Pre-Conference Events: Tuesday, May 6:
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Facilitators: Jane Silveria, Florida Depart of Education: Division of Career and Adult Education
ALL-DAY session for TABE administrators. TABE is used in adult and career programs throughout Florida. Attendees will participate in lecture and hands-on exercises geared toward accurate administration and interpretation of the TABE test. Successful completion requires attendance and passing a post-test. The successful participant earns certification from CTB/McGraw Hill.
CASAS Test AdministratorTraining
1:00 PM-4:30 PM
Facilitator: Philip Anderson - Florida Depart of Education: Division of Career and Adult Education
Individuals who complete the training will be certified to administer the CASAS tests to adult education students at their local agency. All local agencies using CASAS must have at least one staff person trained by a CASAS certified trainer in a face-to-face Test Administrator Training.
This training covers the following topics:
- Identify and select CASAS tests
- Administer CASAS tests
- Interpret test results with TOPS Pro
- Identify CASAS Competencies
- Identify links between curriculum, instruction, and assessment
For more information about the training content, contact the trainer, Phil Anderson at the FLDOE Division of Career and Adult Education, at Philip.Anderson@fldoe.org or (850) 245-9450.
STAYING HEALTHY: Health Literacy Curriculum, Resources, and Statewide Grant Initiative
1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Facilitator: FLC Staff
Learn how to successfully integrate health literacy into high-beginning and low-intermediate level adult ESOL instruction. Increase health literacy awareness among your students and encourage them to make healthy choices in relation to nutrition, preventative health care, accessing health services, and other related issues.
This 4-hour session includes an overview of the freely available Staying Healthy curriculum, hands-on activities/resources and time for discussion and idea sharing. Each participant will receive a copy of the Staying Healthy Student and Teacher’s Resource Guide. This session is made possible by the support of Florida Blue.
Dyslexia: Myths Versus Scientific Facts. Can we prevent Dyslexia?
3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Facilitator: Dr. Tim Conway
Dyslexia is a genetic, neurobiological learning difficulty and is commonly believed to include visual, language, sensory, motor, behavioral, and attention difficulties. However, many common beliefs are myths, not supported by research data. Importantly, research on prevention of dyslexia shows robust success.