Potential Trainings Offered
The following trainings are samples of some of the work that we are doing in school districts. If you are considering other types of trainings please let us know and we would love to customize trainings for the individual needs of your students, families, and staff.
Program Planning Workshop- This will provide technical assistance services that include any number of the following topics: grant application process, funding/allocations/budgets, district and student needs assessments, baseline data requirements, scope of Service Delivery Plan, access to services, supplement/supplant, coordination with other programs, MEP staffing, planning for professional development, and planning for program and staff supervision (systems processes).
Duration: 1 day
Program Evaluation Workshop- This training will offer technical assistance services that include any number of the following topics: review and analysis of program implementation (systems processes), reporting (MSIS reporting, mid-year and EOY reports), reconciliation of planned services VS reported services, review and analysis of program and student data to evaluate program and staff effectiveness, program compliance, auditing issues, time and effort reporting, and program review.
Duration: 1 day
Migrant Program Implementation Workshop- In this workshop, your district’s migrant education team (all Migrant Education Staff and Parent Leaders) will have the opportunity to review the plan set forward in the LEA worksheet of the i-grant and really get into the details of how to implement the actions steps from the Service Delivery Plan. With support from our entire Migrant Education Regional Office Staff, as well as collaboration with other districts in your area, your team will work together to shape your migrant program for the 2010-2011 school year. In this training, you will receive, and share with other districts, specific support and information on all of the areas of your program.
Duration: 1-2 days with additional K 20 follow up
Understanding the Migrant Lifestyle- This workshop gives information regarding the social and cultural systems at work within the migrant community. It gives participants an opportunity to taste of glimpse of this unique culture and how education is revered in this community as well as possible misperceptions we may have as educators working with our students and families.
Duration: 2-3 hours
The Seven Areas of Concern- This course is designed to be delivered as a full day in depth look at the seven nationally recognized areas of concern for migrant students or as an a la carte workshop with varied length and depth of information.
- Educational continuity
- School Engagement
- Access to services
- English language development
- Instructional time
- Educational support in the home
Duration: 15 minutes – multiple day series
Overview of the Migrant Program- This course is designed to give the learner an overview of Washington’s Migrant Education Program including the legal definition of a migrant, allocation to districts and the educational areas of concern for migrant students.
Duration: 1 hour-full day.
SIOP- Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol- This is a two-day class that will cover a research-based model for effective instruction for all students. The Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol covers lesson planning and delivery; including effective strategies, ways to make lessons more interactive, comprehensible and connected to students' lives. This protocol integrates state standards with effective instruction for all students.
Duration: 2 days
Language Acquisition and Second Language Learners- Learning a second language while learning content presents additional challenges for a student. In this course, participants will experience what it is like to be a second language learner in a content classroom. They will learn how language is acquired and how that process relates to classroom instruction. Topics covered will include the difference between casual and academic language, language behaviors at each level of language acquisition, the process of acculturation, and how a context-rich environment benefits learning. Participants will engage in activities which help them apply the knowledge to real classroom scenarios.
Duration: 2 hrs to Full Day
Working with Migrant Students and Families with Math- This workshop trains teachers and staff on how to work with migrant parents regarding math. The workshop provides math activities for parents to enjoy with their children. The activities are developmentally, culturally and inguistically appropriate. The families are given materials to take with them or to check out from a district’s lending library. All activities are generated with everyday items found in the home.
Duration: 2-3 hours
Working with Migrant Students and Families with Literacy- This workshop trains teachers and staff on how to work with migrant parents regarding literacy by providing activities and supports for literacy in the home. The workshop provides literacy activities for parents to enjoy with their children. The activities are developmentally, culturally and linguistically appropriate.
Duration: 2-3 hours
Family Involvement Team Training- Project FIT- For Federal Programs Directors and their family involvement teams (home visitors, parent liaisons, PAC officers, etc), the purpose of this training is to improve communication and collaboration between school districts and migrant families creating an environment of active participation in migrant students’ academic lives. Your district will engage in team building activities, take a thoughtful look at how to improve educational support in the homes of your migrant students. As part of this training, we will also be addressing the nuts and bolts of running a powerful, energetic, engaged and productive Parent Advisory Committee.
Duration: 4 hours to 2 days
Parent Involvement Mini-Workshops are also available in the following areas and can be combined to tailor a training to fit your district’s parent involvement needs:
- Parent Advisory Committee Manual Training
- Developing Parent Leaders Training
- Building Relationships and Effectively Communicating with Migrant Parents
- Developing your Migrant Parent Advisory Committee