Natalie Cummins

11/2/2020 – 12/4/2020

New AE Teacher Orientation

KYSU490NOV

(6 hours, online) This course is exclusively for new adult education instructors, and offers a review of key topics relevant to adult education including characteristics of adult learners and useful strategies for teaching in differentiated classroom environments.

Tracy Teater, NCFL

11/9/2020 – 12/4/2020

GED® High Impact Indicator Instructional Strategies

KYSU494

(6 hours, online) This course is designed to provide KYSU instructors with concrete strategies for aligning instruction to the GED® High Impact Indicators.

Patricia Erwin, NCFL

Dates coordinated with Eileen Ford

BurlingtonEnglish Customized Training

KYSU498

(6 hours, blended) Participants will receive guidance for using Burlington English, the available resources in Burlington, and a follow-up session for questions. Sessions may begin as face-to-face and continue as virtual follow-ups, but they will be tailored for the needs of the group. Six-hour sessions may include AZ training as needed, or the AZ training can be scheduled regionally as a stand-alone training of 3 hours.

Eileen Ford

The following electives will be available in the spring of 2021. Course links will be added at that time, once the conversion to Blackboard has been completed. These courses will be available only to staff hired after November 2, 2020. All other new staff should register for earlier sessions.

3/1/2021 – 3/26/2021

New AE Teacher Orientation

KYSU490MAR

(6 hours, online)  This course is exclusively for new adult education instructors hired after November 2, 2020. The course offers a review of key topics relevant to adult education including characteristics of adult learners and useful strategies for teaching in differentiated classroom environments.

Patricia Erwin

3/29/2021 – 4/30/2021

The GED® Test

KYSU491APR

(8 hours, online)  This five-week facilitated course is designed for those instructors new to Adult Education after November 2, 2020.  The GED® test online course will provide an overview of the GED® test and how to help the student through the testing process.

Natalie Cummins