Electives (2021-2022)

FY2021-2022 Professional Learning Calendar

Link to FY22 Professional Learning Calendar
During Program Year 2021-2022, KY Skills U will transition to the use of Blackboard for professional learning registrations, compliance tracking, and course interactions. Full implementation of Blackboard will begin in FY2023.
Consequently, The course numbers below are NOT hyperlinked for registration.
Course registration concluded on September 3, 2021. To enroll in any of the following courses, please create your account in Genius/Blackboard and then email the CCP team with the electives you wish to take.

Dates

Course Name and Number

Course Description

8/1 /2021 – 6/1/2022

KYSU500

Google Certified Educator – Level 1

Self-paced, online course. Demonstrates basic understanding of Google tools for education. Certification is valid for 3 years.

8/1/2021 – 6/1/2022

KYSU501

Google Certified Educator – Level 2

Pre-requisite: Level 1 Certification. Demonstrates advanced understanding of Google tools for education. Certification is valid for 3 years.

8/1 /2021 – 6/1/2022

KYSU506

Google Applied Digital Skills

Recommended for the digital newcomer and/or Google novice. Video-based, self-paced lessons in Google Workspace products (Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites). 

8/1/2021 – 1/31/2022

KYSU502

Northstar Digital Literacy

This course is intended for the reluctant, hesitant, and novice digital user. Learners will demonstrate proficiency in modules associated with Essential Software Skills and Technology in Daily Life.

8/1 /2021 – 6/1/2022

KYSU497

CASAS Implementation Basics Training

New ESL instructors are required to complete Modules 1 and 4 of the online training. Experienced instructors receive credit for completing modules 2 and/or 3, depending on their specific testing cases. 

8/1/2021 – 5/15/2022

KYSU507

MM/WW Learning Project

Participants will engage in two MM/WW topics and submit a relevant MM/WW Learning Activity for each MM/WW topic. Projects should reflect professional growth and “risk” in trying something new.

Session 1:  8/23 – 26/2021

Session 2:  Fridays in September 2021

Others coordinated through Jo Botts

KYSU498

BurlingtonEnglish Training

Required for new ESL instructors. Meets from 1-2:30pm (EST) via Zoom. 

 

Click here to register with Laura Smart at BurlingtonEnglish for the August 23-26 offering.

9/13 – 10/15/2021

KYSU491_20210913

The GED® Test

This 8 – 10 hour, five-week facilitated course is designed for those instructors new to Adult Education, provides an overview of the GED® test, and outlines how to help the student through the testing process.

9/27 – 10/29/2021

KYSU514

SkillsUp Math

Course focus is determined by self-identified areas of greatest need for instructor upskilling in mathematical concepts. Instructors taking this elective should complete the Math Elective Survey of Self-Identified Needs so that the facilitator (Pam Callahan) can plan her workshops.

9/27 – 11/5/2021

KYSU513

Digital Skills

This blended course from NCFL will feature original content paired with video learning snapshots from Joey Lehrman’s spring 2021 digital skills boot camp.

9/27 – 11/5/2021

KYSU509

Phone -Friendly Instructional Resources

This blended NCFL course will feature original content paired with video learning snapshots from the spring 2021 boot camp of the same name.

9/27 – 10/29/2021

KYSU495

Teaching Adult English Language Learners

The NCFL-facilitated course will offer hands-on experience with strategies introduced in the book, Teaching Adult English Language Learners: A Practical Introduction, by Betsy Parrish (ISBN 978-1-108-70283-6).

9/29/2021

KYSU496

Corrections Instructional Strategies for Improved Student Outcomes

One-day, six-hour professional learning course informed by feedback from KYSU and KY Department of Corrections Instructors. Face-to-face offering in KET Offices, Lexington, KY.

10/11 – 11/19/2021

KYSU509

Trauma-Informed Instruction for Adult Learners

Learn how Adverse Childhood Experiences, or (ACEs), impact many adult learners, acquire new strategies for trauma-informed instruction, and cultivate ways to build teacher/student rapport in a blended instructional environment. NCFL facilitated.

10/18 – 11/12/2021

KYSU490_20211018

Orientation to Adult Education

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.

11/1 – 12/10/2021

KYSU511

Intensive GED® Math

This blended NCFL course will feature original content paired with video learning snapshots from Pam Callahan’s spring 2021 boot camp of the same name.

11/8 – 12/17/2021

KYSU510

Foundational Best Practices for Blended Learning

This blended NCFL course will feature original content paired with video learning snapshots from Kate Redmon, founder of Light and Salt Learning, an Open Educational Resources (OER) for GED®-level math.

11/8 – 12/17/2021

KYSU512

Best Practices for LMS and Videoconferencing

This blended NCFL course will feature original content paired with video learning snapshots from the spring 2021 boot camp of the same name, facilitated by Susan Pittman.

Spring 2022

KYSU489

Statewide Distance Learning PLC

This PLC is composed of the distance learning leads from each of the 27 providers.

1/24/2022 – 3/4/2022

MTSMTH

Statewide Math PLC

PLC work will focus on the workshop model and thinking strategies for math instruction, emphasizing a hands-on, interactive learning model, as outlined in Phenomenal Teaching by Wendy Hoffer.

2/7/2022 – 3/11/2022

KYSU491_20220207

The GED® Test

This 8 – 10 hour, five-week facilitated course is designed for those instructors new to Adult Education, provides an overview of the GED® test, and outlines how to help the student through the testing process.

3/1/2022 – 3/26/2022

KYSU490_20220301

Orientation to Adult Education

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.

TBD

KYSU440

Creating and Maintaining a Comprehensive Adult Citizenship Education Program

F2F in Louisville, TBD; other webinars offered periodically
Learn about the process of developing a comprehensive adult citizenship curriculum, syllabi and lesson plans; methods to create, choose, and adapt student-centered activities; strategies to improve English and civics skills and knowledge to prepare students for the naturalization interview and test; thematic teaching; and professional development opportunities for adult citizenship teacher.