Now accepting applications for CALPRO's Motivation and Persistence for Adult Learners Community of Practice (Mt. Diablo and Online)
The California Department of Education (CDE) and the California Adult Literacy Professional Development Project (CALPRO) are pleased to offer a regional Community of Practice (CoP) on Motivation and Persistence for Adult Learners . This blended learning CoP incorporates both online collaborative work and face-to-face sessions at Mt. Diablo Adult Education from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm on Friday, September 27 and Friday, November 1, 2019. It takes persistence for individuals with low basic skills to increase their skill levels significantly, and there are a lot of challenges that can get in the way. However, to increase reading, writing, and oral communication skills enough to succeed in job training, job promotions, and postsecondary education—all of which can lead to middle-skill jobs and family sustaining wages—requires persistence. How can adult education instructors support learners to persist? Research reveals a number of strategies that can make a difference. This module will examine nine of these strategies and offer adult educators the opportunity to practice and internalize them.

Who is the intended audience?
The module focuses on motivation and persistence and is relevant for teachers and instructional leaders from all content areas within adult education. Teachers are encouraged to apply in teams of two or more from either a program or a consortium in order to support each other in learning and implementing what they learn, but this is not required.

The application deadline is Wednesday, September 11th, 2019. Notification of acceptance will occur by Thursday, September 12th, 2019.

All Participants commit to:
- Complete all online assignments before, between, and after the face-to-face meetings
- Attend both face-to-face meetings
- Provide collegial support and feedback to fellow training participants
- Be able to use the computer, internet, and e-mail. Technology use may include opening an internet browser, opening documents online, clicking to view videos, and typing text in a Web site. In-depth training on using the internet will not be provided.

NOTE: When you register for the course, you will automatically also be enrolled in a brief, online, self-directed orientation how to use the Moodle platform that will help you to better understand how to navigate the online course. Completion of the Moodle Orientation is not required, but participants are encouraged to take advantage of what it has to offer.
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